Category Archives: Tutorial

Hildegard Socks – Knitting Pattern

I designed another sock knitting pattern and I’m releasing it for free here today. I started writing the pattern more than a year ago and then more important things got in the way. But now that I’m on maternity leave I finally finished those last 10 % ;) I named the socks Hildegard, because I wanted the name to start with ‘H’ as I name my patterns in alphabetical order and so like usual I just picked some random old fashioned sounding German name. But more about the socks! Continue reading

Gunilla Top – Knitting Pattern

Hello there! Long time no see! I have been neglecting the English version of this blog for the last months. I just was lacking motivation and free time. I’m planning on at least translating posts about stuff I really care about in the future. And this post is on of those :) It is about the release of my second knitting pattern. A linen summer top that I have made two times before (here and here) and last summer I found a commercially available yarn that I liked for this pattern and started writing the instructions. The pattern is again only available via Ravelry. You don’t have to be a member to buy it, but you’ll need to pay via PayPal. Continue reading

Meditation Cushion Dirk

As promised here comes a pattern that starts with ‘D’, say hello to Dirk, a sewing pattern including instructions for a meditation cushion.

Marvin and I started meditation a while back and what is better to keep yourself motivated than a beautiful cushion to sit on. So I sewed one for Marvin. For the first test version I used some of is old jeans, and I really like how it turned out. Continue reading

Erika Socks – Knitting Pattern And Instructions

I wrote my first knitting pattern! Not for the cardigan, I’m still planning to do that, but for a pair of socks. I felt like I needed to start a little smaller and less complicated. And so I wrote a pattern for the socks that I made about 2 years ago. I changed a lot and in the end only the pattern stayed the same. Continue reading

How I assemble PDF patterns

Assemble_pdf_patterns_schnittmuster_zusammensetzen_4In my post about my new sewing room I mentioned the equipment I have that helps me assemble PDF patterns. I usually buy PDF patterns.Some patterns are only available as PDFs, some would be sent from outside the EU which takes long and can be complicated customs-wise and last but not least PDF patterns are always a little cheaper. But the main reason for me to buy pdf patterns is that when I buy a pattern I usually want to start right away. I’m not a long term planner. Continue reading

Pattern Knitting Bag Cordula

Secretly I drafted a new pattern for a knitting bag called Cordula and here’s how that happened: in my knitting course the idea came up that a bag that allows you to walk or stand while you’re knitting would be very pratical. You see, we’re moving a lot while meeting to knit so it was only natural of us to get that idea at some point :) So I drafted a first protoype and after some time I went into massproduction and sewed a knitting bag for mostly everyone in my knitting group. Continue reading

How I stabilize button bands

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I stabilized the button bands of my newest knit cardigan and I remembered to document it, yay! Button bands always tend to wear out, I realized that very soon after knitting my first cardigans. I started stabilizing my buttonbands with petersham, Lauren has published a great tutorial on her blog that explains how that is done. I improved that technique for myself by using fabric instead of petersham, because I think that looks much neater. Continue reading