Knitting Patterns

Knitting Pattern: The Hilla Mittens

hilla mittens

Want to make your own Hilla Mittens? Head over to my Etsy shop to purchase the pattern!

This pattern comes with a knitting support full of tutorial pictures to guide you through your project!

Hi friends – and happy October! Fall has officially arrived and I’m currently spending all my free time cuddled up on the couch with blankets, apple & cinnamon tea and my favorite knits. I published the Hilla Beanie this past winter and at the time, it immediately became my most popular knitting pattern, and last month after releasing the Kielo Mittens I decided the Hilla needed a pair of matching mitts as well!

hilla mittens

I’ve been sooooo obsessed with knitting these lately and mittens have become my favorite project for a few reasons: they knit up quickly, are often a 1-skein project and can be easily adjusted size-wise. I love how luscious the cables look on these mitts and the pattern is so easy to remember you’ll basically be knitting these with your eyes closed once you get started!

hilla mittens

The Hilla Mittens call for a light-ish bulky weight (category #5 – suggestions incuded) yarn, 6mm/US 10 DPNs and a few hours of your time. The pattern also includes a knitting support full of tutorial pictures to guide you through the project, so don’t worry – I got you!

hilla mittens

If at any point you have any questions don’t hesitate to send me a message on Etsy or an email at kati@katimaaria.com

Also, if you share a picture of the mitts on Instagram, please tag me @katimaariaknits and use the hashtag #hillamittens – I can’t wait to see your designs! You may also sell the finished product but please give credit to Katimaariaknits as the designer.

hilla mittens

Find this pattern on Etsy by clicking here!

So get your needles and yarn ready, and happy knitting!

xx, Kati

Knitting Patterns

Knitting Pattern: The Kielo Mittens

kielo mittens

Want to make your own Kielo Mittens? Head over to my Etsy shop where you can buy the pattern!

This pattern comes with a knitting support full of tutorial pictures to guide you through your project!

Hi everyone! My mind has been all about beanies for the past I don’t even know how long, so when I got the idea to turn the Kielo Beanie into a matching pair of mittens I was BEYOND EXCITED! After a few trials and errors I finally found the perfect stitch count that still gave enough space for the lace and cable details, and ever since I haven’t really been able to stop knitting (I think I’m at 4 finished pairs now). So darn addictive!

kielo mittens

I often run out of patience to make anything in pairs, but these mittens are such a quick knit I guarantee you’ll be making them non-stop! I timed myself one Saturday morning and was able to finish one mitten in about an hour and a half – thumb included!

kielo mittens

For this pattern I’m also including a little knitting support with a bunch of tutorial pictures for the techniques used: DPNs, lace, cables, thumb all in one place!

kielo mittens

kielo mittens

If at any point you have any questions don’t hesitate to send me a message on Etsy or an email at kati@katimaaria.com

Also if you share a picture of the mitts on Instagram, please tag me @katimaariaknits and use the hashtag #kielomittens – I can’t wait to see your designs! You may also sell the finished product but please give credit to the designer.

Find this pattern on Etsy by clicking here!

Add this pattern to your Ravelry library by clicking here!

So get your yarn and needles ready and happy knitting!

kielo mittens

kielo mittens

kielo mittens

xx, Kati

Knitting Patterns

Knitting Pattern: The Kielo Beanie

kielo beanie

Want to make your own Kielo Beanie? Head over to my Etsy shop where you can purchase the pattern!

Suomenkielinen neuleohje nyt saatavilla, klikkaa tästä Etsyyn!

Coucou everyone! You know how sometimes designs just seem to come to you and you feel like you’ve created something REALLY SPECIAL? That’s exactly what happened to me with The Kielo Beanie! I had knit this cable + lace combination on a pair of socks earlier this summer, and after posting it on Instagram a follower asked “How about a matching beanie?” and the idea definitely stuck with me. So after coming back from Finland I headed to the yarn shop and got knitting, and in an afternoon I had finished the aht and was beyond excited of how it turned out!

kielo beanie

Yarns: Phil Looping by Phildar (beige) & Alaska by Bergère de France (dark orange)

The name of the beanie – Kielo – is the Finnish word for lily of the valley. I love the sound of the word and it’s a perfect match for my beanie name theme, that being it’s also a first name!

kielo beanie

This pattern calls for bulky yarn from the lighter side of the category (don’t go for the bulkiest bulky), 6mm/US 10 circular needles and only a few hours of your time! I’d say it’s the perfect design for market prep, Christmas gifts or when you’re looking for a quick & fun project for a Knitflix afternoon.

kielo beanie

kielo beanie

If at any point you have any questions don’t hesitate to leave a comment on this post or send me an email at kati@katimaaria.com!

