Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Hold Your Needles 1& 2: Review and Giveaway!!

 I recently heard about Hold Your Needles 1 and Hold Your Needles 2, two remarkable pattern collections
from Finnish designers Mari Muinonen and Suvi Simola. The first collection has 12 patterns and the second collection has 10 patterns, all for very reasonable download prices. Both collections feature lots of texture and many have gorgeous (I mean, really) cable details.

Hold Your Needles 1 has a great mix of patterns, including two for men, two hat/mitts combo patterns, and  some for kids/babies. Most of the patterns call for heavier weights of yarn, which helps them knit up really fast, as well as keeping you and your loved ones nice and toasty warm.


My personal favourites from Hold Your Needles 1:
My creation
 Clockwise from top left: Lumme, Muikkuset, Reha, Muffeli

Hold Your Needles 2  maintains a similar design aesthetic, focusing on the heavier weights of yarn that knit up quickly, as well as lots of rich texture and beautiful cables.You really need to click on over to Mai to check out the amazing details (and it's grown up version, Juuli)- those pockets are amazing!

My personal favourites from Hold Your Needles 2: My creation
Clockwise from top left: Paju, Friika, Kiedo, Mai

Both of these collections are filled with thoughtful details and clever designs, and when you look at the FOs from other knitters, you can see they have consistently strong results- which is extremely important! It's easy to have great pattern photos, but the proof of a great pattern is in it's ability to deliver consistent results. 

Suvi and Mari have very generously offered to do a giveaway- 3 lucky winners will receive the e-pattern books for both Hold Your Needles 1 and 2! Just leave a comment on this post telling me which is your favourite pattern from 1 AND 2 (so- you're telling me the names of 2 patterns, one from each collection). The deadline for entering is Thursday, January 19th at midnight (12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time). I'll announce the three lucky winners on Friday- good luck everyone!

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rautis2 said...

Reha and Keido are so gorgeous!

Retha said...

This is the first I've heard of these collections but wow - they are both gorgeous! RethaKnitsAlot on rav

Telma said...

Wow. What stunning patterns! And what a fun giveaway! From hold your needles 1 I LOVE Lumme. From number 2 I adore Kiedo. I especially love the color they used. It looks so comfy and warm.

collegeknitting said...

I can't believe I've never heard of this collection- the patterns are so detail oriented and just amazing! My favorites are probably Lumme and Friika, but it was a hard decision!

jennybookworm said...

I hadn't noticed these collections before but I quite like them -- in #1 I like Reha best, I just love stripes! and in #2 I think it's Mirkku, I think I would make it with buttons - or maybe toggles!

Diane said...

Lumme and Friika are my favorites. Thanks for sharing your awesome find with us!

Kathleen said...

I love Pikkuapila and Juuli

Pigwotflies said...

I love Armas, though sadly my beloved would never wear it (he doesn't do coats, let alone sweaters).
Esteri ja Arvi - such a gorgeous pair! Love all those cables. :)

memphish said...

Favorite pattern from HYN1 is Lumme and from HYN2 is Illike. Great collections. The winners will be very lucky.

fridica said...

Great giveaway!
I definitely want to make Reha, and Kuurankukka looks extremely intriguing!

Gilda Knits said...

Lumme and Mai. But all are so awesome!!!

knottygnome said...

i hadn't seen these collections before. i really like vappu and Esteri ja Arvi but they are all beautiful!

Amy said...

Wow. I can't believe I didn't see any of these patterns before now. I'm so excited! My favorites are Johannes and Juuli. New cardigans for everybody - yay! Thanks so much!

Anna said...

Hard to choose! I think my favorite from Hold Your Needles 1 is Reha and from Hold Your Needles 2 probably Mai. But they are ALL gorgeous!

Jinx said...

Adore Muffeli and Friika

savethewool said...

my fav from nr 1 is Reha, and from nr 2 its mirkku

Little Miss S. said...

