Poeira's release promotion

My new design, Poeira, has been released (I have this in works for too long, I'll write a more detailed post about it shortly) and it is available at an introductory price: 25% off until October 14, 2014 (Lisbon time zone). Just enter the Coupon code LovePoeira during the checkout :-)

 Poeira it’s an airy shawl, seamless, knitted on the bias with a pretty pattern that combines lace with textured stitches. It has a cool spiral and a slightly asymmetrical shape, being a fun and versatile wrap easy to knit and wear. It works well with both variegated and solid yarns.

Other Info:
Two options are provided for working this pattern — version A for knitters that prefer to knit and version B, for knitters that prefer to purl. The shawl was knitted with Drops Silk Alpaca, however either solid or variegated yarns look fantastic due to the pattern’s simplicity.
As shown Poeira has 20 repeats of Chart B, to adjust the shawl’s size simply change the number of repeats of Chart B. It was knitted with Garnstudio Drops Baby Alpaca Silk (fingering weight yarn) approx 334.7 m (366 yds). Adjust the needle size accordingly to the desired effect - larger needles for an airy look or smaller needles for better st definition. Gauge is listed as a guide for yardage requirements - if you knit to a different gauge, make sure you have the yarn you will need.


Skills needed:
Long tail cast-on, K, P, P3tog, K3tog, YO, drop sts, bind-off sts, M3 and M6 (explained into pattern), cable cast-on. Picot bind-off. Wet block the shawl and woven in ends.

Pattern format: Both written instructions (line by line) and charts are provided. Pattern is a pdf file document and you need Adobe Acrobat Reader application to open it.



Fall promotion

Even though I haven't blogged much lately I just wanted to let you know about a new promotion going on (from 1 October 2014 to 8 October 2014, Lisbon time zone) if you purchase 3 single patterns from my Ravelry Store at the same time (add them all to your cart before you check out), the least expensive one will be free. No coupon code needed :-)

...and a new pattern is about to be released, do you guess which one?



Finally, Doce KAL is ready to start, yay! Doce (the Portuguese word for sweet or candy) was specially designed for the beautiful yarn Alfinete 15 (light fingering), Hand Dyed by Alfinete. Check out the store (you may contact for custom orders). I knited my shawl with a delicious pink yarn (see photo below).
This sweet crescent shaped shawl is knitted top-down starting with only a few stitches. Pattern is one size but can be easily adjusted by working additional main pattern repeats.
During a limited period (until July 12) this pattern will be available for free – no sign-ups required – I really don’t have time for doing lists and manage all the info - just enter the code seniealfinete when purchasing the pattern! This is a special offer for the readers of this blog and members of my group Seni Designs.
There’s also a great promotion running during the first two weeks (until July 24th) you can buy the pattern for 0.99€ only and afterwards and during the KAL for 2.9€. At Kal’s end (August 31) the final pattern reaches the full price of 3.9€.

Doce is available both in English and Portuguese language. As usually, I offer both charts and written instructions.

Many thanks to my wonderful testers alfinete, myshel and cartucha, I couldn't have done without you!

The mystery KAL is hosted at my group, Seni Designs, where you can find more info. I hope you can join us :-)


Carnation Revolution/ Revolução dos Cravos

Eta: This promotion has ended, stay tuned for future promos, K.A.L's and more :-)
Esta é a madrugada que eu esperava
O dia inicial inteiro e limpo
Onde emergimos da noite e do silêncio
E livres habitamos a substância do tempo

Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution (April 25th/25 de Abril) I’m offering one free single pattern at your choice for the next couple of hours. Just enter the code 25deAbrilSempre! during the checkout :-)

You can find my patterns here, choose your favorite, click on buy now button and then on use a coupon code enter the code 25deAbrilSempre! check if the promo is still running, the total for one pattern should be Free. Please note, I won't proceed refunds, make sure you followed the previous steps for this promotion and that the total is free. Happy knitting!


Fofo shawl release promotion (25% off)

Finally, Fofo has been published and there's a release promotion: 25% off until midnight of April 9th (Lisbon time zone), no coupon code needed :-)
Sadly, due to the intense rain and dark light I gave up taking outside pictures, for now. I'm very happy how this turned out, it's so soft and airy.
As my previous shawls, Fofo is a crescent shaped shawl knitted top-down. The main body combines a lovely flowery stitch on the center section and a wavy pattern on the sides, flowing into a delicate lace edging embellished with bobbles and finished with a picot bind-off (I included instructions how to knit an elastic bind-off.


