May 28, 2023

Taimi by Ronja Hakalehto

Taimi by Ronja Hakalehto


Featured in amirisu Issue 26, published in 2023.

Today we’re interviewing Ronja, the designer of Taimi, cute socks knitted in traditional Finnish colors with a colorwork motif of small seedlings. She lives in northern Finland. I would love to visit there someday!

amirisu: What was your inspiration for this design?
Ronja: I wanted to add a little pictures and elements from the beautiful Finnish nature.

amirisu: What, if any, challenges did you encounter during the design process?
Ronja: I remember this design came quite easily and I really enjoyed the combination of this yarn and the colorwork!

amirisu: If you were to knit this design in another color, what would it be?
Ronja: I would knit it with earthy light tones.

amirisu: How do you like to spend time in the summer? What do you like to knit or make in warmer months?
Ronja: I love to be in our cabin, close to nature and water - it's my happy place! I love to knit quite the same things as in the winter time cause we have chilly days in the summer too. But I do have a beautiful brown cotton yarn waiting for me to knit a summer tee of it!

amirisu: Tell us a little about one or two of your favorite spots to recommend to someone thinking to visit Finland.
Ronja: Such a tricky question! I would definitely recommend spending time in a Finnish cabin next to the lake. Listen to the silence and experience all the little wonders in nature. And of course have a sauna and a swim in the lake!

Thank you, Ronja!