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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This video has all the answers (link to youtube): Prices, yarns, colors…!
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
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
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
Happy casting on of the third project of Strickmich! Club 2019! Here’s the link to the video (Vimeo link, opens in new window).
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
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
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
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.
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
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” (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