Susanna IC Artqualia

Journal

November 2020

In November Interweave Knits pulished "Winter 2021" magazine. Fill your winter with the Gothic-inspired knits with 13 gorgeous projects. For this edition I have designed

Lucy Westenra's Wrap

Inspired by architecture of Gothic cathedrals, Lucy Westenra's Wrap features an engaging lace & cables & beads motif throughout (beads are optional). This wrap is worked in two identical halves and grafted in the lace pattern at the center.

Lucy Westenra's Wrap by Susanna IC, photo © Interweave


November 2020

In November Interweave Knits pulished eBook "knit.wear Wool Studio, Vol. 9". Quick + Easy Knits does exactly what it says on the tin: It's a collection of knitting patterns that are designed to be quick and easy. The projects are simple and don't require loads of focus or experience. For this eBook I have designed

Petrichor Cardigan

The double-fronted Petrichor Cardigan is perfect for wrapping up on a gray day. Although it appears to be cabled, the stitch pattern is worked using simple decreases and twisted yarnovers, with isolated purl stitches creating a texture like raindrops on dusty soil. An I-cord edging adds a sleek, polished touch to the entire sweater.

Petrichor Cardigan by Susanna IC, photo © Interweave


October 2020

In October Interweave Knits pulished magazine "Quick + Easy Knits, No. 1". Quick + Easy Knits does exactly what it says on the tin: It's a collection of knitting patterns that are designed to be quick and easy. The projects are simple and don't require loads of focus or experience. For this collection I have designed

Dolomite Shawl

Wrap up in this cozy garter-stitch shawl. With nothing but knitted rows and basic increases, the body of the shawl zips right along! The lovely cable-and-lace border is a great way to try reading pattern charts.

Dolomite Shawl by Susanna IC, photo © Interweave


September 2020

In September Interweave Knits pulished magazine "Knits Gifts 2020 Digital Edition", 23 Gorgeous Giftables. For this collection I have designed

Winter Sunset Shawl

The dynamic Winter Sunset Shawl is worked back and forth in rows, beginning with a few cast-on stitches and increasing at one side to create an asymmetrical triangle. The stripes are worked in a combination of stockinette, garter-stitch, and a slip-stitch pattern using three colors of a cozy worsted-weight wool.

Winter Sunset Shawl by Susanna IC, photo © Interweave


June 2020

In June Interweave Knits pulished magazine "Wool Studio Volume 8 Digital Edition". Each of the 9 designs included in this knit pattern collection embraces simplicity and harmony in every line. For this collection I have designed

Macau Pullover

Relaxed and easy to knit, the Macau Pullover combines stunning lace and simple stockinette stitch with straightforward construction. Although some of the lace is worked on both right-side and wrong-side rows, the pattern is confined to a center panel to keep things easy. This top is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed.

Macau Pullover by Susanna IC, photo © Interweave


May 2020

In May interweave.com pulished digital magazine "Interweave Knits, Summer 2020", collection of 13 Elegant Knitting Patterns. For this collection I have designed

Monsoon Tee

Inspired by cool summer breezes, the Monsoon Tee is a versatile piece. It's perfect for warm summer days and can also be used as a layering piece for cooler weather. The overall fit is easy to customize thanks to the simple construction: the front and back are worked separately from the bottom up and seamed for better structure, while the neck edging is picked up and worked circularly after the shoulders are seamed. The simple boxy shape, deep side vents, and relaxed longer length work with both leggings and slim skirts.

Monsoon Tee by Susanna IC, photo © Interweave


February 2020

In February Interweave Knits pulished digital magazine "Interweave Knits, Spring 2020", collection of 13 Springtime Knitts in Premier Yarns. For this collection I have designed

Gilt Lace Cardigan

Gilt Lace Cardigan is short-sleeved, perfect layering piece for warmer seasons, partly thanks to the cotton-linen blend yarn that it uses. This cardigan is worked back and forth from the top down with raglan shaping. The sleeves are worked in the round from the top down.