Hard one, so many amazing patterns. I would cast on for Johannes for my favourite guy and Juuli for me. And then I would knit the rest afterwards...

Courtney Kramer said...

These patterns are gorgeous! Vappu is definitely my favorite for pattern book 1 and I love the Esteri ja Arvi pattern in book two. I especially love that it can be knitted for a man or woman and look amazing on both!

Deb said...

These look wonderful. With weather so warm I still have time to make some of these before its cold here!

RegencyKnitter said...

My favorite from 1 is easily Lumme- I could see wearing that as a spring and fall jacket every day. So elegant. My favorite from 2 is Vammus- love the embroidery.

Kamigaeru said...

Oooh, cables! I'm in love with that Lumme jacket from the first book. (Could I ever get my man to wear a sweater? He'd look nice in Armas!) Again for the second book I'd have to pick cables: the Esteri ja Arvi sweater. Not too keen on pink, but I do so love the button detail on the raglan sleeve. Lovely work!

Jo said...

Goodness, choosing just one from each collection is incredibly hard - absolutely gorgeous patterns! But if pressed, I'd choose Lumme from number 1 and Juuli from number 2. I'll be crossing my fingers that I win these, but if not I'm going to have to buy them - there are so many things I want to make now!

moonlit said...

I love Vammus and Lumme! But they are all gorgeous.

Gemfire said...

Ooooh, the Paju is GORGEOUS! I need to try that one.

nestra said...

I had not seen these collections before so thanks for bringing them to my attention! My favorites, and it was a tough choice, are Armas and Friika.

Jan said...

What a beautiful collection of patterns.

From Book 1 I love Muikkuset.

From Book 2 I love Paju.

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Janmarie- on ravelry

Silvia M. said...

I hadn't heard of these collections and I love them. So beautiful!
My favorites are Muffeli from 1 and Juuli from 2.
Awesome giveaway, thanks! :)

BonBon said...

Lumme and Paju are my favorites. They look so comfy! Mai looks amazing too.

Ashley said...

I love armas and paju.

GB said...

Wow! So beautiful! Lumme from Book 1 and Frikka from Book 2.

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

Oh I absolutely love "Esteri ja Arvi" - followed very closely by "Lumme".

I am PprmntMochaMama on Ravelry.

Kaitlin Muth said...

Stunning! I particularly love Lumme (HYN1) and Esteri ja Arvi (HYN2, but not featured here. But picking a favorite is kind of like saying "oh, THAT puppy is the cutest"-- all of these patterns look phenomenal.

Cecile said...

What a great collection of patterns! In the Collection 1, my favorite is Lumme without a doubt (I love the hood, the reverse stockinette, the leave patterns that remind me of snakes, the thick seams, the cable border... everything!). In the Collection 2, it's harder to pick a favorite: I'd like to knit them all! But if I really have to pick one and only one, it wouldn't be a sweater (too hard to discriminate one: they're all gorgeous and wearable), it would be the Kuurankukka gloves (winter layered lace gloves, how cool and fancy is that?!!).

Helen said...

Thanks for letting us know about these great pattern collections.

I especially like Lumme and Kiedo. Although Muffeli from 1 is very inspiring.

Dora Cherry said...

Lumme and Mai!!

owlmazingmakes said...

I've seen a few of these patterns before but never realized they were part of a larger collection. I love SO many. Reha and Mai are both SO amazing!

Pamela Nees said...

I LOVE Muikkuset-that gray earflap hat is darling! And from #2 I like the Pink Esteri. Love these patterns!

Alanna said...

They're really all beautiful, congratulations to the designers on such gorgeous patterns! Amazing job. Lumme and Mai are the ones that jump out at me.

mrsmouse said...

Thanks for sharing these pattern ebooks. They were new to me. I really like Reha, and Friika the best, but there were others I liked as well.

Amy said...

My favorites are Muffeli and Mai! I like the kids patterns too!

knotsandweeds said...

