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.


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.

Explore Designs

New: Stairway Shawl

The design that was originally published in Laine's "52 Weels of Shawls" is now available as a digital download in English and German – charts included!

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Brioche + Mystery

The mystery is revealed!
Get the full version of the MKAL 2021 pattern now!

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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.

The fluff is real! 💖

I don’t mind sleeve island if it’s this pretty and soft. 

What’s your weekend project?
is knit in two-color brioche and garter stitch in a crescent shape. The center brioche design element “drips” into the garter stitch border. The spiky tips are simply made by blocking out the “drops” and can easily be changed to a straight finish.
As always, an i-cord (selvedge & bind-off) surrounds the entire shawl for a neat and finished look.

🧶 Yarn pictured is Merino Singles (fingering weight) by @labienaimee in the colorways Aimèe’s Sweater (gray speckled, 2 skeins) and Hiroko (blue/green, 1 skein).

Pattern available on Ravelry, Payhip & LoveCrafts - all via my website as well! Pattern link is in my bio.
Candy close-up!
This oldie-but-goldie pattern just received a little much-needed update!

is now available in the new layout, including the mobile version! 
There are no changes to the pattern itself, other than making it more knitter friendly.

This is one of my earliest brioche designs and still a favorite. I love the clean lines and minimal design. It’s a great canvas for playing with semisolid and speckled yarns.

You’ll need 4 colors of fingering weight yarn for Peachy.
Pictured here in @hedgehogfibres’s Skinny Singles in Just Peachy and Occult, and @madelinetosh’s Tosh Merino Light in Antler and Neon Peach.

The pattern is available on Ravelry, Payhip, and LoveCrafts - all links via my website (just follow the link in my profile)! 

FYI: The pattern on LoveCrafts does not include the mobile version and it might take a little for the update to go through. Thanks for understanding!

And, who is this baby in the picture? How was this just 5 years ago?! 😳
My handsome design assistant Kevin is helping me today with a design that’s fresh on my needles! He’s such a sweetie!

His aunt Mimi is at the vet’s today, getting her Fixateur Externe removed as her broken foot has healed up nicely (let’s hope!). And his Frenchy brother from another mother is refusing to go on a walk because it’s raining… 

It’s a busy Wednesday morning here. How’s your #WIPwednesy going?

I’m juggling a lot of projects and some of them super secret, so I can’t show them, but fresh on my needles is this fluffy textural marled sweater WIP in @labienaimee’s Kumo and Helix bases. Isn’t the colorway just so fun?
Today’s the last day to get the STAIRWAY shawl pattern with a 20% release discount!
Just follow the link in my profile for more pattern details and to purchase the pattern!

@jonnahoo beautifully captured the feel of the design and @treliz_colorispower’s yarn for @laine_publishing’s “52 Weeks of Shawls” in this shot.
Doesn’t it want you to cast on so you snuggle up in it asap? 

#StairwayShawl #sosuknits #briocheknitting #briochestitch #patentstricken
My favorite part of the STAIRWAY shawl?
The edges!

Folded borders on the short sides and double-knit edges on the long sides create a neat framework for this large rectangular shawl. 

The shawl starts with a provisional cast-on and ends with a three-needle bind-off, two of my favorite no-seam techniques.

And all the in-between bits are pretty neat, too, don’t you think?

The pattern is off 20% all weekend (no code needed) on Ravelry and Payhip - just follow the link in my profile for more info and to shop.

The pattern is available in English and German (more languages coming soon) in a print and mobile format, as both a a written and charted pattern. 

#sosuknits #StairwayShawl #briocheknitting #52WeeksOfShawls
#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
Endlich! Endlich darf ich euch einen wunderschönen Ausschnitt zeigen, welcher sich ziemlich lange ganz geheim in meiner Bildergalerie versteckt hat. Und endlich darf ich ihn nun tragen!
Der traumhaft schöne  #stairwayshawl von sosuknits aus dem Buch #52weeksofshawls vom laine_magazine 

Gestrickt habe ich dieses Teil aus Garn in Fingering-Stärke gefärbt von yveeknits und wollrheinheit 
At last! Finally I am allowed to show you a wonderful snapshot, which has been hidden in my picture gallery for quite a long time. And finally I can wear it now!
The gorgeous #stairwayshawl by sosuknits from the book #52weeksofshawls by laine_magazine

