Saturday, April 05, 2008

Kauni and her friends

ETA: I get a lot of questions about the stitch pattern used in the sweater below. The link to the website is http://www.jessica-tromp.nl/. Unfortunately, the pattern has been removed from the website and is no longer available. I do not have access to the stitch pattern either. If you read the comments to this post, there is discussion about trying the get the pattern re-posted on the site. I hope it works out! However, I am not involved in the effort and have no more information than you, my dear readers. But feel free to continue the discussion in the comments if you wish!

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Have you heard of Kauni? If you surf the knitting circles, I'm sure you have. Kauni is a Danish yarn with beautiful colors and wonderful color work patterns. Actually Kauni is the name of the designer, who is originally from Estonia. So the name actually means "beautiful". How appropriate! :) The Kauni yarns aren't really easy to find on this side of the pond, and I ordered mine from Astrid's Dutch Obsessions. Great prices and a very good color selection.

After I got my yarn, I had to start right away! But I didn't want to go with the popular Kauni cardigan pattern, because it has a very boxy shape and that just doesn't do for me. I immediately gain 50 pounds when I wear boxy sweaters... So I decided to go with Veronik's Colette pattern from IK winter 07. It's got nice shaping, and is a nicely constructed sweater, but I wasn't crazy about the cats, so I searched for another stitch pattern to use. There is a nice website full of free colorwork patterns here.


As much as I love knitting this, it is very slow, and requires a lot of concentration. I have been knitting on this exclusively for a couple of weeks, and I'm almost up to the arm holes now.


But I felt like I needed a break from all that concentration, and wanted something that was mindless stockinette that I could knit while reading or watching TV. So I started Salina, the sweater on the cover of Vintage Knits. I've been wanting to make this sweater for the longest time, and I'm really enjoying the pattern.
I've got this same yarn (Rowan Felted Tweed) in three different colors, so there might even be more than one Salina in my future.

15 comments:

Suzanne said...

Love the Kauni sweater. It is going to be a beauty.

Mercar said...

Actually Kauni is Estonian yarn- made in Estonia Raasiku villavabrik (Raasiku woolfactory). It is distributed in other country's by this Danish company, but still all Estonian yarn :)

Päivi said...

Aivan upeita käsitöitä taas kerran! Sulla on kyllä taito hyppysissä!!

Anonymous said...

please, could you post a scheme link? or send me it on shady-94@mail.ru

eldiega said...

Your sweater is great. I was looking for the pattern, but couldn't find it. Could you please give me more information?

Lotta said...

Thanks, eldiega!

The pattern for the sweater (shaping, etc.) is Colette from the Interweave Knits magazine. It's available for purchase on Ravelry as an individual pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/colette-pullover

Unfortunately I can't find the stitch pattern anymore... the website where I found it is a bit poorly organized and has so much stuff on it.

Unknown said...

Hi. Can you post the name of the website where you found the pattern so it can searched?

Much thanks

Anonymous said...

I assume you printed the pattern. Did the pattern have a name you could post so we can find it?

Lotta said...

Hi--the blog post links to the website but as I noted above, the website no longer appears to have the stitch pattern available.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lotta

Exciting news. I contacted the publisher of the website, and explained not being able to find the pattern on her site. She checked her site and indeed realized the pattern is no longer displaying. She then accessed her pattern archive and recreated the pattern for me. I will be knitting a swatch and sending her a picture of it with permission for her to post it and the pattern on her website. I think the leaf pattern will be displayed under the "floral" category on her website. I will post an update on your blog when I submit it and see it on the website.

Anonymous said...

I love this sweater too. I've spent ages looking for the pattern. No joy ... anyone have news about it?

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Anonymous said...

As I mentioned on 12/8/15 I got the pattern recreated for me by the publisher. I will be knitting a swatch and sending it to her very soon. She will then post it on her site. Will let you know when I do

Gloria said...

Hello

As I noted in my last post, I finished the swatch and emailed it to the publisher. The link to the website is on the second paragraph, last word "here" of KNitterNutters comments about this pattern. The publisher will post the pattern and a picture of the swatch soon I hope.

Mireille said...

May I ask you for the website link please?