Celebrate natural fibres, meditative knitting and simple pleasures.
Hi! I’m Janina Kallio. At my knit studio in Helsinki, Finland, I design knitting patterns inspired by nature and its changing seasons. I focus on beautiful and timeless wardrobe staples that are a joy to knit and wear.
For me, knitting is a way to relax, slow down and indulge in me-time. I want my knitting to be meditative, carefree and fun. And I definitely want to end up with something I’ll actually wear.
Woolenberry patterns combine minimalism and simplicity with cosiness. Each pattern is crafted with care and attention to detail. They include complete and clear instructions, beautiful hand-drawn illustrations and other lovely treats. Patterns you’ll want to knit again and again.
In 2013 I shared my first knitting patterns with other makers on Ravelry. Soon more patterns followed, and since then thousands of knitters around the world have been growing their handmade wardrobes with Woolenberry patterns.
I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the dreamiest yarn brands, like The Fibre Co., Blacker Yarns, Miss Babs, Eden Cottage Yarns, Cardiff Cashmere, Tukuwool, DyeForYarn and Manos del Uruguay. Sometimes I still can’t believe playing with yarn and needles is my full-time job and I have to pinch myself.
But I couldn’t do it on my own. I have an amazing team of women around me. My business partner Mira handles finances (taxes, ugh!) and tries to minimise my yarn shopping splurges – with varying success. Our photographer Ilona takes beautiful photos and our tech editor Pauliina makes sure the patterns you receive are correct and precise.
But most of all it’s you, our customers, who make all this possible. I’m so thankful for the amazing community of knitters around the world. Your support, inspiration and encouragement keeps us going. Together, we’re making the world a happier and cosier place, stitch by stitch.
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