Mrs Watson

Product information "Mrs Watson"

One night I watched an Episode of “Sherlock” – it was the one in which Mr Watson has a wife, Mrs Watson. She was wearing a dress with an allover-leaf-pattern that served as an inspiration for this shawl. Its construction was, when I designed it in the beginning of 2015, completely new. It was part of a collection for the yarn company Berroco who published it in June 2015. In the meantime, I had used this new construction for the Strickmich! Club pattern “Thousand Tulips” and “Match & Move”. I must say, I am a little bit proud of myself: This construction, that has inspired so many, was invented by me. Mrs Watson is knit out of a super-soft Alpaca yarn and the pretty leaves are shaped by short rows – but don’t worry, you won’t have to pick up the wraps, so it’s a relaxing knit!

 

Gauge (stitches per 10 cm): 17
Knitting experience: mostly relaxed
Needle Size: 3,75 mm / US 5, 4,0 mm / US 6
Project type: Shawl
Yarn Weight: DK

Matching Yarn

Amano Puna
Color Amano: 4006 Inkablau
Sustainable Softness from Peru Extra warm, extra soft and extra good for our planet – that’s the way we love a beautiful yarn, and the amazing alpaca yarns by Amano are just that! The fiber comes from cooperatives in Peru which employ the latest methods to ensure an animal-friendly environment and minimal impact on the surroundings. The high plains of the Andes are home to three and a half million alpacas. They have been living in this area for more than 5000 years and learned to thrive despite the rough climate and scarce food supply, earning their wool a reputation to be the most sustainable animal fiber there is. Alpaca fiber is significantly warmer than wool from sheep, it is very soft and has an attractive lustre – a dream for any knitter. It is processed by a spinning mill in the south of Peru to become one of the luxurious knitting yarns by Amano: blended with silk, merino or cashmere or pure as Baby or Imperial Alpaca in gorgeous, vibrant colors inspired by the textile traditions of South America.  Puna is made from 100% Baby Alpaca, yardage is about 250 meters / 273 yards / 100 g, so it's perfect for large but light, warm shawls like Naiada (two skeins of this yarn, colorway "Kornblumenblau"). The pattern is available here in our shop or in the book "The Hitchhiker Collection"  Martina has designed her knitting pattern "Loops" especially for this yarn.The sample "Loops" in our book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" was made out of two skeins of this yarn: One in Korallrot, the other in Bordeaux. 

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

€19.90*
Tip
Rosy Green Wool Lovely Merino Treat
Color Rosy Green Wool: 117 Tee
The yarn we have been waiting for! "Lovely Merino Treat" is the latest addition to the Rosy Green Wool range, and with 210 m / 230 yards per 100 g skein it has the perfect weight for sweaters and warm shawls, right in between the beloved "Cheeky Merino Joy" and "Big Merino Hug" yarns. Of course, it's just as soft and comes in the same beautiful colors as the other Rosy yarns. Spun out of extremely soft, mulesing-free merino fiber, it's a pleasure to knit with and to wear. And to wash, as it's a superwash yarn and can be washed in the machine. As always with Rosy Green Wool, their yarns fulfil the very demanding criteria of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS): Every step of the production must be animal-friendly and not harm the environment. Also, fair wages and working conditions for everyone involved are required. Treat yourself to this lovely yarn! 

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

€19.90*

Accessories

Strickmich! Stitch Markers
Variant: blau 10 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: 3,75 mm / US 5
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*

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