torstai 24. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 24: Beanie Surprise

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar, Day 24: Murre - free beanie pattern






I want to wish Merry Christmas to all with this free beanie pattern!

Murre is a a warm winter beanie, with easy and stretchy loop stitch pattern, just what you need for cold autumn and winter days for your kid. And why not for you too. Two brim options are provided: the earflap version and ribbed brim.

Note - this pattern hasn't been test knitted. If you find mistakes, please report to my email address and I will correct the pattern. Thanks!


Yarn: Madelinetosh tosh vintage
Needles: US8/5 mm & US6/4 mm

Hyvää joulua kaikille!

Murre on lämmin talvipipo, helppoa lenkkineuletta. Ohjeesta on kaksi eri versiota - korvaläppäversio ja resoriversio. 

Ohjetta ei ole testineulottu, mikäli huomaat virheitä, ilmoitathan niistä minulle sähköpostitse, joka löytyy ohjeesta. Kiitos!

keskiviikko 23. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar, Day 23: Nina Machlin Dayton

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar 2015, Day 23: Nina Machlin Dayton



(Photo by Nina Machlin Dayton Designs)

Last but not least I would like you to meet one of the persons behind Gift-A-Long event. She is Nina Machlin Dayton, creative, compassionate, empowering person who works countless hours to make this event possible. As a fellow knitter and designer, I feel very grateful that there are people who make this happen. She thinks that Gift-A-Long is a great way to give back to the design community and to the community of customers who support indie designers and what we do. 

Nina's designs are timeless, engaging and fun. Her portfolio is full of designs that would make perfect gifts.


Ravelry name: ninaknits
Designer name: Nina Machlin Dayton


Nina tells about herself: 
I first learned to knit when I was 10 years old - just knit; not purl, cast-on, bind off, etc. After working endlessly on an enormous purple garter stitch muffler for my father I gave up. Then in my early 20’s I was dating a man whose mother and grandmother were enthusiastic knitters, and so, to get in their good graces, I asked them to teach me to knit. It was instant addiction. While that boyfriend didn’t last the knitting obsession did and 35+ years later is still going strong. My grandmother and mother were and are amazingly talented with any form of needlecraft, so maybe I come by the passion genetically.

I have been teaching and designing for over 30 years. I try to write my patterns with a clarity that makes them accessible to people at all skill levels - I believe that the best way to learn is to jump in with a pattern that you love, and I want to make sure that anyone can follow and make my patterns, even if they have never done a technique it uses before. I offer pattern support for all my designs and love to hear from people working on them.

tiistai 22. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar, Day 22: Aet Terasmaa

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar 2015, Day 22: Aet Terasmaa


(Photo by Aet Terasmaa)

Beanies, mittens, shawls. You never can't have enough of them. Aet's designs are simple, straightforward and interesting to knit. She tries stitches that are new to her, boldly, but yet makes patterns that are easy to follow. 


Ravelry name: Asti
Designer name: Aet Terasmaa
Link to your designer page on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/aet-terasmaa

Asti tells about herself: Although I studied physics at university to become a physics teacher, I realized after having kids that I actually want to do something entirely different. I have been a fan of knitting and crocheting since childhood. I knitted my first simple rib scarf in kindergarten. During the years in secondary school I crocheted a lot of doilies and knitted sweaters for myself. So after staying home with kids for 6 years and working in LYS for 4 years after that I decided it was time to follow my passion. I’m full of new ideas, I just wish there was more hours in a day. :)

maanantai 21. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar, Day 21: Janelle Martin

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar, Day 21: Janelle Martin



(Photo Janelle Martin)

Janelle's designs are mostly accessories, which makes them perfect last minute gifts. My personal favorite of her design is Viking Doors, perfectly beautiful and stylish cowl. Her designs are organic, flowing, cohesive.

