After socking it for the biggest part of this year I am finally ready for something new. So when I was reading Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythoogy this summer I got inspired to design a set of patterns inspired by the characters of these stories.
So I wrote and knitted, ribbed, knitted again, annoyed my test knitters (I love you ladies, you know that!! Right??) and finally had my first set of patterns ready to show.
The first one I would like to present to you is Jormungandr, the mighty sea serpent that encompasses Midgard (our world), biting its own tail. She is one of the three children of Loki, god of mischief, and she will be there in the end of the world, Ragnarok, when she releases her tail and leaves the water of the sea.
With the snaking and winding braids in this pattern and the colour of the ocean I think these might do her a little justice at least. What do you think? The yarn I used for the socks is Cascade Heritage.
I don’t know which I love more, the socks or the mittens, but for sure I am in love with the combination of cables, colour and yarn. This is my first time knitting with Cascade Sorata and I am stoked by the softness of it, but what else would you expect of 70% Baby Lama and 30% Silk?
Then I had another idea: What if instead of just one set of patterns for socks and matching fingerless mittens I make four? And what if with each release I’d host a grand GIVEAWAY for readers of this blog? Oh YEAH!
So I will be releasing a series of three more Norse patterns in the coming months to keep you busy in autumn and winter. Each being accompanied by… And even crazier idea: What If I show you different makers of things to create a truely stunning set of matching beauty? It doesn’t always have to be just yarn and patterns, right?
That was when I found Meike of Nadelmikado. The maker of the prettiest project bags I have seen so far and I knew this was love on first sight. She found some great fabrics to match my series of sets and will have a limited edition of these ready for YOU with each release of patterns! And not enough with this, you’ll also be able to WIN some of her bags and more (read ONNNN!)
If you are a newsletter subscriber for this blog you have already received exclusive coupon codes for the Jormungandr Set of patterns and also for Meike’s project bags that were exclusively made for this release. It is a limited edition of 6 bags in total, so hurry if you want to grab one! (and sign up for the newsletter so that you don’t miss the next chance!). I will present Maike to you in an interview later this month!
The coolest (and sometimes most frustrating) thing about being a designer is that I get to do everything myself. I am not a professional photographer but I really love testing new angles and trying fun poses with my models. It was a lot of fun going out on a photoshoot with my friend Ipshita, who is a storyteller and dancer. I am incredibly thankful that I am blessed with friends who support me and cheer me on, and even lend a hand (or feet) for my photos. You will for sure see more of her here, soon!
Oh, you wanted to know about the GIVEAWAY! Sorry for my ramblings, so here it is.
win this wonderful package
- the brand new patterns for both Jormungandr socks and mittens
- a project bag and matching project protector (aka needle garage for 15cm dpns) made by Nadelmikado
- a skein of beautiful Cascade Sorata (70% Llama / 30% Silk) to start knitting right away!
Just add needles and you’re ready to knit away!
If you want to win this beautiful package you just have to do the following three things:
- sign up for my newsletter
- comment on this blogpost with which colour you would cast on this set right away!
- Comment also which colour combo you love best in Nadelmikado’s lovely project bags seen in the picture above.
Done with all three? Yay! You just entered your name in the giveway! Good luck!
If you are on Instagram, you will have another chance of winning one of these packages, head over to my profile and check out the rules for entering! Good luck!!
The winners will be chosen randomly on SUNDAY, September 9th 2018 at 20:30 GMT!
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About the patterns:
Jormungandr is the mighty sea serpent that encompasses Midgard (our world), biting its own tail. She is on of the three children of Loki, god of mischief, and she will be there in the end of the world, Ragnarok, when she releases her tail and leaves the water of the sea.
These socks and fingerless mittens with their winding braids are a fabulous combination of mystic pattern and beautiful form. They look best when made from solid or semi solid yarns.
Charts and written instructions for variations in sizes are included for both patterns.
This patterns are suitable for knitters with some experience.
Techniques used are:
– knitting and purling in the round
– simple decreases
– knitting cables
What you need:
- ~100g sock yarn (depending on size), for example Cascade Yarns Heritage (400m /100g) or similar in your favourite colourway (sample in the pictures is #5720 Deep Ocean)
- 5double pointed needles (or circular needle) 2.5 or 3mm
- stitch markers
- Tapestry needle to sew in ends
Thank you to my wonderful test knitters Strickhummel2108, Binle, Urmare, SINessi and Heisto, cupkakemaker, to my model Ipshita and Suzieqtee for proof reading!!
Happy knitting and stay tuned for more releases soon!