A new year has begun and so has my plans for this years knitting projects.
Some people have a natural sense of combining multiple colors so they look both bright, interesting and in harmony. I on the other hand am truly awful at putting together more than two or three shades if I don’t have any assistance.
I really wish I had a natural knack for color composing – just like I can in visual a design before I cast on – but I can’t, and therefore I cheat.
HI, I’m Cecilie and I smooch on other peoples work….
Yes it’s true. There are so many talented people out there who are so talented at composing colorstories so I use their stories to inspire my work. The collage above is a collection from my Pinterest Board COLOR STORIES (link). Search for Color Palette in the search bar and find hundreds of beautiful stories. I also gain much inspiration from Louise at Love Print Studio blog (link). She is so talented!
Today I’m planning a new design in Kid Seta by Gepard Garn. A shawl design in no less than 10 different colors. Challenge accepted!
Just before Christmas I recieved a package from Lang Yarns. Spring/Summer Novelties filled with gorgeous yarns in beautiful colors.
I have many favorite yarns in all sorts of qualities and from many different stockists but seldom does my heart skip a beat like it did at that moment when I unwrapped Asia. Asia is a Luxury yarn made from 70 % silk and 30 % Yak. It came in the most spectacular gold color and it had me right there. I was so eager to get started that I didn’t have time to take pictures of those gorgeous golden skeins.
A tassel is all that is left – here you go 🙂
Asia is quite costly and I wanted to make something that shows off just how beautiful the texture and shine is and can be used every day. Luckily I was in need of a new clutch for tonight – perfect timing if you ask me!
I went with the Bubble Stitch pattern. I think it makes for such an interesting texture and a sturdy fabric which is perfect for clutches and totes. I love how the gold and purple melts together creating a gradient effect.
I kind of freestyled it, but there are a ton of free patterns available. Search for “hæklet boblemønster clutch” (Danish) // “Crochet Bubblestitch clutch” and choose a pattern.
The year is coming to an end and what an exciting year it has been. I have so many things to be grateful for in 2017 and this year ends on a truly happy note.
2017 is the year where I rebranded myself. The transition from being a personal blogger at Hvadbiertaenker.dk to focusing solely on yarn related crafts has been a long journey – choosing a new brand name is not easy I tell you and I have been through hundreds of combinations before I found my place at Knitableme.com. As my brand grows (slowly but steady) I get more and more attached to my new identity.
2017 has been a year of great collaborations with different yarn stockists. I am so blessed to have them support my work and I am so thankful for all the great advice and feedback I get through these collaborations. Thank you from the bottom of my knitters heart to:
Gepard Garn ♥
Mohair by Canard ♥
Sandnes Garn ♥
Karen Klarbæk ♥
Onion Garn ♥
Lang Yarns ♥
(Not all patterns have been released yet.)
2017 has also been the year where I have learned to accept that building a healthy and strong business takes dedication, hard work and a lot of time spend. I do not lack dedication or the wiilingnes to work hard, but with a full time job and a family to care for, the hours spend is not as many as I would like. So the business is growing slowly – the brand is growing steady and I’m learning along the way. I have come to accept that I’m building a solid foundation for Knitable Me to rise from and someday I will hopefully achieve my dream of becoming a full time knitwear designer.
2018 will be an exciting year for Knitable Me designs and I can’t wait to show you what I have been working on this fall. First up is the Noir Sweater in Lima by Hjertegarn and a cosy and beautiful cape in Malou Luxe by Lang Yarns.
My next project is to redesign the Peacock vest in Filcolanas Peruvian Highland wool and expand the collection with both adult and more kids patterns. I’m pushing myself way out of my comfort zone with bright happy colors – can’t wait!
I also want to thank all of you who are supporting my work. Without your support Knitable Me wouldn’t have grown so much over the past year and I feel so lucky to be able to share my work with you all.
A special thanks to all of my testknitters who are doing such a great job. I am so blessed to have the support of all of you and I wish I could repay you with with more than my love and appreciation. Thank you ♥
Danish weather is a tricky lady and when we pack for our summer holiday by the West Coast, we bring clothes for almost every season. Layering is essential because one minute the sun is burning and the next the winds are chilly.
Klokke poncho is the perfect layering piece. With it’s casual fit and open front slits it goes smoothly on top of your leather jacket for fall and wool coat for winter. Its knitted top down using the contiguous method in a beautiful mix of Alpaka and Suri Alpaka from Sandnes garn.
This was one of my first designs that I’ve written for adults. It was inspired by a poncho I spotted on a stranger one day doing my grocery shopping. She looked quite stressed so I didn’t want to bother her. Instead I took a picture in all secrecy like a total stalker. Ha ha. The fit is inspired by a men’s coat hanging loosely on your shoulders. you know when you’re (me) on a romantic date and it’s getting chilly and he (Ryan Renolds) offers you his coat…. That’s the feeling you get when you wear this poncho!
It’s knitted in a perfect mix of soft Alpaka and fluffy Suri Alpaka which makes for a warm and still lightweight texture. The drape is medium heavy which still gives it enough hold to not look sloppy. The stripe sequences adds a little texture to the finished garment and you can easily add stripes and play with colors. Maybe change the color on just one of the yarns so you create a subtle stripe effect. I think I will try that in my next version.
The pattern can be bought on Ravelry. Click on the Ravelry button in the side menu or search for Klokke Poncho in the Ravelry search bar.
Most of my patterns are in Danish – I’m working on English translations and will announce them here on the blog when they are ready.
A true knitter is always preparing for winter no matter which season is present. Winter is coming… And thank god for that – when else would I be wrapping myself in heavy wool sweaters and chunky scarfs.
Ok, the Title might be a bit cheasy – but to be fair – Winter IS coming! Eventually anyways, and I’ve been preparing my fall/winter collection for quite some time now. Most of my new designs will be published in my upcoming knittingbook, but I’ve got a few releases over the next couple of Months which I’m excited to share with you.
As you have probably noticed I’ve made some changes to my site. The old shop was far to expensive and time consuming and to be honest I’ve missed blogging. I’m not at all settled yet, but I’ll get there as I go.
Over the next couple of months I will be presenting my designs and design process. I find these posts really inspiring with other bloggers and love to learn where they gain their inspiration from and how their designs evolve from sketch to finished garment. Stay tuned!
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