Knitters’ DNA

Product information "Knitters’ DNA"

Knitters are special people. We love to transform what sheep and creative handdyers offer us into warm, useful and fun items. We gush over beautifully dyed skeins, we stroke them and hold them next to our skin, we admire the depth of color and feel that an evening spent without knitting is somehow not right. We help and respect each other, and we care about our loved ones so much that we will work hours knitting socks and hats for them once winter approaches. Knitters are enthusiastic, caring and wonderful! This asymmetric shawlette with its double helix border is here to celebrate how special knitters are, and how special all of you are to me. You make the world more colorful, more beautiful and so much warmer, and you deserve to be celebrated.

The border evolves during the knitting and is attached on the go, there is no sewing or seaming involved. There are a few wraps and turns, minimal purling and lots of mindless knitting with an unusual result. Make it out of a striking, deep semisolid to show off the 3-dimensional border, or use a low-contrast multicolor to make it extra pretty.

The pattern "Knitters' DNA" is part of Martina Behm´s book "The Hitchhiker Collection".

Gauge (stitches per 10 cm): 25
Knitting experience: mostly relaxed
Needle Size: 3,0 mm / US 2-3
Project type: Shawl
Yarn Weight: Fingering

Matching Yarn

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Rosy Green Wool Cheeky Merino Joy
Color Rosy Green Wool: 152 Blauwal
This yarn is pure joy: 100% Merino superwash from Argentina, spun in a traditional mill in the UK, GOTS-certified (i. e. produced animal- and eco-friendly) – and soooo supersoft! I do not know many yarns that feel as good as this next to your skin – so it's ideal for shawls, hats and scarves as well as baby clothing. My patterns Matchmaker (DK-Version) and Naiada, as well as Braidsmaid, Heaven & Space, Buds & Bumbles and Brickless are perfect with this yarn, but also my hat patterns Tensfield, Langfield, Blunk the Hat turn out wonderfully in this yarn.The "Melange" colors of Cheeky Merino Joy by Rosy Green Wool have an interesting, almost rustic look to them – while being just as soft as their solid cousins! This is achieved by dyeing a part of the white merino fiber in a dark color before it is spun in to yarn. The colors that are dyed on the skeins will then have a beautiful heathered effect.The sample "Knitters DNA" from our book "Hitchhiker Collection" was made out of two skeins of this yarn, colorway "Sea Green". The sample "Rose Candy" from our book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" was knit out of 1 skein of this yarn in color "Eismeer" and 1 skein in color "Nachthimmel".  My patterns  Obvious, Shore Hap Joy, Shrug & More and Corners, Edges, Stripes were written specifically for this yarn. 

Content: 0.1 kilogram (€199.00* / 1 kilogram)

€19.90*
Fyberspates Vivacious 4-Ply
Color fyberspates: 628 - Blueberry
A beautiful hand dyed merino yarn with a high twist and fascinating colors: hand dyer Jeni Hewlett likes to dye in layers, so the colors will get an unusual depth. It's beautiful to work with, does not split and wears beautifully as it is really soft around the neck. A great choice for sweaters and accessories alike! The weight and yardage are ideal for many of Martina's shawl patterns. 

Content: 0.1 kilogram (€179.40* / 1 kilogram)

€17.94*
Schoppel Crazy Zauberball
Color Schoppel: Domino
This yarn is like a magic trick! "Crazy Zauberball" by German manufacturer Schoppel consists of 75% wool mixed with 25% Polyamide and has the most stunning color variations. Perfect for interestingly constructed hats! The color changes make the knitting extra fun, and the result looks just cool and special. The yarn is very light and durable and becomes soft after the first wash. One skein (100 g) are sufficient for an adult sized hat (ca. 50-55 g) plus a kid sized hat (ca. 40-45 g). It's also perfect to make a prettily striped Hitchhiker, Lintilla, Puerto Montt or Easy shawlette. Yarns by Schoppel are made with mulesing-free wool from South AmericaPlease note that each Zauberball is an individual and may look different than the ones shown in these pictures.The samples "Easy" and "Ecken + Kanten" from the book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" were made out of 100 g (one ball) of this yarn each, colorways "Sanduhr" and "Papagei"

Content: 0.1 kilogram (€139.00* / 1 kilogram)

€13.90*

Accessories

Strickmich! Stitch Markers
Variant: rot 6 mm
Elastic ring stitch markers in a useful aluminum tin with a screw cap. The stitch markers are put on the needles between the stitches, e. g.  in my patterns  Jasminde, Nuvem, Viajante and Knit Your Love. Diameter: 10 mm, suitable for knitting needles up to 8 mm - Content: 20 piecesDiameter: 6 mm, suitable for knitting needles up to 4 mm - Content: 25 pieces They are made of silicone and free of chemical softeners. 

€5.90*
Circular Knitting Needle Addi Lace
Needle Size: 3,0 mm / US 2-3
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.

€6.25*
Needle Gauge Butterfly
This beautiful butterfly will look so pretty in your knitting accessory bag! And it's a complete and useful needle gauge that will tell you your needle sizes in Millimeters. Made in Finland by Succaplokki.Material: Recycled AcrylicColor: MintSize: ca 8.5 x 6 cm Needle sizes (in mms):   2 • 2,25 • 2,5 • 2,75 • 3 • 3,25 • 3,5 • 3,75 • 4,5 • 5 • 5,5 • 6 • 6,5 • 7 • 8  

€13.90*
Needle Gauge Olga
Olga is a friendly doll that loves knitting needles! A cute smile in your knitting accessory bag that will tell you the size of your needle from 2 to 8 mms. Made by Succaplokki in FinlandMaterial: recycled acrylicColor: greenSize: ca 6 x 8 cm Needle sizes (in mms):   2 • 2,25 • 2,5 • 2,75 • 3 • 3,25 • 3,5 • 3,75 • 4,5 • 5 • 5,5 • 6 • 6,5 • 7 • 8  

€13.90*
Needle Gauge Big Owl
The big owl watches over your needle sizes! It does not only look cute in your accessory bag, but will also help you determine your needle sizes in Millimeters. Made by Succaplokki in Finland.Material: recycled acrylicColor: natural brownSize: ca 6,5 x 8,5 cm Needle sizes (in mms):   2 • 2,25 • 2,5 • 2,75 • 3 • 3,25 • 3,5 • 3,75 • 4,5 • 5 • 5,5 • 6 • 6,5 • 7 • 8 • 10  

€13.90*
Needle Gauge Snowman
So sweet and cool – an also useful! Our little snowman needle gauge was made out of beautiful recycled cherry wood by Succaplokki in Finland – exclusively as a limited edition just for us! This cool guy will help you tell your needle sizes apart (in mms) and will add a wintery mood to your knitting tool box. Only as long as supplies last! Material: recycled cherry wood Size: ca 7 x 4 cm Needle sizes (in mms):  2 • 2,25 • 2,5 • 2,75 • 3 • 3,25 • 3,5  

€9.90*

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