2015-10-25 17.16.45 So I have been playing around long enough with this.

 ” KnitswissYarn”

it is about time that I will show you all this too.

Today it is truly a fabulous day

Perfect to colour some more of the yarns I have undyed at my home.

So gorgeous outside for that it in November the 3rd. Normally we are truly way colder than the 18 degrees we have now. Even had snow as early as October.

File 2015-11-03, 4 47 07 PM So a batch of yarn is hanging on my clothes hanger outside now to dry. Have a look there are about 12 skeins of Lace hanging outside to try.

Aahhh soooo yummy soft!

Yes also 4 skeins of Soybean a new yarn I am trying out. Really love how it took the colour and how it feels too. I think that would be a great one for the once the can’t knit with wool.

time to come in for the night

time to come in for the night

Also coloured 10 skeins of Bamboo to see how it will take the colour. The colours come out rather soft see the light blue and light pink. I believe that would be nice for the coming Spring too

Going to knit something up soon with either one and let you know what my thoughts are.

My BFF, yes you will get one of them to knit something gorgeous too!

Soybean yarn have onlly 4 skeins so far to see how it does take the dye and how it will knit up. So far

Soybean yarn have only 4 skeins so far to see how it does take the dye and how it will knit up. So far “I Love It”

 Interested in purchasing any of the yarns just send me a note and we can chat.

I’ll be working soon on a site to post things better for all of you too.

Making A Difference

2015-09-10 17.08.21Glad I am here to make a difference

I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night…..all through my day I truly try my very best to make a difference in some once life. I know this is not always easy or noticed by others. I get it.

But here is a little story of “my rewards” to my day yesterday at work.

An elderly lady came to the store where I work. I had never seen her before. But she ask if someone could help her. I ask if she could tell me more. On she went on telling me she learned all on her own how to do “Cables”  but this had been a while ago and she was not sure anymore if she was doing it correct.

Ahhh a knitting question, Great I knew I could help her. So she showed me the project she started. It was perfect!!! She can still do the cables….She was so happy to hear that.

She thought she now had to buy some yarn from us now because I helped her.

Her and her husband really like the colour  “Gray” and she wanted to knit him a scarf but unfortunately do to the sale we have had only 3 skeins of a gray yarn left but not in the weight she was looking for.  Gray always goes the first with naturals, white and blacks.

She was soooo upset and ask if I would be mad with her if she would not buy any yarn this time? But she for sure will be back to buy from (me) the store again. How could I tell he I was mad with her. Never in a million years would I have told her that! As I really only want to help her no matter if she bought yarn from us or not!

She gave me this great big hug and told me she will be back!

My believes are

“If you give a little Help, Care, and Understanding you get sooo much more in return back”

maybe not right away but customers like that will remember You “Me”    

“I know I make a Difference”

And You can too.

Wear It In Many Fun Ways – Airy Shawl

IMG_4412Wonderful light blowing in the breeze.

A shawl that I had seen on Ravelry by “SingingCats”.

As you can see this shawl can be soooo…. much fun in many ways and style to wear.IMG_4405

IMG_4394A little something different as I knit this up with a Metallic Ribbon yarn “Sirdar Firefly Metallic”  had 3 skeins available  and used a US13 – 9.00mm needle.

One would think this knits up fast but because the ribbon yarn has a ladder look with open section.I really had to pay attention that I was getting all the pieces of the yarn while I was knitting this Shawl.

Done in the knit stitch. Cast on 30 and increase at the beginning and end of each row until you run out yarn
This is sooooo long with a total of 214 stitchesIMG_4415

IMG_4408Wunderbar leichte bläst er im Wind.

Ein Schal den ich im “Ravelry” bei “SingingCats” gesehen hatte.

Wie Du sehen kannst hat man viel Options beim Tragen von diesem Schal.IMG_4418

Hier ist er mit einem metallischen Bändchengarn gestrickt  “Sirdar Firefly Metallic” genau 3 Stränge waren vorhanden und eine US13 – 9.00mm Nadel.

