One of the softest, most luxurious yarns we ever had in Strickmich! Club comes from Paris, from the hands of La Bien Aimée, a dyer with Korean-American roots. This yarn is so soft and wears so well, as it is cleverly composed from 15% cashmere, 75% merino fiber and 10% nylon for stability. It has the perfect yardage for small shawls and can – theoretically – also be used for socks. But who would want to hide these beautiful colors in their shoes? As the dyer has put so much creative energy in them, we can just relax and knit this yarn up in a classic small garter stitch shawl. Enjoy!
75% wool, 15% cashmere, 10% nylon
Meterage (meters per 100 g):
2,5 mm / US 1-2, 2,75 mm / US 2, 3,0 mm / US 2-3, 3,25 mm / US 3, 3,5 mm / US 4, 3,75 mm / US 5, 4,0 mm / US 6
R uffles are fun to wear and fun to knit
– and they will make any simple outfit a
little special: This little elegant scarf is
called “Rüsch” (“Rüschen” is German and
means “ruffles”). It was inspired by no
one less than Prince himself, who wore a
ruffled shirt in his “Purple Rain” video.
“Rüsch” has just the right length to be
slung around the neck and fastened with
a knot, arranging the ruffled ends in the
front so they look a little bit like the ruffles
on Prince’s shirt. But there are other ways
to wear it if you play with the wide ends and
tuck them in! “Rüsch” works very well with
that one special skein of hand dyed yarn
you have been keeping in your stash for a
special occasion – but it will look great in
the yarn we chose for this sample, which is
the softly variegated “Vivacious 4-ply” by
Fyberspates. The scarf is knit lengthwise
and can be worked longer and wider if you
wish (you will need more yarn if you choose
to). The ruffles are worked with short rows,
which is an easy technique that I will show
you in a video. With this pattern, you can
use up all the yarn you have – just keep on
knitting until it is gone!
Hey, is that a Hitchhiker? No wait, something is different... There are teeth all around your neck! And many more than 42! And it’s symmetric! How did you do that?
Simple: This is not a Hitchhiker, but a Hitchhiker from a parallel universe – it’s a Hitchhiker Beyond! The toothy edge is placed on the long side of the skinny triangle (on the original Hitchhiker, it’s on one of the short sides). The triangle is almost perfectly symmetric, which I am sure some of you will find very pleasing. But apart from that, the Hitchhiker Beyond shares the desirable qualities of its cousin: Garter stitch on the bias lets a pretty handdyed multicolor shine, it is squishy and warm, and the resulting shape is easy to wear. Only one skein of colorful fingering weight yarn will make a shawlette long enough to wrap around your neck several times. And just as the Hitchhiker, the Hitchhiker Beyond is an easy knit that is suitable for beginning knitters – and for those of you who do not like casting on or casting off lots of stitches. Enjoy, relax, and have fun showing this off to your knitting friends!
Adaptable to amount of yarn.
Yarn used here: 100 g of Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply, Colorway Dream Weaver.The pattern "Hitchhiker Beyond" is part of Martina Behm´s book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions".
So cozy, so comfy, so colorful: Broaden your horizons with Panoramic Cowl! It’s a great project to round off our Strickmich! Club motto “Naturally Nature” of 2020, as the colorway (“Landscape”) and the construction celebrate the beauty of what is around us.
“Panoramic Cowl” is just the thing to add a little color and warmth to your winter wardrobe! The construction is unusual but very simple and a pleasure to knit. The yarn is creatively dyed and feels amazing when wearing it. Your neck and chest will be warm and protected from chilly winds outside, and nothing will come off or be exposed. Ideal for wearing when riding your bike, skiing, hiking or just taking a walk with your favorite four- or two-legged friends to enjoy the panoramic views in your neighborhood.
This pattern was exclusive to members of Strickmich! Club during the first six months after its publication in 2020. The colorway "Landscape" was dyed exclusively for us by Tieke Garne.
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.
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.
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
So cool, so colorful, so Hedgehog Fibres! "Skinny Singles" is the secret superstar in Hedgehog Fibre's yarn line-up: A fine single-ply that takes the creative colors of color artist Beata Jezek especially well. Spun out of superfine merino, it has a subtle luster to it, is super soft and very well tolerated even by sensitive people. With 366 meters per 100 g it is light, but with a nice volume to it and ideal for cowls and shawls. Martina has designed the third pattern for Strickmich! Club 2021 ("Aglaisio") with a special colorway of this yarn.
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.
This 2-ply superwash Merino is wonderful for cowls, scarves, shawls, and lightweight sweaters.One skein of this will make a beautiful Miss Winkle, Hitchhiker, Fractal Danger, Samadhi or Lintilla. The sample "Hitchhiker" from our book "Hitchhiker Collection" was made out of one skein of this yarn, colorway "Hitchhiker's Birthday". The sample "Miss Winkle" from our book "Hitchhiker Collection" was made out of one skein of this yarn, colorway "Deep Sea Jellyfish".The sample "Hope & Confidence" from our book "Hitchhiker Collection" was made out of one skein of this yarn, colorway "Zombie Prom".The sample "Hitchiker Beyond" from our book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" was made out of one skein of this yarn, colorway "Dream Weaver". Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle. This yarn should be dried flat for best results.