Spiral Escape

Product information "Spiral Escape"

This is the third pattern of Strickmich! Club 2017.

Dark alleys, intense colors, unforgettable melodies and a tragic love story – “West Side Story” is one of the biggest music movies of all time, and great to watch while knitting. Preferably something that goes well with the colors and theme of the film, like “Spiral Escape”: A cowl made from a gradient yarn whose colors resemble those of the backgrounds in the movie. The spiraled construction mirrors the iconic fire escape stairs that are a visual theme of the musical and New York City. And this cowl is really easy to knit! Start with a little square and go on in garter stitch, knitting back and forth while forming the spiraled shape on the go by simply knitting two stitches together. No seaming! The last finishing touches are done with a crochet hook. The result is a warm and beautiful cowl in fascinating dark and intense colors, perfect to wear during fall.

In this video I talk about the pattern and the yarn:

Cast-On-Event-3-2017 from Martina Behm.

The pattern "Spiral Escape" is part of Martina Behms book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions".

Gauge (stitches per 10 cm): 24
Knitting experience: relaxed
Needle Size: 3,25 mm / US 3, 3,5 mm / US 4
Project type: Cowl
Yarn Weight: Fingering

Matching Yarn

Miss Babs Gradient Set Yummy 2-ply
Color Miss Babs: German Waterways
Let your creativity flow with Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply Gradient sets – aren’t they adorable? These fingering weight color combinations can be used for a big shawl with harmonic color changes or fun stripes. Make a big Hitchhiker, a colorful Leftie or a Tubularity Cowl – and just fall in love with the magic of color!Size: Six 133 yd / 1.3 oz (121m / 38g) skeinsCare Instructions: Machine wash gentle. This yarn should be dried flat for best results.The sample for "Setting Sun" in our book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" was made out of one Miss Babs Gradient Set, color combination "Damsdorf Sunset".  

Content: 228 gram (€33.74* / 100 gram)

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Manos del Uruguay Fino Minis
Color Manos del Uruguay: Georgina
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).   

€32.90*
Schoppel Zauberperlen
Color Schoppel: Samarkand
Aren't they the cutest? The "Zauberperlen" (magic beads) by Schoppel are seven harmonizing colors (100 g and 400 m in total) that invite you to be creative! Use them one by one to create a gradient effect or combine them with a solid color for extra fun. Pure merino wool makes them soft and a pleasure to wear!

€16.90*

Accessories

Circular Knitting Needle Addi Lace
Needle Size: 3,25 mm / US 3
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*
€6.95*
Tapestry Needles
3 Tapestry needles, lengths 5, 6 and 7 cm – for weaving in ends or grafting. Suitable for all yarns we carry in Strickmich! Shop.

€2.49*
Strickmich! Big Bowl - your project bag
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 Germany MeasurementsDiameter upper edge ca. 30 cmDiameter bottom 18 cmHeight of Edge approx. 13 cmLength when closed approx. 37 cmWidth when closed approx.  17 cm

€36.90*

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