Man würde denken, dass es sich schnell strickt mit dieser Nadel grösse. Doch weil das Bändchengarn so Leiter artig gewoben ist, musste ich darauf achten, dass alle Teile des Garnes verstrickt wurden.

Angeschlagen hatte ich 30 Maschen und auf jederen Vorterseite bei Beginn und Ende der Reihe je eine Masche zugenommen, ein Total von 214 Maschen. Bist ich fast alles Garn vertrickt hatte und ich noch genug zum Abketten hatte. VoilIMG_4417a ….IMG_4419

Flaming June Cardigan


Flaming June Caridgan

Flaming June Is a wonderful light summery cardigan.

In the sample here knit up in two different colours just like in the pattern written by Cheryl Niamath on Raverly.
 The Hemp is a perfect material but so would be any Linen. A cool and fun way to use different materials for knitting
Love how this cardigan looks and wears too. Yes it is knit with Hemp. Some of you may not like the roughness of this material. Hemp is mostly used for string or ropes but this is a much finer and I say softer version of it.

However it does not give so knitting with it is a bit of a challenge. You do have to knit a swatch as my gauge was off by at 4 stitches so I still knit by pattern but went down with my needle size to a 3.5mm. Some Ravelry posts even have used a 2mm needle size to get the correct gauge.. I also had to knit the sleeves shorter as I was reading on some sites it does stretch a bit. Well I have to say that is correct as mine stretched in length by at least 3 inches.

The sleeves have a interesting point to the front of your hand

The sleeves have a interesting point to the front of your hand.

I had 7 skeins of Hemp for Knitting hemp3LUX of that I used 6 in Brick and 1 in Pumpkin 
The next one I will knit will be about 3 -4 inches shorter as I am not that tall.
IMG_4323Flaming Juni ist ein wunderbare, sommerliche und leichte Strickjacke. Im Bild hier strickte ich sie mit zwei verschiedenen Farben wie im Muster geschrieben von Cheryl Niamath auf Raverly.
Das Hanf das ich dazu benutzte heisst “Hanf3LUX”  ist ein perfektes Material. Doch könte man dazu auch Linen brauchen.

Both sides of the cardigan have the same point as the sleeves. So very fun and stylish for this summer

Both sides of the cardigan have the same point as the sleeves. So very fun and stylish for this summer

  Diese Strickjacke hat einen schönen, leichten Hang hat beim Tragen. Einige von Euch mögen die Rauheit von diesem Hanf nicht. Hanf ist überwiegend für Schnur oder Seile gebraucht. Hier etwas feiner  und ich sage weichere Version. Doch muss ich ehrlich sagen das stricken mit Hanf ist nicht das einfachste.  Bestimmt musst Du ein Muster stricken. Ich musste runter mit der Nadel Grösse zu 3.5mm einige mussten sogar zu einer 2mm Nadel grösse gehen. Auch zieht sich die Jacke in die Länge beim Tragen. So musste ich die Ärmel etliches kürzer stricken. 

Another version one could knit is a Vest instead of the cardigan. You will only need 5 skeins of Hemp then.

Another version one could knit is a Vest instead of the cardigan. You will only need 5 skeins of Hemp then.


Ganze 7 Stränge von “Hanf3LUX”  verstrickt in Farben 6 Kneueln “Backstein” und 1 in “Kürbis”
die nächste Jacke werde ich ca. 15cm kürzer stricken da ich nicht so gross bin

Autumn Fusion Shawl

Second Autum Fusion Shawl for Store Sample

Second Autumn Fusion Shawl for Store Sample

Yes I told you I am on a roll now! Well this one is on a Swing instead of a roll….smiles. It is Swing Knitting. I found this pattern on Raverly it is also in English  Swing Knits® (German) Autumn Fusion Shawl by Brigitte Elliott.

