A narrow scarf with a good
length, knit out of soft and colorful wool, is the best accessory for
reading in the park, for browsing
the shelves of your favorite book-store or library or on your way to
the book fair. Almost magically, it
makes us look sophisticated and
well-read – don’t you think? This
pretty scarf is knit on the bias
with a pretty zig-zag pattern that
is created by working increases
and decreases in a color-changing yarn: Use your own handspun
or something (almost!) as pretty
like “Edition 3” or Zauberball
by Schoppel or “Lazy Lion” by
Kremke Soul Wool. Depending
on how long you would like your
scarf, you will use between 100
and 150 g of yarn. You will need
four stitch markers in two different colors and a crochet hook of
suitable size, as you will crochet
cast-on new stitches every now
and then (I show you how that
works in a video). So: Happy knitting and reading!
Just as pretty and colorful as the Crazy Zauberball, but a little more voluminous and made out of 100% soft, mulesing-free Merino fiber from Patagonia: the very cute "Edition 3" balls by Zauberball maker Schoppel in southern Germany. Without any artificial fiber content, they are perfect for everyone who likes their knitting natural, but colorful. The yardage is perfect for substantial shawls (300 m per 100 g), and if you use 3.5 to 4 mm (US 4-6) needles, you will get a pretty drape and a pleasant fabric, and – bonus! – they will be done in a little less time thatn your usual fingering weight shawl. The long color changes make the knitting so much fun and will make any Hitchhiker, Hitchhiker Beyond, Easy or Puerto Montt into a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece. If you are making little shawls for kids, one ball will be enough – but if you are making a shawlette or scarf for a grown-up, we recommend using at least 3 balls (150 g) of this yarn.For "Hitchhiker" and "Feldmark" we recommend 150 g (3 balls) of this yarn.
For the sample "Strider" from our book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" we recommend 150 g (3 balls) of this yarn. For a "Quadra Cowl" you need to order four balls (200 g) of this yarn.
This is probably the softest sock yarn in the whole wild world – and it's made out of mulesing-free Merino fiber from South Africa. Hence the name! Besides the softness, the best thing about this yarn is that it is color-changing: As you knit, exciting stripes in a number of color combinations will emerge. It's perfect for an interestingly constructed shawl like Easy, Puerto Montt or Match & Move. "Lazy Lion" is superwash and consists of 25% Nylon, so it will be durable enough for socks and other hard-wearing garments – all of this while being incredibly soft!
The sample "Trillian" from our book "Hitchhiker Collection" was made out of one skein of this yarn, colorway "Brittas Favorite".The sample "Puerto Montt" on the cover of "Strickmich! Knitting Innovations" was knit out of 2 skeins of this yarn, colorway "Flower Bed". The knitted cover of Strickplaner 2020 was made out of this yarn in the colorway "Bunch of Roses".
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"
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.
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 nickel-free.
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.
100% organic cotton from Tanzania,
woven in Northrine-Westphalia, Germany, GOTS certified
Wool felt from sheep from the Black
made in Germany
Diameter 24 cmBottom diameter 11.5 cmLength when closed 30 cmWidth when closed 14.5 cm
Zig-Zags have been a vital part of
my journey as a knitwear designer: the
pattern that started it all – the Hitchhiker – has a shark tooth edging, “Baltic Summer” is zig-Zagged through and
through, “Match & Move” is one huge
Zag, and “Rockin’ Rows” also features
lots of ziggy-Zaggy. Now comes the
time for a rectangular stole with lots of
zig-zags, and just because it’s so much
fun and looks awesome: on the bias. The
yarn is a super-soft, squishy organic
yarn named “Lovely Merino Treat” that
makes the shawl extra voluminous and
warm. Use it for warmth on your shoulders on cool summer evenings and as an
extra warm scarf underneath your coat in
winter. If you like, you can use up all 400
grams of yarn by working the red contrast
stripe more often. The pattern includes
instructions on how to make the shawl
wider and longer (for which you will need
more yarn). You will need 20 stitchmarkers to make this: 10 in red and 10 in blue. If you want to make it wider, you will need even more! Colors used in the samples:Grey/white/red: Edelweiss, Isar Kiesel, Kugelfisch and Rotbuche. Blue/pink: Tiefer Ozean, Distel, Blauwal, Rosa Orchidee.
A little colorful happiness
is just what we need right now – and
a knitting pattern that is relaxed, but
will keep you on your toes. Perfect for
blending out whatever worries you may
have at the moment! You will start with
a crocheted provisional cast-on (I have
a video for that) and zig-zag your way
along until you will join the cast-on
stitches and the stitches from the last
row with a 3-needle bind-off (there is a
video for that, too). Don’t worry if you
have never done it before, it’s easy! The
cowl can be worked longer or shorter,
wider or narrower, just as you please –
so you can be part of the happy crowd
Zig-zags just look cool, are fun to knit and go with everything, if you ask me! This shawl unites
the sharktooth design of my most popular pattern “Hitchhiker” with the construction of “Match
& Move”: two yarns interlock along the middle axis in a zig-zag-pattern. Of course, everything is
worked seamlessly in one piece, and in the end, there are only very few ends to weave in. For “Hitch on
the Move” we chose two lovely plant-based yarns, one with color changes and one without. If you prefer, you can use a set of mini-skeins for one side and a solid color for the other – the possibilities are
endless! Please keep in mind if you change yarns with every stripe, there will be more ends to weave in.
The pattern includes instructions on how to make the shawl bigger using more yarn.Below you can see color suggestions from Kremke Soul Wool "Morning Salutation" and Schoppel "Zauberball Crazy Cotton". The shawl on the photos is knitted from two balls per color.