Gilt Lace Cardigan by Susanna IC, photo © Interweave


January 2020

Tanis Gray introduced the first official Harry Potter knitting book - a deluxe guide to creating over 25 authentic Harry Potter knits based on the iconic films.
Part of this first collection, "Knitting Magic: The Official Harry Potter Knitting Pattern Book", is my design:

The Deathly Hallows Shawl

The Deathly Hallows are three magical objects that, according to legend, taken together grant the holder mastery over death. The Hallows are made up of the Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone, and the Cloak of Invisibility. They are represented by a triangular symbol, first seen as a necklace worn by Xenophilius Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1. The graphics department on the film, led by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, was responsible for developing the art for that symbol, as well as every other crest, sigil, logo, and insignia shown in the films.

A repeating pattern of Deathly Hallows symbols forms the heart of this beautiful beaded shawl. Beginning with a center provisional cast on, the shawl is worked in two halves down to the ends to create a mirror image of the pattern. The Deathly Hallows triangular symbol is formed using increases and decreases in the lace motif. Beading as you go creates the circle at the center and adds sparkle (1,000 6/0 4.00 mm silver-lined crystal beads), making this the perfect accessory for any magical event.

The Deathly Hallows Shawl by Susanna IC; Photo © Insight Editions


December 2019

Susanna IC Instagram - My Year of Color
Happy 2020, everyone!

My Year of Color | So many beautiful blues and neutrals with touches of pretty greens and purples | love it ♡.

Susanna IC Year of Color, photo © ArtQualia


Susanna IC Instagram - best nine

Susanna IC Instagram #2019bestnine | lace lace lace.
Thank you for all the love ♡.

Susanna IC Instagram best nine of 2019: Arequita Tunic, Meseta Cardigan, Cascadas Tee, Maritima, Ceibo Cowl, Vanora, Ombu Stole, Lluvia Shawl, Maritima; photo © ArtQualia

Top row: Arequita Tunic, Meseta Cardigan, Cascadas Tee
Center row: Maritima, Ceibo Cowl, Vanora
Bottom row: Ombu Stole, Lluvia Shawl, Maritima


October 31, 2019

October 31
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Three patterns for price of one: Rhosyn, Umbra and Solfrid by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

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place these three patterns in your Ravelry shopping basket at the same time
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offer is good through November 13, 2019


December 2018

ArtQualia designs by Susanna IC published in 2018.


For details and availability visit my Ravelry pattern page.

ArtQualia designs by Susanna IC published in 2018, photo © ArtQualia, 2018 series of exclusive knitting patterns

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Happy knitting!

Susanna IC
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September 2018

Susanna IC, yarnQuest kit#5 is coming soon

yarnQuest kit #5 Coming Soon

  • I am pleased to announce that yarnQuest kit #5 will be available at the end of November - beginning of December 2018.
  • This kit, as the kits before, will be a limited edition that will include a printed (new) pattern, generous skeins of yarn custom-dyed especially for the kit #5, limited edition project bag, and some extras.
  • This pattern will not be available anywhere else for six months from the kit's release date.
If you would like to be notified when the yarnQuest kit #5 will be available for purchase, sign up for my mailing list by clicking on the 'Mailing list'.

Susanna IC
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September 2018

Latest ArtQualia designs by Susanna IC published in September


Rathlin by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Rathlin
ArtQualia Designs

Rioban blanket by Susanna IC, photo © Miss Babs 2018

Rioban
Designed for Miss Babs

Caspia by Susanna IC, photo © Crissy Jarvis, Published in Twist Collective

Caspia
Published in Twist Collective

Coco's Wrap by Susanna IC, photo © Interweave / Harper Point, Published in Knitting Traditions

Coco's Wrap
Published in Knitting Traditions


Susanna IC
Susanna IC, ArtQualia Designs


August-September 2018

Terra Australis Mystery Knit-A-Long by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia
Terra Australis Mystery Knit-A-Long.

