KNIT DESIGN BY Susanne Sommer



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

SOSUknits 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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JOIN IN: iKnit7 Side by Side KAL

The iKnit7 KAL celebrates the changes we’re gradually making as we’re able to begin travelling and exploring again. 

Find out how to join the fun on the iKnit7 website!

New: Base Camp Shawl

A simple pattern, a comfy texture, and endless possibilities…
Base Camp is a pattern and shawl recipe that is anything but basic and can be knit at any gauge!

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New: Short Story Sweater

Short Story is a two-tone color-blocked sweater, knit a seamless modular sideways construction with DK weight yarn.

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I‘m knitting secrets, again, so here is a pic I made to show how to pick up stitches from the cast-on of a center-out sideways sweater.

I accidentally held the camera wrong, so all photos are sideways, which is totally fitting the project, and also a fun shift of perspective!

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!
Spring Sweater Weather might be my absolute favorite! 💕

I get to leave the thick winter jacket at home and wear my hand knit sweaters all day, every day. 

This one, the Palette Cleanser Sweater, is always in heavy rotation. It’s a great layering piece and has such a fun shape! Cropped dolman, possibly? 

Luckily the dreamy @rauwerk_wool stands up to the  task of being a wardrobe staple and it’s as beautiful as ever.

Do you have a favorite sweater you wear all the time, or something you look forward to wearing in Spring? 

#sosuknits #SweaterWeather #SpringSweaterWeather #knitting #PaletteCleanserSweater #SidewaysSweater
It’s cast-on day for the #iKnit7SideBySideKAL 🎉

The sweater starts with a long-tail cast on in the middle and is worked sideways to the cuff.

Don’t forget to check out the video tutorials! There are short clips for each technique and in-depth ones for each section.

You can find the link to the tutorials in your pattern (Under General Info > Tutorials).

I’ve uploaded tutorials for section 1-4 so far, the next batch will follow soon.

Happy knitting!

#LongTailCastOn #knitting #sosuknits #iknit7 #SidewaysSweater #SideBySideSweater
Less than a week until the start of the #iKnit7SideBySideKAL and I’m getting both nervous and excited!

I can’t wait to share this design with you and guide you through the sideways constructions and all the fun techniques in this pattern. 

I’m literally making a tutorial for each and every single technique involved, from cast-on to bind-off.

There will be in-depth tutorials for each section to make sure even beginners can easily follow along, as well as quick tips for the more experienced knitters and to refresh the memory.

If you’re already in the swatching stage, check out the tutorial for the traveling stitches on my YouTube channel at

There’s still time to grab a ticket and join in. Just go to for all the info!

The iKnit7 shops are:⠀
@emilyfoulds_knits @ayarnstory @tribeyarnslife @wildandwoollyshop @gingertwiststudio @knitwithattitude @thisisknit⠀
#iknit7 #sosuknits #iknit7kal #iknit7sidebysidekal #iknit7withfriends #susannesommer #sidebysidesweater #SidewaysSweater #sidewaysknitting
Guess who made a tiny sweater to demonstrate all the steps and techniques of the #iknit7 Side by Side sweater? 
Yes, of course. It’s me!!! 💕

So if you’re new to knitting, sweater knitting or the sideways construction, there is no need to be worried at all! I have you covered with in-depth tutorials for each section.
And if you prefer a quick tip over a long video, there are short clips for each technique as well.

Cast on day for the #iKnit7SideBySideKAL is March 25, so get your tickets now to be ready!

The tickets include the exclusive pattern, access to the closed Facebook Group, all the tutorials and support you need and a voucher for your yarn.

For more info and tickets go to!

The iKnit7 shops are:⠀
@emilyfoulds_knits @ayarnstory @tribeyarnslife @wildandwoollyshop @gingertwiststudio @knitwithattitude @thisisknit⠀
#iknit7 #sosuknits #iknit7kal #iknit7sidebysidekal #iknit7withfriends #susannesommer #sidebysidesweater #SidewaysSweater #sidewaysknitting
I hope this color & texture appreciation post sparks a little joy! 

I’m finishing this sweater WIP and hopefully I’ll be able to share to pattern with you soon. 

I highly recommend getting the softest, brightest colors from your stash and casting on something that brings a bit of comfort and joy (and distracts you from over-consuming news).
I would love to tell you more about my first sweater KAL, and the amazing design that I’m so incredibly proud of.

I would love to share the project that’s on my needles right now. Tell you all about the lovely shawl, the fluffy sweater, the beautiful yarn.

But there is a war in Ukraine, on Ukraine, a war in Europe. This is a devastating atrocity, and an attack on democratic values and freedom.

How do you simply go back to business as usual?

I’ll do my best to support humanitarian relief organizations, and would like to ask you to do the same, if you can. Or to support Ukrainian makers directly by purchasing digital downloads.

