Apr 26, 2024

New pattern - Wander & Whirl Shawl

Whoop whoop!!

There's a new pattern available in my Ravelry store - Wander & Whirl!



Wander & Whirl is a wonderfully light and lacey shawl perfect for spring and summer. It's worked straight on the bias, making it a fun and relaxing knit project.

The shawl features generous sections of lovely lace, adding a nice drape to the overall design. You have the option to add beads to the lace sections for some extra sparkle and sunlight capture. 















This year’s winter has been long and dark. While designing this shawl, I dreamed of brighter days ahead - sunshine, blooming flowers, and blue skies.

I imagined the sweet scent of spring and the lively dance of light and shadow.

Inspired by these thoughts, I created something airy, catching the sunlight with its sparkling lace, inviting the clear sky and moody clouds to  play with its patterns.

It’s a design that encourages your mind to wander as you feel the soothing rhythm of garter stitch, and once finished, it gently whirls in the early spring breeze. The name Wander & Whirl was born.

Choose three favorite colors of fingering weight yarn, using one as the leading color for the lace and letting the other two dance together in the surrounding sections.

Finished size is approximately 27 cm x 210 cm / 11 inches x 84 inches, making it a lovely summer (or vacation) knit due to its lightweight.

Let Wander & Whirl sweep away your winter blues and bring the sun into your heart. 

 You can find all the details in my Ravelry store
Don't miss the 20% release discount! Use code WANDERWHIRL until April 28th. Enjoy!











I hope you'll give this design a warm welcome. It was a pleasure to design and write
the pattern for it. I just love everything about it! The realxing garter stitch, the fun
stripes, using three colors of fingering weight yarn and of course the lovely lace and
beads. It's a great knit and a joy to wear. 
Fall in love with it, knit it and don't foregt to share - #WanderAndWhirlShawl!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Jan 12, 2024

New pattern - ORLA cowl

 I am very happy to share with you my first pattern of 2024, ORLA cowl!



ORLA cowl is the matching accessory to ORLA sweater. It features the same fascinating texture surrounded by delicious garter stitch.
Loose yourself in this perfectly small project and create your own feel good accessory. It’s an ideal project to use up some sweet left over yarn. This cowl only uses about 200m/219yards of DK weight yarn to keep you warm and cozy. Alternatively you can use light fingering weight yarn held double (which equals DK weight) and create your very own look.
The cowl is worked seamlessly in the round one half at a time. Starting with a provisional cast on in the middle of the cowl allows for identical edges at the top and the bottom as well as it makes seaming unnecessary. 

When designing Orla sweater I was flirting with the idea of a turtle neck instead of a round neckline. And in the end, I decided against it. But still I couldn't quite shake the desire to have some part of Orlas beautiful texture warming my neck. And that's how Orla cowl came to life.

I loved knitting my sample for this design. I've been using a light fingering weight yarn, Sarah by Permin (50% merino, 50% shetland wool) held double. The same as for the sweater design sample. It is a very lovely yarn that I fell in love with but which was only available in light finering weight. But when designing the sweater I wanted to design a cozier, more wooly-wintery sweater than the Solros sweater I designed last year. So I decided for holding the yarn double. 

Using two strands of light fingering weight yarn together also opens a world of creating your very own version of this design. By choosing two different colors or two colors close to each other you can create a depth to the look of the finished cowl and really make it your own.

Orla cowl is also a perfect small project to use some of that squishy delicious left over DK weight yarn from a sweater or so that you might have in your stash and are still looking to use. 

This design is a very engaging knit, not only because of its captivating flowery texture elements, but also because it has this very interesting construction. Starting with a provisional cast on in the middle of the cowl it is then knitted outwards one half at a time.
To top it off the strechy icelandic bind off is used, which is a perfect fit for the garter stitch background and gives enough space for a comfortable fit.
And since there's the same bind off at the top and the bottom of the cowl, both sides match and create perfect harmony.


 I hope you love ORLA cowl as much as I do and make it your very own favorite winter accessory.

To celebrate the release of the pattern enjoy 20% off this pattern with code ORLA in my Ravelry store until Sunday, January 21.

Have an awesome weekend!



Dec 8, 2023

New pattern - ORLA sweater

It's pattern release day!

ORLA sweater is now available on Ravelry



ORLA is a top-down yoke sweater. Get inspired by the deliciously textured yoke and oh-so-cozy garter stitch.  Get captivated by elongated stitches, cables without the need for a cable needle and bobbles that are worked on the right side only. 

This design is worked seamlessly in the round and uses DK weight yarn for extra comfort.
The pattern offers 7 sizes, ranging from 85-145cm/34-58inches bust, including 10-15cm/ 4-6 inches of positive ease for a feel good fit.