Ravelry name: Antheras 
Designer Name: Janelle Martin 

About: Janelle Martin’s designs have been published by Knitty.com and as part of The Sanguine Gryphon’s literary collection. Her focus since 2009 has been on building her independent accessory brand, Eclectic Closet (available through Ravelry, Patternfish and LoveKnitting). She has taught at North American yarn shops and knitters’ guilds for the past 8 years. Her knitwear designs possess an organic feel with stitch patterns flowing one into the next.

sunnuntai 20. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 20: Emily Wood

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar Day 20: Emily Wood Designs


(Photo by Emily Wood)

Emily's designs are clean and comfort, they are very simple but there is always something that makes them unique. 

Ravelry name: Dogwood13 
Designer name: Emily Wood Designs 

About: Emily Wood lives in South Carolina and spends most of her time chasing after her twin preschoolers. She teaches history part-time and squeezes in knitting and designing whenever possible. The process of matching various shapes and textures to unique yarns provides a welcome puzzle that keeps Emily’s brain buzzing.

lauantai 19. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 19: Tania Richter

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar Day 19: Tania Richter



(Photo by Tania Richter)

Tania's designs are truly fantastical and unique. They are very artistic, something that you don't often see in knitting. 

Ravelry name: AetherFang 

Designer name: Tania Richter 
Link to your designer page on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/tania-richter



Tanja tells about herself: Hi, I’m Tania, and I design knitted art. I also write fantasy novels and draw fantastical creatures, and my knitting designs often reflect my art. I’m also notoriously addicted to dragons and tea.

perjantai 18. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 18: Diana Rozenshteyn

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar Day 18: Diana Rozenshteyn



(Photo by Diana Rozenshteyn)

Diana makes beautifully classical, elegant and yet modern and very wearable shawl. If you are a fast knitter, you still have time to do one shawl for Xmas!


Ravelry name: deenulya 
Designer name: Diana Rozenshteyn 

Diana tells about herself: I learned to knit as a teenager and after a long pause I picked up knitting needles again in 2007 and now cannot put them down. I enjoy knitting shawls, lace projects and seamless garments. I started to publish my designs in 2010 under the name of Sunny with a Chance of Knitting. I am originally from Minsk, Belarus, but have been living in Southern California for 23 years with my husband and two kids.

torstai 17. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 17: Sara Gresbach

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar Day 17: Sara Gresbach




(Photo by Sara Gresbach)

Looking at Sara Gresback collage of Gift-A-Long patterns makes one happy, since you could pick any pattern and you can be sure that a gift recipient would love it. Sara's designs are clean, textured and classically-modern.


Ravelry name: addiesma 
Designer name: Sara Gresbach (front porch knitting) 
Link to your designer page on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/sara-gresbach
Sara tells about herself: I started knitting on a trip to northern WI when the rain wouldn’t quit. My mom taught me, and has been a constant source of support as I have developed my skills. I find knitting to be very relaxing and the perfect creative outlet as a mom of two little ones. 
Usually the natural world that surrounds me, as well as the places and people I love inspire most of my designs. I love classic, clean looks with a fresh, modern twist, and enjoy pairing colors and textures to accomplish this aesthetic.

keskiviikko 16. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 16: Katy H. Carroll

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar Day 16: Katy H. Carroll

(Photo by Katy H. Carroll)

Katy's design portfolio is filled with lovely accessories with beautiful cable details. They are very wearable, visually interesting and - I am sure - fun to knit.

