Petiteknit Has a Stylish Stitch for Every Occasion
Mette Wendelboe Okkels (a.k.a. “PetiteKnit“) has accomplished more at 33 years old than most people will in a lifetime. She has attended medical school, given birth to five children, and started a knitwear brand that is now among the most popular in Europe.
Fortunately, you don’t have to get out of bed quite as early as Mette to enjoy her cool modern classic knits. We absolutely love stocking these patterns at Loop and we’re sure you’ll enjoy knitting them as well. PetiteKnit’s designs for children and adults are timeless and targeted to knitters at all different levels. We’re sure you’ll find something to adore.
This is the pattern that started it all. Believe it or not, Mette had never designed any knitwear when she released this pattern, which she developed while pregnant with her second child. The sweet Little Brother’s Romper is perfect for the babe in your life, and with seven sizes catering to ages 0 to 24 months you might find yourself making more than one of these in the first two years of the little one’s life! Oh-so-soft CaMaRose Lama or Lamatweed would be perfect for this little number, plus it provides a great opportunity to peruse Loop’s huge selection of buttons!
Wednesday never looked so good. Cool walks along the coast, crisp mornings sipping tea by the fire, warming up after an icy wild swim, we can think of about a thousand uses for this lovely sweater. There are few garments that can balance cosiness and good looks quite as well as the Wednesday Sweater. This sweater is knit from the top down holding a worsted or Aran weight wool and a lace weight mohair together. There are so many good combinations here. Malabrigo Rios and Gepard Seta? Uncommon Thread Worsted and Ito Sensai? You can’t go wrong here, so let your imagination run wild!
For a more technically challenging project, PetiteKnit’s Ingrid collection will definitely hold your attention. The Ingrid Slipover (sized here for adults) and Ingrid Sweater Junior (sized here for kids) feature three repeating stitch motifs that make for gorgeous knitting and great practice for those trying to take their textured knitting to the next level. Both patterns call for a DK weight yarn, and the Slipover version adds a lace weight yarn held together. We would love to knit this up in La Bien Aimée’s Merino DK and Mohair Silk.
The retro fun of this knit tee is right up our street. A relaxed fit, mid-length sleeves, and a prim little collar makes this shape flattering on just about anyone who cares to knit it, plus, buttons! A lace weight and light fingering weight yarn are held together. Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool, or La Bien Aimée Cashmerino, or, for a really rocking look, Madelinetosh Copper Glitter Merino Light. Then it’s just a matter of finding the perfect lace weight mohair to match!
Many of Petiteknit’s patterns use a lace weight silk and mohair yarn to add that extra fluffiness and cosy factor but if you’re not keen on using mohair you might find Camarose Midnatssol, a beautiful blend of alpaca, merino and tencel, makes a perfect substitute. We love the super softness, Oeko- tex certified credentials and the 28 gorgeous colours to choose from. A delivery is expected next week so there will be plenty of choices for your next Petiteknit project!
We have merely scratched the surface of all the stylish PetiteKnit patterns at Loop. We really love these and can’t wait to see what Mette comes up with next!
New in books
Speaking of wonderful patterns, we have ordered more of the beautiful Daruma Collection – Cosmology books for preorders. The book publishes on the 1st of September, and we can’t wait to get started!
Amirisu has collaborated with Canadian designers and sisters, Sashiko and Kyomi Burgin on the theme of “Heavenly Bodies”. The designs are playful, heavenly and cosy, with ethereal softness and delicate details in each piece. The patterns in the book use Daruma yarns, but we have plenty of snuggly substitutes at Loop like Camarose Snefnug and the new Biches & Bûches Le Coton & Alpaca, as well as lots of gorgeous silk mohair yarns.
Salt & Timber, Lindsey Fowler’s first book from Laine publishing, is launching today! This visually stunning book conjures up the United States pacific northwest coastline with its craggy beaches and lush interior with cosy textured knits and natural tones in the form of shawls, mittens, sweaters, hats, and even a blanket. Unfortunately, we have sold out of our first batch of preorders but have more on the way!
One of our all time favourite kits has made a reappearance! The True Colours Shawl kit uses 14 colours of mYak’s gorgeous baby yak and silk blend yarn. It’s always wonderful to receive more of Paola’s very special yarn made with 50% yak fibre and 50% silk for luminous colour and an incredibly soft fabric to wrap up in. Let your true colours shine in this deceptively simple but stunning lace pattern. The pattern does not come with the kit but is available through Melanie’s Ravelry page.
Grey Sheep Co. Hampshire 4ply
We have received more Grey Sheep Co. Hampshire 4ply in some new colours! Awkward Situation, Caramel and Summer Abroad are all used in the incredible new sweater VALMÚI, designed by Edda Lilja Guðmundsdóttir. This beautiful yoked sweater is full of colour work, cables, lace and bobbles! You can find it in the newest issue of Pompom magazine which launches next week and is ready to preorder now.
Happy Knitting , reading and stitching this summer bank holiday!