Good morning on this long Easter weekend! As already announced, Saturday coffee is on hiatus today. But don't worry! The Maschenfein blog will not remain empty. Instead, I'll tell you what we've got on the needles in the team right now!

As you've come to expect from us, the mix is once again colorful. From the last winter leftovers to summery shirts, everything is included. And because our knit-along for the Mother's Day shawl Lotti started on Thursday, we've also included the most important information. Make yourselves comfortable and have fun reading!

In the mood for summer and sun

In the great hope that this weekend will spoil us with spring-like weather, I'm moving Barbara's post right to the front. The idea of sitting on the bench in short sleeves - with coffee and a slice of carrot cake, of course! - is just too tempting ...

I'm currently very fond of one knitted piece, the Shore Tee by Anne Ventzel. My big girl has already tried to convince me that she would also like it as a slipover - but how airy and cozy it will be with sleeves! I'm knitting with Pure Silk from Knitting for Olive and Cashmere Lace from Pascuali. The yarn combination is different from the knitting kit, but simply beautiful!

Shore tee by Anne Ventzel at Barbara.
Photo: © Barbara Schulze
Holger Sweater from PetiteKnit at Jule.
Photo: © Julia Gotthardt

I was able to see Jules' knitting progress for myself at the trade fair weekend in Cologne. I can tell you: the model is too cute!

I am knitting the Holger sweater from PetiteKnit for my godchild. I still had one or two single balls in my stash, so it will be a wonderfully colorful sweater. The Double Sunday from Sandnes simply offers the perfect color palette!

Small, fine, that's a must!

Louisa had already suspected it and finally gave in to the pressure: The maschenfein Frieda series needs to be completed!

No Paul Scarf is not a solution either! And that's why I'm knitting one for myself now. It's made from the wonderful Cashmere 6/28 BIO from Pascuali, which I already have here in the color graphite and had actually planned for something else. But it just had to be: a little neck flatterer for spring with our beautiful Frieda pattern - hachz!

The fine Paul Scarf at Louisa.
Photo: © Louisa Müller-Gauditz
Montrose Cardigan by Cheryl Mokhtari at Sandra.
Photo: © Sandra Groll

Sandra worked out the scarf a few months ago. Of course, she has long since moved on and is already knitting the next piece. She was seduced by the boss herself.

After my seemingly endless project came off the needles last month, I cast on the Montrose Cardigan by Cheryl Mokhtari. For the yarn, I chose Como Grande from Lamana in navy blue. Even though the rows are really long now that the back and front pieces have been joined, the design is a lot of fun. After I was able to admire Marisa's finished cardigan at our trade fair weekend, my motivation to finish it quickly is very high. But there are also some new yarns on the swatch list that I want to knit up soon to get a feel for our upcoming new additions. So let's see how quickly the cardi will progress ...

The hard way feeds the sheep ...

Sheep from Krea Deluxe at Sophia.
Photo: © Sophia Michalzik

This article is being published on Holy Saturday - so Easter is tomorrow. It's shocking that it has come so suddenly this year!

Eieiei, all of a sudden it's already Easter! I've been working hard on my two little sheep as Easter presents for the children ... The photo is now a few days old and I'm still confident. Crocheting with the organic cotton from Krea Deluxe is now going well for me, but the curls are taking a while. So keep your fingers crossed that I can still finish both sheep!

Judith can look back on a finished piece of knitting. The lucky one! Because we all know that - now at the latest - the way is clear for a new project!

I have finished something - yay! It's the Weekend Headband from Petite Knit. It has that sturdiness you can see in the pictures and is cozy and looks really pretty at the same time. So it certainly won't be the last headband I knit. It's such a lovely project for in-between times that just slips over the needles! I'm even thinking about doing a swatch with the Alpakka Ull from Sandnes next time, maybe it will fit me then too 😉.

Finished weekend headband from PetiteKnit at Judith.
Photo: © Judith Lippold

The Mother's Day Shawl Knit-Along has started!

Mother's Day shawl Lotti
Who knits everything? Our Mother's Day shawl Lotti.
Photo: ©️ Ines Grabner / Maschenfein

Before I send you off into the rest of the Easter weekend, I have to talk about our Mother's Day shawl Lotti! Which of you are knitting along?

We published the pattern update on Maundy Thursday. Unfortunately with a small technical hurdle, but now everyone should be supplied - either via their customer account or by e-mail with a download link. Latecomers are of course very welcome! Here you can find the single pattern, in the matching kit is Pinta from Pascuali - the missing colors will come back in April.

I'm also starting a few days later - the project for the children has simply taken up too much of my time. But I'll definitely be there. You too? And what color did you choose? By the way, Marisa and I have recorded a new podcast episode for the start. So if you need something to listen to while preparing for Easter brunch or - even better - while relaxing on the sofa afterwards, you can listen to the episode here.


And what do you have on your needles in April? Feel free to tell me in the comments or show us on Facebook or Instagram, where we use the hashtag #aufdennadeln. We look forward to seeing your pictures!

Is this your first time here? Every month we collect our knitting projects on social media. You can find all past collections to browse through in the On the Needles section. But for now, I'd like to wish you a happy Easter and a relaxing holiday! Next week there will be another Saturday coffee!


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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Good morning everyone ☀️ ☕!
I'd like to join all the knitters in the world and mention what I'm currently knitting. Three projects in total. A cozy soft triangular shawl for my mom in two strands of Krea Deluxe Mohair and Lamana Piura (cream), in an ajour pattern that my mom chose herself. Then Peacock blouse (for me) in dark green (from Ito Sensai and Knitting for Olive merino). And since Marisa has been wearing her Artisan Cardigan on Instagram, I quickly ordered a matching kit afterwards and have been knitting my Artisan Cardigan with great enthusiasm. It's incredibly captivating and so much fun that I've already finished almost half of it.
I always look forward to reading this blog to see who has something on the needles and totally empathize! I love Anne Ventzel projects and am fascinated when I see how pretty they have become in the maschenfein team. Other things too! Oh, I'll never finish here, forgive me. Happy and peaceful Easter to all!


Hello, it's me, Birgit.
Unfortunately I am not yet supplied, but I only made the transfer on Wednesday, because it took me a long time to part with my desired color sapphire, but now I am looking forward to the color "coral" and hope that the pattern will arrive with me.
LG Birgit


Dear Birgit! As soon as we have received the money, your package will be packed 🙂 You will then receive the pattern by email (including a download link). If you have a customer account with us, it will also be stored there. Best wishes and have fun knitting! Sophia


If I had thought straight away that the Celeste Sweater would only be knitted on "heavenly" holidays, the break between Christmas and Easter would have made perfect sense to me. Now I'm spending Easter on Sleeve Iland. Maybe the new sweater will have to come with me to Langeoog in May after all? Because a sweater is a good substitute for a cardigan.

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