{Saturday Coffee & Net Talk}

I'll tell you something (and my colleagues won't be surprised): I've got the first Christmas songs playing. Not the full blast (you really don't get that until December), but the first Christmas feelings are slowly starting to set in. November is just too cold and too dark for me to be able to bear it without a bit of homey cheer.

How do you handle that? If Christmas carols or not - we're going to make ourselves comfortable for now in any case. Grab a coffee and enjoy reading!

Stocking production starts

After lantern and fall songs were very popular with us for a long time, we slipped straight into the sounds of the next festive season. Christmas markets and children's concerts have to be prepared! And I myself am starting with the Christmas and Santa Claus stocking production. One is still missing!

Do you still need some? For example, there is the brand new Celeste Christmas stocking by PetiteKnit from Peer Gynt by Sandnes. This is something for all those who don't like felting so much and would like a different challenge instead. You work from the cuff to the toe, shaping the heel with short rows. You will also need a (leather) strap for hanging. You can use our handmade straps from Franziska Klee! And psst ... for those who are totally crazy about knitting, knit the matching sweater. Either for adults or children. Both are great!

PetiteKnit - Celeste Christmas stocking
Santa Claus is coming soon! And he needs stockings - no question! Celeste Christmas stocking.
Photo: © PetiteKnit

Truffle hunting with preferences

kristtjorn sweater
Let's stay with the Fair Isle theme for a moment: Kristtjørn Sweater.
Photo: © Hanne Rimmen

My personal truffle pig when it comes to Fair Isle is Louisa anyway. She opens Ravelry and just knows which page to click on for the next multicolored highlight. Recently, for example, she discovered the Kristtjørn sweater by Hanne Rimmen, which of course had to be added to our knitting kits straight away. Where it looks fabulous, I think!

The model is knitted from the bottom up with a turtleneck. In the kit you will find Snefnug from CaMaRose - a yarn that is guaranteed to keep you warm. Optionally, you can decorate the yoke with small berries. Simply use leftover yarn or place a hook in the kit with the yarn Smart from Sandnes.

Christmas sweaters in general! You'll have to start soon, won't you? We now have quite a few in the store - all of them maschenfein and not at all ugly (if you want, we can of course pick something out for you). Either way, if you still need ideas, please head this way to the matching inspiration. Louisa has put it together for you - you'll get a free Christmas feeling when you read it!

Prefer plain and with structure?

What Louisa sniffs out in terms of Fair Isle, I sniff out in the category "Oh, little project - I can do that on the side" (I always get a bit of self-deception on top for free ;-)). I spotted the new Gloves No. 1 from My Favorite Things Knitwear. The knitting kit may have already ended up in your shopping cart!

Because even though I've realized these days that I already have quite a considerable number of cuffs - I don't have any like this yet. I can't get enough of textured patterns at the moment and it's hard to get enough of Cashmere 6/28 from Pascuali. The certified organic yarn is undoubtedly expensive, but it's rare to have something so soft in your hand. And perhaps you could treat yourself to this special quality for a smaller project.

Gloves No. 1 are knitted from the wrist towards the fingers, shaping the thumb with increases. The pattern is easy and catchy - so nothing stands in the way of an entertaining project.

I saw it, I fell in love with it: Gloves No. 1.
Photo: © My Favorite Things Knitwear

Cozy stripes

Cheryl Mokhtari - Salcombe Sweater
We always have to look at stripes: Salcombe Sweater.
Photo: © Cheryl Mokhtari

The knitting kit for the Salcombe Sweater by Cheryl Mokhtari is not in my shopping basket, but already at Sandra's house. Stripes capture our hearts quite reliably (isn't reliability a beautiful thing?) and when a model looks so promisingly cozy, we are practically forced to take a closer look.

The Salcombe Sweater is named after the small harbor town of the same name, Salcombe, on a bay on the southwest coast of Great Britain. Hence the maritime look, which is also reminiscent of the famous striped Breton shirts.

Round by round, strip by strip

You knit the sweater from the top down, starting at the back, which you knit in rows up to the armpits. Then pick up the stitches for the front pieces. Both pieces are joined under the armholes and finished in the round. Pick up stitches for the sleeves and knit them in the round.

In the kit you will find the original combination of Double Sunday and Tynn Silk Mohair from Sandnes. However, Sandra's choice of yarn is also possible: She has chosen Snefnug from CaMaRose. If you would like help with the right amount for your sweater, please send us an email to "support@maschenfein.de"!

Very simple, very beautiful!

For those who like it even more understated: how about the Cinema Sweater by Veronika Lindberg? It's far too good to only wear to the movies in the dark. I think it's a really nice basic sweater that fits every day. Simply cozy and therefore perfect for the cold (and yes, dark!) season.

Knit seamlessly from the top down. The yoke is shaped with short rows so that the neckline fits nicely. You are working with double Merino from Knitting for Olive. If you prefer to work with single thread, you could also use Double Sunday from Sandnes. As always, it is important to do a gauge swatch to determine the right needle size for you. Even the most beautiful oversized sweater will look shapeless if the gauge doesn't match.

