2018, Thank You!

//2018, Thank You!

2018, Thank You!

This photo that I took on one of the gloomy days is the perfect presentation of my year – dark and beautiful at the same time with the darkness bordering with light. 2018 was the year when my life has changed drastically, I really feel like I am learning to live all over again. This was a year of great losses that were hard to live through but that helped me to become stronger and discover myself better. I lost dear to me people, both physically and emotionally, I lost the sense of a place for me in this world. But no matter what I am deeply grateful to 2018 for how kind and generous it was to me, for all the beauty I was lucky to see, for all the amazing people by my side, for the ability to work, for my health and strength, for this place here and for knitting, of course, that helped me to stay grounded through many things.

I have designed, knit and published some very special to me pieces:

La Flor sweater is the additional pattern to the original design that took a completely different shape in airy mohair.

The Edge sweater became one of my favorite pieces with 3D volume cables and rich texture.

I mixed Wheat and Heritage sweaters in one project knit in beautiful alpaca yarn in perfect green shade.

Wings sweater is a simple with a twist (literally!) project – the twisted ribbing creates the wings effect on your shoulders!

The interpretation of The Edge in lighter yarn in neutral color – was my perfect travel companion!

Polar Bear – one of the favorites of all time! Combining chunky wool with the light mohair was such a delicious tactile experience!

Amber Sweater – my newest pattern that features dramatic travelling cables against a rich textured background.

Alina Cardigan for YOTH yarns was finally published this year and I couldn’t be happier with it!

I wanted to thank you for this year of support, for being here and for always being my biggest inspiration behind this project!

Sending lots of love to you and your families! Happy New Year! 2019 is going to be magical!



By | 2018-12-31T08:08:24+00:00 December 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|6 Comments


  1. Barbara Zeiet December 31, 2018 at 8:22 am - Reply

    You have not only persevered but created wonderful, beautiful representations of the good in this world. I have no doubt that the photo you choose to post this time next year will be full of light and love💛. I am hoping you experience peace, love and joy all of this upcoming year.

    • Alina December 31, 2018 at 8:30 am - Reply

      Thank you, dear Barbara! I am definitely blessed to have so much beauty in my life! I am ending the year strong and with many blessings sent my way! Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2019!!!

  2. Julie December 31, 2018 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    You had such an amazingly productive 2018, wow!! I hope that 2019 is full of blessings, success, and happiness. xo

  3. Bennie-Ruth Dean December 31, 2018 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    I purchased Wheat in July of 2018. Heritage was not part of that pattern. Is there an update, or do I have to purchase Heritage separately now?

  4. Melissa December 31, 2018 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Thinking of you in the New Year, Alina, and sending much love from the US. Your sweater design is out of this world and I’ve so loved watching and learning from you. Well done for 2018 in the face of many obstacles!

  5. Christine January 12, 2019 at 4:38 am - Reply

    Despite life’s challenges you were able to design so many beautiful sweaters. What a beautiful accomplishment. You are so talented. All the best in 2019

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