I love to knit up pretty multicolored fingering-weight yarns in simple, easy-to-do garter stitch: All the creative work the dyer has put into the skein will show! What I also love is a fun construction for a garter stitch shawl – and details that make it special. “Blauer Pfau” (means “blue peacock” in German) is a triangle with diamond-shaped cut-outs along the middle axis. And the cut-out pieces will magically (sort of) show up at one end of the shawl to add extra interest.
This pattern was first published exclusively in Strickmich! Club 2021. It looks great in the original Club Yarn Katahdin 437 by Miss Babs or other hand-dyed yarn. All you need is one skein.
A beautiful yarn, hand dyed by the amazing Miss Babs from the US – exclusively in Europe in Strickmich! Shop!
A lighter fingering weight yarn between a lace- and a sockweight, Katahdin 437 is spun from the lustrous, long fibers of the wool from Bluefaced Leicester sheep. This fiber is a perfect canvas for Babs’ amazing colors, giving the yarn a beautiful depth and a beautiful, slightly shiny finish. It's great for crisp lacy shawlettes but also makes durable socks.
Colorful, voluminous and happy – that's "Alegria" by Manos del Uruguay. With 25% polyamide, it is even durable enough for a pair of cozy socks. But the best use you can put a handdyed skein of "Alegria" to is to make a fun shawl like Hitchhiker, Hitchhiker Beyond, Easy or Puerto Montt – with its yardage of 445 yards per skein it's just perfect!The sample "Baltic Summer" from our book "Hitchhiker Collection" was made out of one skein of this yarn, colorway "Botanico".
Luxurious and so soft! "Fino" by Manos del Uruguay is a voluminous single-ply consisting of 30% silk and 70% merino wool – really soft and perfect for a pretty shawl like Samadhi, Baltic Summer, Hitchhiker, Heaven & Space or Lintilla. The multicolored versions are perfect for Martina's designs, and one skein of 450 m per 100 g will yield a decently sized shawl.
The yarn is hand dyed by a cooperative in Uruguay that offers employment to rural women in difficult life situations. The merino fiber comes from South America and is mulesing-free.
Please note: Handwash only.
The sample "Samadhi" from our book "Hitchhiker Collection" was made out of one skein of this yarn, colorway "Watered Silk".The sample "Wolkig" from our book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" was made out of one skein of this yarn, colorway "Silver Teaset".
Cute stitch markers made of recycled acrylic in the shape of a butterfly, a robot, a babuschka and an owl. Designed and made in Finland. Super-useful when it comes to knitting Magrathea, Naiada, Nuvem, Jasminde, Match & Move or Viajante!
Measurements of the pendants: ca. 13 mm x 10 mm
Length of the cords: ca. 2 cm
The colors of the individual pendants may vary (see pictures).
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.
Strickmich! Big Bowl is the more voluminous version of her little sister, the Strickmich! Bowl Accessory bag: Open it up and it will expand to a useful bowl that holds your yarn balls when knitting. Sturdy cotton with a wool felt bottom protects your precious yarn, and knitting from it is a breeze. When you close it, you can carry it with the attached sling. Strickmich! Big Bowl holds 250 to 350 g yarn (on the ball or knitted) plus your needles.The smaller version (Strickmich! Bowl – accessory bag) is suitable for knitting accessories or small projects with up to 100 g yarn.The yarn and decoration in the pictures are not included.Strickmich! Big Bowl is sewn by Manomama in Augsburg, Germany after an idea by knitwear designer Martina Behm: Sturdy organic cotton fabric that will hold its shape and a reinforced bowl bottom with wool felt from German sheep who live in the Black Forest. The contrast-color zipper looks great with the Strickmich! logo tag and is made in Germany as well. Manomama is a project by Sina Trinkwalder, who established Manomama in the old textile hub Augsburg in Bavaria, employing people who find it hard to find work otherwise. Fair pay and good working conditions are an essential part of the project. Materials100% organic cotton from Tanzania, woven in Northrine-Westphalia, Germany, GOTS certifiedWool felt from sheep from the Black Forest, GermanyZipper made in GermanyMeasurementsDiameter upper edge ca. 30 cmDiameter bottom 18 cmHeight of Edge approx. 13 cmLength when closed approx. 37 cmWidth when closed approx. 17 cm
I just love the “We’re Different”-Grab Bags from Rohrspatz & Wollmeise: Depending on which kind you choose, you will get a combination of a multicolor and a matching semisolid, hand-picked by the dyemaster herself, who has an unmatched sense of color. What shall I say? I was really surprised when I saw that she teamed up a softly variegated brown-grey with a bold and warm red. I just had to give it a try and get my knitting needles moving! So here’s “Match & Move”, a shawl designed to show off the perfect Wollmeise color combination and use up (almost!) an entire grab bag of yarn. My shawl weighs 286 grams. The unusual construction results in kinked stripes that look really interesting when you wear it. The knitting is plain garter stitch and very relaxing, and the shawl is so big and comfy, it is just a dream to wear. Definitely my favorite shawl so far – and I am determined to order another grab bag, be surprised and knit myself one more.
Size of the shawl in the pictures: 200 x 50 cm (80 x 20 inches)
286 g of yarn (140 g of color A and 146 g of color B)
Wollmeise Colors: Resi and Zimtapfel (both WD)The pattern "Match & Move" is part of Martina Behm´s book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions".
Rock your Rows! A striped zig-zag pattern grows into a fascinating triangular shawl. Choose high contrast or a subtle tone-in-tone color combination – Rockin’ Rows makes your wardrobe more colorful and fun! You will need four skeins of 50 grams of a fingering weight yarn, so you have lots of options. Also great for sockyarn leftovers. Have fun knitting – rock on!
Instructions are given for both sizes.
Blue Sample: Length: 200 cm (80 in), depth: 48 cm (19 in) Rosy Green Wool Heb/Manx Merino fine (100 % Wool), Colors Otter 211 (A), Glacial Lake 215 (B), North Atlantic 224 (C) and Driftwood 212 (D)
Multicolored Sample: Length: 180 cm (72 in), depth: 40 cm (16 in) Rosy Green Wool Heb/ Manx Merino fine (100 % Wool), Colors Thunderstorm 225 (A), Daffodil 214 (B), Foxglove 221 (C), Nature 201 (D)
Turquoise Sample: Length 223 cm (89 in), depth 53 cm (21 in) Amano Ayni (80 % Baby Alpaca, 20 % Silk), Colors 5006 (A), 5011 (B), 5000 (C), 5013 (D)
The yarns used in the samples (Rosy Green Wool Heb & Manx and Amano Ayni) are available here in Strickmich! Shop.
When we moved to the countryside a couple of years ago, we couldn’t believe how beautiful it is around here: Woods and lakes and scenery, freedom for your eyes, comfort for the soul. I especially enjoy afternoons at lake Stocksee when I just watch the ducks and grebes and the subtle changes in the water surface. “Stocksee Story” captures this mood: Made out of a great supersoft silk-merino blend by Manos del Uruguay, dyed to perfection in a colorway that resembles a blue water surface with reflections of the shrubs and trees at the shore, it will be warm, soft and a pleasure to look at. The garter-stitch mini waves are completed by bigger ones in the middle of the shawl, created by tuck stitches that look interesting from the front and the reverse side. Add two pretty tassels for extra interest – and there you have your Stocksee Story!