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Our 2018 Favourites

Our 2018 Favourites

JONNA
Your top 3 finished projects for 2018?
Not in any specific order:

Afterparty by Astrid Troland. I was thoroughly in love with the colourwork and the yarn, Le Cashmere & Lambswool, by Biches & Bûches.

My blue Mon Manet. I love simple, basic sweaters. One of my favourites – thanks to the yarn, La Bien Aimée’s Merino Aran in colourway Winterfell – is my go-to-sweater, Mon Manet.

Lakeland by Fiona Alice. There is something utterly captivating in this pattern by Fiona Alice. I would not head to our cabin without this one.

A pattern that went straight into your queue this year?
Apricite by Kiyomi Burgin. You will see the pattern in our next issue.

Yarns that you loved working with the most?
Merino Aran by La Bien Aimée, Shelter by Brooklyn Tweed, Tukuwool Sock by Tukuwool, Alpaca Tweed by The Border Mill and On Stage Long Métrage combined with Silk Divine, both by Nature’s Luxury.

Innovation of the year?
I do not consider these as new innovations, but I adore a bunch of oldie-goldie techniques: intarsia, bohus and and saddle shoulders.

The colours of 2018?
I could not cope without greys and dusty pinks. 

Most used knitted accessories?
Very simple, stockinette mittens knitted in grey, rustic yarn. A long black or grey rectangular scarf. Halla hat.

Lakeland  by Fiona Alice with a high collar is our go-to sweater – especially at the cabin.

Lakeland by Fiona Alice with a high collar is our go-to sweater – especially at the cabin.

SINI
Your top 3 finished projects for 2018?
Halla hat by Jonna. I wear mine almost every day, especially now that we have snow and the temperatures drop significantly.

Lakeland sweater by Fiona Alice from issue 4. It is probably one of my absolute favourite Laine designs, as the pattern is nice to knit, Hinterland Range is a fabulous yarn to work with and the pullover is everything I could ask for from a winter piece.

Vinr socks by Andrea Mowry from issue 6. The only socks I have made this year, made for my dearest, best friend Jonna for Christmas.

A pattern that went straight into your queue this year?
Afterparty by Astrid Troland from issue 6. The simple colourwork and super light fabric spoke to me. I cast on the sweater as soon as we got the first pattern draft but I have to admit that I still need to finish the yoke and sleeves. My goal for January!

Yarns that you loved working with the most?
I fell in love with the Border Mill’s Alpaca Tweed in which I made Emily Wessel’s Tortoiseshell shawl from issue 6. It slides like butter between your fingers! I have also worked a lot with La Bien Aimée’s Merino Aran this year and have really enjoyed working with it. My last finished sweater for this year will most probably be Jonna’s Mon Manet in colourway Kitsune. I’m also curious to finally swatch with Woolfolk’s Flette, a beautiful yarn that will make you love boucle. 

Innovation of the year?
I have been excited to finally see silk mohairs being combined more and more with rustic yarns. I have been playing around with this combination for years already, and it’s great to see a bigger audience discover the possibilities of silk mohair as well.

Most used knitting tools?
My yuzen leather tape measure by Cohana and my project bag and tote by Bookhou. I also seldomly leave the house without one or two wrist rulers by LVLY.

The colours of 2018?
Dusty pinks and mossy greens.

Halla  by Jonna Hietala is the perfect stash-dive project.

Halla by Jonna Hietala is the perfect stash-dive project.

TIIA
Your top 3 finished projects for 2018?
Afterparty by Astrid Troland from issue 6. I have worn it almost daily this winter!

Vertices Unite by Stephen West. I knitted mine using some scraps of Tukuwool and other Finnish wool yarns and can’t wait to knit a second one!

My Mon Manet sweater, which I knitted with Madelinetosh Tosh DK. The colourway Fog is definitely one of my all-time favourites and the sweater itself is so cosy and comforting.

A pattern that went straight into your queue this year?
I have been dreaming of Camille Rosselle’s Stalactite sweater ever since February and I already have yarn set aside – I purchased some lovely Rauwerk Merino DK from Yarnporium in October. I think this one must be my Christmas cast-on!

Yarns that you loved working with the most?
Tukuwool Fingering, Biches & Bûches Le Cashmere & Lambswool and Retrosaria Brusca.

Innovation of the year?
I have loved seeing more natural, nylon free, non-superwash sock yarns being introduced to knitters. I have a skein of Woolly Mammoth Fibre Company’s natural sock yarn waiting for me to cast on, can’t wait to test it!

Most used knitting tools?
2018 was the year I finally I fell hard for project bags. My Bookhou project bag has seen a lot of use but my biggest love have been Nova Melina’s project bags. I already have two and am dreaming of a third one. I also carry my Cocoknits Yarn Snip everywhere I go.

The colours of 2018?
Deep blue, light grey and mustard yellow.

Bookhou’s canvas totes and project bags have been our trusted companions.

Bookhou’s canvas totes and project bags have been our trusted companions.

 
Laine KAL 2019

Laine KAL 2019

Meet the Team – Tiia

Meet the Team – Tiia

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