Ravelry Name: Katinka 
Designer Name: Katy H. Carroll / Katinka Designs 

Katy tells: "I’m a fledgling accessories designer who is really enjoying the creative challenge of writing patterns. My designing goal is to make “stand-by” pieces -- those knits you reach for again and again because they are fun to make, lovely to look at, and easy to wear. I love vibrant colors, textures (especially cables), and pretty yarns!"

tiistai 15. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 15: Faye Kennington

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar, Day 15: Faye Kennington


(Photo by Faye Kennington)

Faye Kennington is one of the designers behind Gift-A-Long event. This is something that these designers do without any payment and as voluntary. Me and I believe that other designers too are really grateful for all the effort, time and input that GAL organizers put into this event. Faye's designs are colorful, eclectic and quick-knits. If you still have a few gifts to do, choose e.g. Faye's (2 Hour) Artist's Loop 

Ravelry name: UkeeKnits 
Designer name: Faye Kennington 
Link to your designer page on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/faye-kennington

  
About: Faye Kennington is an obsessive knitter that lives on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. She wanted to be a Shoe Designer when she was growing up and went to Fashion Design School in her early years. Yet somehow, she worked as a Human Resources Manager in the Engineering Industry for 10 years. It turns out that a background in speadsheets and fashion is a good combination for a knitwear designer.

Faye Kennington has been involved with the Indie Design Gift-a-long since the moment in 2013 when organizers began discussing the need for graphic marketing components. For the past 3 years, she has helped coordinate the graphics for advertising and organize a variety of social media promotional activities for the GAL.

She thinks the best thing about the Indie Design Gift-a-long is the opportunity for Participating Designers to make connections and support each other. Every year she has made new friends in the design community. The chances to work a team can be few and far between for an independent designer and the gift-a-long provides that feeling of camaraderie and group synergy that can be hard to emulate as a party of one.

maanantai 14. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar, Day 14: Stephannie Tallent

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar, Day 14: Stephannie Tallent


(Photo by Stephannie Tallent)

I love designers who combine colorwork and textures in an interesting way. That's why I chose to feature Stephannie Tallent. She gifted me her Alongshore shawl pattern a while ago and I'd love to find time to knit it. Her designs are technique-oriented which give a nice challenge to advanced knitters. In addition you can find easier patterns from her portfolio and quick-knit-accessories.  

Ravelry name: StephCat 
Designer name: Stephannie Tallent 

About:
Stephannie’s first book, California Revival Knits, inspired by the Spanish 
Revival architecture of the 1920s, was published in 2012. She’s the editor 
of Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock, 2013. Her 
Wild West Collection, 2014, has 5 volumes including Lace 1, Cables, 
Stranded, Textured, and Lace 2 available as e-books. 
She has a DVD, Aran Lace Knitting, available through Interweave.

sunnuntai 13. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar, Day 13: Talitha Kuomi

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar, Day 13: Talitha Kuomi


(Photo Talitha Kuomi)

Talitha has published in several magazines and publications, her accessory focused design portfolio is huge. Her designs are funky, sophisticated and cool. You can find lots of small projects that would be perfect last minute gifts. 

Ravelry name: talithakuomi
Designer name: talitha kuomi


About: From talitha’s window, you can look down into the yard she played in as a girl. if you sit on the bottom porch step, you can look up at the stars of orion’s belt hovering above the garage. somewhere between created space and childhood, you can find her in the kitchen curled up in the tangerine velvet chair knitting something new as her kids are growing up right before her very eyes.

lauantai 12. joulukuuta 2015

Giveaway winners are...



I have chosen the giveaway winners!

Pattern winners are (by Ravelry name): ilovemycello, h-e-l-i, Wolkenohr, NeulistiMNK.
Yarn winners are (by Ravelry name): kujerruksia, lonestarknitter, asteride

Thank you for all the participants! I will contact you via Ravelry message, yarn winners please post your post addres via Ravelry message.  

Advent Calendar, Day 12: Clare Lakewood

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar, Day 12: Clare Lakewood


(Photo Clare Lakewood)

Clare Lakewood's accessory oriented designs are beautifully presented, they are bold, harmonious and  look fun-to-knit. Some of them would be perfect last minute quick gifts.

