Match & Move, freshly knit!

Match & Move by Martina Behm

The basic design of this shawl is so commonplace and popular now and has inspired a lot of designs, but when I came up with it in 2014, it was a true invention in the construction of knitted… Read More

Night on the Town

How about a short trip to a vibrant city nearby? There’s always a lot to see, especially at night: Theaters, clubs, pubs and much more. When I was in High School, my best friend and I would spend… Read More

Evolute

Fitting at the neck, wider around the shoulders – yet not as a cowl, but as a versatile shawl: That’s Evolute! Wrap it around your neck twice, and you will get the perfect accessory to wear under your… Read More

Traumstrand

When I saw the beautiful color combination that our dyer Maike (Skudderia) suggested for the first Strick- mich! Club shipment of 2019, it immediately made me think of shimmering waters, surrounded by bright green palm trees on a… Read More

Berry Skies

A cowl that looks like a scarf that looks like a shawl, is an easy-peasy knit and has an unusual construction, accentuated by stripes in my most beloved colors – that sounds like a new favorite project of… Read More

Selago Sunset

Warm, calming and fascinating to watch at the same time – that’s how sunsets are at the Cape of Good Hope, and this is the shawl that channels this feeling! Bright lavender and green on a light background… Read More

Wood Warbler Cowl

Gradient yarns are fascinating, and the fun doubles when you use two of them together: The constant color changes will produce new interesting stripes every couple of rows. Knit on the bias in garter stitch, this cowl makes… Read More

Big & Beautiful

I have been living in an old pub in the northern German countryside for five years now. It was built in 1906 and remodeled in the late 1980s. It’s beautiful and I really love it, but the house… Read More

Strider

Take a deep breath, enjoy the view, walk a few miles in a bizarre landscape that was left behind by the gravel mines surrounding our village – that’s what I enjoy every day. “Strider” is a scarf that… Read More

Horizonte

“Horizonte” (German: “Horizons”) is the name of this shawl that I designed for the second instalment of Strickmich! Club 2018. Just as looking at the horizon will calm your nerves and put things into perspective, this combination of… Read More

Loops

Scarf, vest, capelet, shawl, poncho – my new knitting pattern “Loops” is just super versatile! A looped scarf knit up in a special construction, all in garter stitch and lots of fun. Wear it as a scarf under your… Read More

Halley

“Stars and Sky” is our Motto for Strickmich! Club 2018 – and here is our first pattern from the Club: “Halley”! Our members received a printed version of this pattern together with the beautiful exclusively hand-dyed yarn from Zauberwiese… Read More

Obvious

A big, soft stole knit in garter stitch, out of a wonderful organic yarn in great colors: That’s Obvious! I had the idea for this shawl when I was casually staring at the schematic of the knitted book… Read More

Cover Your Plans

… and here comes the pattern for the Strickplaner 2019 book cover: “Cover Your Plans” is a slipcover knit on the bias in garter stitch that will make your planner look stylish and protect it when you are… Read More

Lightning

Colorful, eccentric, unusually creative and an absolute eyecatcher: That’s the colorway Miss Babs dyed for our fourth Strickmich! Club shipment of 2017. Is it a wonder I had to think of David Bowie when I saw it? For… Read More

Areas

My new shawl pattern is called “Areas” – minimalist knitwear design to the max. Just two colors, arranged in interestingly shaped areas to yield an elegant shawl. Choose a luxurious yarn in your two favorite colors. The knitting… Read More

Spiral Escape

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… Read More

Karnickel

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 hutches and carefully… Read More

Tough & Toasty

Wearing little fingerless mittens like these somehow makes me feel a little tougher – maybe that’s because leather versions of this are frequently worn by bikers, cyclists or people operating some kind of heavy machinery. Well, the only… Read More

Rockin’ Rows

This pattern took me a little longer than usual – I wanted the stripes to line up perfectly in the decrease sections, and I wanted a perfect triangle! The result is called “Rockin’ Rows”, because it will rock your… Read More