• Beatriz


Today I bring you a new pattern, just fresh out of the press, the VINICUNCA SWEATER. I designed this sweater back in October last year and I am so happy I get to share it with you today!

The Vinicunca Sweater is a collaboration with Miss Babs Yarns and calls for their delicious Yowza DK base, in full skein for the main colour (shown here in Oyster) and a set of six Yowza Mini (shown here in Slot Canyon, Coreopsis, Sunny, Spring Lettuce, Stonewashed and Fig).

It is worked in the round, from the bottom up, in a playful slip-stitch pattern that knits up so fast you won't be able to put down! The idea for this sweater had been brewing in the back of my mind for quite a while before coming together. I wanted to create an intuitive sweater that would work with a mini set, but that would also translate well to more or fewer colours. You can use a full skein of a variegated colorway, or all that left-over yarn you have sitting on your stash!

The pattern was designed and developed to be worn with 20 to 30 cm (8 to 12 inches) of positive ease and fitted sleeves.

1 (2, 3) [4, 5, 6] {7, 8, 9} with a finished circumference of 101.5 (109.5, 120) [130.5, 141.5, 149.5] {160, 170.5, 181.5} cm/40.5 (43.75, 48) [52.25, 56.5, 59.75] {64, 68.25, 72.5} inches around the chest.

Shown in size 2 with 25 cm/10 inches of positive ease.

All SambaKnits garment patterns are #sizeinclusive up to at least a 150 cm/60 inches full bust circumference.

I hope you like it!

  • Beatriz

Olá! For this week's throwback we are going to talk about the Saudades Hat. Saudade is a Portuguese word that has no known translation to any other language. It is used to describe a mix of happy and sad feelings of melancholy and nostalgia when one is longing for someone or something they love.

One can feel ‘saudades’ for loved ones that went away, for places they have been to or even for experiences and times that have passed - such as Grandma’s Sunday lunch or when the kids were little and liked to play ball on the front yard. Saudades is the sadness that comes from knowing that that moment or person is gone and is also the happiness to have lived and experienced it, and now have beautiful memories of it. It is also referred to as “the love that remains”.

Saudades is an engaging cabled and ribbed hat pattern, that surely will make you not want to put your needles down. It is worked in the round, from brim to crown, and grows very fast, making it a perfect option for gift knitting.

NEEDLES 3.5 mm/US 4 and 4 mm/US 6 circular needles with 40 cm/16” cable length and double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS & TOOLS blocking tools of your preference, cable needle, pom-pom maker (optional), scissors, 3 stitch markers (one in contrast colour for BOR), tapestry needle

GAUGE 28 sts x 38 rows in 10 cm/4” in waffle rib pattern unstretched using larger needles. Changes in gauge will affect your yardage requirements and your final measurements.

YARDAGE Approximately 175 (200, 230) m 190 (215, 250) yd of fingering weight yarn.

Sample features Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle Hand Paint 80% superwash wool, 20% nylon in colorway Confetti Speckled

SIZE Adult S (M, L) to fit head with 51 (55, 59) cm ~20 (21.5, 23)" circumference

I hope you like it!

  • Beatriz

Ciao! Today we are going to talk about one of my favourite sock designs, the Tuscany Socks! this exquisite cable pattern, that is surprisingly easy to knit and memorize, is worked toe-up, with a gusset and slipped stitch heel for better fitting. This pattern was one of my first collaborations with Miss Babs Yarns and the sample was knitted on their Hot Shot base, that unfortunately has been discontinued last year. The colorway though was also available in other bases the last time I checked.

SIZES & YARDAGE S (M, L) to fit a foot with approx. 16 (18, 20)cm 6¼(7¾, 8)“ of circumference.

275 (300, 340) m / 300 (330, 370) yds of any fingering weight yarn

Sample features Miss Babs Hot Shot Fingering (80% superwash merino wool 20% nylon) in colorway Tuscan Sun

NOTIONS & TOOLS cable needle, scissors, stitch markers (optional), tapestry needle

NEEDLES 2.50mm (US 1½) circular needle with cable long enough for magic loop method, or size needed to obtain gauge. 2.75mm (US 2) circular needle with cable long enough for magic loop method, or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE 8 sts x 12 rows in 2.5 cm (1”) in stockinette stitch Central cable is 4 cm (1¾“) wide Please bear in mind that the cable pattern does not stretch as much as stockinette stitch, so you may wish to consider going up a needle size or two on the gusset and heel section, specially if the wearer has a high instep.

Pattern has been tech-edited and test knitted. I hope you like it!