Monday, September 10, 2012


It is done. ROTOR is released.
This is a cog in my design machinery.

It started with machines. Cogs, metal, hard, mechanic. 
This hard inspiration met my love of yarn and the construction, the mechanics, the maths of knitting.
As per usual, I landed in the knit stitch. Our cog in the machinery.
Knit and purl being the same thing, but yet so different. It’s all about what side you turn outwards.
The shawl is reversible and beautiful however you wrap it around you. From the inside out. All the way out to the lace. The cogs.
ROTOR is knit from the middle and outwards. It features details like “reversible middle stitches”, I-cord tab cast on and I-cord edges. The panels of stockinette stitch alter, adding purlsides and knitsides to both sides.
If you choose to use another yarn, I would recommend solids to semisolids and variegated, but I would stay away from the self striping for this one…
I am immensly proud of this shawl. Not only of its very architectural design process and the details I've worked so hard on, but of the collaborations it has generated. Easyknits has dyed the spectacular Deeply Wicked yarn in metallic inspired colors just for ROTOR. The prototype is knit in "Copper Petina". 
The pictures were taken at Bäreberg junk yard. One of my favorite places on earth - filled with metallic scraps. 

Saturday, June 09, 2012


This blog is embarrassing... I keep updating in Swedish, while this blog is left hopelessly behind.
However - big knitting news! A new pattern is out! I designed a cable to teach basic cabling techniques and it turned out well, so I put it on a toque.
The cable in itself would look good added to almost whatever, and I can't wait to see some modded projects with it! But here's a link to the toque pattern on Ravelry! Say hello to Bjomal!

Cable away!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


A love story about a yarn...

Sometimes you get a yarn in your hands, so lovely you 
almost don’t want to wind it up or even disturb
the pretty skein. But your hands yearn to knit it. 

So I knit, yet another stockinette, triangular shawl...
Because I wanted to feel this yarn. I wanted to see it shine. But how to finish it?

I have frequently browsed through edging patterns and shawl patterns for inspiration to finish a stockinette triangle. This time -nothing- fitted because I knew exactly what I wanted. So I ended up drawing it up myself - A leaf. Just the right size for the gauge. Then doing the math, fitting the leaves 
together and fitting the middle leaf to the middle stitch. 

And by the way: What a difference a purl makes! 
Opsa - I made  a shawl. And as a bonus, the same chart can be used to make a kick-ass stole! 


The wonderful yarn is called Splendor and can be found at 
Pattern availible in english or Swedish.