Beautiful patterns. I especially like Tomppo from HYN1 and Paju from HYN2.

Robin

tt said...

This is a very hard decision! Pikkuapila and Kiedo are first on my to-do-list!

Heathwitch said...

What wonderful pattern collections! I really like Nti Talonmies from #1 and Friika from #2 is just fabulous! :)

MelissaHB said...

Thanks for letting me know about these wonderful collections. I've added 5 to my Rav Queue already. When I'll find the time to actually knit one of these fab patterns I have no idea.

I love some of the men's hoodies. My fav is Armas from #1.

My fav women's sweater is Juuli from #2.

Liz said...

I love Lumme and Juuli! I've always wanted to make a big cozy cabled sweater coat!

Kara said...

Ooh, how fun.

I really like Lumme & Friika. The embroidered detail on Vammus is fun, too. :)

I don't know how I missed these two collections - such fun cable-y patterns.

Sabrina said...

From book 1, I'd say Lumme is my favorite. I love how the cables organically grow into leaves. I think that is such a brilliant idea! I'm having a hard time choosing which is my favorite in book 2, but I think Juuli is pretty neat.

Lintulai said...

I like Johannes and Esteri ja Arvi the most. Kuurankukka is also wonderfully beautiful.

zzi said...

Hard choice, as I love them all (I have just learned to cable, and may be addicted...). I would pick Lumme and Kiedo.

Antonina said...

My favorite pattern from nr 1 is Lumme, and from nr 2 its Kiedo.

Joyce said...

Difficult to choose just one but: Reha from number 1 and Friika from number 2

Hayley said...

It is hard to choose just one favourite, particularly from Hold Your Needle 2, but I would choose Reha and Friika. (Mai comes a very close second in group 2). Thanks so much for sharing these patterns. They are all beautiful!

Jules said...

If I could knit any two patters, they would definitely be Lumme and Paju. I love that they are in bulkier yarns to make the projects that much more attainable.

Julie

Nevyn said...

Let's see, Lumme from number one and Mai from number 2. I love the yellow they picked, and I don't care for yellow normally.

thao said...

I'm loving Lumme and Paju!

Aurealious said...

Lumme Lumme Lumme is my favorite!
Awesome giveaway!!!!!

Tracey said...

Wow, what beautiful patterns! Would love a chance to win copies! Lumme is just wonderful!

Kyle and Mandy said...

I really love Lumme and Paju. I'm getting ready to cast on for another sweater soon, so these are definitely going in my queue.

craftzone said...

It's so difficult to chose from all the patterns. I like Johannes from the first book and Mai from the second best.

Manon said...

How come I never saw those before ?!?
My favorite ? From the 1st book : Lumme and Pikkuapila. From the 2nd book : Juuli and Kiedo

Rlynn said...

My fave from book 1 is Lumme and from book 2 is Friika.
Have been waffling to buy both, hopefully I will win the giveaway so I don't have to break out the knitting budget!

sommergarten said...

My fave from book 1 is Lumme and from book 2 is Friika.

Natasha said...

My favourite from book 1 is Tomppo and from book 2 Paju.

Laura said...

I love Nti Talonmies and Friika. But all of the designs are lovely. I must be in the mood for a tunic...

CU@5 said...

My favorite is Juuli and Esteri from HYN2. Great patterns!

Megan said...

WOW, such a great giveaway! I love Lumme and Friika. All the patterns look so stylish and comfy! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

ChrisC said...

Oh, these are all lovely, and so cozy! But I think Mirkku and Lumme are my faves! bookgeekgirl on ravelry

Samgoose said...

What gorgeous designs, and thanks for the opportunity to win them! My favourites are, from 1, Reha (partly because the model looks so happy to be wearing it!) and from 2, Friika because its great to see a knit with an empire line.

Ilsebill said...

This is very hard ... HYN2 ist Kuurankukka and Paju. I really can't decide which is better ...
HYN1 is clearly Pikkuapila

knitterlydesigns said...