I knitted this from yarn in fingering thickness dyed by yveeknits and wollrheinheit 
#strickenmachtglücklich #knittersofinstagram
#strickenmachtsüchtig #strickenistmeinyoga
After running into the dreaded brioche-mistake having to go back stitch by stitch that i told you about in my last #sosuMKAL2021 progress post - I am pleased to show off at least a little bit of progress. ⁠
Can I just say, that normally having faced a hurdle like that I would have thrown my project in the 'naughty corner' to hibernate at least for a few months, but this knit, this knit guys is so addictive that I just couldn't wait to get back on track - and I just love the result, the texture, the stitch pattern, my colours, as it grows between my hands!⁠
The Mystery KAL is over and Susanne sosuknits has published the design in all its glory - meaning that we couldn't take our hands off a chance to revamp and redo the kits we have in store - meticulously assembled to make this gorgeous design properly shine!⁠
You'll find all the glorious Brioche + Mystery kits in the kits section of our website.⁠
#imarealknitter #neverenoughshawls #alwaysknitting #blackelephantyarn #norneyarn #sosuknits #countessablaze #SosuMKAL2021revealed #knitwithattitude #londonyarnshop #knittersgonnaknit #makersgonnamake #slowfashion #madebyme
One of the questions I get asked a lot is -what can you make with slub yarns? .
I would say you can make anything that uses a simple stitch pattern that will highlight all those beautiful little floofy slubs. A perfect example is this wonderfully warm Ewe Rock Shawl which utilizes garter and brioche stitches. I used my Floofy Base in 4 coordinating colors to create this wickedly beautiful light to dark fade
🖤Knit pattern is #ewerockshawl by sosuknits 🖤My Floofy fingering base in colors Howlite, Geode, Meteorite, & Merlot
🖤Dress is Keira Swing Dress by collectifclothing 🖤shoes by amazonfashion .
#pandiasjewels #pandiasjewelsyarn #indiedyedyarn #slubyarn #slubyarns #gothicknitter #collectifclothing #sosuknits #knittersofinstagram #knittersofravelry #shawlknitting #shawlknittersofinstagram #gothabillystyle #vintagestyle #retrostyle #1950sstyle
Another beautiful glimpse of the Risttee sweater for issue 9 of Laine Magazine. While I’m enjoying the warm weather and sunshine in southern France that feels like holding onto summer just a little longer, I’m looking forward to the autumn with the coppery colors of this warm sweater. The Ravelry pattern page is live and you you’ll be able to see many of the gorgeous versions the fabulous test knitters made .
#Repost laine_magazine ・・・
RAVELRY PATTERN PAGES LIVE | You can now find the previews and specs of all 13 patterns from issue 9 on hi.ravelry. One of them is aleksbyrd’s incredibly beautiful Risttee colourwork sweater made in jarbontextiles Knit by Numbers 4 ply. | Temporary link to Ravelry in profile.
#lainemagazine #nordicknitlife #aleksbyrd #sosuknits #johnarbon #knitbynumbers #jarbontextiles #colourwork #knitting #knitstagram #knittersofinstagram #instaknit #stricken #tricoter #stricken #livefolk #liveauthentic #simplife #thatsdarling #slowfashion #lainemagazine9
Brioche Tiles by #sosuknits.  Load up your cart now for the fantastic #blackfriday sale.  All itemswill be 30% off thru Monday.  Sale starts at midnight. I’m so grateful for each and everyone of you!  Happy Thanksgiving  #yarnsale #yarn #yarnporn #yarnaddict #yarnaddiction #yarnlovers #knitting #knittingaddict #knittinglove #knitting_inspire #knittinginspiration #crochet #crochetersofinstagram #knittersofinstagram #knittersofravelry #knittersgonnaknit #knittersoftheworld #sosuknits #shawlknitting #shawlknittersofinstagram #shawls #edmondok #yarnshop #blackfridaysale
Epic bind-off of my first #sosumkal2021 which I‘ll finish second ☀️ I love how different they are, it’s all about colour placement 🖤 Pattern is by sosuknits 🧶 by lolabeanyarnco from stephen.and.penelope 🖤
"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 💕
#sliceoflightshawl #susannesommer #sosuknits #kniting #knit #handmade
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