Product information "Polarlys"

One of the most spectacular phenomena on this planet must be the Northern Lights: In colors from blue-teal to purple they illuminate the sky close to the North Pole, and if you are lucky during your vacation in one of the northern Scandinavian countries, you will see them. This shawl was inspired by the Northern Lights (“Polarlys” is the Danish word for them), as its shape resembles the broad strokes that the light paints on the sky.
Polarlys starts with Judy’s Magic Cast-on and is knit from the middle in rounds – entirely without purl stitches, ending with an asymmetrical mesh lace border.


 

 

Gauge (stitches per 10 cm): 15
Knitting experience: relaxed
Needle Size: 3,5 mm / US 4, 3,75 mm / US 5
Project type: Shawl
Yarn Weight: Lace

Matching Yarn

Schoppel Lace Flower
Color Schoppel: Mittelland
Color changing yarn in fascinating shades: That's what southern German yarn maker Schoppel is famous for. And with "Lace Flower" they really have outdone themselves: A mulesing-free, fine Merino fiber was spun into a shimmering one-ply that really makes the colors shine. And with 1200 m per flower, you will get enough yardage to make a big Lapislazuli or Smooth Sailor. And it's superwash! Perfect, right?The sample "Nuvem" in our book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" was made out of one Schoppel Lace Flower, colorway "Blasser Schimmer".

Content: 0.15 kilogram (€139.00* / 1 kilogram)

€20.85*
Manos del Uruguay Marina
Color Manos del Uruguay: Steampunk
"Manos Marina" is a single-ply laceweight (100% Wool – Merino Superwash), very soft and light and just right for a beautiful shawl like Jasminde, Thousand Tulips or Lapislazuli. Martina has used this yarn for one of her Strickmich! Club designs and loved it so much that she suggested we carry it here the shop. Read Manos del Uruguays profile here on Martina's website.  The yarn is dyed in a women's project in Uruguay, providing fair working conditions and pay for women in rural areas.  This yarn proves that making the world more beautiful and a better place at the same time actually works! 

Content: 0.1 kilogram (€259.00* / 1 kilogram)

€25.90*

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: 3,5 mm / US 4
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*
Strickmich! Organic Project Bag
Color: Pink
Our Strickmich! Project Bag is made of organic cotton in southern Germany by Manomama – a company that offers jobs to people who have difficulties finding work elsewhere, making cool organic fashion and accessories – check out their website!  Measurements: Width 24 cm (9.5 inches) Length 26 cm (10.4 inches) Diameter of round bottom: 15 cm (6 inches) Material: 100% Organic Cotton Machine wash 30 degree

€11.90*

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