Ravelry name: lakewoodknits 
Designer name: Clare Lakewood 
Link to your designer page on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/clare-lakewood


About: Clare is a West Coast to West Coast transplant. Born and raised on the West Coast of Australia, she relocated to San Francisco, on the West Coast of the USA, in late 2013. Clare really enjoys living in a city where every season is handknit season. When it comes to yarn, she is particularly interested in natural coloured and breed-specific wools. When it comes to designing, she is interested in designs with options - reversible patterns, or modular knits that can be easily modified to the knitter’s preference. She spins as well as knits, though not efficiently enough for it to be particularly useful!

perjantai 11. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar, Day 11: Color Book Holiday Shawl


 (Photo by Tanu Kallio)

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar 2015, Day 11: Color Book Holiday Shawl

Last summer we had holiday plans with my family and I wanted to have a project that would be fun, enjoyable and interesting to knit but yet and easy to do while reading the map or watching and chatting with the kids. I chose bright colors and had fun. This is a very simple side to side shawl with stripes which are always fun and pattern in which you don't have to cut yarns until the end (I hate weaving millions of ends). Yarn used is fingering weight. Now that holidays are coming I recommend taking a holiday project just for you, this is fun and interesting but yer easy enough to do while watching tv. 

The shawl is huge, it uses one skein of the most dominant color (light grey) in my shawl and other colors approximately half skein of each. This was really fun to knit, easy but not boring at all.

Pattern: Color Book Holiday Shawl by Meiju K-P
Yarn: Madelinetosh tosh merino light, Dibadu Funnies Simply Merino
Needles: US4/3,5 mm & US6/4mm
Prize: € 4.50



You will get 24% off from this pattern with coupon code "holiday" until 23:59 of Eastern time today!

Ohje saatavilla myös suomeksi!

torstai 10. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar, Day 10: Nancy Whitman

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar, Day 10: Nancy Whitman


(Photo by Nancy Whitman)

Nancy's designs are colorful, graphic and cosy. Her designs take inspiration from art work and stained class. She has her own yarn shop, too. 

Ravelry name: whitknitsdotcom 
Designer name: Nancy Whitman
Designer page on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/nancy-whitman

Nancy tells: "I learned to knit from my paternal grandmother at the age of 8. Thank you grandma! Forty years later, I’m still at it. I knit what inspires me and am grateful that others appreciate the inspiration. Where would I be without them? Wishing everyone a happy Gift-A-Long and happy holidays!"

keskiviikko 9. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar, Day 9: Lisa Chemery

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar, Day 9: Lisa Chemery


(Photo by Lisa Chemery)

How cute are her designs? If I had a girl I would knit all of these! Her designs are stylish, whimsical and fun.

Ravelry Name: Frogginette
Designer Name: Lisa Chemery
Link to designer page on Rav: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/lisa-chemery

Lisa tells about herself: 
"Originally from France, I have traveled around the globe all my life, and finally settled in Germany, where I live in a small town by the Baltic Sea with my husband and two children, who are a constant source of inspiration."

tiistai 8. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 8: Jen Lucas

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar, Day 8: Jen Lucas


(Photo Jen Lucas)

Looking at Jen's designs makes one happy. Her designs are bright, striking, interesting and yet classic. She has published many collections.  

Ravelry name: jenlucas 
Designer name: Jen Lucas 
Link to your designer page on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/jen-lucas

About: 
Jen’s been knitting since 2004 and designing since 2008. She’s the author of the popular Sock-Yarn Shawls books and she’s self-published dozens of patterns on Ravelry. In 2014, after a decade of testing municipal wastewater for a living, she retired her lab coat and safety glasses to work in her design business full-time. When not knitting, you can find Jen crocheting, cross stitching, reading or trying new crock pot recipes she found online. She lives in Fox River Grove, Illinois with her husband, Alex.

maanantai 7. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 7: Sara Peterson

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar Day 7: Sara Peterson



(Photo Sara Peterson)

I admire Sara since she does both - knit and crochet designs. Her designs are cozy, yet classic and her portfolio is very diverse. Check out her podcast on youtube.