For a limited time, Terra Australis Mystery Knit-A-Long is available at 50% off at ArtQualia.com

MKAL is presented in six easy weekly installments starting on 9/9/18 with extra time included for finishing. Join the discussion and show off your project in the dedicated MKAL threads that can be found in my Ravelry group.

If you would like to be notified when the next MKAL is available, sign up for my mailing list by clicking on the 'Mailing list'.
Susanna IC
Susanna IC, ArtQualia Designs

June 2018

yarnQuest ki t#4 by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia, a series of exclusive knitting kits

yarnQuest kit #4

Kit #4 contains:
  • Rhosyn, an exciting new Susanna IC crescent shawl pattern, featuring one-piece top-down construction and a stunning deep border with flowing floral lace and beads. This pattern will not be available anywhere else for six months from the kit's release date; the kit includes a printed pattern with Ravelry pdf option. Please note - the kit does not include the finished shawl, only the knitting pattern.
  • A generous skein of fingering yarn custom-dyed especially for this pattern by Rachel of Twisted Whiskers Designs. This masterful layering of rich pink shades captures the essence of rose blossoms in every skein of this yarn, aptly named Blume. This is an exclusive colorway of Skookum Fingering (100% Superwash Merino; 490 yards / 100 g); color: Blume.
  • Limited-edition project bag designed specifically for this kit by Kathy of 1000Stars on Etsy, known for impeccable craftsmanship and intricate detailing. Each beautiful bag is expertly crafted from stunning designer fabrics (10.5" wide x 12" tall x 4" deep). This durable project bag features a detachable wrist strap for knitting on the go, a zipper at the top for keeping your project and yarn protected, and an outside pocket for keeping all your knitting notions organized and easily accessible.

  • If you would like to be notified when the next kit is available, sign up for my mailing list by clicking on the 'Mailing list' tab above.

    Susanna IC


    Susanna IC, ArtQualia Designs

    December 2017

    My Instagram #2017bestnine

    --lace lace lace and more lace! Thank you for all the love ♡

    2017 Best nine, photo © ArtQualia, nine of 2017 top knitting designs and patterns
    Susanna IC
    Susanna IC, ArtQualia Designs

    December 2017

    yarnQuest kit #3 sold out even faster than the kit#2..., kit #4 is coming soon

    If you would like to be notified when the next kit is available, sign up for my mailing list by clicking on the 'Mailing list' tab above. yarnQuest ki t#3 by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia, a series of exclusive knitting kits
    Susanna IC
    Susanna IC, ArtQualia Designs

    November 2016

    yarnQuest  >>>----> kit #2 sold out incredibly fast..., and kit #3 is coming soon

    If you would like to be notified when the next kit is available, sign up for my mailing list by clicking on the 'Mailing list'. yarnQuest ki t#2 by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia, a series of exclusive knitting kits

    What is yarnQuest by Susanna IC?

    I'm very excited to introduce yarnQuest, a series of exclusive knitting kits. The kits coordinate unique hand-dyed yarns and limited-edition project bags with new patterns designed by me specifically for each kit - patterns in line with the already popular Annis, Diantha, Stellaria, and Caireen. Unlike a club, yarnQuest kits are available for purchase in very limited quantities; once sold out, they will not be available ever again. Kits will be announced in my newsletter as they become available - sign up for the mailing list by clicking on the 'Mailing list' to be automatically notified of new releases.

    Why yarnQuest?

    As you may already know, I'm a bit of a nomad - originally from Europe, I've lived in two European countries and five U.S. states. Thanks to all of my travels, I discovered an entire universe of indie dyers soon after I fell in love with knitting. Each dyer has a distinctive point of view and unique source of inspiration, which is reflected in the way they color their incredibly beautiful yarns. I also discovered indie sewers who make artisan knitting bags from fabrics that reflect worldwide inspiration. The one thing they all have in common is passion for yarn and color, and I created yarnQuest to be able to share their art with you.

    What is in a yarnQuest kit?