They are very pretty and Unique. I really love Lumme. I have never seen cables done like that. From the 2nd book, I like Juuli. The stockinette sides really accentuate the cable details, and add a flattering silouette.

Knitterlydesigns on Ravelry

Estella said...

thank you so much for bringing these patterns to our attention AND for the giveaway. My favorites are pikkuapila and vammus.

Merja said...

Oh I just love this book! Got to have one :) The best patterns, to my opinion, are Lumme and Paju!

ruth said...

I like Reha from book one a lot and from book 2 I like Kiedo.

Books look great

Cassy said...

Reha is my favorite from Number 1. Juuli is my favorite from Number 2. Both have many gorgeous patterns!

Siren said...

Lumme and Paju are my favourites!

Jennifer said...

Armas is fantastic--I wonder if the hubs would wear it....

Juuli and Mai are in a dead heat for my affections. With a hood, without a hood....

KC said...

I love Lumme in number one and Illike from number two. All the patterns look great. Thanks for the give away!

Mimi F said...

Lumme from book 1, and Friika from book 2

Knit-Zilla said...

My favorites are Lumme and Juuli. I love reading your blog. Thanks for all of the knitting inspiration!

Misiula said...

I just discovered these a few days ago!

For me, from Vol. 1 it's a tie between Lumme and Johannes.

I need to knit Juuli from vol.2!

Good luck to everybody taking part in the giveaway :-)

HeatherKnits said...

Love these! lumme and Mai are my two favourites!

Gennie said...

Gorgeous patterns! Nti Talonmies looks like it would be super easy to customize - longer sleeves, a textured pattern of some sort, super fun! And from #2, Paju looks awesome as well! No turtlenecks for me but what a lovely chunky sweater!

Barbara Prime said...

The Ilmari vest caught my attention because it can be hard to find cute and interesting garments to knit for boys, and I have 2 little ones to knit for! I also thought the Kuurankukka mittens are lovely and unique.

Stephanie said...

From Vol. 1, I love Reha (that little sleeve pocket!) and Johannes. And from Vol. 2, I love Esteri ja Arvi. Thanks for bringing these to my attention -- I don't know if I owuld have seen them otherwise.

natalie said...

Illike from 2 and Reha from 1 - I even think I have a felted tweed project I could frog to knit it!! I guess stripes rule today.

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Sandra said...

thanks for introducing these collections to me! I love Ilmari from the first one - great cable edge and genius pocket placement, and from the second one - Mai! What's not to love - hood, cardigan, cables...

Lee-M said...

Muffeli and Friika are such beautiful patterns. A knit sweater dress would make me excited about the cold weather!

Hollyrolly said...

Lumme and Mai are my faves!

Sew Crafty said...

Johannes from Hold Your Needles 1. I've always wanted a great sweater pattern for a man. I'm torn between a few on the 2nd one, but I'll say Friika is one I'd love to try!

Kassia said...

Oooo all are lovely patterns! If I don't win, I think I will be buying the collections myself. :)

From #1- Lumme (I have the perfect yarn for it!!)
From #2- Mai (my daughters would both love this one!)

meppybn said...

Great practical yet so interesting to knit, wear and look at!! Thanks for their generosity too :) My fave from 1 is Reha and from 2 is Vammus.

Emily said...

It's really hard to choose, but as I would love these books : first book (first glance) fave is Lumme, second book is Mai, but Vammus is coming in very close. Man, such lovely designs!

Susan said...

Tomppo for the little one and Mai for me!

christina said...

I love the Keido pattern! c_mcmullan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rachel L. said...

I really love Friika from 2 and Johannes from 1! Friika looks perfect for a Fall day for me and Johannes looks like something my fiance would actually appreciate getting knitted from me.

Inkeri said...

My favorites: Lumme and Kiedo

heimwehpflaster said...

Definitely Reha and Paju, I really like the designer's choices of yarn...

