Hi, I'm Fabi. I write knitting patterns among other things

Gauge swatching

Small differences add up

No one likes to knit gauge swatches. Let’s face it, you are essentially knitting a square that in the future will serve no purpose. Unfortunately sometimes you just need to knit a stupid square. Hopefully this post will illustrate what might happen if you skip it.

A few swatches I’ve knit throughout the years:


Little Peaks Quilt

It's done!

This blog post is the continuation of Solving a quilt puzzle: Part 2 and the final post in the series. When I wrote the last post (1.5 years ago 😬), I was still sewing the triangles to each other, in long stripes of triangles. I also planned on writing more blog posts describing the process, but that obviously didn’t happen. If you’re new here and don’t want to read the previous posts, the quilt design I used is free on Purl Soho’s website.


It took me a lot longer to sew…

My new pattern, Sentido, is available now available on Ravelry.


It is a simple 1x1 rib stitch beanie, with a colorwork section in mosaic knitting. It is written for both children and adults. Check out the test knitters’ versions on their Ravelry project pages no Ravelry. This pattern wouldn’t be possible without my wonderful testers.


My newest pattern, Argila, is finally available on Ravelry!

This is my first adult sweater and it took me so long to publish that I could have had a baby by now, that’s how long it’s been. I re-knit the sweater several times before I was happy with the result, and the writing process was also more complicated than I expected.




Here you can read about my designs, as well as tips and modifications to my patterns. If you speak Portuguese you can also find me on Youtube as Meyas Podcast. And of course I am on Ravelry! Click on the Ravelry icon above or search for apionese.