  • A new Susanna IC knitting pattern, which will not be available anywhere else for minimum of six months following the release date.
  • A skein of yarn dyed in an exclusive colorway created especially for the new pattern.
  • A limited-edition project bag designed specifically for that particular kit.
  • A little surprise or two.
  • US domestic shipping and handling cost is included in the price of each kit; shipping to Canada is additional $10.
  • Susanna IC
    Susanna IC, ArtQualia Designs

    August 2016

    Yarn Crawl Mystery Knit-Along (MKAL)

    Yarn Crawl Mystery Knit-A-Long by Susanna IC, photo © Susanna IC, Yarn Crawl MKAL will be presented in four weekly clues

    Designed for the 10th anniversary of the Hill Country Yarn Crawl but open to everyone; this Mystery is all about the interplay of two colors combined with interesting textures.

    The Mystery Knit-Along will be presented in four weekly clues, which will be arriving automatically in your Ravelry library as pattern updates - the first clue was released on August 20th and the final clue will be released on September 10th. The cost is only $1 until Sept. 3rd; after that the pattern will be available at the regular price of $6.50.

    For more information click on the image above.

    JOIN THE GROUP, JOIN THE FUN!
    Susanna IC
    Susanna IC, ArtQualia Designs

    March 2016

    yarnQuest

    yarnQuest by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia, a series of exclusive knitting kits

    What is yarnQuest by Susanna IC?

    I'm very excited to introduce yarnQuest, a series of exclusive knitting kits. The kits coordinate unique hand-dyed yarns and limited-edition project bags with new patterns designed by me specifically for each kit - patterns in line with the already popular Annis, Diantha, Stellaria, and Caireen. Unlike a club, yarnQuest kits are available for purchase in very limited quantities; once sold out, they will not be available ever again. Kits will be announced in my newsletter as they become available - sign up for the mailing list by clicking on the 'Mailing list' to be automatically notified of new releases.

    Why yarnQuest?

    As you may already know, I'm a bit of a nomad - originally from Europe, I've lived in two European countries and five U.S. states. Thanks to all of my travels, I discovered an entire universe of indie dyers soon after I fell in love with knitting. Each dyer has a distinctive point of view and unique source of inspiration, which is reflected in the way they color their incredibly beautiful yarns. I also discovered indie sewers who make artisan knitting bags from fabrics that reflect worldwide inspiration. The one thing they all have in common is passion for yarn and color, and I created yarnQuest to be able to share their art with you.

    What is in a yarnQuest kit?

  • A new Susanna IC knitting pattern, which will not be available anywhere else for minimum of six months following the release date.
  • A skein of yarn dyed in an exclusive colorway created especially for the new pattern.
  • A limited-edition project bag designed specifically for that particular kit.
  • A little surprise or two.
  • US domestic shipping and handling cost is included in the price of each kit; shipping to Canada is additional $10.
  • Susanna IC
    Susanna IC, ArtQualia Designs

    January 2016

    Susanna IC
    Susanna IC, ArtQualia Designs

    January 2016

    Oh wow, time flies...

    Happy 2016, everyone! To start this year off with something new and exciting, I would like to share with you a map. As you may know, I have a little knitting group on Ravelry and I was wondering where in the world all of my Ravelry friends come from. I did a quick search and I found that there are over seventy countries and six continents represented! Isn't that amazing? The map below shows all of the countries. Is yours one of them?
    Don't see your country? Contact me.

    Susanna IC Ravelry group around the world

    Susanna IC Ravelry group around the world

    Join the group, join the fun!
    Susanna IC
    Susanna IC, ArtQualia Designs

    July 2014

    FIVE YEARS OF CRESCENTS

    July 1st marks the five year anniversary of my short row crescent shawls. To celebrate, there will be weekly promotions and a special project gallery complete with random prize drawing. The celebration will last for five weeks starting July 1, 2014.

    For more information, to join the fun, and to add your crescent projects to the gallery, please see the FIVE YEARS OF CRESCENTS discussion threads in my Ravelry group.

