Posts in Inspiration
Glorious Pattern Photography! - Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 27

Remember when I gushed about Thea Colman’s glorious pattern photography for her Fernet Branca sweater? Well, something on Ravelry stopped me dead in my tracks the other day again, and I just had to share it with you:

Pom Pom Quarterly’s pattern photography for Issue 27 (their current Winter issue) is SO stunning that I kind of want to print a few of them and hang them on my wall.

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Ready-To-Knit: hessnatur's Winter Sweaters

Originally, the title of this post was “Knit the Look” and then I was like, wait, where have I read that? I went over to Fringe Association, and yes, I was right: Karen Templer’s category of ready-to-wear garments that you could easily knit yourself is called like that.

So, meet “Ready-To-Knit” (To cheesy? I don’t care.) - a loose instalment of RTW clothes that catch my eye that you could also knit yourself.

Starting with hessnatur’s winter catalogue and these four fabulous sweaters!

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Happy Socktober: A roundup of my favorite sock patterns

Happy Socktober, lovelies! If you’re totally confused by the title of this blog post, let me help you out: Traditionally, October is sock month in the knitting community. There are lots of new sock patterns released every year, sock-specific KALs are held and everyone tries to fill up their sock drawer in time for the cool weather.

Now, up until a few years ago, I didn’t get it. Knitting socks seemed unnecessarily tedious: mini needles, you need to knit the same thing twice, and then you only get to wear them a few months of the year (I can’t stand the feeling of wool against my feet when it’s warm outside). But, lo and behold, when my friend Verena released her first pattern, the Tulsi Socks, I caught the bug - and for a few months, socks were all I wanted to knit.

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Glorious Pattern Photography! - Thea Colman's Fernet Branca Sweater

During my last Untouchable Day I found myself browsing Ravelry, just for the fun of it. I stumbled across Thea Colman’s new sweater Fernet Branca which is all kinds of gorgeous, but what stopped me in my tracks was the pattern photography.

Glorious photos that just overflow with joy - pure, untainted joy and give me the feeling that the model is so incredibly comfortable in their body. That’s the kind of pattern photography that I love and want to see more of!

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Wool Alternatives: Summer Yarns FTW!

After finishing up a heavily cabled DK weight sweater, I'm craving something lighter on my needles. Maybe it's time to cast on one of my favorite summer tank tops? While I was pondering which one might have to jump to the front of the queue, I started thinking about summer yarns. Because, let's be real: Who on earth is going to wear a wool T-shirt in summer?

I've made one absolutely beautiful T-shirt out of an alpaca wool blend (of all things, I know...) and I've exactly worn it once. Wool and hot temperatures just doesn't work for me, and so I've fallen in love with more than one linen or linen blend yarn over the years.

I'm really glad to see more of these beautiful summer yarns pop up - and so I thought it was about time to do a round-up with a few that have recently caught my eye!

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Strong Women Kick Butt. Meet our Summer Collection!

When the time came to decide a topic for our summer collection for 2018, all I could think about was that I wanted to create a collection as a tribute to strong women who kick butt. Women who've inspired me, who've fought for us, who've made me think and question and discuss and laugh and cry and redefine my role as a woman in this world.

So today we're introducing five new colors for our project bags that will keep us company throughout the next few months.

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Summer Favorites: Tank Tops with a Twist

After an intense week-long spell of unseasonably hot weather temperatures have cooled down a little bit here in Berlin. During the 30+°C days, I've been living in my two linen tank tops that I knit a few years ago - they're so wearable, keep me cool and dry fast when you sweat in them (realities, people!).

When I first starting knitting summer garments, I was very sceptical of how much wear they would get. I experimented with knitting both T-shirts and tops, different shapes and fibres, and over time came to realize that there is one type of knitted summer garment that I love above all others: A tank top made out of linen. 

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Why the Desert? - The inspiration behind our Spring Collection

When I set out to plan my 2018, I knew that I wanted to be a lot more intentional with the colors I chose for our upcoming project bag collections. While I loved the past colors, they didn't always feel cohesive. That was largely due to the fact that whenever I was working on a new collection I would go to Hüco, the fabric store we get our contrast fabrics from, see what they had in stock and make sure the colors worked well together - but they never referred to a common theme or inspiration.

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