MONICA SCARF OR COWL

This Garter stitch project is fast and easy. Follow me along as I walk you through the new SKEINO Monica Scarf or Cowl. The 3 skein project creates a lovely color transition and it can be knitted as a scarf or as a cowl.

The Monica Scarf or Cowl knitting kit can be found here: http://ss1.us/a/hmhxpvWW

As always please comment or ask here or on Youtube! I will be travelling over the holidays but I’ll try to keep up with your messages the best I can!  🙂

 

Love,

Bjorn

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KALEIDOSCOPE SHAWL KNITTING TUTORIAL & MY SECRET FRINGING TOOL

In this video I will talk about our new Kaleidoscope Shawl. Fringes are all over the place this year and so I designed this piece to go with the trend.

In the second part of this episode I will show you how to twist fringes extra fast with a smart little tool I found.

The Kaleidoscope Shawl knitting kit can be found here:
http://ss1.us/a/yPfLEQrx

 

As always please comment and ask here or on Youtube. Thank you for watching! 🙂

 

Love,

Bjorn

KNITTING WITH TWO DIFFERENT YARNS USING THE SAME NEEDLE SIZE

In this episode we will take a look at how you can knit a project with two different yarn weights without having to change the needle size.

As an example I will knit SKEINO’s newest kit, the Denali Shawl. I designed this piece using our Flame Yarn which is super bulky and our Merino-Nylon Sock yarn. I love the textures of the different fibers and I thought you might like it too.

The Denali Shawl can be found here: http://ss1.us/a/QD9JnI34

 

As always please let me know your thoughts and questions down in the comment section or on Youtube.

 

Love,

Bjorn

HOW TO DESIGN A GREAT SWEATER

Today I have a special episode for you! In this knitting tutorial I will show you how to knit a sweater at a beginner’s level. This is a cuff-to-cuff design which will make the Cuddle Sweater an easy to knit piece.

I will explain the overall construction and how you can create your very own design: You can choose the length and width of the cuffs as well the overall fit of the sweater.

We will also look into seaming and crocheting the neck opening. A classic crewneck or a turtleneck – it’s all up to you!

 

 

I hope I could inspire you to be creative with this sweater design! We are offering this as a kit on SKEINO in 2 packs: XS-L and XL-XXL. You can also add a single skein to your order to be extra creative!

As always please leave a comment here or on Youtube!

 

Love,

Bjorn

ANNETTE SHAWL

The Annette Shawl is based on our Bauhaus Mitered Shawl. In this video I will show you which yarn is being used, the construction as well as a few design options. As always with SKEINO the pattern is free. You can download it by scrolling down to the “Download Pattern” section on the product page.

To knit the Annette Shawl yourself click here:
http://ss1.us/a/F7fQ75A6

Do also check out our Bauhaus Mitered Shawl here:
http://ss1.us/a/3jX4X4QS

 

 

Please let me know what you think about this design in the comments or on Youtube. This approach is a little less modern than our Bauhaus Mitered Shawl. Which one do you like best?

Love,

Bjorn

KNITTING TUTORIAL: BAUHAUS MITERED SHAWL

From now our weekly video episodes will feature more knitting tutorials supporting the featured kit in the newsletter. That way you can discover our new kits even quicker and you will have direct support using the comments section.

This week Bjorn will start with the wonderful Bauhaus Mitered Shawl:

The design of SKEINO’s MITERED SHAWL was inspired by the German BAUHAUS school of design. Bjorn’s weaving teacher Margarete Reichardt was a former Bauhaus student. She studied under the direction of Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. In memory of his time working with her in her workshop he created this shawl.

The easy design is based on three mitered squares which are seamlessly worked in one piece to form the shawl. This luscious yarn is DK weight and the fibers are extra fine merino 19.5 micron. The yarn is treated superwash for an easy care. The Garter Stitch pattern supports the characteristic graphical shape.

The design comes in two different color options:

1. Three skeins in the same color: The first skein will be knitted up in a diamond shaped square with an increase line in the middle. After finishing this you use half of the stitches for a right and a left second and third square of the same size. These two squares have a decrease line in the center.

2. Three skeins in three different colors: All three colors are being used for the three squares. The pattern provides a chart, which is easy to follow. Otherwise everything is the same.

Don’t pass up this opportunity to knit this exiting piece for yourself or someone else. This interesting shape is very easy to knit. The handpainted yarn will not pool or zigzag because of the constant increases or decreases. The three color version will create a stunning effect, almost a one of a kind piece.

This is a great beginners piece and you will have fun with it when you see the construction growing.

 

Please let me know what you think about this new format. Feel free to leave your comments and questions here in the comments sections or directly on Youtube.

 

Love,

Bjorn

HOW TO KNIT BOBBLES

In this episode I will talk about a fun subject: How to knit bobbles.
If you have never knitted bobbles or bubbles before you will find that it’s not too difficult. I’m using two different colored yarns so that it is easy to see for you.

I hope you liked this episode. As always any comments or questions are more than welcome.

Love,

Bjorn