Ravelry name: knottygnome 
Designer name: Sara Peterson 

A short bio: 
Sara lives in Western New York with her husband and five pets. She enjoys designing knit and crochet patterns that are simple to work with fun details. Sara also sells knitting bags and handspun yarn in her shop: http://knottygnome.storenvy.com

sunnuntai 6. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 6: GIVEAWAY ja hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää!

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar Day 6: GIVEAWAY!



It is time for a little Meiju Knits Pattern GIVEAWAY!

How to participate:

1. To participate you have to have a Ravelry account since I will gift the pattern into your Ravelry library. 
2. Comment on this blog post. Tell me which pattern you would like to have (any of my self published patterns are eligible to this giveaway) and tell your Ravelry name. You will see my patterns from here.
3. Spread the word, invite others to participate, the same giveaway is on Instagram (@meijuknits), so if you want to double your chances you can participate there too. On Instagram tag as many friends you like to participate but at least 3. If you are a blogger, spread the word on your blog. If you use Facebook, please share the link.

I will choose the winner in the evening of 12th at 10 pm (22:00 +2 GMT). There will be 4 pattern winners and three yarn winners!

Good luck!

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Meiju Knits OHJE-ARVONTA! Valitsen voittajan illalla 12.12.

Näin osallistut:

1. Sinulla täytyy olla Ravelry-tili, koska lahjoitan ohjeen Ravelry-kirjastoosi.
2. Kommentoi tähän blogipostaukseen. Kerro kommentissa minkä ohjeistani haluat (kaikki itsejulkaisemani ovat arvottavissa) ja kerro Ravelry-nimesi. Ohjeeni näet täältä.
3. Levitä sanaa, kutsu toisia osallistumaan. Sama arvonta on Instagramissa, täggää niin monta kaveria kuin haluat, mutta vähintään 3. Jos bloggaat, kerro arvonnasta blogissasi. Jos käytät facebookia, linkkiäni saa jakaa.

Valitsen voittajan 12.12. klo 22 jälkeen. Neljä voittajaa saa ohjeen ja kolme voittajaa lankaa!

Onnea arvontaan! Ja hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää!



lauantai 5. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 5: Darleen Hopkins

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar 2015, Day 5: Darleen Hopkins




(Photo by Darleen Hopkins)

This time I will feature a crochet designer Darleen Hopkins. She has a very cute portfolio of all kinds of  lovely, cute and funny accessories. Some of her designs have been published in Crochet Today!, Crochetvolution, Tangled, Crochet 1-2-3 and ILikeCrochet. Her designs are fun, easy and family-oriented. 

Ravelry name: DarleenHopkins 
Designer name: Darleen Hopkins (off Ravelry, Crochet by Darleen Hopkins) 
Link to your designer page on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/darleen-hopkins

Darleen Hopkins lives in north Georgia (US) with her husband and two boys. She began crocheting in 2005 as something to keep her hands busy-better than snacking! and hasn’t stopped. Crochet designing is a passion, second only to her family.

perjantai 4. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 4: Sara Burch

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar, Day 4: Sara Burch



(Photos Sara Burch)

Sara has amazing ability for cables and colorwork and combining them. Her amazing Norrland set (hat and mittens) was published in Twist Collective Winter 2015 and is just something that you can't stop looking at. Her designs are natural, cabled and intricate.

Ravelry Name: DinosaraKnits 
Designer Name: Sara Burch 

Sara tells about herself:  "I am a knit designer from New York. My accessory designs feature inspiration from nature, art, and architecture. I love cables, colorwork, and combining the two."

torstai 3. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 3: Ela Torrente

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar Day 3: Featuring Ela Torrente



(Photo: Ela Torrente)

Ela Torrente has a large portfolio of casual, feminine and comfy designs. I like her designs since it seems that there are something for everybody and for every taste.  