This world is so broken, but we must persevere and show our support, if it’s all we can do.

And “knit on with confidence and hope through all crises.” (EZ)
Leftovers? Not anymore!

I gave my neutral fingering weight leftovers from previous projects a new life as a Base Camp shawl.

I know what I’ll be making with all me leftovers from now on: Base Camp shawls for everyone! I can’t wait to dip into my more colorful odds and ends…

(Anyone want to weave in my ends? No? I like doing it when I’m procrastinating other projects…)

🧶 Base Camp is a beginner friendly brioche shawl pattern and recipe for any gauge/yarn weight.

🧶 Available on Ravelry and Payhip or via (link in bio).

🧶In English & German, as print/desktop version and mobile-friendly/large print version.

#BaseCampShawl #sosuknits #ZeroWasteKnitting #MakeTheMostOfYarn #AnyGauge #ShawlRecipe #ComfortKnitting #knitting #Stricken #BriocheKnitting #BriocheStitch
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This week's featured project is a monochrome masterpiece created by knitcola from a pattern by sosuknits and our black yarn. We can't get enough of this look, and if you're looking to create your own, we stock most of our yarns undyed and the wool yarns in hand-dyed black.

Tag us in your projects for the chance to be featured in #IASUProjectTuesday
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Repost knitcola:

My last finished knitted object in Dubai!! I’ve finished my second #sosumkal2021 Knitting with black yarn is not my favourite especially as I do most of my knitting in the evening once the kids are in bed. Thanks to the talented & ever so stylish seaofstring for suggesting the genius idea to knit this in black and white. The white is actually undyed from my lovely yarn supplier botanicalyarn and the black is from its.a.stitch.up (black hand dyed yarn is a real treat to find so if you need some now you know where to go!)

#shawlKnitting #sosuKnits #knittingPatterns #handDyedYarn #monochromeKnits
#todaysknitoutfit ✨ from Tuesday 🌿  Wearing my “Stay at Home Shawl” pattern by sosuknits 🌿 I hope you noticed that I’m trying to match my eye shadows with my knits, now that I have the huge “Such a know-it-all” palette from Nyx 💅🤣👍
#stayathomeshawl #sosuknits #knitting #knit #knitter #handmadefashion
Je vous souhaite de passer une belle semaine 🍂☀️🍂

Un joyeux mélange d’été et d’automne !
Profitons-en au maximum 🍁

#briocheandmystery sosuknits
Laines palaluna 🧶

#sosumkal2021 #sosuknits #palalunayarns #singleyarn #neverenoughshawls
This scarf and it’s beautiful colours are the perfect antidote to COVID-blah. Joy in every stitch! #sosumkal2021 #sosuknits  #melbournecitydyeworks01 #parkourkittiesyarn #makermaker_store #zigozagoknit
Ein zweiter #briochemysteryshawl nach einer #anleitung von #sosuknits ist entstanden. Die #dropsalpaca habe ich vom teilzeitgroll vermacht bekommen. Vielen vielen Dank nochmals. 🥰🧶 #sosumkal2021 #brioche #briocheknitting #instaknit #knitstagram #briocheplusmystery #briocheplusmysteryshawl
I've been completely obsessed by sosuknits Susanne Sommer's Mystery KAL this year, there is just so much excitement packed into this design. Susanne provides a wonderful selection of video tutorials for all techniques, one completely new to me was how to knit backwards to complete the bobbles. Dead easy (when Susanne guides you through it) and so efficient! ⁠
This is the last of my progress pictures, as I'm so close to finish I can literarily taste it! What is left to do is to pick up the stitches around for my I-cord edging, which I am planning to complete this evening at our knit night. To get your hands on one of our kits, and access to all of those brilliant videos - pop over to our webshop.⁠
#imarealknitter #neverenoughshawls #alwaysknitting #blackelephantyarn #norneyarn #sosuknits #countessablaze #SosuMKAL2021revealed #knitwithattitude #londonyarnshop #knittersgonnaknit #makersgonnamake #slowfashion #madebyme
#sosumkal2021 #briocheplusmystery #sosuknits 

Almost there…..
Yarns from stash, (mostly…😬)
terinaknits louielolayarns naturalfibrearts fiber_lily 
Can’t say enough about the quality of this pattern, the writing, and the umpteen choices for support provided…
If I live through the 1000+ stitch icord bind off…. 😳😳😳

A : #piciknityarn sock yarn Aihime💠
B : #whydontweknit BFL neon pink💘
C : #itobito sock 1314(一生一世)🍫
D : #lankakukkayarn Day sock ロマネスコ🥦

#sosumkal2021 #sosuknits 
#knit #knitting #手編み #編み物 #手編みショール #knitshawl #handdyedyarn #briocheknitting #ブリオッシュ編み
Saturday night knitting #SosuMKAL2021 #sosuknits #lbayarn 
Poke choupette.choupi 😘
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