Amano Puna

Product information "Amano Puna"
Sustainable Softness from Peru

Extra warm, extra soft and extra good for our planet – that’s the way we love a beautiful yarn, and the amazing alpaca yarns by Amano are just that! The fiber comes from cooperatives in Peru which employ the latest methods to ensure an animal-friendly environment and minimal impact on the surroundings. The high plains of the Andes are home to three and a half million alpacas. They have been living in this area for more than 5000 years and learned to thrive despite the rough climate and scarce food supply, earning their wool a reputation to be the most sustainable animal fiber there is. Alpaca fiber is significantly warmer than wool from sheep, it is very soft and has an attractive lustre – a dream for any knitter. It is processed by a spinning mill in the south of Peru to become one of the luxurious knitting yarns by Amano: blended with silk, merino or cashmere or pure as Baby or Imperial Alpaca in gorgeous, vibrant colors inspired by the textile traditions of South America. 

Puna is made from 100% Baby Alpaca, yardage is about 250 meters / 273 yards / 100 g, so it's perfect for large but light, warm shawls like Naiada (two skeins of this yarn, colorway "Kornblumenblau"). The pattern is available here in our shop or in the book "The Hitchhiker Collection

Martina has designed her knitting pattern "Loops" especially for this yarn.

The sample "Loops" in our book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" was made out of two skeins of this yarn: One in Korallrot, the other in Bordeaux. 

Gauge (stitches per 10 cm): 22
Materials: 100% alpaca
Meterage (meters per 100 g): 250
Needle Size: 4,0 mm / US 6, 5,0 mm / US 8
Sustainability: Mulesing free
Weight: 100 g
Yarn Weight: DK

Matching Pattern

Loops
Formate: PDF Download | Language: Deutsch
Loops is the one accessory you have been waiting for: Simple to knit, interesting to look at due to the use of your two favorite colors, and endless possibilities to wear! Fold it lengthwise and pull one end through one of the loops, and you will have a scarf that doesn’t come off. Put the loops on top of each other with a twist, and you will have a cozy pretty cowl. Put your arms through the loops, and you can wear it as a vest. Place the loops on top of each other and pull it over your head to wear it as an attractive capelet. “Loops” is made out of two skeins of a lovely alpaca yarn that will keep you warm and cozy. The knitting itself is simple and in one piece (no seaming), and instructional videos guide you through the provisional cast-on and joining parts. Amano Puna Colors of the samples: Cusco Roofs 4009 and Santa Catalina 4008 Machu Picchu 4002 and Eco Puna Nazca Grey 9001 Inca Train 4006 and Titicaca 4007 Size M: You need 1 skein of each color. Sizes L and XL: You need 2 skeins of each color.The pattern "Loops" is part of Martina Behm´s book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions".

€5.50*
Naiada
Formate: PDF Download | Language: Deutsch
Simple, elegant lace in a surprising, long, slightly asymmetrical triangular shape: That’s Naiada! Knit with a warm DK weight yarn in a beautiful color it will look great under your winter coat or wrapped around your shoulders for extra warmth over a shirt or sweater. Made of a bright blue you will be wearing your very private ocean!  You start at one corner of the triangle, adding wider and wider rows, thereby forming a long, slightly asymmetric triangle. The pattern will work at any gauge with any amount of yarn.  The lace pattern is very straightforward and easy to remember. You can work it using the (very simple) written instructions or the charts, whatever you prefer.  It’s really smooth sailing on the lace ocean which is also doable for beginning lace knitters. The beautiful yarn Amano Puna which I used for the sample is available in our shop.The pattern "Naiada" is part of Martina Behm´s book "The Hitchhiker Collection".

€5.50*
Mrs Watson
Formate: PDF Download | Language: Deutsch
One night I watched an Episode of “Sherlock” – it was the one in which Mr Watson has a wife, Mrs Watson. She was wearing a dress with an allover-leaf-pattern that served as an inspiration for this shawl. Its construction was, when I designed it in the beginning of 2015, completely new. It was part of a collection for the yarn company Berroco who published it in June 2015. In the meantime, I had used this new construction for the Strickmich! Club pattern “Thousand Tulips” and “Match & Move”. I must say, I am a little bit proud of myself: This construction, that has inspired so many, was invented by me. Mrs Watson is knit out of a super-soft Alpaca yarn and the pretty leaves are shaped by short rows – but don’t worry, you won’t have to pick up the wraps, so it’s a relaxing knit!  

€5.50*
Wrap & Warm
Formate: PDF Download | Language: Deutsch
This pattern is available in English as a PDF, but not in print. Please choose "English" and "Download Pattern" to buy this pattern. A soft and cozy wrap cardigan in a beautiful mulesing-free merino yarn in a favorite color – every knitter needs one! Wrap & Warm is worked seamlessly in the round from the sleeves to the collar and can be adapted to your size and preferences during the knitting: the width of the cuffs, the length of the sleeves, the width and length of the cardi and the dimensions of the collar can all be adapted while you are working on it. You decide! If you work the edges in different widths as suggested, you will get two different looks depending on which one is worn at the neck side. Use a shawl pin to close it if you prefer. It’s easy to knit, relaxing to wear and just a cozy new favorite piece. Materials: Rosy Green Wool Cheeky Merino Joy Size S: approx. 350 g (4 skeins)Size M (as shown in the sample): ca. 400 g (4-5 skeins)Size L: approx. 550 g (5-6 skeins)Size XL: approx. 700 g (7-8 skeins) 4 stitch markers2 circular knitting needles, 3.75 - 4 mm (US 5-6), length 80 cm (32 inches) or more  

€5.99*

Accessories

Strickplaner
This is the German version of Strickplaner – your knitting planner.  If you are looking to purchase the English version, please choose it on the overview page.

€18.90*
Circular Knitting Needle Addi Lace
Needle Size: 4,0 mm / US 6
Addi Circulars with 80 cm (32 in) length and extra sharp tips are ideally suited for most of Martina Behm's designs. These needles are great quality "Made in Germany", and they make even the most complicated lace pattern a pleasure to knit. The needle sizes are printed on the cable (metric and US). Addi lace needle tips are made from shiny brass and nickel-free.

Variants from €6.25*
€7.45*
Lazadas Stitch Markers
Variant: yo - rosa / grün
These stitch markers can do more! They will not only remind you that you have reached a specific point in your row, but will also tell you what to do: knit 2 together, ssk, yarn over or m1. Also, they can be removed easily or placed in other places in your knitting as you please.  Metal/silicone.

Content: 4 piece (€1.98* / 1 piece)

€7.90*

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