My inspiration for this design is the seasonal change from summer to fall. The ornaments remind me of trees that have lost some of their leaves but are still standing strong with their crowns. The arrow-like textures are inspired by the wind that’s blowing away the leaves, and you can see them whirling around in the air.
But at the same time there is harmony and quiet, represented by the arrows showing in the same direction and earths peace in the striped section in the middle.












XS, S, M (L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished bust circumference
85, 95, 105(115, 125, 135, 145)cm /
34, 38, 42(46, 50, 54, 58)inches
Orla is intended to be worn with positive ease. Choose a size that is 10-15cm / 4-6 inches larger than your actual bust circumference.

Sample is size S, worn with 10cm / 4 inches of positive ease.

Approx. 1100, 1200, 1350(1500, 1600, 1750, 1850)m / 1203, 1313, 1477(1641, 1750, 1915, 2024)yards of DK weight yarn.

Sample is worked in Sarah by Permin (light fingering weight 50% merino, 50% shetland wool) held double (=DK weight), 883605 medium gray.

21 sts / 34 rows = 10cm / 4 inches in garter stitch in the round on 3,5mm/US 4 needles, blocked.

The pattern includes written directions as well as both charted and fully written instructions for the yoke section.
For the perfect finish video quick guide links are included for the italian tubular cast on and tubular bind off method.


Since sweater patterns always take a lot of time and effort,  I'm naturally very attached to those designs of mine. So am I to Orla sweater. I'm so in love with the texture and how it's enveloped by the garter stitch. It fills my heart with pride and joy.

I hope you love the design as much as I do and will give the pattern a warm welcome! <3

To celebrate the release, there's a 20% discount if you use code ORLA before check out on Ravelry. Enjoy! :)


Jun 25, 2023

New Pattern - HAVTORN shawl

 My new pattern HAVTORN shawl is released! You can find the pattern now on Ravelry.







Havtorn is an elongated triangular shaped shawl that begins with a garter tab cast on and grows by six stitches every two rows. The shawl is built in two sections, each using either of the two colors used as its main color.
The pattern is carefully designed for you to always work comfortably with one strand at a time. Once the body is complete, a delicious textured border is added. The spaced petit picot bind off gives the shawl its finishing touch.



I had so much fun designing this shawl. I played a lot with different textures and stitch combinations as I just couldn't decide at first which ones to use. This involved what felt like endless swatching. But I have gained a lot of insight and found new stitch combos that I will be able to also use for upcoming designs as well. And that made a lot of fun! The design process for Havtorn was very inspiring. 

I had the idea for this design for quite some time although it also took its time to come to life. To create a vision in real life sometimes takes some experimenting and going back and forth, as I also did while sample knitting. And so, the pattern is now released a little later as I was hoping for. But I think it was definately worth the wait! I am so in love with this design! All that beautiful texture and the different elements that work together and complement each other are just amazing.

My favorite part is the textured border in combination with the petit picot bind off. It makes this shawl so elegant and feminine. 

I can't wait to see some more colorful versions of yours since my sample uses neutral colors. That too was an experiment of sorts. I usually work with colorful yarns. During testing I already had the pleasure of a lovely interpretation in red and beige which I find so beautiful. 

So don't miss out on the 20% release celebration discout and use code HAVTORN on Ravelry!

A little more details...

You'll need approx. 300m/ 329yds of color A and 450m/ 493yds of color B of DK weight yarn.

The sample is worked in Drops Soft Tweed (50% Wool, 25% Alpaca, 25% Rayon; 130 meters / 50 grams), colorways 3 sand (color A) and 8 pepparkorn/dark grey (color B).

18 sts / 27 rows = 10cm / 4 inches in stockinette pattern on 3,5mm/US 4 needles
Gauge is not critical. But it will influence size of shawl and amount of yarn needed.

Finished size:
Finished size is about 180cm/ 72 inches wingspan and 70cm / 28 inches deep.

The pattern includes charts and fully written instructions for all sections.











Let Havtorn fascinate you with its engaging textures and patterns throughout and start your vacation knit now! :) 


I hope you love my new design just as much as I do and I hope to see your project on Ravelry (feel free to share you FO in my group!) or on social media. Make sure to use #HavtornShawl and tag me on instagram @thedrizzleofhoney!


Jan 1, 2023

Happy new year!

I wish you all and your families a very happy and healthy new year 2023!

Hopefully you had a good 2022 and had some time off during Christmas and were able to relax a little bit.

I'm looking back at a year filled with a lot of work which resulted in many beautiful new designs and also much time with my family and kids which I am so grateful for.
Being able to see them grow, hear them laugh and feel their love is the most valuable thing to me. Which makes me even more thankful for you all that make it possible for me to support our family with my designs and doing what I love. Thank you to every single one of you that bought a pattern from me this year! Thank you for following me on my knitting journey.

