Progress is…

a.”the movement forward or toward a place” b.”the process of improving or developing something over a period of time” according to the Merriam -Webster Dictionary, and both definitions cover my way of thinking about this exciting journey that is the creation of new, beautiful things from scratch. For me, the means is yarn, needles and inspiration. For others, it may be a sketchbook and some colored pencils or a … Continue reading Progress is…

The Briochelle Scarf…

…is my second pattern in the series meant to initiate Brioche knitting to hesitant knitters. In fact, it’s the …”sequel” to Briochelle Cowl, since it is based on the same Half – Brioche stitch pattern as the one used in the cowl. What’s the point in applying the same stitch pattern again? Well, I have my reasons for doing so and let me explain to … Continue reading The Briochelle Scarf…

My long, hot, Greek (knit) summer…

… remains a never-ending source of inspiration for new forms and shapes, new stitch patterns, new creations! Take a look at these gorgeous summer colors and you’ll agree with me: they are so happy and bright you can’t resist from smiling! Well, that’s exactly what I want you to do, as I am working on my latest pattern, yet to be revealed! Today you get … Continue reading My long, hot, Greek (knit) summer…

#thefiberlass_shawl CALL FOR TESTERS

Yes, it’s time for fun, my favorite time in the process of  elaborating a new pattern! Test knitters are welcome to sign up for testing #thefiberlass_shawl and you can read all about it, once you visit the relevant thread in Ravelry! Once you have finished testing this, you will receive your choice of another one of my patterns as a compesnastion! I hope this is … Continue reading #thefiberlass_shawl CALL FOR TESTERS

40% discount on any pattern, till March 1, 2016

Hellow, fellow knitters! I’d like to announce that I’m running an “end-of-winter” sales on my Ravelry store. It’s been a cold and gloomy winter, but weather is changing and so is our mood. I felt the urge to celebrate the “end” of winter with a 40% discount on all my patterns and would like to invite you all to come and take a look: Maria Zilakou … Continue reading 40% discount on any pattern, till March 1, 2016

My -free- Greek Valentine Cowl Pattern

…and, yes, you ‘re just in time to grab some yarn and knit one for your significant other! You need a small amount of yarn and a couple of hours, oh well, maybe three or four, in any case, this is an affordable luxury! Inspiration came while on a “brainstorming” study of traditional greek embroidery motifs. Among the lovely geometric shapes which called my attention, there was this sort … Continue reading My -free- Greek Valentine Cowl Pattern

Happy. colourful 2016!

I know it’s been almost 3 weeks since my last post-gosh, that’s quite a while!- but I really needed to take sometime off in order to knit some last minute gifts and get some well-deserved rest from work. As you can easily understand, inspiration visits when one is relaxed and happy. And so it did and I finally started working on the project I’m presenting you … Continue reading Happy. colourful 2016!