Christie said...

so pretty! I love Keido and
Lumme,

Cinnamon said...

Mai is so pretty in yellow! And I love Nti Talonmies. The idea of throwing on a dress to keep warm is so appealing!

inglesidebelle said...

From #1, Lumme looks wonderful, but I'd be most likely to knit Muikkuset.

And from Book #2, I like Mai. Wish it were adult sizes - I'd like to knit it for myself!

debrarae said...

love all the designs but Lumme and Mai would be the first to knit....

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Monica said...

Fabulous designs! I've had my eye on Mai since first spotting it on Ravelry, before it was even available. The textural details really make the designs. I'm also head over heels for Lumme.

Malin said...

Armas and Friika!

vattumato said...

My favourites are Lumme and Friika=oD

Gillian said...

Muikkuset and Kiedo!!

So gorgeous.

Tiina R said...

Absolutely Lumme :)

Katy said...

Great giveaway! Paju is beautiful.

Lauren Dahl said...

Wow, so many great things there!

Fie said...

My favourite patterns are without a doubt Lumme (I can just imagine being nice and warm while out in the cold weather we're having now and the cables give it an interesting both modern and traditional look) and Juuli (because of the intricate details and because the green of the pattern sample is just so joyful and reminds me that spring is on its way)

Tui said...

Reha and Kiedo are my favorites. :)

Chancy said...

I love Muffeli and Juuli. So great.

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chickadee said...

Thank you for posting this, I was previously unaware of these gorgeous designers! My faves are Lumme and Kuurankukka.

helena said...

just one from each?! so hard to pick! i need more pullovers in mu life, so i'm fixated on Muffeli from 1 and Paju from 2. thanks so much for telling us about these patterns! they are amazing!

compositionsofwool.com said...

Lumme from the first collection is beyond beautiful!

Amanda said...

Reha and Keido are my two favorites!

cookiesandcrafts said...

Mai in the 2nd one is my absolute favorite!! I love the style, the color, everything about it.

Muikkuset from the first one. I LOVE it!!

I love the men's sweaters in the first also, I just don't have a man to knit for. ;)

berenike said...

My favourites are Reha (#1) and Kuurankukka (#2)!

Lady Lavender of the Kitchen said...

Lovethe stripey one in the first set 'muffeli' (?)
and in the second set the red shift 'friika' (?)

Peppiina said...

Lumme and Friika are my favourites! All are very nice!

Amanda said...

Beautiful collections - thanks for the chance!

I think that Johannes and Juuli make a great pair :)

Dee said...

All beautiful, but I love Armas and Paju.

Epenthetical said...

Lumme and Friika, definitely, but all of the patterns are lovely. Winnifred17 on ravelry.

lorraine said...

gorgeous patterns! from needle 1 i love Muikkuset and from needle 2 i adore the Esteri ja Arvi sweater :) raineoc@yahoo.com

Brendaknits said...

My two favourites are Paju and Lumme. Although .....

Barb T. said...

All are so cute, but I would choose Lumme and Keido!

handknitsbysusan said...

I really like the Muffeli sweater from Hold Your Needles 1 and the Paju sweater from Hold Your Needles 2. The designs in both books are stunning!

Kim said...

Gotta go with Pikkuapila and Vammus! Also--such a nice offer from the designers on the giveaway!

christine said...

They are all great. I like Lumme and Mai.

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Wooly Knits n Bits said...

My jaw dropped when I saw Lumme! I would totally knit that now.
Rav: zenitude

ramblingroses said...

What a gorgeous collection of patterns! I love Lumme and Juuli.

Ivy said...

I'm intrigued by the look of the cables in Muikkuset (Book 1) and the texture of the lace in Paju (Book 2).

Thank you for this lovely giveaway.

b said...

I'm in love with Lumme and Esteri ja Arvi - beautiful!
rav bridiealeena

Helene said...