You can wear it every day: Cinema Sweater.
Photo: © Veronika Lindberg

Maybe just put it on top

Caidree - Tenane Sweater
Very classy in cashmere 6/28 from Pascuali: Tenane Sweater.
Photo: © Caidree

The Tenane Sweater from Caidree is in a similar vein as a "sweater for every day". After you were so enthusiastic about her Solo Scarf last week, I thought I'd pick up another design by the US-American with Bosnian roots this week. I just love her designs too much!

The way the Tenane sweater is draped on the fluffy rug, I would love to lie down on it. My daughter does the same with my knitwear. Of course, it's even nicer to put it on and since this model has a turtleneck, it mustn't be scratchy. You are on the absolutely safe side with the aforementioned Cashmere 6/28 from Pascuali. Perhaps the knitting kit would also make a nice Christmas present? In any case, you're guaranteed to be able to stitch next to the Christmas tree (and it's nowhere near as vacuum cleaner-intensive as the aforementioned tree).

If you don't like the turtleneck - don't worry. In addition to the turtleneck, the pattern for the top-down design also includes the option of knitting a double neckband or a stand-up collar. There is nothing left to be desired!

I've got something else for men!

Or maybe it is ... I'm always being asked to show designs for men too. I've heard you and today I've brought you something - the Glaze Jumper design by Andreas Ruthmann.

The sweater gets that certain something from the unusual shape of the yoke, while the tweedy yarn(Lama Tweed by CaMaRose) provides an additional eye-catcher. You knit seamlessly from the top down - and if you like, you can contrast the color of the cuffs, for example.

Andreas Ruthemann - Glaze Jumper
Maybe something for a man in your life? Glaze Jumper.
Photo: © Andreas Ruthemann

Also for men: Maschenfein gift card 😉

Pssst .... dear men: A gift card for the Maschenfein store is a great gift!
Photo/Mock Up: © Maschenfein / graphicburger.com

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that we have updated and improved our gift card procedure! As before, you can buy a gift card for an amount of your choice. When you go to the checkout, we will guide you step by step through the purchase process and you decide which e-mail address the voucher should be sent to. Alternatively, you can of course print out the gift card yourself and give it as a gift. The best thing in any case is that the code no longer needs to be copied by hand, but is already in the print-ready PDF. You can find Maschenfeine gift cards here - we hope you enjoy them!

Only good thoughts for Anne Ventzel

Wishes - this is probably the word that will be a faithful companion for us in the coming weeks. Writing wish lists, fulfilling wishes, making a wish for yourself. There is so much to it, but we all know that in the end, the most important thing in life is health. I realized this fact again the other day when I read a recent post by Anne Ventzel.

The Dane, whose designs are equally popular with us and you, is currently going through a difficult time. Perhaps you would like to make Anne happy and buy one of her patterns. You can find them on her website. For example, the Selene Junior sweater is brand new. If you are looking for matching yarn for the designs, you will of course also find it here. The kit for the children's model just mentioned will be available next week. Click here for all the other kits - I've linked my three favorites above. And then all that remains for me to say is "Get well soon, Anne!".

Maschenfein knitting round

And we all know that knitting is a great comfort when you're going through difficult times - in big and small ways. So let's take a final look at our maschenfein knitting round together:

Photos via Instagram: © instagram.com/claudia_knits / instagram.com/it_is_a_knit_thing

This week I found two finished cardigans from our Cardigan-Knit-Along. On the left you can see Claudia's Artisane Cardigan from Sandnes and on the right Katja's Balloon Cardigan from PetiteKnit. The Sandnes model is knitted from Double Sunday and Tynn Silk Mohair, while the PetiteKnit design can be knitted in different combinations - Katja has chosen Merino and Soft Silk Mohair from Knitting for Olive. How practical that I can look away so easily with this color choice. Not.

Photos via Instagram: © instagram.com/gampinchen / instagram.com/fiona_strickt

Ursula has finished this year's Mother's Day shawl Zoe. It was knitted with Merino Baby from Pascuali and Soft Silk Mohair from Knitting for Olive.

Christiane is still in the middle of the My Herringbone Jumper by Kirsten Nørgaard. In the kit - and also here on the manequin and the needles - you'll find Como by Lamana, my favorite merino yarn.

I have the same thing on my needles right now - in the form of last year's Christmas shawl Frieda... sigh ... But I'm almost finished! After all, the next knit-along has already started. The needles for this year's Christmas shawl Mayra have been clicking since Wednesday. Which of you are taking part? Let us know in the comments and have a great weekend!


About Sophia

I'm Sophia, live in Hannover and since October 2020 I've been taking care of the blog posts, the newsletter, planning the podcast and coming up with actions for social media. By the way, I also happen to be a knitting addict, which benefits me at work.

