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Pattern Previews for Laine 13

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Pattern Previews for Laine 13

Laine 13 features eleven patterns by an international group of designers: Susan Chin, Susan Crawford, Sidsel Grau Petersen, Midori Hirose, Susanna Kaartinen, Inyoung Kim, Hanna Maciejewska, Mariya Matveeva, Paula Pereira, Maiju Räsänen and Griselda Zárate. Below, we have gathered information and photos of each design. You can also find them with pattern specs, such as yardage and sizing, on Ravelry.


Susan Chin – Barchan

Barchan is a crescent-shaped shawl crocheted with two strands of lace-weight yarn held together. The shawl is worked outwards from the top down, with frequent increases at the top border. Barchan has a generous wingspan without it being too deep.

The pattern uses a modified crochet mosaic stitch that creates a lovely squishy fabric. To Susan Chin, it is the crochet equivalent to garter stitch.

Featured yarn: Baby Yak Lace by mYak.

Three images of the Barchan shawl.

Three more images of the Barchan shawl and its details.

Susan Crawford – Hutton

Hutton is a slightly oversized, comfortable cardigan knitted from the bottom up using a simple slipped-stitch pattern. Only one colour is worked on each row but a two-colour pattern results.

Hutton is inspired by cardigans of this type, which have been used for more than a hundred years in many forms – and are always completely gender neutral. They were a part of the androgynous look of the 1920s and were made famous by Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s. In the 1990s they were adopted by grunge to look deliberately unkempt.

Featured yarn: Barn by Susan Crawford.

Three images of the Hutton cardigan.

Three more images of the Hutton cardigan and its details.

Sidsel Grau Petersen – Colour Chart

Colour Chart is a double-knitted scarf inspired by the Bauhaus movement and the forgotten weavers and fabric makers from that time. The chequered pattern doesn’t have a particular rhythm. As our brains are constantly searching for patterns, Sidsel Grau Petersen loves it when colour combinations are random like this.

The chosen yarn comes in a wide range of colours, so there should be a combination for anyone, for any mood.

Featured yarn: Mini Alpakka by Sandnes Garn.

Three images of the Color Chart scarf and its details.

Three more images of the Color Chart scarf.

Midori Hirose – Cassis

Cassis is a vest inspired by the traditional gansey sweaters of fishermen. It works both with a smaller ease and with an oversized fit, and the gansey pattern is very simple and easy to knit.

The vest is worked from the top down: first flat, and after joining the front and the back, the rest of the body is worked in the round. You can choose the length of the neck ribbing from two options: crewneck or turtleneck.

Featured yarns: Gilliatt by De Rerum Natura, Shetland Wool and Silk Mohair by Daruma.

 Three images of the Cassis vest on two models.

Three more images of the Cassis vest.

Susanna Kaartinen – Viiva

Viiva is a warm, woolly jumper in a classic sweatshirt style, with a crew neckline, raglan shaping and a comfortable loose fit. What makes Viiva unique is the striped pattern in the Fibonacci sequence, where each number is the sum of the two preceding ones.

While designing Viiva, Susanna Kaartinen was watching the TV show Schitt’s Creek and was inspired by the style of David Rose, one of the main characters. So she set out to design a sweater that David Rose would wear.

Featured yarn: 2 ply Jumper Weight by Jamieson & Smith.

 Three images of the Viiva sweater on two models.

Three more images of the Viiva sweater.

Inyoung Kim – Wider

The Wider sweater is worked from the bottom up, and it is knitted with two yarns held together. The front and back are worked separately and then joined at the shoulders using a 3-Needle Bind-Off.

Inyoung Kim wanted to create a retro-style oversized sweater. This unisex design was based on a large sweater that both of her parents wore in the 1970s. The wide collar and giant cables make for a super-cool design.

Featured yarns: Tukuwool DK by Titityy and Sensai by Ito.

Three images of the Wider sweater.

Three more images of the Wider sweater, on two models.

Hanna Maciejewska – Kodikas

Kodikas is a seamless top-down pullover with a textured pattern on the front. The sweater has an unusual neck opening in the versatile but underappreciated henley style.

The name Kodikas means “cosy” in Finnish, and the pattern was inspired by the rustic yarn – it has a laid-back, natural look. A big influence was also the new emphasis on size inclusiveness. Hanna Maciejewska wanted to create a shape that would work well with all sizes.

Featured yarn: Brusca by Retrosaria.

Three images of the Kodikas sweater.

Three more images of the Kodikas sweater, on two models.

Mariya Matveeva – Simple Dimple

The asymmetric Simple Dimple shawl is knitted sideways, from corner to corner, and it is also suitable for a less experienced knitter. The construction resembles a chess board: alternating ribbing stitches and seven-stitch garter blocks.

The stitch pattern is two-sided, which adds a nice detail to the shawl. This design works best when knitted with a soft and natural yarn.

Featured yarn: Soft Donegal Fingering by Knoll Yarns.

Three images of the Simple Dimple shawl.

Three more images of the Simple Dimple shawl and its details.

Paula Pereira – Dracena

The inspiration for the Dracena cardigan came from the idea of loungewear. It is a comfortable piece with contemporary colours and texture.

Dracena has a deep V neckline and afterthought pockets. It is a versatile piece that can be made longer or cropped, with neutral or bold colours. The stripes with different thicknesses are a good way to use up leftover yarns.

Yarn: Swanky Sock and Feather by Magpie Fibers.

Three images of the Dracena cardigan in two colors, on two models.

Three more images of the Dracena cardigan on different models.

Maiju Räsänen – Juoseppi

Juoseppi is a casual, oversized and modern unisex knit with centuries-old symbolism. The colourwork sweater is inspired by a centuries old Karelian craft tradition, embroidery patterns and folk dresses. The name comes from Maiju Räsänen’s great-great-uncle.

Juoseppi is knitted seamlessly from top down. The neckline is shaped with short rows and the sleeves are loose and baggy.

Featured yarn: Bio Shetland by BC Garn.

Three images of the Juoseppi sweater and its details.

Three more images of the Juoseppi sweater and its details.

Griselda Zárate – Beloved

Beloved is a cosy and comfortable cardigan knitted in two-colour half-brioche stitch. It is a great unisex pattern with a slouchy fit. The seamless garment is worked flat from the top down in a worsted-weight yarn.

Griselda Zárate was inspired by cold days spent seated by the fire with friends and loved ones. If you take particular care with the finishing, you can also wear the wrong side of the cardigan as the right side.

Featured yarn: Shelter by Brooklyn Tweed.
Three images of the Beloved cardigan and its details.

Three more images of the Beloved cardigan and its details.