Thursday, November 29, 2012


I've been in love with the Icelandic Lopapeysa sweaters/cardigans for ages. I didn't exactly get round to knitting one yet. But I've been practicing the round yoke on a few projects. So I think I'm ready. 
I've actually ordered a DVD that shows how to make one. 

Now I'm a good knitter, but there are limits to what I can do. I'm not looking forward to knit a whole sweater only to cut it into a cardigan. CUT, yes, you read it wel; CUT the sweater... 
Steeking... that sounds a lot friendlier than CUTTING (gushes of blood and loops of yarn gasping...that's the images that pops up).

Whish me luck!

'Ja, Wol', my shop, is now offering the one and only lopi yarn, the original Icelandic yarn used for these fabulous sweaters!

(Ja, Wol, mijn winkel aan 't Zwaanshals in Rotterdam (oude Noorden) verkoopt nu het echte Lopi garen waar deze bijzondere truien en vesten van worden gemaakt!)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ja, Wol!

SAS Knits It Again opens 'Ja, Wol' knitting/craft store at Zwaanshals 276, just down the road of the current address.

From the 1st to the 7th of november I'll be moving from the studio to this great shop with patio in one of the funnest shopping areas of Rotterdam. 
The workshop schedule will be extended and soon you'll be able to get a good cup of coffee, tea, organic juice and scones (recently voted the best in Rotterdam!) 
During the move you're very welcome but I won't be able to help you with everything. You can always mail or call me with questions. I'll help where I can! 
Opening hours will be unchanged at the new store!

website: Ja, Wol
Hope to see you soon!

Monday, September 17, 2012

The 90's are back!

This Scrunchie was knit with Phildar Partner 6, color: Grenadine.
It's great for a first try at knitting with double pointed needles (dpn's).
(click to see whole image)
Download the FREE pattern here:

Monday, June 25, 2012

'Travel Light' Knit Kit

A knit kit that fits into your purse, it takes as much space as your average make-up bag. The project is long enough to get you trough traveling and short enough to finish and wear during a chilly night or on the way back in air-conditioned vehicles. 

The kit contains:
2 skeins of amazingly soft kid silk in 10 amazing colors to choose from 
+ a plastic circular (safest bet for strict airlines) 
+ pattern for triangle scarf (beginners level) 
+ cute and small packaging (also great as a gift!)

Take it on board!

'Travel Light'  knit kit  €17,50
+ shipping in NL € 6,75
+ shipping in EU € 15,-
+ shipping world € 18,-

Order by mail or phone +31(6)-41759707.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Summer Workshops online

Go to the website's contact page to register, 
'cause you know you want to knit this summer!

P.O.T. at C.B.K.

For Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam (Center of Arts) and the 'Secret Garden' Exposition, I made these knit/ plant objects:

I've named them P.O.T. for
Ploceidea; birds, weavers
Ovis; sheep, wool
Tillandsia; air plant (hardly needs anything)

If you'd like one of these little crawly and easy care hanging plants in your house, you can get them at the CBK shop. Spray with water once every 2 weeks and pet regularly.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Where I live it should be winter, but it feels like fall. Meanwhile spring colors are slowly peaking around the corner of the fashion world. 

Picture above: ASOS spring fashion
Picture below: SAS Knits It Again Studio spring colors in Phildar, Drops, Kinki Amibari & Storm Op Zolder