The Beloved Patterns knitting magazine brings iconic Finnish designs to woollen socks and other knitted creations! Within its pages, you'll find 20 previously unreleased knitting patterns inspired by the most beloved designs by designer and ceramicist Birger Kaipiainen. Is your favourite Viola, Sunnuntaiaamu ("Sunday morning"), or perhaps Kaksi kuovia ("two curlews")?
This thick, 124-page magazine in English offers knitting instructions suitable for various skill levels, with patterns ranging from easy to moderately challenging. The recommended yarns are favourites among Finnish knitters, but can also be substituted with your local yarns. Alongside stranded colourwork socks, you can knit clothing and accessories from sweaters to beanies to headbands, and there are even a few patterns for home items like cushions and a storage basket. If you haven't already succumbed to the knitting craze yourself, this magazine is an excellent gift idea for any enthusiastic craftsperson in your life!
The second issue of Beloved Patterns knitting magazine was released on November 11, 2023. The patterns have been designed by a group of Finland's most popular knitwear designers, including Joona Höri, Maria Kostamovaara, Niina Laitinen, Paula Narkiniemi, Elisa Penttilä, Mia Sumell, Sisko Sälpäkivi, Anna Tanskanen and Minttu Wikberg.