Also if you share a picture of the beanie on Instagram, please tag me @katimaariaknits and use the hashtag #kielobeanie – I can’t wait to see your designs! You may also sell the finished product but please give credit to the designer.

Find this pattern on Etsy by clicking here!

Add this pattern to your Ravelry library by clicking here!

So get your yarn and needles ready and happy knitting!

kielo beanie

kielo beanie

kielo beanie

xx, Kati

Knitting Patterns

Knitting Pattern: The Louna Beanie

louna beanie

// Pattern update: All my previously free patterns have moved to my Etsy shop where they can now be purchased as PDF’s! I felt like it was time to start growing my business and giving more credit to my designs and hard work. So I hope you find your way to my shop and thank you for all the love and support you guys have shown me so far on my maker journey! //

Suomenkielinen neuleohje nyt saatavilla, klikkaa tästä Etsyyn!

Hi guys! Anybody else design only hats in the middle of summer or is it just me? Okay I know it’s definitely not only me because beanies are the best instant gratification projects and bring so much joy to my soul. So let me introduce to you The Louna Beanie, a quick, simple and fun hat that knits up in an afternoon (I’m looking at you simple brim) and makes you wish it were beanie weather already! Louna is a women’s first name in Finnish, although a relatively new one and I have yet to meet anyone with this first name!

louna beanie

But back to the beanie! This design combines cables and seed stitch, do I need to say more or are you already hooked? I can’t get enough of cables and simple stitches, and my love for them will never die. If you love this design you should DEFINITELY check out all my other beanie patterns as well (Vilja, Hilla, Aava and Onni are waiting for ya)!

louna beanie

If at any point you have any questions don’t hesitate to leave a comment on this post or send me an email at kati@katimaaria.com!

Also if you share a picture of the beanie on Instagram, please tag me @katimaariaknits and use the hashtag #lounabeanie – I can’t wait to see your designs! You may also sell the finished product but please give credit to the designer.

Find this pattern on Etsy by clicking here!

Find this pattern on Ravelry by clicking here!

So get your yarn and needles ready and happy knitting!

louna beanie

louna beanie

xx, Kati

Knitting Tutorials

Knitting Tutorial: 10-stitch Left Leaning Cable

left leaning cable

If I had to pick one knitting technique/texture to use for the rest of my life, that’d definitely be cables. I absolutely LOVE cables! They’re easy, quick to learn and add amazing texture and detail to any knit piece. I’ve used them in all my beanie designs and have a few cable sock designs coming out as well. This big, 10-stitch cable will be used in one of them so let’s get to the instructions!

A left leaning cable is made by slipping stitches onto a cable needle in front of the work. All simple cables work the same way and these instructions can therefore be used for any sized left leaning cable: by adjusting the number of stitches slipped onto the cable needle you’ll be able to vary the size of the cable! For example if you’d like to make a 6-stitch cable, you’d slip 3 stitches onto the cable needle, knit 3 and then knit the stitches on the cable needle and so on. But in this one, we’re slipping 5 stitches onto the cable needle, leaving them in front of the work, knitting 5 stitches and then knitting the stitches on the cable needle. In my patterns, I’d name this C10F: the cable is 10 stitches in size and the cable turn is made in the front.

My beautiful yarn is Worsted Superwash Merino in the colorway Peony by Unicorn Yarn Co, find all her amazing yarns here!

So let’s get to the pictures!

left leaning cable

Step 1: slip 5 stitches purlwise (one by one) onto the cable needle in front of the work. Slipping the stitches purlwise is essential – you don’t want to twist them!

left leaning cable

After step one, your cable needle or extra DPN should look like this!

left leaning cable

If you do your cables with a DPN, align the needle with your left needle so that you have space and can comfortably knit 5 stitches from the left needle.

left leaning cable

Step 2: knit 5 stitches from the left needle like you normally would.

left leaning cable

5 stitches done, now onto the stitches that are waiting on the cable needle!

left leaning cable

Step 3: knit 5 stitches from the cable needle.

left leaning cable

And voilà, your cable is ready – easy, fun and look at that texture!

I also have a tutorial for the little lace stitch on both sides of the big cable, find it here!

I’ll be off to knit some more cables now, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

xx, Kati