Amano Ayni

€15.90*

Content: 50 gram (€31.80* / 100 gram)
Color Amano
Product number: WA1009.5003
Variant: 5003 Fuchsia
Product information "Amano Ayni"
Ayni by Amano is made from 80% Baby Alpaca and 20% Silk, yardage is about 200 meters / 218 yards / 50 g, so it's perfect for light but warm shawls like Rockin' Rows or Snowflake Party.

Extra warm, extra soft and extra good for our planet – that’s the way we love a beautiful yarn, and the amazing alpaca yarns by Amano are just that! The fiber comes from cooperatives in Peru which employ the latest methods to ensure an animal-friendly environment and minimal impact on the surroundings. The high plains of the Andes are home to three and a half million alpacas. They have been living in this area for more than 5000 years and learned to thrive despite the rough climate and scarce food supply, earning their wool a reputation to be the most sustainable animal fiber there is. Alpaca fiber is significantly warmer than wool from sheep, it is very soft and has an attractive lustre – a dream for any knitter. It is processed by a spinning mill in the south of Peru to become one of the luxurious knitting yarns by Amano: blended with silk, merino or cashmere or pure as Baby or Imperial Alpaca in gorgeous, vibrant colors inspired by the textile traditions of South America.

Gauge (stitches per 10 cm): 25
Materials: 80% Alpaca, 20% Silk
Meterage (meters per 100 g): 400
Needle Size: 3,5 mm / US 4
Sustainability: Mulesing free
Weight: 50 g
Yarn Weight: Lace

Matching Pattern

Jasminde
Formate: PDF Download | Language: Deutsch
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 Behms book "The Hitchhiker Collection".

€5.40*
Karnickel
Formate: PDF Download | Language: Deutsch
Angora fiber is delicate, light and warm at the same time – wonderful for a beautiful handknit shawl! The yarn I used is from Seidenhase in Germany: Claire keeps her beloved Angora rabbits in spacious stables and carefully shears them several times a year  – much like sheep. On her website seidenhase.de Claire has put up pictures of the lovely bunnies before and after the shearing. So cute! For this shawl, I have combined an undyed light gray with a slightly variegated handdyed pink from Claire’s dyeing studio. Only 100 g of yarn make a shawl of generous dimensions that is an easy but interesting knit. “Karnickel” is the northern German colloquial pet name for rabbits, just like “Bunny”.   

€5.40*
Rockin’ Rows
Formate: PDF Download | Language: Deutsch
Rock your Rows! A striped zig-zag pattern grows into a fascinating triangular shawl. Choose high contrast or a subtle tone-in-tone color combination – Rockin’ Rows makes your wardrobe more colorful and fun! You will need four skeins of 50 grams of a fingering weight yarn, so you have lots of options. Also great for sockyarn leftovers. Have fun knitting – rock on! Instructions are given for both sizes. Blue Sample: Length: 200 cm (80 in), depth: 48 cm (19 in) Rosy Green Wool Heb/Manx Merino fine (100 % Wool), Colors Otter 211 (A), Glacial Lake 215 (B), North Atlantic 224 (C) and Driftwood 212 (D) Multicolored Sample: Length: 180 cm (72 in), depth: 40 cm (16 in) Rosy Green Wool Heb/ Manx Merino fine (100 % Wool), Colors Thunderstorm 225 (A), Daffodil 214 (B), Foxglove 221 (C), Nature 201 (D) Turquoise Sample: Length 223 cm (89 in), depth 53 cm (21 in) Amano Ayni (80 % Baby Alpaca, 20 % Silk), Colors 5006 (A), 5011 (B), 5000 (C), 5013 (D) The yarns used in the samples (Rosy Green Wool Heb & Manx and Amano Ayni) are available here in Strickmich! Shop. 

€5.40*
Snowflake Party
Formate: PDF Download | Language: Deutsch
First exclusive Pattern of Strickmich! Club 2016. This pattern was exclusively available to members of Strickmich! Club during 6 months after its release in February 2016. Tiny snowflakes are my favorite things in nature: They are fascinating geometric little creatures, delicate and short- lived. When I take a walk in winter and the wind blows some of them on the sleeve of my coat, I look at them with my kids, and they make all of us smile. The shape of the water molecules forming them is such that snowflakes will always have six arms and a hexagonal outline, which makes them hard to incorporate into knitting. So when I found a little six-armed lace snowflake motif, I thought they would look lovely having a ball on a cute shawlette. It is knit on the bias and is mostly garter stitch, so it is a relaxing knit with a little snow-flakey twist. Measurements: Length 185 cm (74 in) Depth 42,5 cm (17 in) Find the beautiful Merino-Silk blend I used for this at http://www.zauberwiese.com   Cast-on-Event Video No. 1 – 2016 from Martina Behm on Vimeo.

€5.40*

Accessories

Addi Click Lace Long Etui
Can the concept of an interchangeable needle set be improved any further? Yes, it can! I have been using several different needle systems over the years, and all of them had the problem that after a while, the needle tips would become loose, yarn would be caught in the screwing section or the tips would fall off entirely (a catastrophe when you are knitting lace...!). The click system by German manufacturer Addi solves this problem: You insert the end of the cable, press and turn – and the needle tip is secured for good. It won't come off, even after many hours of knitting. The mechanism is not hard to learn (it's shown in this Youtube video (opens in new window, in German – but you will see how it works!). It's a patented, true innovation and I think it's really awesome as it makes knitters' lives easier. What I also like about it: If you need to set stitches aside you can just use a connector to attach the ends of the cable to each other (this would not work with other systems!).  If you would like to make the switch to the Addi click system, this luxurious needle set is four you: 8 pairs of Addi Lace tips (sharp, suitable for complex patterns) in 3.5 to 8 mms, 3 cables (lengths 60, 80 and 100 cm) and a connector (which lets you combine the cables to 140, 160 and 180 cm). They come in a beautiful pink-purple satin case, so there won't be any chaos and you will always find the tips you need. On the back of the case there's a zippered pouch for the cables. It's also a great gift for your favorite knitter. This premium knitting needle set features different pairs of addi-click needle tips and addi-click cords in different lengths that are quickly combined to create the exact circular knitting needle you need.These needles are great quality "Made in Germany". The needle sizes are printed on the points (metric and US).  The set contains: 8 pairs of addi lace needle tips (3.5 - 8 mm, US 4-11), 3 addi cords 60, 80 and 100 cm, 1 connector.

€105.00*
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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