I am starting off the new year with a surprise for you:


Aella hat & cowl

It fills me with so much joy to announce my first new pattern in 2023 - AELLA!

 Aella is a set including a matching hat and cowl pattern. So yes, you're reading right: it's actually two patterns in one!
For this wonderful design twisted stitch twists travel alongside beautiful 4 stitch cables to then fall in love with the surrounding soft seed stitch texture.

Who doesn't love matching accessories? It just makes you feel beautiful and adds that little extra style to your outfit.
The inspiration behind Aella is a quiet winter forest during falling snow. The cables and twisted stitch waved lines remind me of trees and their protective branches. I love the harmony together with the soft seed stitch texture around them that hint at the peaceful and silent feeling of falling snow.

The pattern comes in three sizes:
Child (Adult S/M, Adult L)
Hat: To fit 50(56, 60)cm / 20(22, 24) inches head circumference.
Cowl: Finished circumference 49(59, 60)cm / 16(20, 24) inches.
Finished height 25(30, 39)cm / 10(12, 12) inches.
The pattern is designed for you to use your favorite soft and cozy aran weight yarn and then let go and dream about having this lovely duo caress your soul.

Aella is now available in my Ravelry Store  and to celebrate the release with me and you'll also receive 20% discount until January 8 2023! Use code AELLA and enjoy!

It would make me very happy if you use #AellaHat and #AellaCowl when posting your awesome knits on social media, so I and everyone else can find and share your wonderful project!

I hope you love my new design as much as I do and will give Aella a warm welcome into my collection of patterns.

I hope to have you by my side next year as well.
Happy new (knitting) year!!


Nov 11, 2022

New Pattern - SOLROS sweater

My new pattern Solros sweater is now available in my Ravelry Store!

Solros is a seamles top-down sweater with a beautiful textured yoke.
The design comes in 7 sizes ranging from 80-140cm / 32-56 inches bust circumference and uses fingering weight yarn to give you the perfect all year round favorite sweater. The pattern also has options to work either half sleeves or full length sleeves. For the perfect finish there are two video quick guides available as well on how to work the italian tublular cast on and the tubular bind off which are also explained in the pattern. 

Solros means sunflower which has been my inspiration for this design. I find sunflowers with their big flower heads just so beautiful. To me they are the essence of summer, the sun, of warmth and being happy and in a good mood. The texture around the yoke reminds me of the round textures of the sunflower seeds. The stockinette stitch in the sweater design creates the same stillness as the flower petals around the sunflower head. Together it brings a wonderful harmony.

Who doesn't love a good yoke sweater? They are one of my favorite things to knit. What makes this one special is the eye catching textured yoke with its intriguing stitch combinations which ware actually not too hard to knit. Solros' classic element of stockinette body makes it easy to style as well. 


With sweater weather already here and Christmas just around the corner it's the perfect time to start this addictive knit. 

>> Don't miss out on the release discount and get 20% off the pattern using code SOLROS in my Ravelry store. (valid through Sunday, November 20 2022)

Please use #SlorosSweater and don't be shy to tag me @thedrizzleofhoney on Instagram when sharing your project so I and everyone else can find it easily to share the joy.

Discover the pattern and add it to your library here!

I hope you'll love the sweater as much as I do!



May 17, 2022

Pattern release - Sorley

Yay! The wonderful Sorley Shawl is now available in my Ravelry store!

Sorley is a very light summer shawl perfect for when there's just that tiny bit of wind that gives you instant goosebumps.

The narrow shawl combines airy textures in two colors with a special construction that makes it a creative and interesting knit. You'll only need about half a skein of two colors of your favorite fingering weight yarn to finish this shawl.


I am so in love with this design. It is also a very nice smaller shawl to complete your outfit by adding a little something around your neck. And shouldn't you need it right now it takes only very little space in your bag. So you have the shawl with you. To be safe.
The test knit showcased beautifully how pretty this shawl is in any combination of colors. It just works, and that makes me very happy.
Test knitter omiegosh wrote: “It’s a great place to use up those leftovers that are too small for a complete project, but are too large to not keep.“

Finished size is about 30 cm x 200 cm / 12 inches x 80 inches, so this is not too big of a project either and makes for the perfect summer (or vacation) knit.

To celebrate the release use code SORLEY on Ravelry to receive 20% off the pattern until May 22 2022. Hop over now to the store and enjoy!

Please use #SorleyShawl and tag me @thedrizzleofhoney on Instagram when posting so I can see and share your beautiful project too.

Have an awesome week everyone!



Apr 8, 2022

News April 2022

Hi everyone!

