Rauma garn pelini mitu babygarn

We recently received some new (to us) yarn from Rauma Garn. When getting new stock in we always like to have a little look around on Ravelry to scope out some patterns that we think would work well for the yarn. So we thought we’d write a quick pattern round up for each yarn, to hopefully get you inspired to try one of them!


As the name suggests, Babygarn is ideal for baby garments as it is soft, light and machine washable!

It’s a 4ply yarn that comes in balls of 50g = 175 m (191 yds).

As with all of our new Rauma Garn yarns, Babygarn is worsted spun. This method of spinning tends to use longer fibres which are spun up tightly. Worsted spinning creates very soft, dense yarn, that has excellent drape and crisp stitch definition. 

Babygarn can of course be used for anything, not just baby garments. It will make lovely light garments that can be worn in the transitional seasons, and lightweight shawls and accessories.

Babygarn Pattern Suggestions

Bälg Pants by Sigrid Marie Blom

The Bälg Pants are a simple, sleek design with a beautiful shape and added interest from the stranded colourwork around the straps and cuffs.

If you’ve never tried colourwork before, this would be a great project to begin with as there’s only minimal amounts of it, a way to dip your toe in without committing to something too big.

Made in Babygarn, these Bälg Pants would be a hassle free baby staple, plus they’re absolutely adorable!

Rauma garn babygarn balg pants
© Sigrid Marie Blom

Porcelain Sweater Solo by Lene Holme Samsøe

If you’re in the online knitting world, you’ve definitely seen the Porcelain Sweater. It’s on my 2024 want-to-make list. Every time I see this jumper I get itchy fingers and want to cast it on straight away.

Another stranded colourwork pattern, but still not too overwhelming if you’re a colourwork newbie, as the blocks of colour between the motifs would be a nice break from each patterned section.

The blue and cream colours of the sample in the photos (reminiscent of traditional porcelain) are gorgeous, but you could have a lot of fun with colour combinations in this design.

The Porcelain Sweater also comes in child sizes, age 2-11 (separate pattern), as well as a Porcelain Yoke Sweater, if the dropped shoulders aren’t your thing.

Rauma garn babygarn porcelain sweater
© Lene Holme Samsøehttps://www.ravelry.com/designers/lene-holme-samse

Columella by Linnea Ornstein

Due to it’s lightness, Babygarn can also be used for warmer weather projects. The Columella by Linnea Ornstein would be the perfect shawl to take out on a cool summer evening for your shoulders.

This design is really unique in it’s construction and very eye catching! The soft palette of Babygarn would make this a perfect spring accessory.

This sort of project is a great way to learn new techniques. It’s made in garter stitch so there’s not any complicated stitch patterns to be contending with whilst learning short rows and colourwork.

Rauma garn babygarn columella by linnea ornstein
© Linnea Ornstein


Pelini is a DK weight yarn, made from equal parts cotton and linen. This fibre blend makes Rauma Garn Pelini suited to summer garments and accessories. Cotton and linen are breathable fibres that don’t hold in heat the same way wool does.

These kind of fibres, linen especially, get better and better with time and wear. Linen softens up with every use and wash and is incredibly durable, meaning if it’s looked after well, linen garments will last you a lifetime.

If you’d like to find out more about the properties of cotton and linen fibres, read this blog post for more info!

Some people can find find the transition from working with animal fibres to cotton or linen a little challenging, as the latter fibres don’t have any stretch to them unlike the former. This is something you will get used to once working with them however.

Plant-based fibres are well suited to crochet, due to the crisp stitch definition you get from them. Crochet is also wonderful for accessories like bags and hats, as well as for summery tops and bralettes, which Pelini lends itself perfectly to.

Pelini Pattern Suggestions

Collett Tee by Witre Design

The Collett Tee made in Rauma Garn Pelini would be the perfect summer garment. Ida (of Witre Design) puts a fresh spin on simple designs. The fit of her patterns is always beautiful, and the Collett Tee is no different.

We love the bold shade of blue of this sample, which we have a similar shade to in our Pelini range (#53 Bla). Any bright colour will make this design a fun piece in your wardrobe to build an outfit around, but made in a neutral colour would also make this a staple you can throw on with anything. It’s also great for layering meaning the Collett Tee can be a really versatile piece.