 About yarn: I used 408.1 m/ 446.3 yds of Garnstudio Drops Lace and 418.6 m/ 457.8 yds of Garnstudio Drops Kid-silk held together (both lace weight yarn) but you may use only one thread and a different weight yarn (fingering would be a great choice).
Size is easily adjustable by adding more pattern repeats of Chart B.

Level: Intermediate

Skills needed: provisional cast-on, cable cast-on, Bobble, K, P, YO, Ssk, K2tog, M1R, M1L, S2kp, picot BO or elastic BO, M3, M7 (explained into pattern). Block the shawl and woven in ends.

Pattern format:
Both written instructions (line by line) and charts are provided.

Many thanks to
the Test group


Pluma shawl - the 5th and final pattern of Ar Book

 Pluma is a fun seamless shawl worked bottom-up in a modular fashion. It starts with one module and for all the others, stitches are picked and/or casted-on as you knit. Take your time choosing a special yarn - it might be rustic, hand-spun, variegated or simply a different color scheme to truly make the shawl your own.
This pattern is easily customized by working more or less modules. As shown has 28 modules and 8 half-modules. It uses three colors of Beiroa (worsted weight yarn): 185.6 yards (169.7m) of color 688 (blue); 136.5 yards (124.8m) of color 685 (gray) and 163.8 yards (149.8m) of undyed yarn.
More info:
LEVEL: Intermediate
SIZE: 150 x 56 cm (59 x 22”)
MATERIALS: approx 444.3 - 510.9 m (485.8 - 558.7 yds) of worsted weight yarn, size 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needles and 5.5 mm (US 9) dpn’s for binding-off; tapestry needle; pins for blocking; waste yarn or a long circular needle
Skills needed: Cast-on (Jenny’s Stretchy slip-knot cast-on), short-rows, K, P, YO, M1P, M1L, S2kp, Ssk, Slip sts, K2tog, K3tog, P2tog, pick-up sts, weave in ends, elastic BO. Wet block the shawl and woven in ends.
Pattern format: Both written instructions (line by line) and charts are provided.

This pattern is only available as part of Ar:
an Eco-friendly e-book with 5 original shawl designs.
Many thanks to


Neve shawl Christmas promotion: 25% off

The 4th pattern of Ar Book has been published at an introductory price, Neve will be 25% off until midnight December 31, 2013 (Lisbon time zone). Coupon code is SeniChristmasPromotion

This pattern is also available as part of my new e-book Ar: a progressive Eco-friendly e-book with 5 original shawl designs. (Noni, Sleepless Heart, Dueto and Neve are currently available and the 5th and last pattern - Pluma, is scheduled to be released in January).
Neve (the Portuguese word for Snow) is a crescent shaped shawl knitted top-down. The main body is worked in stockinette stitch followed by a pretty lace edging based on the flower field motif by newlace.blogspot.com. It finishes with a lovely picot bind-off.

Pattern is easily customized by adjusting the number of pattern repeats. As shown has 3 repeats of Chart A and used 399.6 m/ 437 yds of Schoppel-Wolle Boots (fingering weight yarn) for the shawl’s body and Garnstudio Drops Kid-silk (53.8 m/58.9 yds) and Garnstudio Drops Alpaca (21.6 m/ 23.7 yds) held together for the picot bind-off. The shawl measurements are 142 x 40 cm after being blocked.

More info:
LEVEL: Intermediate

SIZE: 142 x 40 cm (55.9 x 15.7”)

MATERIALS: approx approx 453.4 - 521.4 m (495.8 - 570.2 yds) of fingering weight yarn; waste yarn; st markers; size 4 mm (US 6) circular needles; size 5 mm (US 8), size 6 mm (US 10) dpn needles for BO, tapestry needle; pins/wires for blocking;

Skills needed: garter tab CO (which implies provisional CO), cable cast-on, K, P, YO, M1R, M1L, S2kp, picot BO, M3, M5, M7 (explained into pattern). Wet block the shawl and woven in ends.

Pattern format: Both written instructions (line by line) and charts are provided. The st count per repeat is included and check boxes to keep track of your knitting.

Neve single pattern

Ar e-book (progressive e-book with 5 shawls total,
Noni, Sleepless Heart, Dueto and Neve are currently available, 1 more shawl will be added)

Many thanks to the
Test group