Ravelry Name: KnittingEla
Designer Name: Ela Torrente
Ravelry Designer Page: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/ela-torrente

Ela tells about herself: 
I live and work with my family in northern Italy. I'm a lucky mom and happy wife, an independent knitwear designer, a yarn maniac and an amateur chef.

I have published my knitwear designs on Ravelry since 2010. 

In 2014 I have published my first collection: Knitting Adventures and started some fab collaborations with indipendent dyers, yarn companies and magazines.

This year I have started my first pattern club: The Ultimate Modish Sweater Club and I was lucky enough to collaborate with Malabrigo Yarn for my second eBook: A Study in Single.
You can see my designs on my Ravelry page, follow me on modishknits.com and meet me in Modish People Group.



keskiviikko 2. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 2: Hanna Maciejewska

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar Day 2: Featuring Hanna Maciejewska





(Photo Hanna Maciejewska)

My series of featured designers begins with Hanna Maciejewska. Hanna's designs are full of beautiful, lovely details and her strength are amazing sweaters. Her designs are seamless (always my favorite, mostly top-down and very feminine). 

Ravelry Name: Hada131
Designer Name: Hanna Maciejewska
Ravelry designer page: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/hanna-maciejewska


Hanna tells about herself: "I am a proud mother of a beautiful girl who sometimes draws things for me to knit. My husband is very supportive of my knitting and designing hobby and extremely helpful with computer questions. He doesn’t knit, though!

My grandmother taught me how to knit when I was a little girl. In High School, I knit sweaters all the time – all my own creations, but only a few years ago I realized that knitting and designing knitwear is truly my biggest passion!

Since there are countless new ideas in my head at any given time, I prefer to construct my garments and accessories as smartly and seamlessly as possible to save time on finishing and move on to the next idea.
If I like a certain feature with a garment, for instance a special neckline or certain type of fit, I might revisit that idea later and explore it further with a new design. However, I tend to not repeat stitch patterns unless in matching sets.
I do love nature, especially the mountains. How I wished I lived closer to them! Nature and time spent in my garden always provide me with an abundance of inspiration, not by directly copying what I see, but rather by providing impressions and memories to draw upon later.


One of my favorite parts of designing, is getting to work with so many wonderful people.
I especially cherish the international friendship aspect of being a designer, getting to know knitters in different countries and being able to collaborate with other designers, knitting magazines, and fiber artists." 


tiistai 1. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 1: New patterns!

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar 2015, Day 1: 

New patterns: Summa Stripes Shawl / Kiela Hat / Kiela Mittens






(Photos by Tanu Kallio. Visit Ravelry pattern pages for more photos, here, here and here.)

What would be a better gift to a knitter friend than yarn & pattern set? These patterns are a collaboration with Lanitium ex Machina and are available from Lanitium ex Machinas shop as follows:
- For over 30 euros purchase choice of one (1) free patterns above
- For over 60 euros purchase choice of two (2) free patterns above
- For over 90 euros purchase choice of three (3) free patterns above

This offer is valid until 24th of December (2015). Note that Lanitium ex Machina is having their own Christmas Calendar with lots of discounts and yarn sales!
These patterns will be available as individual purchases in my Ravelry Shop later.

If you want to knit the accessories by yourself and gift the finished shawl, beanie or mittens, it is okay too. These are perfect last minute gifts, you will make them in 2-3 nights. Worked with dk-weight yarn these will be finished in no time. I chose the color "grellow", the combination of yellow and dark grey, colors that go with anything for the shawl and lighter grey for the hat and beanie.

The shawl is worked in one piece and using techniques in which you don't have to cut yarns and there will be minimal finishing. The cable charts in hat and mittens are charted and written out. The hat chart is contiguous, it is the same all around the hat.