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Como Grande
Lamana - Como Grande
PetiteKnit - Celeste Christmas stocking
Celeste Christmas stocking
From: 28,75 
Sandnes- Peer Gynt
Delivery time: approx. 2-3 working days
5,75 - 5,95
Natural leather strap Franzi klee
PetiteKnit - Celeste Sweater
Celeste Sweater
From: 74,75 
PetiteKnit - Celeste Sweater
Celeste Sweater - knitting pattern
Delivery time: approx. 2-3 working days
PetiteKnit - Celeste Sweater Junior
Celeste Sweater Junior
From: 74,75 
Christmas Stocking
Christmas Stocking
From: 22,00 
kristtjorn sweater
Kristtjørn Sweater
From: 80,55 
CaMaRose - Snefnug
Delivery time: approx. 3-5 working days
Sandnes - Smart
Delivery time: approx. 2-3 working days
Holly sweater
Holly sweater
From: 63,60 
Let's Christmas Sweater
Let's Christmas Sweater
From: 43,75 
Let's Christmas Sweater
Let's Christmas Sweater - knitting pattern
Skog genser til dame - 01
Delivery time: approx. 2-3 working days
From: 59,75 
My Favorite Things Knitwear - Gloves No 1
Gloves No. 1
From: 43,80 
Pascuali - Cashmere 6/28 BIO
Delivery time: approx. 2-3 working days
Cheryl Mokhtari - Salcombe Sweater
Salcombe Sweater
From: 124,75 
Double Sunday
Sandnes - Double Sunday
Delivery time: approx. 2-3 working days
Tynn Silk Mohair Sandnes
Sandnes - Tynn Silk Mohair
Delivery time: approx. 2-3 working days
CaMaRose - Snefnug
Delivery time: approx. 3-5 working days
Veronika Lindberg - Cinema Sweater
Cinema Sweater
From: 79,50 
Knitting for Olive - Merino
Caidree - Tenane Sweater
Tenane Sweater
From: 219,00 
Solo Scarf
Solo Scarf
Lamana - Bergamo
Delivery time: approx. 2-3 working days
Andreas Ruthemann - Glaze Jumper
Glaze Jumper
From: 53,55 
Llama tweed
CaMaRose - llama tweed
Delivery time: approx. 2-3 working days
Gift Card
Robinia Light
Robinia Light
From: 79,50
Cozy Cowl
Cozy Cowl
From: 63,70 
Diamond jacket
Delivery time: approx. 2-3 working days
From: 116,35 
Sandnes Magazine 2308 DIY
Artisane Cardigan - 2308V1-01
From: 136,25 
Balloon Cardigan
Balloon Cardigan
From: 101,25 
Balloon Cardigan
Balloon Cardigan - knitting pattern
Knitting for Olive - Soft Silk Mohair
Mother's Day shawl Zoe
Mother's Day shawl Zoe
From: 114,90
Mother's Day shawl Zoe
Mother's Day shawl Zoe (PDF)
Pascuali - Merino Baby
Delivery time: approx. 2-3 working days
Kirsten Nørgaard - Herringbone Jumper
My Herringbone Jumper
From: 79,50 
Como Lamana
Lamana - Como
Delivery time: approx. 2-3 working days
Mayra Christmas shawl
Mayra - Christmas shawl 2023
From: 77,70
Mayra Christmas shawl
Mayra - Christmas shawl 2023 (PDF)
Lamana Lima
Delivery time: approx. 2-3 working days
Lamana - Premia
Delivery time: approx. 2-3 working days
Christmas 2023 - Card & banderole (PDF)
Frieda Christmas shawl
Frieda - Christmas shawl 2022
From: 71,55


Kirsten Behme-Priebsch

Very nice projects, especially the "little ones"!
I'm a bit sad because - despite registering twice - I no longer receive the newsletter automatically in my mailbox! Maybe you could check what the reason could be?
Best regards, Kirsten

Sophia Michalzik

Dear Kirsten, unfortunately we are currently experiencing a problem with the delivery of the newsletter to t-online addresses. We are already in contact with the provider and are working on a solution, but have to ask for a little patience. In the meantime, you are of course welcome to register with an alternative address. But we are continuing to work hard and hope that everything will work smoothly again soon. In any case, I'm delighted that you're such a loyal reader! Best regards, Sophia


Hi Sophia, thanks for the great post! Will the Holly Sweater be available as an adult pattern at some point? I really liked it!
Best regards

What is that beautiful shawl on the cover photo of today's Saturday coffee ? I take this opportunity to thank you for the pleasant Saturday knitting mornings. Thanks to Saturday Coffee, I don't feel alone at all! Kind regards, Ellen

Jutta Köberl

Good morning
I have just read through the wonderful, versatile suggestions 🙃
I noticed that the picture of the Kristtjorn sweater doesn't match the description - it's NOT a top-down model in the photo.
Best regards

Sophia Michalzik

Dear Jutta, thank you for pointing that out! I've corrected it straight away and now the text and picture match. 🙂 Best wishes and have a great weekend, Sophia

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