Plum Leaf

Product information "Plum Leaf"

Second Pattern of Strickmich! Club 2017

His music was unique, executed with perfection, sometimes it took a little to get used to, but some of it found its way straight into your ears and your legs: Prince. Was it rock or soul? Funk or pop? Probably everything all at once. He just did what he liked, and that included his stage outfits: Ruffles, suspenders, naked legs, head scarves, tailored suit – Prince did not care about any kind of stereotype. When he died in spring 2016 at only 57 years of age, the world lost one of its most inventive musicians. A man who showed us that the most impressive works of art are created outside the box. Prince was especially fond of the color purple: His most famous album was “Purple Rain”, and on every album cover, you could find artwork with at least a small element in this color. So maybe he would have liked the yarn of this club shipment as well: green and purple sprinkles on a silver-shimmering base combined with a glowing semi-solid purple. The “Plum Leaf” wrap also mirrors Prince’s love of paisley patterns which are derived from leaf shapes: Starting with an oversized stylized leaf, you will knit an asymmetric stole that lets the variegated yarn shine prettily.

The yarn I used is "Aurora" by Das Mondschaf.

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: Fingering

Matching Yarn

Manos del Uruguay Fino Minis
Color Manos del Uruguay: Josephine
Aren't they cute? These Mini-Sets out of "Fino" by Manos del Uruguay contain 5 skeins of 20 g each in gorgeous colors that go really well together. Work them up as a gradient or use them for stripes combined with an entire 100 g-skein to make a "Leftie".  "Fino" is a voluminous, luxurious single-ply with 30% silk and 70% wool (Merino) – great for cowls and shawls that will be worn against the skin, e. g. "Wolkig" or "Heaven & Space".  At Manos del Uruguay, local women have been spinning and dyeing the most beautiful yarns for forty years. The project was initiated to give women in rural areas the chance to get jobs in the artisanal field with fair pay and a good working environment. Please note: This yarn is not superwash and prefers to be washed by hand instead of in the woollen cycle in your washing machine.The sample "Lupino" in our book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" was made out of one set of these Mini-skeins (color combination: Dorothea).   

Content: 0.1 kilogram (€329.00* / 1 kilogram)

Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles
Farbe Hedgehog Fibres: Crush
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. 

Content: 0.1 kilogram (€289.00* / 1 kilogram)



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. 

Circular Knitting Needle Addi Lace
Needle Size: 4,0 mm / US 6
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*
Needle Gauge Key Ring "Owl"
Color: Tomatenrot
Cute needle gauge designed and made from recycled acrylic by Succaplokki in Finland, needle sizes (metric): 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 3.25 mm, 3.5 mm. Key ring included. Also pretty as a pendant around your neck. Measurements ca.  3.5 x 2.5 cm


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