Pattern: Summa Stripes Shawl by Meiju K-P
Yarn: Lanitium ex Machina Merino DK Twist, colors Dijon and Charcoal.
Needles: US7/4,5 mm


Yarn: Lanitium ex Machina Merino DK Twist, colorway Sterling
Needles: US4/3,5 mm & US6/4 mm

Mikä olisi ihanampi lahja neulojaystävälle kuin lankaa & ohje? Nämä ohjeet ovat toteutettu yhteistyössä Lanitiumm ex Machinan kanssa ja ovat saatavilla Lanitium ex Machinan kaupasta seuraavasti: 
- Yli 30 euron ostoksiin yksi (1) valitsemasi ohje ylläolevista ilmaiseksi
- Yli 60 euron ostoksiin kaksi (2) valitsemaasi ohjetta ylläolevista ilmaiseksi
- Yli 90 euron ostoksiin kolme (3) valitsemaasi ohjetta ylläolevista ilmaiseksi

Tarjous on voimassa 24.12.2015 asti. Huomioi, että Lanitium ex Machinalla on oma joulukalenteri, jossa on joka päivä lankatarjouksia.
Ohjeet tulevat myöhemmin saataville yksittäisostoina Ravelry-kauppaani.

Jos haluat neuloa asusteet itse ja antaa lahjaksi valmiit ohjeet, se käy tietenkin myös. Nämä ovat täydellisiä viime hetken lahjoja, sillä ne valmistuvat hyvin nopeasti dk-paksuisen langan ansiosta. Itse neuloin huivin kolmena iltana, pipon kahdessa illassa ja lapaset myös kahdessa illassa. Harmaan ja keltaisen yhdistelmä "grellow" sopii lähes kaiken kanssa ja melkein kenelle vain, pipossa ja lapasissa on käytetty vaaleampaa harmaata.

Huivi on tehty yhtenä kappaleena ja tehty tekniikalla, jossa langat kulkevat mukana siististi eikä niitä tarvitse katkoa työn aikana kuin vasta lopussa ja tähän on selkeät ohjeet. Työssä on siis minimaalisesti päättelyä. Palmikkomallit on kaaviossa sekä kaaviot kirjoitettu auki, pipon palmikko kulkee ympäri hatun eikä katkea kerroksen vaihtumiskohdassa.  

Ohjeet saatavilla myös suomeksi! Ks. lisäkuvia täältä, täältä ja täältä

maanantai 30. marraskuuta 2015

Advent Calendar!



This year I decided to do something extra when participating to Gift-A-Long 2015. Tomorrow I will launch an Advent Calendar in which I am going to feature fellow designers, have a giveaway or two and publish new patterns, of course. The first day of the calendar is tomorrow!


perjantai 20. marraskuuta 2015

Havu is available on Ravelry




Do you remember my Havu pattern which was released in two Finnish magazines in Spring 2015? Now you will have Havu as an individual Ravelry purchase as well, in English and in Finnish. If you buy Havy during the GAL sale period from 19th of November to 27th of November, you will get 25% of with coupon code "giftalong2015".

Havu is a perfect last minute gift, the pattern is suitable for almost any yarn and you can bind off whenever your yarn seems to run out. Visit Ravelry pattern page or

 

Muistatteko Havun, joka julkaistiin keväällä 2015 Taito-lehdessä ja Koti ja maaseutu -lehdessä. Havun saa nyt yksittäisostona Ravelrysta tai painamalla tuosta ylhäältä buy now -nappia. Käytä koodia "giftalong2015", niin saat 25% alennuksen.

Gift-A-Long 2015



Gift-A-Long 2015 is here! Over 300 designers, with thousands of patterns are offering 25% discount of selected patterns. You are invited join us at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/indie-design-gift-a-long to participate. There will be hundreds of prizes, beautiful projects, access to your fave Indie Designers, and heaps of friendly, giftie chatter. My gift to you is a 25% discount on these patterns (20 patterns) when you use the coupon code “giftalong2015” from Nov 19 starting at 8pm – Nov 27 EST.