I was getting bored by all this “Normal” knitting stuff and was looking for something different. I used my hand dyed yarn called “KnitswissYarns” in a fingering weight …love love love this yarn. The colour had to be a big contrast to the Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball called flussbett. and US 6 – 4.0 mm knitting needles again the “Marblz” where a dream.

Second Shawl

Second Shawl

You have to try knitting this too soooo much fun and I could not wait to see the colours changing.

For the second shawl I used Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball colour “Durch Die Blume” and madelinetosh Unicorn Tails Colorway 292hotpink but with a smaller needle size US4 – 3.5mm

First Autum Fusion Shawl my own

First Autumn Fusion Shawl my own KnitswissYarn ” Yellow

Ja, ich habe schon gesagt, ich bin auf einer Rolle jetzt! ….lächelt.

Bin am “Swing” stricken. Ich fand dieses Muster auf Raverly das auch in Englisch Swing strickt® (Deutsch) Herbst Fusion Schal von Brigitte Elliott.

Es wurde mir etwas langweilig all diese “normale” stricken. So  war ich auf der Suche nach etwas anderem. Mein Hand gefärbtes Garne “KnitswissYarns” in einen Finger weight war ideal dazu…. Die Farbe musste aber einen großen Kontrast haben zu der Schoppel-Crazy Zauberball “Flussbett”. Und US 6 – 4,0 mm Stricknadeln mit “Marblz”, was ein Traum2015-04-26 17.07.12

Für den zweiten Schal benutzte ich einen Kneuel Schoppel-Zauberball Farbe “Durch die Blume” und Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails  “292 hotpink” aber mit einem kleineren Nadel Größe US4 – 3,5 mm


My Orange Shades of Gray

2015-02-28 08.25.59 Well  I can’t knit this cowl just in gray!

I had to go with some other colour to show you have easy and simple this one is to knit.

Same pattern as “My3 Shades Of Gray” but for this one I only cast on 160 stitches. It does go around my neck two times. Fantastic …love wearing it. The yarn is fun and still warm to wear, super easy and fast to knit up…a TV night night knit If you like.

Only used one skein of Sirdar Divine and a 5mm needle that is all….voila all done.2015-02-28 08.26.24

My 3 Shades of Gray

My 3 Shades OF Gray Cowl in the works

My 3 Shades OF Gray Cowl in the works

So am I having you wondering what this is?

“My 3 Shades Of Gray”

It is a cowl!

Yes knit up all in white and black. I thought I’ll create something fun and fast. So you too can knit it up asap.

Material needed for this cowl is:

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3 Shades of gray around my neck 3 times. love it that close

2 skeins of Katia Air Lux about 600 meters in black

2 skeins of Katia Kiss about 500 meters in cream

1 Circular Needle size 4.5mm at a 60 to 80cm length



I am holding two strands of Katia AirLux together and using 4.5mm needle

Cast on 220 stitches.
This cowl will stretch a bit so if you like it shorter cast on 180 to 200 sts. I can wrap this cowl easily around my neck 3x

now knit in the round don’t worry if it is twisted!

**Knit one round ,
Purl one round,
Knit one round,
Purl one round…. and so on till you have 5 rib.
You want to end with a purl row.

Next row;   k1, 2 yarn overs, k1, 2 yarn overs, k1, 2 YO, K1, 2YO continue this way to end of row.**

Next row;   knit all stitches but drop all yarn overs (YO) down. That will give you the bigger stitch.

Next row;   start with one purl row and then follow pattern
reaped like ** these rows ** till you run out of yarn or have the desired width of cowl.
Cast off with a bigger size needle to make sure it is lose enough.

I used different yarn too. Some I held double and some I only used one strand. Play with your colours too. In the middle pattern I held one white and one black strand together.
my cowl has a total of 5 pattern reps.
Enjoy and yes if you see an error in this pattern write-up just send me a note.
Smiles and hugs and have fun


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