Simple knit – why not?

A childhood in Scandinavia and one deeply believes in the exclusive beauty of intricate knitted patterns. After a few stranded knits, (this or that), I realised that there is an essential beauty in a simple minimal knit too. Thank you Felicia 🙂

About to go skiing last winter, I panicked when I couldn’t find any warm pullover for my little man. Luckily he’s tiny and I think I knitted this in a few days. I found the pattern in La Maison Victor jan-feb 2016, it’s called ‘Joseph’. Only change: I prefer using a circular needle, as it’s much quicker knitting in the round rather than front + back separately. Plus no tedious assembly of parts. Oh and I made raglan sleeves. I’m in a raglany phase. I also made a lower neck, as wool on tender necks is not so pleasant.




Travelling back from the skiing holiday. That’s a Swiss train, most have a ‘family’ compartment. Nice for families, but also nice for commuters who can find quiet areas in the rest of the train.


I still had some left-over wool from my fake Louis Vuitton pullover , “Nepal” in navy blue 1709 by Drops.

And now the big question, what will my new winter knit be… something busy and stranded like these pullovers by Essentiel – Antwerp?


Or rather something sober, stylish and minimal like Ankers Trøje?

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Or back to stranded but sober in its complexity, like the Öland sweater?


Help! So many lovely sweaters….



  1. Plain is good, and possibly all I will ever make, but my goodness you’ve shown some gorgeous stranded versions. That red and white one really appeals to me. And congrats to your little guy on getting such a warm and cozy sweater. Looks as though he likes it.

    • I cracked and started the lovely plain one. Also because I’m struggling to pick colours for my next stranded project… Anyway thanks again for your inspirational sweater.

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