The Girl Who Said Baa

The blog has been very silent this fall and it's because I've been hard at work with a secret project. Well, not that secret anymore if you follow me on Instagram. I've been working on my very own e-book, The Girl Who Said Baa.

It all started with my love of rustic, organic wool. Not that prickly kind you might be thinking of but soft, airy and warm wool. I had a vision of an e-book containing everything you'd need from head to toe using Finnish yarn brand Tukuwool. So, I started knitting!

This is my very first knitwear collection and it includes patterns for a shawl, socks, a cardigan, mittens and two hats. I'll give you an overall look here and then later post about each piece one at a time.

What: Helmi / Own pattern
How: 3.0 and 4.0 mm circular needles
From: Tukuwool Fingering, 76 g

Helmi is a sweet hat with a folded brim and cables. And a pom pom to top it off. It will sure keep your ears warm during the winter.

What: Saana / Own pattern
How: 4.0 mm circular needle
From: Tukuwool Fingering, 115 + 72 +87 g

Saana is an asymmetric triangle shawl with alternating garter stitch stripes and lace sections that are shaped with short rows.

What: Ruso / Own pattern
How: 3.0 mm circular needle
From: Tukuwool Sock, 82 g

Ruso socks are simple and comfy. They're a combination of cables and ribbing.

What: Aada / Own pattern
How: 2.5 mm circular needle
From: Tukuwool Fingering, 55 + 12 g

Aada mittens have a high cuff that you can fold in two. The stitch pattern is a combination of stranded knitting and simple cables. It's easy to knit yet gives a big effect.

What: Manta / Own pattern
How: 3.5 mm circular needle
From: Tukuwool Fingering, 405 + 30 g

This cardigan has a warm folded collar and honeycomb cables in the front. The edges are finished off with a contrast color i-cord bind off. There are also contrast color pockets hiding behind the hem cables.

What: Alma / Own pattern
How: 3.0 mm circular needle
From: Tukuwool Fingering, 48 g

Alma is a relaxed beanie with cable details and a fun envelope bind off.

Big thanks to Hakamaan sheep farm for letting us have the photoshoot at your farm and borrow your lovely sheep for the pics. The photos of the e-book are by the talented Miika Ihanainen. Huge thanks to Tukuwool for sponsoring all the yarns for these designs. I'm also super thankful to my army of hard working test knitters. You are the best!

All the designs in the e-book are also available as individual downloads on Ravelry. But if you're interested in several patterns, it's cheaper to get the entire book. The book also has a small technique chapter and some words about Tukuwool and about the sheep farm where we took the photos. Come join a KAL in my Ravelry group.

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