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Baby Surprise Jacket

I simply LOVE the Baby Surprise Jacket that Elizabeth Zimmermann designed in 1968. When you’ve gotten used to reading the instructions it’s simple and fun to knit and the result is brilliant! A piece that doesn’t look like anything you’ve ever seen turns into a beautiful baby jacket. I love to try it out with different types of yarn to make different sizes.

This is my latest BSJ, in blue and white for my newest nephew.

Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn: Ístex Létt-Lopi
Needles:  4.5 mm.
My Little Blue BSJ on Ravelry.

Free KnittyAttitude patterns!

I’m working on a little page here on my blog that contains my free patterns. You can find the page in the menu on the top of the blog.  I’ve already got one pattern there, both in English and Icelandic, and I promise you, there will be more :)


The first pattern up is Cable wrist warmers.

Soft, bulky and warm – just perfect for cold winter days when you need your fingers for knitting or browsing through knitting patterns online. The cable pattern is simple and good for beginners and you don’t even need a cadle needle for it! And if you find yourself in trouble, just e-mail me at and I’ll help you :)

Baby boots!

I have so many friends having babies these days! I love to knit gifts for newborns so the last few weeks I’ve been doing blankets and little caps. The other day I bought Ysolda’s books Whimsical little knits 1 and 2 and have since knitted the cutest baby booties I have ever seen. It’s a great project if you need a little gift and a perfect opportunity to show off cute little buttons you might have in your stash :)

Baby boots

Pattern:  Tiny shoes by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Ístex Kambgarn
Needles:  3.o mm.
My tiny little white shoes on Ravelry.

I also knitted a Bring-it-on-baby-blanket in bright “girlier” colors. I just love this pattern and to use bright colors!

Bring it on baby girl

Pattern: Bring-it-on-baby blanket from
Yarn: Ístex Kambgarn
Needles: 6.0 mm.

My little girl blanket on Ravelry.

A little blanket

Just finished one Bring-it-on-baby blanket from and have casted on for another one! The one I finished is for a little boy due very soon.

This blanket is an easy – and yet so cute – pattern and with the gorgeus colors of the Ístex Kambgarn it’s pleasure to knit! Having 5 friends with babys on the way fast and beautiful knits are more than welcome :)

Pattern: Bring-it-on-baby blanket from
Yarn: Ístex Kambgarn
Needles: 6.0 mm.

My little boy blanket on Ravelry.

Knitty is back!

What a summer this has been! I moved to a new place, got married (man! that was fun!) and got a summer job as a librarian!  Also lost my knitting-mojo somewhere along the way and haven’t knitted for about 1.5 months now. So what better way to kikc-start your knitting-mojo than a beautiful baby blanket?!

I’ve been looking at the Bring-it-on baby blanket from Pickles for days now and finaly bought the yarn. I bought one of my favorites, Icelandic Kambgarn, in four colors: beige, gray, blue and kind of green/blue. It’s 100% pure new wool, spun and dyed in Iceland and comes in so many fabulous colors.  The blanket will be a gift to my friends baby, a little boy due in the fall. Can’t wait to cast on! :)

And yeah, did I mention that my deliciously scrumptious and vibrant hand dyed Eigingirni can now be shipped worldwide and I accept PayPal? Yes indeed! :)


Eigingirni shawl

Just finished a shawl with my own hand dyed wool, Eigingirni (unfortunately only available in Iceland for now).

Pattern: Þríhyrna from the book Prjóniprjón.
Yarn: Eigingirni from Knitty Attitude, 50 gr.
Needles: 6.5 mm.

Eigingirni shawl on Ravelry and Flickr!

Sunrise Clapotis!

From the moment I saw Clapotis on Ravelry I fell in love. This was something I just HAD to knit!  …and I did ;)

Here is my Clapotis:

Pattern: Clapotis on Ravelry
Yarn: Kauni, color EU
Needles: 4.5 mm.

My Sunrise Clapotis on Ravelry.

Knitting with Mr. Fibonacci!

Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician born in 1170. He is known for the Fibonacci sequence of numbers where every number is the sum of the two previous numbers.

It starts like this:  0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233… etc.

So… why am I, the knitter, going on about some Italian that loved numbers?

Because the Fibonacci numbers are BRILLIANT for striped knitting! Yes, by using these numbers to help us decide when to change colors you get a garmet that is random in color without looking like you where really confused when choosing the colors.

This is a vest I made, using Fibonacci’s numbers with the striping:

Pattern:  Vesti goes hipp from the book Prjóniprjón
Yarn: Létt-Lopi from my stash
Needles: 3,5 and 4,5 circulars, 60 cm.

Here is the project on Ravelry.

On the needles now is a shawl. The pattern is from the book Prjóniprjón, the needles are 6.0 mm. KnitPro’s and the yarn is my very own hand dyed Eigingirni. Here is what it looks like now… just a few stitches on the needles:

Baby Surprise Jacket

Knitted my first Baby Surprise Jacket! I made it with my own hand dyed yarn called Eigingirni. Unfortunately Eigingirni is only for sale in Iceland to begin with. The jacket is so small, I guess it fits newborn.

Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket
Yarn: Eigingirni from Knitty Attitude
Needles: 4,5 mm.

Buttons: From PrjónaJóna’s online store

Frost all done! :)

The traditional icelandic sweater I was making for a friend of mine is all done and shipped to USA!

Pattern:  Frost by Védís Jónsdóttir from Lopi 29
Yarn:  Álafoss lopi, same colors as in the pattern

A little close up on the finishing…