All my patterns 50% discounted

I am currently running a pattern sale in my Ravelry store. All my knitting patterns and crochet patterns and also all my eBooks are 50% discounted until the end of April. Simply enter coupon code donation at checkout. 
Why donation? You may have heard of the cyclone that devastated huge parts of Mozambique. Many people have lost everything. They need food and medical care, not even mentioning a roof over their heads. I'm going to donate all proceeds of this sale to Mozambique.

All knitting and crochet patterns are 50% discounted.

I was a bit hesitant to post this. But every little bit helps. Writing patterns is my job, and this is what I can contribute.
Also my latest pattern, which I have not showed yet, is included, the Zugin shawl

Cabled shawl knitting pattern


This is why I sleep late

My new scarf knitting pattern was released this week. It is called "This is why I sleep late". 
As mentioned in a previous blog post already, I am a bit obsessed with the thought of creating reversible stitch patterns Over the last few months I have been playing around with the idea some more, which resulted in this new pattern (available here on Ravelry).

This is why I sleep late - an easy knitting pattern for a reversible scarf



Some yarns are so beautiful that you want to use them over and over again. I got this wonderful alpaca yarn gifted and simply love it. Good for me that I got a lot of it gifted.

Fingering weight alpaca yarn

This will hopefully become a pattern one day.


The Lacy Diamonds Hat, revisited

The Lacy Diamonds Hat has always been one of my favorite patterns. While I am knitting small projects for the small victories, the idea came to me to knit another one of them. I simply love this pattern.

Lace hat knitting pattern in fingering weight yarn


A day in December

Inappropriate - a day of sheer beauty

This was the day when the love of my life died. That's all I'm going to write about it.


Reversible scarves

Lately I have become a bit obsessed with reversible scarves, meaning scarves that look the same on both sides. Not only should they look good on both sides, they should look exactly the same. 
Easy ways to achieve that look are ribbed scarves, for example, or garter stitch, which I love, by the way. But well, does anybody really need a pattern for a garter stitch scarf? There must be other ways!

Reversible scarves - both sides look the same

I have been playing around with knit-purl-textures for a while now. In one of my previous blog posts I wrote about another scarf  which I really enjoyed knitting. For anyone interested, the pattern has now been released. You can find it here on Ravelry.

Autumno - a reversible scarf

My new idea (shown in the first picture) is a very simple one. But I love the look of it! Basically it is a moss stitch variation, knitted in a heavenly soft fingering weight alpaca yarn. Just what you need when times are hectic.


Eternal love

I found this impressing tree on my latest hike. It must have been an impressing tree 44 years ago already. Young lovers often feel the need to confirm their love and put a visual sign somewhere, like love locks on bridges. The world needs to know, and more than that, finding someone who bears with you is the most wonderful feeling. 

Eternal love

Back in 1974, every boy and every young man had a pocketknife, those all purpose knives that could do a lot more things than simply cut things into pieces. A romantic picnic in the forest and that darn bottle of wine does not open? Good to have a young man with a pocketknife by your side! I guess you get the necessity of such important tools.
Those knives could also be used to cut names into trees, often with a heart around and the year. I don't see them so often nowadays, it seems to be a tradition of the past.
However, I hope those young people of almost half a century ago are still together, aged in love for each other. In my imagination they are, and that's a heartwarming thought.