All posts by Silvia Elisa

About Silvia Elisa

Knitter, designer, insegnante, divulgatrice.

Coraline, the perfect gloves

Ivan Lazzaretti

Young Italian designer Ivan Lazzaretti created Coraline as an instructional pattern for his couses, and ended up with a perfect pair of gloves with just about the right amount of interest that prevents them from becoming boring and which adds that little extra pinch of visual attractiveness. Coraline are knitted with a single ball of […]

Punti e spilli, yarns and fabrics in Forlì

Punti & Spilli, Forlì

Don’t get fooled, this pink building is not a private home: it’s Punti & Spilli, the most exciting yarns and fabric shop in the whole Romagna. This coastal region is home of a few interesting shop but the one created by Patrizia and Sandra is the most prominent one. So push the gate and walk […]

Lush, uno scialle in Luxor

Lush is the new shawl created by Italian designer Nunzia Diglio with our delicious pure cashmere yarn, Luxor (it requires 5 25-gram balls of our yarn). The shawl showcases a sampler of stitches that make knitting it interesting and intricate but not overall complicated and, once the thechnique has been mastered, can be made into […]

Lanacotta and Lamora, a winner combination

Mantella in Lamora e Lanacotta di Mani di Fata

Italian knitting magazine Mani di Fata has been creating a series of patterns that combine sewing and knitting by pairing our Lanacotta fabric and delicious Lamora yarn. The first two patterns we present you were published in September 2015 issue, which can  be bought (in Italian only) through the Mani di Fata website or at […]

Campaign for Wool landed in Paris

Campaign for Wool a Parigi

Lanecardate feels honoured of having been part of the Paris leg of the Campaign for Wool, the initiative supported by HRH Charles, Prince of Wales in support of the wool industry. The Paris Wool Week took place at the Palais de Tokyo from Friday 25 until Sunday 27 September. During this week-end the guests took […]

Talamu by Melanie Berg

Talamu by Melanie Berg knitted by Heidi

If you feel like an easy shawl that allows you to play with colors but also to relax with an easy-peasy piece of knitting, here comes Talamu by Melanie Berg. Heidi (the owner of Fiordilana, our store in Villasanta, near Milano) has knitted it using five different shades of our all-time favorite, Lamora: a supersoft […]

Learn to knit gloves with Lamora


On Saturday October 3  Ivan Lazzaretti will be teaching a workshop on gloves at Misterlino Officinalanacaffè in Parma. The pattern (specifically created for this workshop) is created using our Lamora. The workshop, which will be taught in Italian, Lazzaretti will teach all the essential techniques for a successful glove knitting (and the modifications required for […]