It's crazy: all of a sudden, October has arrived. Didn't we just welcome the new year the other day? And now we're almost on the home stretch again. So it's handy that there's a holiday right at the start and maybe even a long weekend for some of us.

So it's time to take a deep breath and let the needles rattle. And to take a look at the Maschenfein blog to see what the team is currently knitting:

Away from our Knit-Along there is also a lot happening

At the moment our Cardigan Knit-Along is still running at full speed. But of course there are more projects on the needles. For example with Judith, one of our developers:

I continue to cast on my Cumulus Tee from Petite Knit. I just say 3mm needles ... Sometimes I wish my computer could do all the repeats for me. Well - in the end I prefer to do it myself, because the progress is actually exactly what brings me joy. By the way: Did you know that knitting pattern are also a kind of algorithm?

Cumulus tee at Judith's.
Photo: © Judith Lippold
Juna Jumper at Mirjam's.
Photo: © Mirjam Guderley

Parallel to the Knit-Along, where our freelancer Mirjam is also involved, another project had to go into the basket. And possibly one more ...

After I have knitted monogamous for a short time, I am currently three-track on the road 🤯. My maschenfein Hydrangea Cardigan is "only" missing the arms. So that half brioche on small needles doesn't get boring, I'm knitting the Juna Jumper by Lotilda (from a thread Snefnug by CaMaRose) on heavy needles in half brioche. To distract myself from all the semi-patent - and maybe also because I just couldn't say no at the Knit-Along - I'm also re-knitting the Eva Cardigan Louisa (again on small needles) ... #sendhelp

Eva Cardigans wherever you look and read

You guessed it: The Eva Cardigan from PetiteKnit is a topic with us. It all started with Louisa's enthusiasm for the simple design.

I've made quite a bit of progress on my contribution to the Maschenfein Cardigan Knit-Along, the Eva Cardigan by PetiteKnit from Peer Gynt by Sandnes. I'm realizing as I knit it how much I like the yarn - I don't mind the sturdy on my hands at all. I like the design anyway, and recently I noticed that the name of it fits perfectly with my other big hobby: In my choir we are rehearsing Haydn's "Creation" for our next concert in October. And that's also where Eve and her Adam have their say.

Eva Cardigan at Louisa.
Photo: © Louisa Müller-Gauditz
Another Eva Cardigan at Mary-Anne.
Photo: © Mary-Anne Volze

Infected with the "Eva virus" has also Mary-Anne. But the cardigan is also just too beautiful!

I've been a bit coy when Marisa has proclaimed the #maschenfeinknitalong and yet could not resist the nudges from Sophia and Louisa. So I'm in the Cardigan-Knit-Along and snail behind, because I still have finished my Ankers Summershirt from PetiteKnit. That was also bitterly necessary, because my WIP box is full to bursting. Fortunately, this is on the needle and not the confessional ... In any case, I have the Eva Cardigan by PetiteKnit from Peer Gynt by Sandens on the needles and am very happy with yarn, color and model!

Sandra also has the model on the needles, but needs - and we understand that completely - in between some distraction. So it's good if there's still something slumbering in the project basket.

The ordering finger had already twitched after I had still the sleeve stitches at the Eva Cardigan of PetiteKnit - something change to the smooth-right body it should be. And that's when I remembered my maschenfein Zoe UFO. Much too good to live a sad existence as such in the knitting basket, but I had always shied away from continuing knitting after a long break - for fear of not finding the flow again well. But was actually no problem at all and so I take me for October quite firmly to get Zoe from Merino Baby of Pascuali and Cashmere Dreams of Lang Yarns finished.

Mother's Day stole Zoe by Sandra.
Photo: © Sandra Groll


And what do you have on your needles in October? Tell us in the comments or show us on Facebook or Instagram, where we use the hashtag #aufdennadeln. We are looking forward to your pictures!

Are you visiting us for the first time? Every month we collect our knitting projects on social media. You can find all past collections to browse in the On the Needles section.


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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Georgia Bolowski

The Eva fever has also caught me and the great night blue I also liked very much. The first sleeve just gets its cuff and still I hold out bravely and touch no other ufo. Although the enthusiasm and the enter key could not be stopped today when I discovered the Villekulla. But until the package is here the needles just have to fly and the UFOs still have a bit of patience 😉

Sophia Michalzik

Dear Georgia, ah, this reads wonderfully! We feel the same way all too often. Then I wish you much success in finishing and a lot of fun in needling the new project! 🙂 Love, Sophia

Marion Roolf

Hello Sophia,
I have also been knitting for about 50 years and notice how some knitting techniques have changed. When do you knit all this? I started a summer sweater in March and unfortunately had to take a long break now for "tennis arm reasons". Then I look at all your great designs and wallow in knitting wishes! Hope to be able to swing the needles again soon.

Sophia Michalzik

Dear Marion! Thank you for your comment! Don't be fooled. We also do not get to knit as much as we would like ... 😉 I keep my fingers crossed for you in any case that the needles glow again soon. Glad you found us and love greetings! Sophia

Since I accidentally slipped in with you is my question, do you also have a knitting tutorial for a shoulder scarf and maybe also an arm to arm tutorial.....

Because I should knit from S to XL which and up to the middle (back ) I am already and how does it go on now.

I didn't need help 50 years ago, but I do now.

Maybe you can help me.
Greetings from Swabia
Heide Christa Biedermann

Sophia Michalzik

Dear Heide! First of all, it's nice that you found us! Unfortunately, I don't quite understand what you mean. Do you want to knit a shawl or a sweater? Or both? You can find our own pattern here: If you want to knit a sweater, I would recommend you to knit from the top down and work raglan slants. After the neckline, place stitch markers to divide your knit into front, back, and sleeves. By increasing the stitches evenly, you will shape your knitted piece. Then set the sleeve stitches aside and finish your sweater in the round down to the cuff. Then pick up the stitches on the sleeves that have been set aside, pick up additional stitches at the underarms and continue knitting in rounds. Our cloud sweater, for example, is constructed like this: I hope I was able to help you a bit! Best wishes and good luck, Sophia

Renate Krüger

I landed earlier to you by chance.
You are certainly all young women, I'm already older semester with 67 years. Live in Westerkappeln near Osnabrück since August 2022 near my daughter now. Come from the "Speckgürtel" of Berlin. From the beautiful country of Brandenburg, so to speak. I love knitting and crocheting, already with 14 my first costume (mini skirt and short sweater to it)
knitted. Today there are other names for it. Anyway, I am glad to have found you. Have fun furthermore and by the way I still have a huge stock of material, even still GDR wool and needles. Bye

Sophia Michalzik

Dear Renate! Welcome - it's nice that you found us! We are not that young anymore. Have a look at this page, where we introduce ourselves: Have fun knitting and browsing! Love, Sophia

Ulrike S.

Zoe by Sandra - this blue is nglaublich beautiful! What colors are combined there???


Dear Ulrike,
Sandra's colors are: 314 Navy at Merino Baby and 35 Navy at Cashmere Dreams.
Love greetings

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