Wow ! I love Lumme, and Friika.
It would be great to win one of them!
Thank you, for the giveaway, but also to show us this great collection I did't know before.

Tiffanie said...

Lumme & Friika! I saw (and fell in love) with both of these collections before they were available for download. They're in my Ravelry faves! Thanks for the chance to win them.

MakenzyB said...

I love these collections! From 1, my favorite is Pikkaupila; and from 2, my favorite is Kuurankakka.

Kristi ~ ArtSea said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! Such beautiful patterns it's hard to choose just two but if I must pick then I'd say: "Paju" & "Lumme" are my favorites!

Niki said...

I would have to say my favorites are Lumme and Juuli. I had not seen the patterns yet, so thank you for featuring them!

Katie said...

I love Johannes - such an elegant mens sweater - and Juuli.
I hadn't seen this collection before and they are gorg!

Antarerestar on Rav.

Jill said...

My favorites are Muffeli and Juuli. I'm a big fan of both of those designers and wouldl ove to win the pattern collections!

mapleknits said...

My favourite from Hold Your Needles 1 would have to be Lumme. And from Hold Your Needles 2 would have to be Paju. Thanks for the chance to win!

setinink said...

I really like reha-- the little pocket on the sleeve is adorable! and I love vammus too, it looks super super comfortable and I love the embellishments.

Blonde Catalogue said...

I love Reha and Juuli!

HarleyQuinn said...

My absolute favorites are Lumme from HYN1, and Kiedo from HYN2 as I'm a HUGE HUGE fan of gorgeous and creative cables! <3

Steph said...

My favourites are definitely Lumme and Keido. So beautiful!!!
Stephanie
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Lena said...

Gorgeous! I have to say my favourites are Lumme and Mai. I'm sensing a theme here. Thanks Julie!

Alicia said...

My fav from Hold your needles 1 is Lumme and from HYN 2 is Friika.
thanks!

Bookworm said...

I really like Johannes and Friika. I've yet to make my husband a sweater and I think Johannes would be a perfect gift!

Orli said...

So many lovely designs to choose from! But I think Lumme and Mai are my personal favorites.

Kathy said...

So many beautiful patterns, it's hard to choose! I really do love Lumme and Paju...

Unknown said...

Thanks for pointing out these pattern collections - I hadn't seen them before. I think my favorites are Lumme and Vammus, but if you ask me tomorrow my answer might have changed, there are so many gorgeous patterns here.

flowerpotdesigns.ca said...

My faves are Muikkuset from #1 and the Pink Esteri from #2. thanks for a fun giveaway!

Lisle said...

Oh, those are beautiful! I love Friika, but also Tomppo, Armas, and Lumme. I'm going to have to look at these more...

Sarah said...

My favourites are Lumme and Esteri ja Arvi. I should follow these lovely ladies closer on Rav, I've already knit Sylvi and Kaura hat and Roheline is next up in my queue!

melanie said...

So many beautiful patterns, but Lumme and Vammus are at the top of my list.

sweezberg said...

Tough to pick just one from each collection, but trying not to over think it, I'm going with Tomppo for the first and Kuurankukka from the second.

I love the little details, and can't wait to try one of these patterns.

Sarah said...

oh memememe! (please)

I have been eyeing these up for a while, I adore Friika ! and my other favourite (hard choice...) is Reha!

Jodi said...

It's so hard to choose but Lumme and Vammus.

jennith said...

Vammus and Lumme. I love me some long tops.

Rebecca said...

Great uses of cables and lace in both collections, but Lumme and Kuurankukka are my faves

Veronica said...

Pikkuapila and Esteri ja Arvi, but really so many more too!

Jen said...

I am totally loving Juuli and Johannes!

tinygeekcrafter said...

I like pretty much all the sweaters/ cardigans. My favorite from 1 was muffeli and 2 was murkku and mai.

stringsandyarn.com said...

So glad you reviewed this! I love Juuli on #2 and Armas and Lumme on #1. Such inspiring designs.

stipton said...

