Sonntag, 5. Juni 2022

June 2022 - Discount

During the month off June 2022 all my knitting patterns on Ravelry and Payhip are 20% off with coupon code "JUNE".

For example the ones shown below:








Freitag, 6. Mai 2022

Traverse Brioche Scarf

Two-colour brioche is a marvellous technique. It creates a lovely, squishy texture that is comforable to wear and it can be used to create quite intricate geometric patterns. 

This rectangular scarf is knitted with a criss-cross pattern, i.e. a stitch that combines increases and decreases, combined with a zigzag effect that is created by switching the dominant colour within the row. Since it is done in two-colour brioche, both sides look great.

This scarf is made with Lace weight yarn, which provides a light summery touch. The one I knitted (half alpace, half merino) only weighs 170 grams; it measures 150 cm in length and 45 cm in width.


The pattern PDF is available via


The pattern PDF is 9 pages long and contains

  • row-by-row pattern instructions
  • photo tutorials for the techniques you need for this piece:
    • brk4inc
    • brk4dec 
    • brk4dec4inc
  • a schematic / cheat-sheet that explains the increases and decreases for this pattern
In order to knit this pattern you should be familiar with basic two-colour brioche knitting.


To knit a scarf like this you need the following materials

  • a total of about 1100 metres of lace weight yarn – in two colours,
    I used two (semi-)solid yarns: 
    • as LY I used light green Holst Garn, Titicaca (colorway “Wasabi”) 
    • as DY I used royal blue Wollmeise Lace (colorway “Kornblume”) 
  • 3 mm knitting needles – circulars or other needles with two points
  • 2 stitch markers 
  • a cable needle or a clippy stitch marker – for some of the brk4dec4inc and brk4dec stitches
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends


Donnerstag, 21. April 2022

Pieces of Eight Mitts in Dutch - Gratis Breipatroon

Carolien (or mijikke on Ravelry) has provided a Dutch translation of the Pieces of Eight Mitts. Hartelijk bedankt!

The Dutch translation can be found here.

The original English version is available here - as well as links to German and Danish translations.



A list of all translations of my patterns can be found in this blogpost.

Samstag, 16. April 2022

Mauerblümchen

Here's another pattern for fingerless gloves - again knitted flat and in garter stitch. 

These fingerless gloves are knitted flat and in garter stitch. They are shaped with short rows around a point at the outer wrist, the thumb is created one half at a time (with a short knitted CO and a BO). The flower pattern is done in intarsia technique. The project starts with a provisional cast on and finishes with grafting in garter stitch. In the end the side seams are sewn up.

Since this is an intarsia project with three colours that also uses short rows, it can be quite fiddly.  It is NOT a beginner pattern.

As to the name, "Mauerblümchen" is the German word for wall flower - it ties in with my Blümchen Fingerless Gloves that have a flower motive around the thumb.

The knitting pattern in available via




The pattern PDF is 13 pages long and contains 

  • written row-by-row instructions for knitting a mitt in one size (slight adjustments can be made by using a different needle size) – including nine in-process photos  
  • a pattern chart
  • short photo tutorials for the following techniques
    • provisional CO with a crochet hook and how to undo it
    • grafting in garter stitch
    • short rows with wrap and turn and picking up the wraps 
    • intarsia knitting and weaving in yarn while carrying it (backwards and forwards)
    • knitted CO 



Gauge and Size
I knitted two pairs – one with 2.5 mm needles and one with 3 mm needles – see photo below.
With 2.5 mm needles 28 ridges (56 garter stitch rows) gave me 10 cm in height and 25 sts gave 10 cm in width (with an unblocked swatch, since I didn't block the mitts). The finished piece knitted with 2.5 mm needles is about 17 - 18 cm high (at it's highest point) and about 17 cm in diameter (without just below the thumb). 
With 3 mm needles 26 ridges (53 garter stitch rows) gave me 10 cm in height and 23 sts gave 10 cm in width (also with  unblocked swatch). The finished piece measures about 19 - 20 cm in height and about 19 cm in diameter (just below the thumb).
However, the pieces are all in garter stitch, so they are quite stretchy.


To knit a pair of these fingerless gloves you need the following materials:
  • a total of 30 to 35 grams of fingering weight yarn in two colors:
    • about 12 grams per mitt for C1 (background color)
    • about 4 grams per mitt for C2 (flower color)
  • 2.5 mm or 3 mm knitting needles (or another needle that gives you the gauge) – straight or circulars
  • scrap yarn and a crochet hook (about 3mm) for the provisional CO
  • a tapestry needles for grafting, sewing and to weave in ends


Donnerstag, 10. März 2022

Ripple Fingerless Gloves

Fingerless gloves are my favorite accessory – there are so many varieties and ways to construct them.

The ones here are knitted flat and in garter stitch with a wave pattern. One edge of the flat row is the thumb around which the mitt shaped in short rows. It starts with a provisional cast on and ends with a row of grafting in garter stitch. The wavy patternis created with increases and decreases.

This is NOT a beginner pattern.


The knitting pattern is available via



The pattern PDF is 12 pages long contains 

  • written row-by-row instructions for knitting a mitt in one size (slight adjustments can be made by using a different needle size)– including six photos of the different stages  
  • a full pattern chart
  • short photo tutorials for the following techniques:
    • provisional CO with a crochet hook and how to undo it
    • grafting in garter stitch
    • short rows with wrap and turn and picking up the wraps 


Gauge and Size

I knitted pairs in two needle sizes – with 2.5 mm needles and with 3 mm needles – see photo below:
  • With 2.5 mm needles 28 ridges (56 garter stitch rows) gave me 10 cm in height and 25 sts gave 10 cm in width (with an unblocked swatch, since I didn't block the mitts). The finished piece knitted with 2.5 mm needles is about 19 cm high (at it's highest point) and about 17 cm in diameter (without just below the thumb). 
  • With 3 mm needles 26 ridges (53 garter stitch rows) gave me 10 cm in height and 23 sts gave 10 cm in width (also with  unblocked swatch). The finished piece measures about 20 cm in height and about 19 cm in diameter (just below the thumb).

To knit a pair of these fingerless gloves you need:
  • a total of about 35 to 40 grams of fingering weight yarn - I used 
  • 2.5 mm or 3 mm knitting needles (or another needle that gives you the gauge) – straight or circulars
  • scrap yarn and a crochet hook (about 3mm) for the provisional CO
  • 10 stitch markers – 4 of which removable  
  • a tapestry needles for grafting and to weave in ends
One mitt finished - one mitt needs to be sewn up