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LATU CARDIGAN // WE ARE KNITTERS

Let me show you the results of my little social collab with We Are Knitters. As I wrote in my previous post, I got a chance to test on of the WAK knitting kits. I chose to knit the Latu cardigan, which turned out even better than I imagined. I'm so happy with the result and for professional looking the finished cardigan is. It is super warm and cozy, but the yarn has this amazing sheen which makes it very wearable even at the office. My office space is really cold during the winter so I'm always on the lookout for bulky weight cardigans and sweaters that you can wear for meetings without looking frumpy. This one ticks all the boxes.

The construction of the cardigan was really easy and simple, so on that front it was quite a mindless piece to kit. The stitch pattern was a bit challenging at first but once I got in the flow of it, it all went very smoothly. I really like how the stitch pattern looks, it gives the fabric a really intersting texture.
I chose to knit the cardigan…
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WE ARE KNITTERS X LUNAKNIT BLOG.

WE ARE KNITTERS X LUNAKNIT BLOG.

A few weeks ago I got an email from We are knitters asking if I was interested in a little social collaboration with them. I was over the moon happy about this opportunity! It is a privilege to get to work with such a well-known company as WAK. Initially WAK was looking for Swedish knitters to promote their yarn and kits, but after clearing the small confusion about my origins, (I live in Finland, and not Sweden even though the part of Finland I’m from is bilingual, and about 50% Swedish speaking) I was still welcomed on board.
The slogan of We are knitters is “All the happiness in a kit”. The company’s main idea is that anyone can learn how to knit and make their own clothes, and the patterns range from very beginner to more advanced level. The website has video tutorials for everything you need to know about knitting your own garments: all the stitches and special techniques are explained from casting on to weaving in ends and everything in between.

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SUMMER OF BASICS.

Yesterday I wrote about the Brooklyn Tweed Lace KAL, but that wasn't the only Make-Along I took part during the summer. I briefly mentioned the Summer of Basics MAL in my previous post, and thought I could share a bit more about it today.
Karen Templer from Fringe Association started a 3-month long Make-Along running from the beginning of June until end of August. The initiative was to knit 3 items for your wardrobe. They could be anything, and done with any technique as long as they fitted your own personal interpretation of "basic" (hence the name, Summer of Basics).



I had great plans about learning to sew and making a shirt and pants (oh how ambitious!), to be paired with a knitted cardigan or a pullover. That never happened. Instead I ended up knitting all three items, of which one is the Selune scarf featured in the previous post.
I didn't really have a clear plan what I was going to make when I started out, but I was quite happy to notice that all the design…

SELUNE.

Thank God for KALs! (That is Knit Alongs, in case you were wondering.) Otherwise this beauty would never have seen the light of day. I don't know why I had totally snubbed this pattern and never even considered knitting it, because it is actually absolutely beautiful and also a really fun pattern to knit.


Me knitting the scarf in Berlin.

When Brooklyn Tweed Lace KAL started in July I was eager to take part but lace shawls aren't really my thing even though I like knitting them. I was desperately trying to look for the perfect pattern when the Selune scarf by Julie Hoover popped on my Ravelry search. Love at first sight. I knew I wanted to make a thicker scarf though, something to get me through winter and decided to change the suggested lace weight yarn for a woolen fingering weight. I chose Tukuwool Fingering in shade Uupo, since I had it already in my stash. 

Trying to take photos when it's really windy isn't always that easy! Also pictured, my Flet pullover.

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ARABELLA.

Arabella, pattern by Ann McCauley for BT Wool People 7. Yarn: Knitting for Olive's Merino, shade bottle green

This is my fourth garment for the Lankakauppa Kerä's head-to-toe challenge. So far we've knitted hats, scarfs, mittens and now sweaters. Next up is a skirt or a dress. I was thinking about knitting either the Tavia skirt or the Ancasta dress that was in the first issue of the Laine magazine.

I'm in love with this shade of green. I think it's just perfect! Also I really enjoyed knitting with the Danish brand of Knitting for Olive and will surely use more of their yarns in the future. I can't wait for warmer weathers to get to use my Arabella more.