Polarlys

One of the most spectacular phenomena on this planet must be the Northern Lights: In colors from blue-teal to purple they illuminate the sky close to the North Pole, and if you are lucky during your vacation in… Read More

Tough & Toasty

I made these little short hand warmers out of pure necessity: My office tends to be a little cold – which I appreciate during the summer months, but it can be a bit annoying during winter. My hands are… Read More

Strickmich! Club 2020 Cast-on Event No. 1

It’s about time! Here’s our Cast-on Video for the first shipment of Strickmich! Club 2020 (external link to vimeo.com). Enjoy! You can also watch the cast-on event live on my youtube channel at 1 pm German time (external… Read More

Frattali

It’s been a long winter – time for a little bit of color, don’t you agree? Enter my new pattern “Frattali”: made out of a spectacular color-changing yarn by German manufacturer Schoppel (famous for the Zauberball!), and the fractal… Read More

Mrs Watson

One night I watched an Episode of “Sherlock” – it was the one in which Mr Watson has a wife, Mrs Watson. She was wearing a dress with an all-over leaf pattern that served as an inspiration for… Read More

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

Strickmich! Club Cast-on Event No. 4

We are ready! Our fourth cast-on event of 2019 is about to happen – we will be broadcasting live on Youtube from 12 noon CET (external link to Youtube). You can find my cast-on video here (external link to… Read More

What to expect in Strickmich! Club

This video has all the answers (link to youtube): Prices, yarns, colors…!

Strickmich! Club 2020: Alte Künste

In this series of blog posts we will introduce the dyers who are providing the yarns for Strickmich! Club 2020. Strickmich! Club is a subscription for four new knitting patterns by Martina Behm plus matching, exclusively dyed yarn…. 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

Planner Protection

A knitting planner needs a knitted cover, of course, so it is well protected during its adventures in your knitting bag. “Planner Protection” is a slipcover with an opening at the top of the book, to shield the… Read More

Strickmich! Club Cast-on Video No. 3

Happy casting on of the third project of Strickmich! Club 2019! Here’s the link to the video (Vimeo link, opens in new window).

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

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

Strickmich! Club 2019 Cast-on Video No. 1

Here it is: The first virtual cast-on event of Strickmich! Club 2019. Enjoy! P. S.: And don’t forget to watch us live on youtube at 12 noon German time! Links to external pages vimeo.com and youtube.com.

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