KNIT DESIGN BY Susanne Sommer

SOSU knits Modern. Creative. Colorful. Brioche!

 

With a fresh approach to color and innovative use of shape, Susanne Sommer's knitwear designs are straightforward, graphic and modern, but always wearable & comfortable.

SOSU knitting patterns are easy to follow and fun to knit for beginners and experienced knitters alike.

Susanne specializes in two-color brioche and uses the technique to create reversible geometric designs.

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With a fresh approach to color and innovative use of shape, Susanne Sommer's knitwear designs are straightforward, graphic and modern, but always wearable & comfortable.

SOSU knitting patterns are easy to follow and fun to knit for beginners and experienced knitters alike.

Susanne specializes in two-color brioche and uses the technique to create reversible geometric designs.

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New: Sidelines Sweater

Sidelines is a casually oversized sweater that can be tailored to your preferences: With 8 body and sleeve circumferences, 6 lengths from cropped to tunic-length, and 3 neckline options to choose from, you can mix and match to create your dream sweater!

Because of the sideways construction, the Sidelines Sweater’s wide rib texture with slipped stitch detail turns into a textural horizontal stripe pattern that is combined with a wide hem, and cuffs in twisted ribbing and a folded neckline (optionally worked in contrasting colors).

The modular construction makes this an (almost) seamless project.

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New: Sidelines Cardigan

Sidelines is a casually oversized cardigan that can be tailored to your preferences: With 8 body and sleeve circumferences, 6 lengths from cropped to tunic-length, and 3 neckline options to choose from, you can mix and match to create your dream cardigan!

Because of the sideways construction, the Sidelines Cardigan’s wide rib texture with slipped stitch detail turns into a textural horizontal stripe pattern that is combined with a wide hem, cuffs, and buttonband in twisted ribbing and a folded neckline (optionally worked in contrasting colors).

The modular construction makes this an (almost) seamless project.

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Quick Knit: Triangle Necklace

Knit a reversible triangle necklace as an instant gratification project or quick gift for a loved one!

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Brioche Stitch

Learn the basics of one- and two-color brioche, as well as increases and decreases.

Brioche Short-Rows

Explore short-rows in two-color brioche stitch.

 

I-Cord Cast-On

Explore a new technique to cast-on for projects with a decorative edge.

Brioche + Mystery KAL: Colors. I went live today to answer the most asked questions about color combinations for the MKAL.

If you’re still not sure, have a look at the kits that dyers put together for the MKAL (links in my story highlights) - you might fall in love and you’ll definitely be inspired!

You can also post here on IG with the tag #SosuMKAL2021 and tag me @sosuknits if you have a specific questions, or post in the Ravelry forum or send me an email to mkal@sosu.at!

Have fun playing with colors! See you again soon!
The second color combo for the #SosuMKAL2021 I want to share is one of comfort and quiet joy, of a walk in sun trenched fields on a warm summer afternoon.

This color combo in light beige-pink, dusty coral-rose, earthy gray brown, and mossy green will be next on my needles - while I film all accompanying video tutorials for the MKAL that will guide you through swatching, knitting each section to blocking, and all special techniques in-between.

There are so many ways these four colors can be combined - and all would work beautifully for the design. I just need to figure out which one is my favorite!

The yarn pictured here is Merino Singles by @labienaimee in the colorways (left to right) Jinju, Dawn, Loam and Ursa.

The first part of the pattern will be released on May 21, but you can already purchase the pattern right now on Payhip & Ravelry and get a 20% early bird discount with the code “SOSUBRIOCHEMYSTERY” until April 30!
I love playing around with colors, trying out different combos, capturing a mood with colors.

In preparation for the #SosuMKAL2021 I‘ll be showing you some color combos that I‘ve fallen in love with that would work beautifully for the MKAL. 

First of: This color combo in pinks and yellow, with a ever so slightly speckled neutral perfectly captures my happy mood!

I can’t get enough of this combo!

These are the colors I used for one of the samples I‘ve made for the Brioche + Mystery KAL!

The yarn is Steppke by @frida_fuchs_yarns in the colorways (left to right) Rosmarinheide (light pink - B), Kurkuma (yellow - A), Mukhwas (beige - C) and Pitaya (pink - D).

Frida Fuchs will have kits for you with this and lots of other color combos soon! Check my story highlights for links - I‘m posting them as soon as they are available for purchase!

The first part of the pattern will be released on May 21, but you can already purchase the pattern right now on Payhip & Ravelry and get a 20% early bird discount with the code “SOSUBRIOCHEMYSTERY” until April 30!
My test knitters for the Stairway wrap were not only excellent knitters and a total joy to work with, they're also excellent secret keepers!

Like lovely Grace aka. @littleminky93, who you see in this picture showing off her gorgeous Stairway shawl! The k you so much, Grace! 💖

We‘ve all been waiting since last summer to share this design with you and are so happy to finally be able to.

Over the next weeks I‘ll be sharing more Stairway pics from Laine, my test knitters and myself, to get you excited for the release of “52 Weeks of Shawls”!

#lainepublishing #stairwayshawl #susannesommer #sosuknits #52weeksofshawls
Introducing the STAIRWAY wrap!

