Before meeting with my family for Christmas I travelled to Berlin to enjoy a few happy hours on the city’s wonderful Christmas markets, which I intended to share with all of you. Unfortunately the horrible terrorist attack happened, right before we arrived in Berlin.

We decided to make this video anyway in order to show you just how strong the people of Berlin are in these difficult moments. After all it is Christmas and we want to get together with our families and loved ones. We shot this video on December 21st and I think you can see the strong reaction of Berliners showing that they are not afraid.

Our condolences go to all of the people who have lost friends, loved ones or family in Berlin on December 19th 2016.



This knitting tutorial is about SKEINO’s new Tapestry Vest. Follow me along as I walk you through the construction of the vest in the video.

I will show you the finished front and back first and then we will go into detail with the construction of each of these parts.

The Tapestry Vest is really fun to knit! As always you can download the complete pattern on our product page as a PDF link.

The knitting kit for the Tapestry Vest can be found here: http://ss1.us/a/3Jq877RT




Please let me know what you think about the Tapestry Vest in the comments or on Youtube.





A customer asked me if I could teach her how to knit in the round and I told her that I would make a video about it. If you are also unsure or curious about the technique this video is for you. Knitting in the round is really quite simple if you take care of a few basics. Let me walk you through them in the video.



I hope you could take something away from this short class. If you have questions or comments please let me know in the comments or right on Youtube.




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.





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.




I really love to think out of the box when knitting. One such thing is combining different yarns in the same knitting project. In this video I will show you a few examples of my designs where I did combine knitting yarns using the same pattern.

If you want to knit one of these designs yourself here are the links to our SKEINO website where you can find them. These knitting kits are on sale and will eventually be gone so some of these links might not work in a few weeks from now:

2-Yarn Scarf 

Bertie’s Shawl

Lengthwise Scarf

Feather And Fan Afghan


I hope you liked this episode. Now you should have a good idea about how to knit with different yarns in one project. If you want to knit any of my designs please visit SKEINO. You can also use your own stash and try out one or another of the techniques above. For questions or recommendations please let me know in the comments!

…And as always: #happyknitting






In this video I will show you how to pick up stitches. This will allow you to add something to a piece you have knitted before. It is surprisingly easy so follow me as I show you how it works in this knitting tutorial.



I hope you enjoyed this lecture. For more knitting tutorials be sure to subscribe to SKEINO’s Youtube channel. Also feel free to ask me anything in the comments here or on Youtube.