Product information "Viajante"

– no purling required! –
I love long, triangular shawls: They are just the thing to keep your neck and shoulders warm during winter. But then I thought: How about making one that, instead of just being a flat piece of fabric, is three-dimensional, knit in the round and doubles as a big loop, hood and very big cowl? Well, here it is: Viajante (Portuguese for ”traveller“) takes your knitting to another dimension! You can use an entire skein of Wollmeise Lace that will result in a 220 x 60 cm shawl. You can use less yarn if you want it to be smaller, the pattern is adaptable.

Viajante is basically a very long and narrow triangular tube. Used flat, you can wrap it around your neck several times or put it on your shoulders as you would with a shawl. Open it up at the lace border and pull it over your head, and it will keep your entire upper body warm. If you wish, you can use it to add a dramatic asymmetrical silhouette to your wardrobe. Best thing: If you forgot your hat, you can just pull the narrow garter stitch part over your head and hide your ears from the cold. It is so versatile you will not want to leave the house without it!
Viajante has a clean, classic look in stockinette stitch that is particularly pretty in a slightly variegated, very light yarn. The lace mesh border is really easy to knit (even for beginners) but can be replaced by a more complicated lace pattern or a simple ruffle if you prefer. It is a long, relaxing knit without any purl stitches that yields a spectacular result.

Here’s a video that shows how to wear Viajante.

Here’s another video that shows you how to do the increases.

Viajante fits all sizes as the narrow part is supposed to be draped around the neck such that any shoulder width can be accomodated. The mesh border has a circumference of roughly 300 cm. If you wish to make a bigger neck opening (which reduces the total wingspan of the shawl), you will find instructions in the pattern.

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

 

Gauge (stitches per 10 cm): 22
Knitting experience: relaxed
Needle Size: 3,0 mm / US 2-3, 3,5 mm / US 4
Project type: Shawl, Cowl, Garment
Yarn Weight: Lace

Matching Yarn

Manos del Uruguay Marina
Color Manos del Uruguay: Martina´s Berry Pie
"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! 

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Schoppel Lace Flower
Color Schoppel: Kunterbunt
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 Nuvem, 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: 150 gram (€13.90* / 100 gram)

€20.85*

Accessories

Strickmich! Stitch Markers
Variant: rot 6 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. Diameter: 6 mm, suitable for knitting needles up to 4 mm. They are made of silicone and free of chemical softeners. 

€5.90*
Circular Knitting Needle Addi Lace
Needle Size: 3,0 mm / US 2-3
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.

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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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