Good to know
Colour reproduction can vary depending on your computer screen. If you want to be certain of getting the right colour, we recommend that you invest in a colour chart. These can be ordered under ”Accessories”.
Be careful to keep to the right stitch density, otherwise the size will not be correct. Knit a sample first to see if you need to use needles that are half a number smaller or larger than the needles stated in the pattern.
If you would like to use a different yarn it is important to check that both yarns have the same stitch density. All DK (double knit) yarns, for example, have the same stitch density: 22 stitches and 30 rows measures 10 x 10 cm.
Many of our patterns state needle sizes 2.25, 2.75, 3.25 and 3.75mm, which are standard English sizes. In Sweden the standards are half and whole millimetres. Depending on how you knit it is absolutely fine to use whole and half numbers instead. If, for example, the pattern states that you should use 3.25 mm needles, you can use 3 mm if you knit more loosely or 3.5 mm if you knit more tightly.
Certain women’s patterns use the sizes S, M, L, XL etc. The bust measurements given in brackets after each size (the first number) are average measurements. The bust measurement 84 cm in size S signifies a measurement of between 81 and 86 cm.
Degrees of difficulty
Each pattern has information as to its degree of difficulty in the form of symbols of balls of yarn. One ball signifies an easy pattern that can be followed by people who are not accustomed to knitting or crocheting. Two balls are for people with more experience and three balls are for people with much more experience.