I love Reha and Juuli. Very hard to decide. The cables and other details are lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

theresa said...

I love Armas and Friika!

emy said...

Muffeli and Paju for me...Lovely!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Armas and Johannes are wonderful men's patterns with lots of interesting detail. It's always nice to find designs that prove knitting for us guys doesn't have to be boring. Armas is my favorite pattern overall from both collections.

From collection 2 I really like the cable work and pockets on Juuli. I can even see Armas and Juuli walking down the street together, with every head turning in envy.

Thanks also Mari and Suvi for acknowledging that patterns, like people, need to come in a wide range of sizes.

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

Brandy said...

Wow!! Mai is so pretty!! I'm also drawn to the mittens. My hands hurt because they're cold. What a fun giveaway!

tara said...

I really like Nti Talonmies and Mai. Hard choice!

Michelle said...

Reha and Paju are lovely!

Sylvie said...

It has to be Lumme and Esteri

Jessey said...

I love the number of cables in these books! Nti Talonmies has a wonderful shape, and Friika is beyonf gorgeous

Jon and Lisa said...

Difficult choice, but Lumme and Paju. All are gorgeous!

AMReed said...

My favorites are Lumme and Juuli. All are beautiful, it's so hard to choose!

UmmRania said...

I love Lumme and Friika, they are awesome! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

ColibriDreams said...

I love especially Lumme and Friika.

EleniM said...

Reha and Vammus are fantastic

Jaana said...

I love all of those but Lumme might be my personal favorite!

TcuFrogRN said...

Ohh I love Esteri ja Arvi and Vappu

I think I need to make these asap!

Tindiska said...

Amazing patterns! From #1 I love Lumme and from # 2 Kuurankukka mittens are absotelutely gorgeous.

Stick-smurf said...

Love them all but, Reha och Kiedo are both gorgeous!

vmarty said...

For me, Armas and Mai but I could knit any of the patterns, they are stunning!

Julia said...

both collections are really beautiful - it was hard to select only one from each, but I choose Armas and Kuurankukka :)

dclulu said...

They're such nice collections. I love the kids' patterns, particularly Ilmari and Illike.

kim c said...

Wow, what gorgeous patterns. The pictures are wonderful too. Personally I am in love with Lumme & Mai - All of them are lovely though!

Ju-styśka said...

All of them are fantastic! But my favourites are Vimpa-hat and Paju :)

Katjuska said...

Armas and Friika are my favourites. Lumme is also very pretty, but it's so hard to find beautiful patterns for men that I have to give my vote for Armas.

Kreaforia said...

My favorites are Lumme and Juuli.

Mari Muinonen have designed incredible cable work over the years. And these new collections together with Suvi are no exceptions!

Essi said...

All look great, but I like Lumme and Mai. Lumme, because I like decorations on a coat and Mai, because it looks different and exciting than normal scarfs.

Kayrine said...

They're all gorgeous ! But I have to chose 2 so I pick Reha and Paju !

Barbaara Lohe said...

Lumme and Paju are just awesome!

koreakiwi said...

Beautiful patterns! I like Lumme and Mai the very best, but they are all divine! So glad you brought them to the attention of so many keen knitters! Thanks :)

pynoblem said...

I like Lomme from book 1 and Keido from book 2. All of the patterns are gorgeous! TFS.
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Paula said...

I really love Pikkuapila and Vammus. They're both lovely!

newlyaddictedtoknitting said...

I really like these collections. I think that Reha is my favourite from the first collection - I absolutely love the detail and the 3/4 length sleeves.

From the second collection I really like Friika - I really like the fact that even though it is a relatively chunky pattern it still looks really stylish. I am also a fan of the kimono sleeves which makes it a bit more unusual.

christine m. said...

Love! Love! Love it all! But if I have to pick, my choices are Reha and Kiedo.

Bella Bee And Me said...

I love pikkuapila from the 1st collection and mai from the second.

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