• Chit Chat,  EN/GER/NL,  Machine Knitting

    The Butterfly Colorwork Wrap

    EN | GE | NL 🇬🇧 Lately, I got myself the book “The Knitted Fabric – Colorwork Projects for You and Your Home” by Dee Hardwicke. Since I have a serious crush on my knitting machine right now, I wanted to do a project from the book using the knitting machine. I am a garden girl. Therefore, I decided on…

  • Chit Chat,  EN/GER/NL,  Machine Knitting

    Year long machine knit KAL (MKC KAL 23)

    EN | GE | NL 🇬🇧 As I mentioned in my second to last post, I joined the Machine Knit Community (MKC) in early January. This year, the MKC is hosting a year-long KnitAlong (KAL) called the “2023 Building Blocks KAL.” During this KAL, four to five squares will be knitted each month using the knitting machine. They will be…

  • Chit Chat,  EN/GER/NL,  Events

    A day at the museum …

    EN | GE | NL 🇬🇧 Last week I had the opportunity to visit the “Tuch und Technik, Textilmuseum Neumünster”. The museum shows the production of yarns and fabrics from the Middle Ages to industrialization. At different exhibits you can try out different steps from the wool to the finished cloth by yourself, before you can look at the machines…

  • Chit Chat,  EN/GER/NL

    Machine Knitting Progress

    EN | GE | NL 🇬🇧 For this year, I’ve decided to use my knitting machine more. It’s perfect for trying out new color-ways or knitting quick test pieces. I would also love to knit a whole sweater or other garment. Currently, however, I am still a complete beginner. My machine is a bit temperamental and likes to throw the…

  • Chit Chat,  Designs,  EN/GER/NL

    The Bigger (Simple) Thing

    🇬🇧 Quick update about “The Simple Thing” Shawl. I knitted a second one with two strands of yarn held together! This one is knitted from one skein of sports weight white-speckled Merino yarn and some lace weight silk-suri-alpaca-blend. It measures 190 x 35 cm. The pattern can be adapted to various sizes, yarn weight, color depending on personal preferences. Finde…

  • Chit Chat,  EN/GER/NL

    Westknits HiberKnitAlong ’22

    EN | GE | NL 🇬🇧 Yes, I’m late to the party. The HiberKnitAlong from Westknits already started on December 26, 2022, but I didn’t cast on my project until the new year. The KnitAlong is still going all of January, so why should I stress? This year’s Hiberknitting shawl is the “Aurora Cabin Shawl”. It is knitted from five…

  • Chit Chat,  EN/GER/NL

    End-of-the-year review 2022

    🇬🇧 Especially the end of the year was an emotional roller coaster for Heathland Knits. My followers on Instagram exploded due to a little real, I was attending to my very first (and bitter cold) Christmas Market, and I managed to publish a pattern that got me on the first page of the Ravelry pattern search. I am not used…