Posts about Scandinavia

Find us in LoveKnitting's winter catalogue Scandinavian Design feature

28 January 2016

Our pattern is featured in LoveKnitting’s 2016 winter catalogue as part of their Scandinavian Design collection. Our passion for Scandinavian style is no secret so we’re delighted to be featured in this beautiful collection. For ultimate… Read more

A\W 2015 knitwear trends: Geometric

2 November 2015

As I found out in the weekend before last, geometric design seems to be everywhere right now, and knitwear is no exception. This autumn I have noticed a number of updated versions of the fair… Read more

Art & design in Malmö and Copenhagen

28 October 2015

I just got back from another Scandinavian trip, this time browsing the museums and design shops of Malmö and Copenhagen. There was so much inspiration it is difficult to squeeze it into a single post.… Read more

Nordic variations

24 October 2015

I love experimenting with new colour combinations and knitting a few  to stock the shop for Christmas gives me a perfect opportunity to update this traditional fair isle motif with some modern colours. I was planning to… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2015: Knitting and spinning highlights

13 October 2015

Obviously, it’s the knitting and yarn stands I’m most eager to check out at Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, but this aspect has left me disappointed in past years. Each year I am hopeful… Read more

FO: 'Grettir' men's icelandic sweater

21 September 2015

FOs are flying off the needles at Stitch Up towers recently, and none have made me more proud than this. The pattern is Grettir by Jared Flood. Full details are on my Ravelry project page.… Read more

FO: Bohus mittens

1 January 2013

2012 didn’t quite end the way I planned it, I was struck with bad luck in the form of a fracture to my right arm obtained during some festive ice skating. I suffered a more… Read more

FO: Pink Bohus hat

21 March 2012

Finally, I have a new hat. This project took weeks of research, planning, buying of pink yarn, and buying of more pink yarn; but only a few days of knitting. I just love it. It’s based on… Read more

New pattern: Nordic ski sweater hot water bottle cover

12 March 2012

Since my first Norwegian hot water bottle cover was born in December, they’ve been selling as fast as I can knit them – clearly a winning formula. Now you can knit your own! The pattern… Read more

Bohus in development

28 February 2012

With my finished and blocked I can see how the texture of the purl stitches has softened and how the colours blend into one another. I can also tell that my original colour selection is a tiny… Read more

Poems of Colour: Knitting in the Bohus Tradition

19 February 2012

I’ve had my eye on this book by Wendy Keele since discovering Bohus sweaters on the Bohusläns Museum website. I don’t remember how I came across it but was particularly taken with ‘Grey mist’ and… Read more

Norwegian knits

4 February 2011

It’s just over a week since I got back from Norway but it seems like a lifetime ago (funny how holidays work like that). I did a little bit of knitting-related research while I was… Read more