GAL2015 will run from Thursday, November 19th at 8 pm (US-EST) through Thursday December 31st at midnight (US-EST).

During GAL period I will have a little advent calendar on my blog and on my Ravelry Group. I will have giveaways, I will feature some fellow designers and publish new patterns! Stay tooned!






 

sunnuntai 1. marraskuuta 2015

Silversmith Hoodie





(Photos by Tanu Kallio)

My new favorite hoodie - Silversmith Hoodie. I wanted to make "Aranish" hoodie cardigan with modern flavor. That is why there is Stockinette st included and hood attached. I-cord bind off finishes the buttonband. Cardigan is worked from top-down. Hood stitches are picked from the neck and buttonband stitches are picked from the fronts at last. Major part of this cardigan features mini cables, 1/1 cables that can be worked without cable needle. I have provided a video tutorial for that. 

The sample cardigan is worked with Malabrigo Rios in colorway Sand Bank. Perfect winter cardigan!

Yarn: Malabrigo Rios
Needles: US8/5 mm, US7/4,5 mm & US6/4 mm 


Uusi lempparihupparini Silversmit Hoodie. Huppari neulotaan ylhäältä alas saumattomasti. Hupun silmukat poimitaan pääntieltä ja nappilistan silmukat etukappaleiden reunoista. Suuri osa hupparista on minipalmikoita, 1/1-palmikoita, jotka voi tehdä ilman palmikkopuikkoa (ohjeessa on videolinkki tekemääni videoon). 

Mallikappale on tehty ihanasta Malabrigo Rioksesta värissä Sand Bank.

torstai 1. lokakuuta 2015

Trace of Silver




(Photos by Tanu Kallio)

Finally I am able to publish my new favorite open front cardigan! The pattern is called Trace of Silver. The cardigan is a collaboration with Lanitium ex Machina yarns, and worked in their Merino DK Twist in colorway Sterling. Which is a perfect grey colorway, just the way a grey should be.

The cardigan is seamlessly (as my patterns always are) worked from top down with raglan sleeve shaping. The fun part in this cardigan are the eyelet increases on fronts and back which give the cardigan its final shape and look. It can be worn in versatile ways, fasten the fronts with a shawl pin or wear it open. I am fond of open front cardigans, since they give lots of possibilities to wear different layered outfits.

The pattern is initially available only with over 30 €'s purchase from Lanitium ex Machina's web shop until 10th of October (2015). They will ship the yarn worldwide. The pattern will be available for individual purchase later on my Ravelry Store.

Pattern: Trace of Silver by Meiju K-P
Yarn: Lanitium ex Machina Merino DK Twist
Needles: US 6 (4 mm) and US 4 (3,5 mm)

Vihdoinkin saan julkaista tämän uuden lempineulettakini nimeltään Trace of Silver. Takki on tehty yhteistyössä Lanitium ex Machinan kanssa, neulottu heidän Merino DK Twist langallaan värissä Sterling. Joka on täydellinen harmaa, juuri sellainen kuin harmaan täytyy ollakin.

Takki neulotaan saumattomasti (kuinkas muutenkaan) ylhäältä alas raglan-hihoilla. Hauskan rytmin neulomiseen antavat langankierolisäykset edessä ja takana, jotka antavat takille sen muodon. Takkia voi pitää monella tapaa, joko edestä avoinna tai kiinnittää rintaneulalla. Pidän erityisesti edestä avoimista neuletakeista, koska ne antavat paljon mahdollisuuksia eri asuvaihtoehdoille. Alle voi pukea melkein mitä kerroksia vain.

Ohje on aluksi saatavilla vain Lanitium ex Machinalta tehdessäsi yli 30 €:n lankaoston aina 10.10.2015 asti. Ohje tulee myöhemmin myyntiin Ravelry-kauppaani.