babatakaro progress2 squareI have been working on a baby blanket for a few weeks now. Not because it's difficult to knit, I just usually work on more than one project at a time. If the stitch pattern looks familiar to you, that's because you might have seen it before: I designed it for my Golden Hazel shawl about three years ago. And I loved it so much I just had to use it one more time. I thought it would make a wonderful blanket for a little baby girl :)

The blanket begins with a provisional cast-on in the middle, first we knit the first half, then undo the provisional cast-on and knit the other half of the blanket in the other direction. If you have never done this before, no problem, I'm planning to make a tutorial for you. 

This sample is knitted in Rowan Softknit Cotton, which is a worsted weight yarn. I want to swatch in other weights and materials as well and include several options in the pattern.

Do you think you might want to test knit this pattern? Just fill in this form: and I'll notify you when you can volunteer. You will need a ravelry account because I run all my test knits there. Filling in the form doesn't mean you have committed yourself, it's ok if you change your mind and decide not to volunteer after all. On the other hand, it doesn't mean you'll automatically be accepted as a test knitter, either. It means you'll get a notification when you can volunteer so you don't miss the opportunity.

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Those laCy, hazy, crazy days of summer..:) As every summer, I'm having a summer sale in my pattern store. This time, you can purchase select patterns with a 33% discount through August 31, 2016 with the coupon code "lacysummer2016". 

Choose your favourite from among the 25 eligible patterns and knit something lacy! Some of these shawls are perfect additions to your summer wardrobe, others can be worn instead of a cardigan in autumn or as a scarf in winter. You can also find two cardigans, a beret and a pair of fingerless mitts if you are already preparing for the colder season.

Click on READ MORE for the list of eligible patterns.

As always, patterns bought in my webshop will be added to your ravelry library as well within 48 hours. (Please enter your ravelry username in the shopping cart. Also, don't forget to enter the coupon code and hit the "save" button for the 33% discount!)


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Raspberry Hill is now released! Find out more about this pattern at

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I have had this yarn in my stash for months and now I could finally cast on! It has gorgeous colours, it's actually more beautiful in real life than in this picture. Variegated yarns are not easy to design with because they tend to steal the show so complex stitch patterns are usually out of the question. So far so good, however, I already have more of this project since I took this picture so I'll have to figure out what to do with the border soon.


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