Isabell Kraemer Collection

Our new Pip Colourwork is not only great for traditional stranded knitting, but it’s also perfect for more modern colour-based designs. We have always been a huge fan of German designer Isabell Kraemer with her simple, stunning and very wearable designs. So we’re delighted to be able to showcase some of our favourite patterns of hers in our lovely Pip.

All the patterns are available to download on Ravelry or purchase from us in store using the Ravelry in store scheme and, even better news for any of our lovely European customers, you can choose from English, German, French or Italian!

marsa alam in pip colourwork
Isabell says: "I wanted a cardigan that was ideal for summer evenings. That could easily be folded without taking up much room in a bag and light enough to carry around so that it could be slipped on in the evening. The inspiration behind this was a trip to Marsa Alam in Egypt where there were rippling waters, golden sands and the azure sea. I was enchanted by the deep blue skies and, of course, the sunshine. The cardigan represents the relaxation and warmth of Egypt.”

Knitted in Pip Colourwork shades Rose Window and Bramley Baths.
Sizes 80 (86, 96, 100, 108, 114) cm / 32 (34 ½, 38, 40, 43 ¼, 45 ½)" (finished bust measurement, no ease recommended) require 9 (9, 10, 11, 12, 12)  balls of main colour (Rose Window) and 6 (6, 9, 9, 9, 10) balls of contrast colour (Bramley Baths).

aamu in pip colourwork
Isabell says: "The inspiration for Aamu was flowers in the morning mist or at twilight.  I wanted to couple this delicate design with a warm and snuggly sweater and I hope that I have achieved that.  I am pleased with the ghostly pattern which is almost half seen and gives the colourwork an ethereal quality.
Knitted in Pip Colourwork, with main shade Chevin, contrast shades Brass Band, White Rose, Dalby, Yorkstone.
Sizes  33.5 (36.25, 38, 41.25, 43.75, 46.25, 50.5)“ / 84.5 (90.5, 94.25, 103, 109.25, 115.5, 126.25) cm (finished bust, to be worn with  3” (7.5 cm) of positive ease) require 9 (11, 11, 12, 12, 14, 14) balls of main colour (Chevin) and one ball each of the contrast colours (Brass Band, White Rose, Dalby, Yorkstone).

bubbly sweater in pip colourwork
"This was actually one of my first colourwork designs. I initially knitted this sweater as a personal design but got many requests to publish it. I wanted a classic colourwork yoke sweater with a modern, more contemporary twist. I hoped that this design would give the sweater a clean and uncluttered appearance whilst still remaining cosy. This pattern can be adjusted to add colourwork on the sleeves and on the bottom of the sweater as well as the yoke.’

Knitted with Pip Colourwork Crucible (main) and Lotherton (contrast). Sizes  33.5 (36.25, 38, 41.5, 44, 46.25, 48.25, 50.5)” / 85 (90.75, 95.25, 103.25, 110.25, 115.25, 121, 128) cm (finished bust measurement,  2.5” (6.25 cm) positive ease is suggested) require 11 (11, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16) balls of main colour (Crucible) and 2 balls of contrast colour (Lotherton).

almost there in pip colourwork
Isabell: "I wanted a sweater that would incorporate my love of stripes with some colourwork and Almost There fitted the bill. My aim was to create something that would look quite fresh and crisp in the stripe section with a warmth in the colourwork. The inspiration behind this was a feeling of progress rather than arrival. It represents never giving up or giving in and constantly moving forward. No day is the same and it is important to grasp life.”
Knitted in Pip Colourwork Crucible, White Rose and Brass Band. Sizes  34 (36.5, 38.5, 40, 42.5, 46, 49) in / 85.5 (91.25, 96.75, 100.5, 106, 115.25, 124.75) cm (finished bust measurement,  2.75 in (7 cm) of positive ease is suggested) require  6 (6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 8) balls of main colour (Crucible), 6 (6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 8) balls of CC1 (White Rose) and 2 balls of CC2 (Brass Band).