    See you there!
    Susanna IC
    Susanna IC

    February 2014

    Hi everyone - I would like to tell you a little bit about the inspiration for my design, Blaeberry, which is a part of the gorgeous Louet North America Spring 2014 collection. The pattern includes directions and charts for a large stole worked in Louet Euroflax Lace, as well as a smaller scarf knitted in Gems Fingering. Blaeberry is all about nature renewing itself after a long winter's nap. As the ground thaws, the seeds wake up and start racing up toward the sun. They burst into millions of tiny green leaves and beautiful flowers follow soon, unfolding in an amazing variety of colors and forms.
    Blaeberry by Susanna IC, Louet North America - Spring 2014, photo © Caro Sheridan
    So, how does this knitted garden grow? It grows from layers of earth and seeds formed by stockinette sections in combination with a simple lace. These easy and quick-to-knit patterns form the main body of the stole and the scarf. Knitted last, the lace borders are more elaborate and feature floral shapes complete with leaves, stems, and blossoms.
    Blaeberry by Susanna IC, Louet North America - Spring 2014, photo © Caro Sheridan
    I love the versatility of the two sizes. I picture the linen stole as a perfect accessory wrapped around the shoulders on a summer evening just as the air starts to cool down. The merino scarf will be great for the transitional weather in spring and fall; it can also provide a shot of bright color tucked into a neckline of a warm coat in winter.
    Blaeberry by Susanna IC, Louet North America - Spring 2014, photo © Caro Sheridan
    I would love to see your interpretation of Blaeberry, and I hope you will share your projects with me on Ravelry.
    (pictures © Caro Sheridan)

    See you there!
    Susanna IC
    Susanna IC

    January 2012

    From now on I am posting my comments only on Ravelry.com, where you can find my original projects and designs, user name zuzusus.

    Questions or comments about my designs? Please join Susanna IC group.
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    Happy knitting!

    Susanna IC
    Susanna IC

    December 2011

    Published designs by Susanna IC

    It is hard to believe that this year is at its end. It was so busy, it was so fast and furious, and so many different events happened in my life...

    Looking back, summarizing my thoughts, I decided not to talk about my projects and patterns, those can be found on pages of ArtQualia, but I want to use this time to thank all of you for your wonderful support and your interest in my designs. It was always my dream to create something that other people will enjoy. I have made many acquaintances in cyber space and I am blessed with many terrific friends and associates; your support has been inspirational and encouraging in many ways.

    I especially want to thank my friends for modeling my projects and express my gratitude to all the magazines and photographers for letting me use their gorgeous pictures of my designs in ArtQualia and Ravelry. Also, I want to thank my family for their support of my work and everyday happiness they have been giving me.

    Happy knitting, Happy Holidays and all the best in 2012!

    Susanna IC
    Susanna IC

    May 5, 2011

    Link to an article by Sharon Watterson (examiner.com)

    "Spring thaw yields new shawl pattern" - about the Thaw shawlette.

    Thaw by Susanna IC


    February 18, 2011

    Link to an article by Sharon Watterson (examiner.com) "St. Patrick's Day spirit in Celtic knot cabled shawl " - all about Caireen shawl.

    Caireen by Susanna IC


    January 1, 2011

    New year, new start, new resolutions ...

    One of my resolutions is to share design inspiration and introduce my new patterns here. I plan to construct this journal mostly in simple images because I prefer to communicate visually rather than in written word.

    What better way to start this new journal than with a photograph of my Amiens design. I am thrilled and honored that this picture was chosen as the cover image of the Winter 2010 issue of Twist Collective. For more information, please click on the photo.

    Photo © Mårten Ivert, Twist Collective, Winter 2010

    August 1, 2010

    Link to an article by Sharon Watterson (examiner.com) "Nature's own green shawls, scarves, and cowls knitting pattern designs" - all about Annis, one of my first crescents, and some of my other early designs.

    Caireen by Susanna IC