Rauma garn pelini collett tee witre design
© Witre Design

Adriata by Joji Locatelli

The Adriata by Joji Locatelli is a beautiful spin on a classic summer tank top. The lace detail takes this top from a simple everyday item to a stand out piece.

As we mentioned with the Columella shawl, smaller sized projects are a great way to learn new techniques. If you’ve never tried lacework in your knitting before this is the piece to try it on! With the main portion of the top being knit in stockinette, the lace work wouldn’t dominate the project. The repetitive nature of the lace panel also means once you’ve picked it up, it’ll be a breeze!

Rauma garn pelini adriata joji locatelli
© Joji Locatelli

Ballerina Wrap Top by Alexandra Tavel

The Ballerina Wrap Top, though designed in a merino wool, would work well in Pelini for a light summer cardi to keep your shoulders and arms warm on chillier nights.

The pattern comes with a short and long sleeve option – the short sleeved option lending itself well to a summer Pelini version.

Rauma garn pelini ballerina wrap top alexandra tavel
© Alexandra Tavel

Sandbar Top by Abigail Ellazar

Cotton and linen are lovely fibres to crochet with as they provides such crisp stitch definition. The Sandbar Top by Abigail Ellazar would look beautiful in Pelini. This is a really fun summer piece. It’s unusual construction (worked side to side rather than bottom to top or visa versa) gives the piece beautiful drape.

The Sandbar Top is one of those designs that gives the illusion of being more complicated than it is. The combination of the wavy filet stitch and the lace edging along the bottom makes an intricate looking design, but all you really need to know how to do is chain, single crochet and double crochet!

© abigail ellazar


Mitu is another DK weight, made from equal parts alpaca and wool. Alpaca is perceived by lots of people as one of the softest animal fibres along with merino. This makes Mitu soft and warm, and it’s also machine washable making it another great choice for kids’ clothes.

To read more about wonderful alpaca fibre read our blog post on it here.

Mitu Pattern Suggestions

Zigzag Zen Blanket by Anniina Juuti

The Zigzag Zen Blanket is a really fun yet simple design. It’s a modular knitting pattern, meaning you’re only ever knitting one little block at a time, in one colour. I imagine this is where the ‘zen’ part of the name comes from as it’s one of those projects you can zone out in front of the TV with.

You could have a lot of fun playing around with colour combinations for this. Our Mitu range has a good mix of bold brights and subtle neutrals.

Due to the way this blanket has been designed, you can make it as small or as large as you like, which makes this a very customisable project.

© Anniina Juuti

Vest Taipei by Mochiknits

A cable knit vest or sweater is a wardrobe must-have (we actually have a blog post all about cables here). The Vest Taipei by Mochiknits a really simple, elegant one that could be dressed up or down.

The repeating cable pattern makes this a great project for any confident beginners wanting to expand their knitting skills.

Due to Mitu being worsted spun (as mentioned above), it would provide the crisp stitch definition needed for textures such as cables.

Rauma garn mitu taipei vest
© Mochiknits

Salty Days Sweater by Veronika Lindberg

The Salty Days Sweater is a fun take on a classic cable knit sweater. It has the cosy, oversized look of a traditional fisherman jumper, with a modern flare.

The Salty Days Sweater is named after the salt fields in Portugal. The textures are inspired by the intricate patterns salt flakes form.

Hold Mitu with a strand of Camarose Midnatssol or Dererum Natura Berenice for extra fluff!

Rauma garn mitu salty days sweater
© Veronika Lindberg

Until next time.. happy knitting!

Comments (2)

  1. Hello
    Just seen your beautiful garments in the Ruma wools how do I order the patterns and wool to have a go. New knitter Chrissie

    1. Hello Chrissie,

      The beautiful patterns are all digital patterns on Ravelry by various designers. Each pattern in the blog has a link to the pattern page on Ravelry, where you can buy it and receive a PDF. The wool can be bought through our website – each one in this post is also linked to the corresponding product page. Or you can just go straight to our website and search for Rauma Garn, where you will find all three yarns.

      I hope that helps – please let us know if you have any further questions!

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