With only two weeks to go before the publication date of @laine_publishing‘s 52 Weeks of Shawls, all designs have been revealed today!

I‘m so happy to finally be able to share more than a sneak peek at my contribution, Stairway.

The rectangular shawl features a climbing stairway/chevron design and is knit in two-color brioche and garter stitch, with double-sided/double-knit border (knit at the same time as the main piece). 

The two semisolid colorways of Psyche by @treliz_colorispower, a gorgeous blend of Merino and Silk in light pink (Suffragettes) and dark gray (Mines of Moria), make this shawl a year-round companion with a wow-factor. With two skeins per color (four in total), this wrap is large enough to bundle up in on cool summer nights or wrap around your neck to keep cozy in winter.
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In my profile, you'll find a link to the pattern page on Ravelry, or alternatively go to www.lainemagazine.com for an overview on all patterns, designers and materials included in 52 Weeks of Shawls.
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Photo by @laine_magazine.
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#lainepublishing #52weeksofshawls #stairwayshawl #susannesommer #sosuknits #briocheknitting #briochestich
So I finished a thing tonight! 🥳

Still to sew in loose ends and block into a longer more drapey shape, but finished enough for a couple of pictures. It’s a shrug (cardigan thing); is completely reversible and insanely comfortable. In fact, with snow forecast I may never take it off for long enough to finish finish. 

#finishedobject #fo #shusuishrug #briocheknitting #briochemagic #tedknitsukyarn #sosuknits #nevernotknitting #speckles #knittingismytherapy
Two posts in one day but couldn’t wait to share my progress. So pleased with how it’s looking! 😍

#shusuishrug #briocheknitting #tedknitsukyarn #sosuknits #nevernotknitting #speckles #specklesaresohotrightnow #knittingismytherapy #knittersofinstagram
My finished Brioche Tiles Shawl.
Ta-da!
Wasn’t sure how much wear I would get from this but needn’t have worried because I have worn it lots.
Can recommend the pattern, great size & shape to throw on. And warm, really warm. I already want to knit another.

#briochetilesshawl #briocheshawl #briocheknitting #vivacious4ply #tweedimps #mixedmagentas #finishedobject #knitfastdiewarm #madeinscotland #knittersofinstagram #sosuknits
"Slice of Light" shawl ☀️ pattern from sosuknits ☀️ Finished and looking amazing ❤️ I added tassels, because I don't have any shawl with tassels yet 😊 Hopefully I'll take more photos of this beauty soon 💕
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#sliceoflightshawl #susannesommer #sosuknits #kniting #knit #handmade
It’s a wrap! We’re now ready with the knitwithattitude photoshoot. This is a sneak peek at sosuknits’ tee modeled by mirandajadec. Can’t wait to cast on one for myself, too. But first, I’ll lift my legs up and listen to Paul Desmond. #knitwithattitude #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram #stricken #tricoter #stickning #neulonta #neuloosi #susannesommer #sosuknits
SHADOW LINES is now available on @hi.ravelry !
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Get 20% off with the code YAKLOVE (all caps, enter code in your cart) until end of Sunday, August 18!
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Knit from the center triangle out in a variety of stripey patterns in two colors, this graphic rectangular wrap is a perfect lightweight summer companion that will keep you warm when the cold returns.
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The wrap in knit garter stitch, two-color stockinette brioche and one-color brioche and is surrounded by rolled stockinette border.
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@myak_us Baby Yak Lace is the perfect choice for this shawl - the luxurious fiber with the velvety soft texture is an absolute dream to work with and creates a drapey lightweight shawl, that is both airy and warm.
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A huge Thank You to my wonderful test knitters @dream.and.knit, @aline.demuynck & @carassius_!
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#sosuknits #newpattern #knitting #stricken #myak #yakyarn #fiberlove #brioche #stripes
Alucinante el testknit del chal que sosuknits ha diseñado y sacará pronto a la venta en #ravelry.
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Me ha costado unos 20 días tejerlo,es un chal para tejedores avanzados y que sepan brioche,pero es súper entretenido y divertido,no tiene peros,porque además tiene versión con gráficos.
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Os animo mucho a seguir a Susanne,es una diseñadora con muchísimo talento!
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#sosuknitsdesigns #sosuknits #compañeras #knittingfriends #knittingdesign #briochedesign #briocheknitting
#closeup of the Treelight Shawl
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I was incredibly honored to be asked to design the official festival shawl for @jyvaskylaknitfestival, and to be able to cooperate with two of my favorite people was just a special treat! .
Thank you Tiina of @lankakauppatitityy and Steffi of @uschitita! 😘
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The Treelight Shawl is a lovely combination of brioche and honeycomb brioche for some relaxed summer knitting. .
This original version of the shawl is knit with Uschitita Merino Singles in the 3 colorways Jyväskylä, Tiina and Vivid, and will be at the festival for you to pet and enjoy, along with the beautiful version @kramoxx has kindly knit!
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You’ll find the pattern in the festival magazine and on @hi.ravelry from July 4.
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#jyvaskylaknitfestival #jklknitfest #neulefestarit #lankakauppatitityy #jyväskylänkesä #toivolanvanhapiha #treelightshawl #briocheknitting #sosuknits #uschitita
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