I am a Swedish knitting designer who now lives in Germany with a Danish husband.
I knit with abandon.
I’ve knitted my way from Sweden to Germany via New York and Boston and Singapore, and Sussex.
You will soon notice that my designs are mostly seamless and top down, and that I’m seriously attracted by clever solutions.
The Ziggurat sweater is my signature. It’s a seamless, top down, contiguous or Simultaneous Set In sleeve method that I have developed and polished since my first Ziggurat saw the light in 2011. I’m still somewhat obsessed by it.
Just a little bit later I cleared my desk of notebooks and scribblings about J.S. Mill and a turgidly slow-forming PhD dissertation – “knitting” appears exactly nowhere in his Collected Works. I’m sure you can see the problem.
I’m a knitter, not an academic. I know there are academic knitters – and knitting academics. I’m just not one of them.
My other somewhat edged-out-of-the-way obsession is food. Good food. And crusty bread. Our house pet is a sourdough starter (which I happily share).
By the way, Åsa (Ooh-sah or Awe-sah) rhymes with Tricosa in most or many languages. Söderman rhymes with not much at all.
I hope you enjoy my designs!
Find me here
And if that is not enough…
A good overview of the Ziggurat method: episode 58 (YouTube) of the Fruity Knitting video podcast (the Ziggurat section begins here)
Designer spotlight Q&A on the Loopy Ewe blog
(Åsa Tricosa is my designer name – my real name is Åsa Söderman, which rhymes with not much.)