• EN/GER/NL,  Pattern,  Reports

    Holiday gift (pattern) ideas

    EN | DE | NL 🇬🇧 One more week and then the Advent season begins. Time to think about what to give your loved ones for Christmas (or Sinterklaas / St. Nicholas). Time to share a few ideas for knitted gifts that can be done relatively quickly from relatively little yarn. Socks and Slippers Socks are an evergreen when it…

  • EN/GER/NL,  Hand dyed Yarn,  Pattern

    One Skein (Beginners) Ideas

    🇬🇧 Sometimes you see that one shawl or cardigan and you decide you’d like to start knitting. But sometimes it’s the other way around. Maybe you just want to start knitting. Maybe because knitting is having a revival, maybe because it’s supposed to be comforting, maybe because your best friend knits and you’ve become curious. As a motivated knitting beginner,…

  • EN/GER/NL,  Pattern,  Reports

    Socks, Socken, Sokken

    🇬🇧 It’s October, which is fondly called Socktober among knitters. I’m not sure who exactly used the term for the first time. In the meantime, Socktober is internationally known and October has been declared THE sock month. For this reason, I would like to collect and share a few links, leading to pages where you can find several patterns on…

  • EN/GER/NL,  Pattern,  Reports

    My favorite free pattern

    🇬🇧 In general, I think it’s absolutely fair to ask for payment for a knitting or crochet pattern. Actually, there is always a lot of work and time involved in creating patterns. Of course, you can argue that most patterns “only” reuse certain basic patterns and therefore payment is not justified, because someone else has already discovered the pattern in…

  • EN/GER/NL,  Pattern

    Cheshire Cat Shawl

    🇬🇧 Everyone knows it, everyone has it – this one beautiful, hand dyed skein of yarn. It varies in colors, it has speckles or both, it waits for that one, special project, which somehow doesn’t come. This yarn is just too special to fit into larger projects. It has too many variations in itself, so that any structural or contrasting…

  • EN/GER/NL,  Pattern

    Spiral Yarn Cozy

    🇬🇧 I did it again! I knitted a second yarn pouch / yarn cozy and published the pattern in German and English on Ravelry. In this version the simple design of the first yarn cozy is replaced by a chic, continuous spiral pattern. Due to the spiral pattern the Yarn Cozy is flexible and can be stretched to pull it…

  • EN/GER/NL,  Pattern

    Fingering Yarn Cozy

    🇬🇧 I had to do a quick and easy project for my yarn. Even if I use a project bag, all my caked yarn is flying around and unwinding every now and then. Therefore, a yarn cozy comes in handy. The “Fingering Yarn Cozy” is a small knitted pouch that holds a caked skein of yarn of fingering / sock…

  • EN/GER/NL,  Pattern

    Waves of Summer

    🇬🇧 Today is equinox, summer is leaving, autumn is coming. The best moment to capture the summer a little bit more and publish my first pattern for the “Waves of Summer” shawl.  The shawl is light and therefore perfectly suited for the transition period. Knitted with mohair it turns into a faithful companion even for the more uncomfortable autumn days.…