Hanna, the Amazing

My good friend Hanna Maciejewska is an amazing designer who is also participating in the GAL. If you don’t know her, I’d love to introduce you to her. I don’t knit from patterns much anymore, preferring to design my own, but knitting her patterns is such a treat that I try to do it as often as I can.


I asked Hanna to do a little interview and explain the design process for a favorite piece. Hanna chose Petrichor  and Little Petrichor.

Here’s what Hanna had to say:

These cardigans evolved after I had published my Get the Picture hat featuring the same stitch. A lot of people asked me for the sweater with the same stitch pattern and I thought: “Why not?!” Open front cardigans are one of my favorites, so I decided to design a simple, classic open cardigan with raglan sleeves and pockets hidden within the hem. Something comfortable and wearable, something you can slip into when you go for a walk in the park with your kids or for a cup of coffee with your friends. I had the perfect yarn for such sweater – Hektos from Julie Asselin. And that was how the adult sized “Petrichor” came to life. A few weeks later I was asked to design a kid size sweater with Libby Summers Fine Aran and I thought it would be perfect for a “Little Petrichor”. Both cardigans are knit top down, absolutely seamlessly (with pockets joined to the hem as you go). All raglan increases are charted, too.

Here are two of Hanna’s patterns that I’ve made:

Thanks to Hanna for participating and for her wonderful designs. I feel lucky to know her!


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