About Knitworks

Knitworks is a Finland based knitwear company with Anna Ahlqvist as the designer/producer. 

“There is something so fascinating about knitwear; starting from an inspiring yarn, you have endless possibilities to create your knits. I want to design knits that are easy to wear. They should have the right mix of a relaxed and representative look, a style that can easily be dressed up or down. It is also a challenge to design knits that work well for different body-types and different looks. Knitwear give great opportunity to this.”

With a background as a designer for the knitwear industry, Anna finds working close to the production rewarding. It enables an active cooperation between designer, factory and customer. It also allows her to experiment with yarns and ideas and to find new technical solutions. “I love to combine materials and different yarn types”. Often, I let the yarn speak for itself in the designs.

The knits are produced in small series and the production is kept as local as possible. “This feels ethically right.” The knits are not designed for just one season; a long-lasting design is part of our ecological responsibility. The combination of high quality yarns, refined classic elements and a strong personal style make Knitworks stand up to the time.


Knitworks shop

Kapteeninkatu 9, Helsinki

Tuesday – Friday 12.00 – 17.00 

Saturday 12.00 – 15.00

Sundays and Mondays closed

5.7.22-5.8.22 the shop is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. At other times, open on request. tel: +358 41 5050374

The shop is a real knitwear heaven – you can find truly unique knits produced locally near Helsinki.  In the shop you can sense the wonderful world of knitted fabric; the soft natural fibers, play of shades and different structures. The store offers a lovely and welcoming shopping experience.  Meet the designer and get some good advice and inspiration.  You can also find pearls from past seasons.

Tel. +358 41 5050 374

Unionin26 shop

CraftCorner, Unioninkatu 26, Helsinki

Monday – Friday 10.00 – 17.00.

Saturday 10.00 – 16.00

tel: +358 40 163 9353


Knitworks is part of a designer co-operative in the heart of Helsinki, close to the Market place

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Knitworks shop


Materials & Care


Knitworks yarns come from the best Italian spinners. Natural fibres in luxury qualities is the base of the collection.

“To feel wool…means to feel well”

Wool and knit marry into a beautiful partnership in terms of colour, textural richness and commercial appeal.

Fine Merino wool is one of the softest and most luxurious choices for you knits. It’s superfine fibres feel gentle against your skin. It also has the ability to respond to changes in temperature, making it a great choice all year round.

Lambswool has it’s own inspiring attributes; the wool needs wash-finishing and this can be used to create interesting stitch-effects and yarn combinations.

Linen is the natural choice for my summer knits. It has the right air of sophistication and timeless appeal.


“Writing care instructions for woollen knits, my first thought is that the wool takes care of you! So, taking gentle care of each other, the knit will become your reliable friend”

Woollen knits don’t need frequent washing. Out in the fresh air, it cleanses itself!

Hand wash in warm water with a mild soap or machine wash on wool program, max 30 degrees. 

Drying: Lay the knit flat to dry. Shape into form. When dry, press gently with the iron. Always use steam.

Storage: Knitted garment should be gently folded and stored in drawers.

Linen knits: All the linen has been pre-shrunk before made up into garments. Hand wash in lukewarm water or machine wash on mild wash cycle. Linen becomes softer the more it is washed. Lay flat to dry and shape into form. Iron the knit while still a little damp.


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