Product information "Manos del Uruguay Alegria Grande"
This yarn is a cuddly one! "Alegria Grande" is the big sister of "Alegria" by Manos del Uruguay and just as pretty. It's made of 75% extra-soft superwash wool and 25% polyamide for stability. Perfect for shawls and sweaters we want to wear every day and wash frequently. And the colors... amazing!
For a Hitchhiker-shaped shawl we recommend at least 2 skeins of this yarn.
Graffiti Park is a design inspired
by the “Schanzenviertel” in Hamburg, Germany, a neighborhood
where I used to live for a couple of
years. It’s colorful, a bit wild, has
lots of bars and little places to eat
and features lots of graffiti everywhere, especially around the little
park behind “Rote Flora”, an old
theater that has become a community project.
Graffiti Park is a shawl with a
simple, but fun lace pattern that
evolves during the knitting and
looks fabulous in a fun multicolor like Yowza by Miss Babs. Start at one
corner and knit up all your yarn! For this shawl, we recommend • 1 Skein "Yowza" by Miss Babs (one skein weighs 227 g, meterage is 226 m / 100 g, which gives you 513 m per skein)or alternatively• 3 skeins "Alegria Grande" by Manos del Uruguay (one skein weighs 100 g, meterage is 180 m / 100 g, so 3 skeins will give you 540 m )
Cowls and loops are just wonderful: You sling them around and you’re ready to go! Also, I really like how roomy and warm they are. And since I wanted one that looks good in my favorite hand-dyed yarn, I made Matchmaker. Its very special triangular but 3-dimensional shape makes it very versatile and warm in the right places. Entirely knit in garter stitch, it is a mindless pleasure to knit. I called this one “Matchmaker”, because you can choose your two favorite hand-dyed colorways and marry them to this comfy, squishy, oversized cowl (the perfect use for Wollmeise’s “We’re Different”-bags!).
The design is such that there are no spooky techniques involved (like provisional cast-ons, short rows or the like), and there is no joining in the round where you might accidentally twist something. Just straightforward knitting and a few increases and decreases - very suitable for beginners! The pattern provides 3 versions: The Pure Version for a fingering weight yarn, the DK Version and a Freestyle Version that instructs you to use a different yarn of your choosing, with stripes wherever you want them.
Please check out this little video in which I explain how Matchmaker works.
The colors I used in my protoypes are: Wollmeise Pure: Xaverl (Color A, 135g) and So long Kitty (Color B, 150g) Wollmeise Pure: Vincent (Color A, 135g) and Sail the 7 Seas (Color B, 150g)Wollmeise Merino DK: Dunkle Kirsche (Color A, 165g) and Tutu dark (Color B, 155g)The pattern "Matchmaker" is part of Martina Behm´s book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions".
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
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.
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
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
Yowza! Whatta Skein!
You’ll be saying “Yowza! These skeins are BIG!” too when you see this yarn. Yowza is perfect for sweaters, baby items, and snuggly shawls and wraps (e.g. Brickless or Graffiti Park). Yowza has a smooth and soft hand that works well for textured stitching. This yarn is often substituted in patterns calling for a DK weight yarn.
Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle. This yarn should be dried flat for best results.
This colorway can be highly variable, so feel free to give us a call for a current description of what we have, or if you have any questions about the color.The sample "Brickless" from our book "Hitchhiker Collection" was made out of one skein of this yarn, colorway "Berlin".
The sample "Matchmaker" from our book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" was knit out of two skeins of this yarn, one in colorway "Lobster Legs" and one in "Good Morning Glory"
This yarn "Gradient" by German manufacturer Schoppel consists of 100% wool, is light and voluminous due to its slightly felted structure and has most stunning color variations. Perfect for interestingly constructed hats and voluminous shawls and cowls. Schoppel yarns are made with mulesing-free wool sourced in South America."Wood Warbler Cowl" was designed for 2 different balls of this yarn (colors "Schatten" and "Gelbfilter")
The color changes make the knitting extra fun, and the result looks just cool and special. The yarn is light, soft and durable. 100 g are sufficient for an adult sized hat. It´s also perfect to make a thicker Hitchhiker, Lintilla or Easy shawl (please order two balls). The sample "Tensfield" from the book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" was knit out of 60 g of this yarn, colorway "Papagei".