About me & you

We don’t knit so we don’t kill people, or to keep ourselves sane.

We knit because we know that taking time for ourselves and our creativity is the most radical act of self-care in a world that values endless productivity and constant hustle.

Knitting is not something you NEED to do. It’s something you WANT to do, decadently and unapologetically only for yourself and no one else. It’s the purposeful pursuit of pure pleasure, hedonism at its finest.

You don’t need anyone’s permission to take time for yourself and, for once, put yourself first. The only one who can give you permission? Is you.

Permission to be messy.
Permission to be imperfect.
Permission to be unproductive.
Permission to fuck up and try again. Or not.
Permission to quit.
Permission to play.
Permission to be you. The loud one, the lazy one, the over-the-top one. The wild one.

Cloud Gazing shawl pattern from Woolenberry

Hi, I’m Janina Kallio.

I enjoy knitting almost as much as a good gin & tonic (Hendrick’s with cucumber and a dash of black pepper, please). The combination of the two? Pure knitting bliss!

By the Baltic Sea in Helsinki, Finland, I create patterns for modern knitters. My superpower is designing effortless knits with clear and easy-to-follow instructions. The best of the best, some knitters say.

Knitting is a bold act of slowing down and making something tangible in this fast paced digital world. It’s the perfect antidote to the hustle and grind.

Since 2012, thousands of knitters around the world have been indulging in deliciously decadent knitting bliss with my patterns.

Ready to unleash your creative fire? I can help with that. Visit the pattern shop and find your next project to cast on.

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