A lot is going on around here. So much so that I had to skip last month's news update.
Much behind the scenes work. As you may imagine knitting samples and pulishing patterns is just a small part of all the work that goes into a design until it is ready to be published. 
But of course those are the most exciting parts of the process and the ones that are most interesting to post about. Whereas the not so interesting and "share-worthy" times include sitting in a bubble and designing, doing the math, writing up pattern drafts to knit a sample from and then refine and perfect until a pattern for testing is created, of course the test itself which usually takes several weeks and finally the last finalizing steps to get the pattern ready for publishing as well as creating all the materials and content that need to go with it. All those steps involve a lot of care, attention and love.
Besides that there's always a lot of behind the scenes that takes place in termes of running a business, especially since most of us are a one-woman-show.

But let's get back to what's new!

New pattern - Alora skirt

There is a new pattern available in my Ravelry Store - Alora!



If you are like me and like to wear your knitted pieces all year round, then this is one to consider for you: 

Alora is a very feminine knee length skirt that uses negative ease to create its flattering shape and accentuate your beauty. It’s intended to be worn high at the waist and uses a pretty and simple knit and purl pattern for super relaxing knitting and a stretchy fabric that allows for a very comfortable fit.
You can use any DK weight yarn you have in your stash and you will get the perfect not-too-hot-yet-not-too-cold skirt for in between seasons. Alora is available in seven sizes.

You don't have to knit sweaters only. Personally, I appreciate a nice change from time to time. So why not knit a skirt for yourself? I promise you’ll be surprised by how wonderfully warm, beautiful and comfy you’ll feel.

For more info on construction and sizing please see the pattern page.

I am very happy to finally be able to offer a new skirt pattern for you. Especially since I know how many of you loved my Amaranth skirt. And also now for Alora I've gotten positive feedback already in the test knitting stage. I'm looking forward to see many beautiful projects!
Please use #Aloraskirt and don't be shy to tag me @thedrizzleofhoney on Instagram when sharing your project so I and everyone else can find it easily to share the joy.


Sorley shawl

Currently I'm sample knitting on my next design: Sorley shawl.

This two colored shawl has a little different construction. No classic crescent or triangle shape. I often find myself craving a more unique shape of shawl when spring is about to arrive.
Starting point is a center diamond shape where stitches will then be picked up along the sides to work the shawls wings adding texture and pattern throughout.

Each of those wings has one of the two colors used as dominant and the other as contrast.

For the sample I'm using Manos del Uruguay Alegria in Atlantico and Butia. This is of course a fingering weight hand dyed merino yarn. This kind of yarn is always so wonderful to work with especially for shawls. And I know I'm not alone there ;)

So, I'm very excited for this design and how it will turn out. Yes, a test knit for this design will start soon. I will have to finish the sample (a little more to work on the second wing) and then put the pattern in testing shape. :) Follow me on Instagram and join my Ravelry group if you want to know first when the party starts! 

Next design - summer top

For my next design I have also started working on a summer top. Although I feel I am a little bit behind on the schedule on this one. But no worries, I will catch up! 

It will be a short sleeved, top-down, seamless, round yoke construction with a texture pattern in the yoke and stockinette body. I am already thrilled about the design. And it will be my first not free summer top. My other summer tops have been free patterns. So I hope you will love this one just as much as the other ones :)

Have a wonderful weekend and happy easter to you all!



Feb 3, 2022

News February 2022

Happy February! ;)

We were having a bit of a slow start into this new year. At least it feels like it. I have been so stressed out and now all the kids have been sick too. There just wasn't as much done as I'd liked it to be.

New design Alora skirt

Nonetheless, I am working on my new design Alora skirt! 
This one is going to be a knee length skirt in a very flattering shape with negative ease. I opted for a cute and simple knit-purl-pattern for relaxing knitting and a stretchy (=comfy) fabric.
The pattern will be for DK weight yarn so you'll get the perfect in between not-too-hot-yet-not-too-cold skirt for spring and/or fall season.

I'm really enjoying working on this design. The knit/purl texture is very meditative and flowing - a real breeze to knit. And I just adore the beautiful and classy pattern!

Since no one likes to sew after finishing a knitted project, I revisited the waist band construction from my previous skirt design Amaranth. (Which has a double width waistband that gets folded around the elastic and is then sewn onto the inside of the skirt.)
So, I came up with a solution that requires an absolute minimum of sewing. It's going to be a fold over waist band, knit to the skirt as you go. In the end you just thread the elastic through, sew it together (either by hand or using a sewing machine) and close the hole in the waist band.

It's very important for me that you love the process of knitting as well as the finished project when working with my patterns. And I hope you will like Aloras waistband construction.

As I am making good progress on the sample, I will start to finalize the pattern within the next week. And then of course it's time for test knitting! :)
If a knitted skirt is something that's missing from your selfmade wardrobe or you've never knitted a skirt but are interested to give it a try, be on the lookout on my Insta and my Ravelry group for the test to start soon!

Hope to see you there!