Buds & Bumbles

Product information "Buds & Bumbles"

Every summer I find myself suddenly without anything hand-knit to wear – even the biggest wool-lovers among us will have to admit that Merino tends to lose its appeal once it’s 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) or more. So this summer I thought I would be clever and knit myself a shawlette out of a nice cotton yarn with long color changes. It has a cute little bud-stitch pattern that has a subtle lace-like appearance, biased construction and wavy or pointy edges. You can knit it until your yarn is used up, just to the size you love to wear. Knit it now using a cotton or cotton blend so you will have it ready for next summer (unlike me, who finished it just now in the fall), or use a cozy woolen yarn with pretty color changes like Schoppel Zauberball Cotton to be stylish and warm this season.

Measurements of shawlette in the pictures: 167 cm (67 in) x 48 cm (19 in)

We carry the pretty and amazing yarn Schoppel Zauberball Cotton here in Strickmich! Shop in a number of fun colorways.

The pattern "Buds & Bumbles" is part of Martina Behms book "The Hitchhiker Collection".

 

Gauge (stitches per 10 cm): 18
Knitting experience: focussed
Needle Size: 3,5 mm / US 4
Project type: Shawl
Yarn Weight: Fingering

Matching Yarn

Schoppel Zauberball Cotton
Color Schoppel: Echte Abwechslung
The gorgeous Zauberball yarn by Schoppel is now available in organic cotton, too! Great for light summer shawls e. g. Buds & Bumbles.The sample "Buds & Bumbles" from our book "Hitchhiker Collection" was made out of 100 g (one ball) of this yarn, colorway "Echte Abwechslung".

Content: 0.1 kilogram (€119.00* / 1 kilogram)

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Color fyberspates: 611 - Mixed Magentas
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Kremke Soul Wool Morning Salutation
Color Yarn: Beere
Softer than cotton, cooler than linen and wrinkle-free – "Morning Salutation" by Kremke Soul Wool is a summer knitter's dream come true! 51% Lyocell made out of unwanted wood cuts and 49% cotton will make it flow smoothly through your hands and be a pleasant yarn even in high temperatures. No yoga necessary!  This yarn has a beautiful weight to it (110 m / 50 g) that will give your shawls amazing drape. It's perfect for shawls with lace or structural patterns or cables, also for sweaters and cardigans. The perfect choice for everyone who would like to go without animal fiber!  Note: All designs made for "Cheeky Merino Joy" by Rosy Green Wool can also be worked with this yarn, as they are similar in diameter. Due to the different yardages, you will need 150 g (3 skeins) of "Morning Salutation" to substitute 100 g (1 skein) of Cheeky Merino Joy.The sample "Treehiker" from our book "Hitchhiker Collection" was made out of 200 g (four balls) of this yarn, colorway "11 Gold".

Content: 0.05 kilogram (€98.00* / 1 kilogram)

€4.90*

Accessories

Circular Knitting Needle Addi Lace
Needle Size: 3,5 mm / US 4
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*
Tapestry Needles
3 Tapestry needles, lengths 5, 6 and 7 cm – for weaving in ends or grafting. Suitable for all yarns we carry in Strickmich! Shop.

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Strickmich! Bowl – Accessory Pouch
This knitting accessory bag is different: Open the zipper and it will expand to a bowl where you can see all your knitting accessories at once. With a diameter of a little less than 10 inches, this bowl holds everything you need when knitting: circular needles, dpns, crochet hooks, tape measures, needle gauges, pens and pencils... you name it! It is also suitable for small projects like socks or hats or can be used as a pencil case. Just put it on the table in front of you and go! And when you're done, everything will be well protected by the sturdy organic cotton fabric. Strickmich! 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. Materials 100% organic cotton from Tanzania, woven in Northrine-Westphalia, Germany, GOTS certified Wool felt from sheep from the Black Forest, Germany Zipper made in Germany Measurements Diameter  24 cm Bottom diameter 11.5 cm Length when closed 30 cm Width when closed  14.5 cm

€22.80*

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