Warm, calming and fascinating to watch at the same time – that’s how sunsets are at the Cape of Good Hope, and this is the shawl that channels this feeling! Bright lavender and green on a light background make the saturated red speckles stand out and are a perfect setup for a simple lace border that is very easy to knit. No charts involved! A crescent shape knit on the bias is the main part of this shawl, the border is added later. The beauty of this pattern: You can just knit until your yarn is used up. So every little bit of the precious hand-dyed yarn is put to use, and there is absolutely no danger of running out of yarn in the process. The ideal project to watch a sunset and relax ...
A beautiful hand dyed merino yarn with a high twist and fascinating colors: hand dyer Jeni Hewlett likes to dye in layers, so the colors will get an unusual depth. It's beautiful to work with, does not split and wears beautifully as it is really soft around the neck. A great choice for sweaters and accessories alike! The weight and yardage are ideal for many of Martina's shawl patterns. Rüsch is specially designed for this yarn and you only need one skein.
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.
Green and light – that means green lights for everyone who would like to endeavor their very first lace project! It starts with simple garter stitch on the bias, the lace border is knit on last. The result is a classically elegant crescent shaped symmetric shawl, light as a feather and warm and comfy at the same time, in a fascinating exotic yarn. The shape is achieved by stacking two simple geometric shapes onto one another, all in garter stitch to keep it simple. The attractive lace edging is attached perpendicularly as the final step. A nice project to start at home and take on vacation: Work on the mindless and relaxing garter stitch part while still at home and working, and save the slightly more complicated lace part for when you have arrived at your destination, are relaxed and have lots of time to knit the lace border in your deck chair. Less than one skein of an ultralight blend of yak and silk results in a shawl that will fit women of all sizes. If you would like to make it even bigger, go ahead and use up your entire skein.The pattern "Green Light Shawl" is part of Martina Behm´s book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions".
Hydrangeas (German: Hortensien) are little wonders of color: In summer, they blossom white, pink or baby blue, but their true beauty shows in fall, when the petals assume dark purple, blue and grayish tones that look just fascinating. This color play was the inspiration for our club color, and this design: Starting with two identical triangles in garter stitch, you will later connect them via a pretty lace panel, resulting in a special shape that is a delight to wear.
The pattern for the lace insert is provided as written-out instructions and as a chart.
Find the beautiful "Vivacious 4-ply" by Fyberspates that we used for the sample here in Strickmich! Shop.
Rosida is the name of this pretty shawl: just a little lace, a lot of knit stitches and a fun construction make it so special! You will start at one corner with only two stitches and work longer and
longer rows into a triangle. In the middle, there will be enough lace to keep you on your feet, but it’s
quickly done and easy, even for lace novices. You continue seamlessly into the next part and before
you know it, your shawl is completed! Made out of a super soft organic yarn in the special colorway “Fuchsia” (which belong to a plant family named Rosids), it will soon be your favorite to wear with
This pattern was part of Strickmich! Club 2014.
If you are a beginning lace knitter, this is for you!
When I first saw a skein of yarn in this beautiful berry-pinkish color, I immediately felt that it needed to be something very, very pretty. Definitely lace, but not too frilly. Geometric and delicate, but simple enough to make it an enjoyable knitting experience. So here is “Jasminde”, a triangular, asymmetric shawl that you will be able to wrap yourself into and instantly feel beautiful! With only 150 grams of “Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Pure“, you will knit a generously sized shawl that is 250 cm (100 inches) long and will not only be pretty to look at, but also keep you warm when autumn arrives.
The pattern is flexible regarding the amount of yarn you have and the size you want your shawl to be: Just leave about 10% of your total amount of yarn for the edging, and you will be fine.
The English version of the printed pattern does NOT contain a written-out version, CHARTS ONLY.The pattern "Jasminde" is part of Martina Behm´s book "The Hitchhiker Collection".