With a little help…

When we started to think about a paper planner for knitters, we immediately knew we needed support from the knitting community: dyers who had become friends, yarn companies that we like to work with, people who we like… Read More

Our new Organic Project Bags

You probably know that I lived through my puberty in the 80s which made me an eco-conscious hippie in disguise. And (this is more obvious) I love pink. Plus (less obvious) I try to keep a tidy house… Read More

Toranja

Something soft and sugary will surely sweeten up any season for you: “Toranja” is Portuguese for grapefruit, and that was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this yarn. And I love pink grapefruits!… Read More

Summer Mojo

Sometimes, I just sit on the couch, while my current knitting project sits on the coffee table next to me. There it is, the beautiful yarn, the nice sharp needles and the pretty shawl that I am really… Read More

Wolkig

Please find my new pattern “Wolkig” in Knitty Magazine! … and the lovely yarn “Manos del Uruguay Fino” in Strickmich! Shop.

Green Light Shawl

Green and light – that means green lights for everyone who would like to knit their very first lace project! It starts with simple garter stitch on the bias, the lace border is knit on last. The result… Read More

About Black Holes

I have been knitting on this big lace shawl for weeks, but there still is no end in sight, no matter how many hours I spend with it… There is only one explanation: It’s a Black Hole on… Read More

Cast-on Video 2/2017

Happy casting on to all our Club Members! Cast-on-II-2017 from Martina Behm on Vimeo.

Pretty Sharp!

A couple of weeks ago I held a little refresher knitting class for the women of our village. Some brought their own knitting needles, others borrowed some of mine. One experienced knitter who had already made a Hitchhiker… Read More

Knitting Company

Here’s a confession: I love to be alone. Just love it! When I am on my own, I do what I feel like, I knit, I sit down with my notepad and make sketches, I look at pictures… Read More

No more diets, please

These skeins are probably overweight Every now and then I browse the forums on Ravelry, and in almost every group one topic emerges every few weeks like the full moon over our village: the stash diet. Knitters all… Read More

Puerto Montt

Striking and intense, dramatic color and contrast, and fascinating geometric shapes are what you can see if you board a ship in Puerto Montt in the very South of Chile and travel a few nautic miles to the… Read More

Knitterly Infidelity

Knitting many things at once is the way to go! I cannot imagine a better moment in a knitter’s life than the one when that huge shawl is finally bound off, the last seam is sewn and the… Read More

About Blocking

Knitters often ask me about blocking knitted items: Do I steam, wash or dampen? Which method is best? And what tools do I actually need? Well, blocking is a big topic! I am no expert for every method,… Read More

Strickmich! Club Cast-on Event No. 1

Here is the video for the first virtual Cast-on-Event of Strickmich! Club 2017. Enjoy!

Corners, Edges, Stripes

My new favorite shawl: great colors, fun stripes, interesting construction, generous measurements – and the yarn is so soft and feels so good that I think I will never take this off! “Corners, Edges, Stripes” is the striped… Read More

Planner Peace

In 2008 I stopped using a paper calendar/planner. I had my appointments on my computer, also a non-organized notebook, to-do-lists and post-its flying around. Plus the nagging feeling that chaos was taking over. That was kind of okay… Read More

Strickmich! Club Cast-On-Video No. 4

Here’s our 4th virtual Cast-On-Event for Strickmich! Club 2016. Enjoy! Anstrick-16-4-ENGLISH from Martina Behm on Vimeo.

Smooth Sailor

This is probably the one single thing that I have designed that makes me most proud – because Smooth Sailor is whatever you would like it to be: Put your arms through the holes and wear it as a… Read More

Snowflake Party

This was the first pattern of Strickmich! Club 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… Read More