Wiksten is a collection of knitting and sewing patterns for well-cut basics that are simple and classic. Creating a beautiful handmade wardrobe should be a joy, which is why our projects are uncomplicated with easy to follow instructions.
Harem Baby/Toddler Pants: The comfort and ease of these elastic waist pants make them perfect for active babies and toddlers. They're cut slightly long so that they can be cuffed and un-cuffed as the child grows. Beautiful French seams lend the pants an heirloom quality, and their simple construction makes them a breeze to sew. 7 sizes from 0 months to 3 years.
Baby/Children's Smock Top: This cleverly constructed smock will inspire a little one’s creativity with its oversized pockets for storing supplies and treasures. Make a top or dress, and choose between sleeveless or long sleeve. It’s a perfect project for learning more advanced techniques, such as binding a neckline and setting a sleeve.
Includes 6 sizes from 6-12 months to 5-6 years.
Animal Children's Bonnet: This animal bonnet will add a whimsical touch to a child’s wardrobe or spark imagination as a costume in the dress up box. The pattern includes instructions to make a fox, lamb, or fawn depending upon how the ears are sewn to the hat.
Sizes: 0-3m (3-6m, 6-12m, 1-2yr, 3-4yr, 5-6yr)
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner. Required skills -- casting on, knitting, purling, decreasing, using dpns and circular needles, knitting an i-cord.
Iris Baby Sweater: This color-blocked pullover has a triangle eyelet pattern in the front and back and a sweet keyhole opening at the back neck. The pieces are knit flat from the bottom up and seamed. Stitches are picked up around the neck and knit to make the collar, which closes in back with an afterthought button loop and button.
Sizes: 0-6 months (6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-3 years)
Skill Level: Intermediate. Required skills -- casting on, knitting, purling, decreasing, increasing, seaming, and picking up stitches.
Snöflinga Adult Hat: Snöflinga is the Swedish word for “snowflake”, which is the inspiration for this hat’s details—its bobbles and patterned crown shaping are evocative of falling snow.
Sizes: Adult Women, one size fits most.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner. Required skills--casting on, knitting, purling, decreasing, using DPN's and circular needles.
Kimono Haori Jacket: Sewing pattern for a Japanese-inspired jacket. With large pockets and a fold-over collar, this oversized jacket is functional, comfortable, and stylish. Fully lined and reversible (but with pocket on only one side), it looks more complicated to make than it actually is. The design includes three different lengths to choose from-- short (hip length), mid (below-hip length), and long (thigh length).
Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL. Fits US Women's sizes 00-18. Size XS sample is shown here on a size 0/2, 5'3" tall model. The oversized nature of this garment makes it likely to fit sizes larger than shown on the size chart, but the effect will be more fitted than shown in the photos.