Frühlingserwachen

Do you remember that colourful skein of fingering weight yarn in your stash, that is just too lovely to be turned into socks but that you can’t see yourself wearing as a shawl. Pair this skein with a solid yarn and knit them up into a casual and lightweight sweater.

Frühlingserwachen, a sweater I started almost a year ago and that I finally released this week.

Beim Wollefest in Leipzig habe ich im vergangen Jahr zwei schöne Knäuel handgefärbter Wolle erstanden und gleich Frühlingserwachen angeschlagen. Diese Woche habe ich es endlich geschafft die Anleitung zu veröffentlichen.

Frühlingserwachen

You can buy the pattern for 5.00€ here. You will receive a .pdf-file with detailed instructions.

Do you remember that colourful skein of fingering weight yarn in your stash, that is just too lovely to be turned into socks but that you can’t see yourself wearing as a shawl. Pair this skein with a solid yarn and knit them up into a casual and lightweight sweater.

Used Yarn: MC: Wolle Rödel „Sport- und Strumpfwolle Color 4-fach“,
[75% wool, 25% nylon; 230 yards / 210 m per 50 g]
CC: Wollgewandt  „Garn -handgefärbt-“, [100% wool; 224 yards / 205 m per 50 g]
Suggested Yarn Weight: fingering
Yardage: MC 790 (850, 930, 955, 995, 1050, 1100, 1170, 1220, 1270, 1330) yards /
722 (777, 850, 874, 910, 960, 1005, 1070, 1116, 1162, 1216) meter
CC 330 (355, 385, 400, 420, 440, 460, 490, 510, 535, 555) yards /
302 (325, 353, 365, 384, 402, 420, 448, 466, 489, 508) meter
Needles: Size US 2½ / 3 mm: circular needles of 32“ / 80 cm and 16“ / 40 cm length
Gauge:  27 stitches x 54 rows in garter stitch,
30 stitches x 40 rows in stockinette stitch
Tools: 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Sizes: 31, 34½, 36½, 38½, 40½, 42½, 44, 46, 47½, 50, 52½

Wollgewandt

Crazy Cable Lady

I have made quite a few resolutions for this year. Blog more often and publish more patterns are just two of them. Well, we have mid February and today I published this year’s first post and released my first pattern. That’s …. okay. So meet “Crazy Cable Lady”.

Ich habe einige gute Vorsätze für das neue Jahr gefasst. Zwei davon sind mehr zu bloggen und mehr Anleitungen zu veröffentlichen. Nun ja, wir haben Mitte Februar und hier sind mein erster Blogpost und meine erste Anleitung. Das ist schon nicht schlecht, aber durchaus verbesserungswürdig. Hier ist sie, die “Crazy Cable Lady”. (Anleitung wie [fast] immer nur auf Englisch.)

Crazy Cable Lady

Crazy Cable Lady

Crazy cable lady is a feminine cardigan that features five cables in the back and one cable at each front. The cardigan is worked in pieces, that are sewn together after wards. A slightly cropped length and waist shaping flatter your feminine figure and take off the bulk that cabled sweaters usually have.

Used Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS „Karisma“, [100% wool; 109 yards / 100 m per 50 g]

Suggested Yarn Weight: dk

Yardage: 950 (1000, 1150, 1300, 1450, 1600, 1800) yards /

870 (920, 1055, 1190, 1330, 1470, 1650) meters

Needles: Size US 6 / 4 mm: circular needles of 32“ / 80 cm and 16“ / 40 cm length
Size US 7 / 4.5 mm: circular needles of 32“ / 80 cm and 16“ / 40 cm length

Gauge:  20 stitches x  30 rows in stockinette stitch = 4” / 10 cm

Tools: cable needle, 2 stitch markers, 8 buttons diameter  6/8” / 2 cm,
tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Sizes: 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56

You can buy the pattern here for 4.00€. You will receive a .pdf file with detailed instructions.

The pattern has been added to LoveKnitting and will be available in the EU shortly. (If want to know more about the why, click here.)

To make the 20% discount available for all of my customers the pattern will cost only 4.00€ until February 19th, 2015 (23:59 German time), after that day the regular price will be 5.00€.

Curio Mitts

I found the most amazing surprise in the mailbox last week! My copy of Pom Pom’s winter issue arrived, with one of my designs in it. Curio Mitts.

Letzte Woche erwartete mich eine sehr schöne Überraschung im Briefkasten. Die aktuelle Winterausgabe von Pom Pom. Mit einem meiner Designs, Curio Mitts.

If you haven’t heard of Pom Pom Quarterly yet, you should really go and have a look on their website or their Ravelry entry. Then you will have a good cry, because you can’t decide what to knit (or crochet) first. Every issue features not only gorgeous designs, but interesting articles and recipes. It also has an overall, oh so beautiful layout and design, that makes you swoon. I think Pom Pom Quarterly really is an outstanding magazine, especially compared to anything I can get my hands on here in Germany and I am so happy to have had the possibility to work with them for the third time.

Wenn noch nicht von Pom Pom Quarterly gehört hast, solltest du dringend einen Blick auf ihre Webseite oder ihren Ravelryauftritt werfen. Du wirst dich ganz bestimmt nicht entscheiden können, was du zuerst stricken (oder häkeln) sollst. Jede Ausgabe wartet nicht nur mit tollen Designs auf, sondern enthält auch interessante Artikel und leckere Rezepte. Und die Ausgaben sehen so schön aus, richtige kleine Kunstwerke mit keinem Strickmagazin zu vergleichen, das ich aus Deutschland kenne. Auch deshalb bin ich ganz besonders froh, dass ich nun schon zum dritten Mal mit Pom Pom zusammenarbeiten durfte.

The Curio Mitts are knitted in the best yarn I have ever had the pleasure to work with, Anzula Squishy.

Die Curio Mitts sind mit dem besten Garn gestrickt, das ich jemals in den Händen gehalten habe, Anzula Squishy.

Hand circumference: 18 (21.5) cm / 7 (8½)”

Yarn: Anzula Squishy (4ply/Fingering; 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 352 m / 385 yds per 100g)
Shade: Denim; 1 (1) skein

Gauge: 28 sts & 38 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stocking stitch
Cable width: 3 cm / 1¼”

Needles: 3.0 mm / US 2.5 AND 3.5 mm / US 4 knitting
needles for working small circumferences in the round

Notions: Cable needle, 3 stitch markers, waste yarn

Have a nice and wooly week!

Pandion

I released a new hat design this week, check out the pictures and informations below.

My Hat

Pandion

Pandion is a slouchy and casual beanie with a 2×2 ribbed hem and a simple stitch pattern using only knit and purl stitches. A big pompom in a contrasting colour adds interest and fun.
The crown decrease section of the pattern is charted only!

Finished Measurements
fits head circumference of 21½”-22¾” (55cm-58cm)

Yardage
100-120 yard / 92 – 110 m

Gauge
16 stitches x 26 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in Pandion stitch pattern

Needles and Notions
US 9 / 5.5 mm circular needle of 16“/ 40cm length,
US 10 / 6 mm circular needle of 16” / 40cm length,
5 DPNs US 10 / 6 mm

8 stitch markers, one of them from a different kind or color, tapestry needle for weaving in ends, a few yards / meters of yarn for the pompom

Pandion was already released on Wednesday, but you still have the chance to get a 15% discount on this hat and all my other self-published patterns until the end of today November 15th, 2014 23:59 (German time).