Welcome to Maschenfein!
Your online store around knitting!

At Maschenfein you'll find a carefully curated selection of sustainable yarns from around the world, well over two thousand knitting kits where you can conveniently choose your size and desired color, as well as the matching knitting accessories and numerous knitting tutorials.

In our blog we constantly provide you with new inspirations - knitting is simply our great passion! Especially popular is our Saturday Coffee series, in which we have been sharing inspirations from the world of knitting for many years.

With the greatest passion

Maschenfein was founded in 2014 in Berlin by Marisa Nöldeke. At that time, she was writing the knitting pattern for her first bestseller, the book "Tücher stricken". Since then Maschenfein has steadily grown into the largest and best-known German-language knitting community and the most popular place to go to choose your next knitting project and browse the beautiful world of knitting accessories.

In our team of nine, we work with the greatest passion for Maschenfein and our community. We are always happy to help you with your color selection, a tricky tutorial, knitting techniques or other questions. We also focus on creating our own tutorials. This is where our years of experience come in - and there is something for every knitting level.

Founder

Marisa, 45, lebt in Berlin, ist Mutter einer Himmelstochter und dreier Kinder, darunter eines mit einem extra Glücks-Chromosom. Sie ist Inhaberin und Herz von Maschenfein, bloggt seit 2010 und gründete als promovierte Wirtschaftswissenschaftlerin und leidenschaftliche Strickerin das Unternehmen “Maschenfein” im Jahr 2014.

Marisa cast on the first stitches together with her grandma Lotti at a very young age. Many detours, her studies and her doctorate put the needles to rest. Until Marisa finally caught fire again during her pregnancy with her first daughter. Knitting and creativity then accompanied her through a very difficult time in her life. Out of all this grew Maschenfein. The knitting blog, the best sorted online store she always wished for and missed herself and many, many projects around it.

Her first book "Tücher stricken" - a huge success in the knitting world - was published in August 2016 by EMF Verlag. This was followed by the basic book "Stricken - Masche für Masche", the follow-up shawl book "Noch mehr Tücher stricken", a book about sweaters and cardigans "Hygge - Wohlfühkleidung stricken", a book with children's knitwear "Smaland - Skandinavisch stricken" and the small, fine reference book "Stricken - Das Lexikon". All books became bestsellers in the field of knitting. Most recently, the bullet journal "Stricken" was published in the fall of 2020, also by EMF Verlag. Since then, Marisa has been publishing her knitting tutorials individually as PDFs here on Maschenfein and on Ravelry.

Support

Sandra, 41, zu Hause in Bayern, mit Wurzeln im Schwarzwald. Mama von zwei Jungs, maschensüchtig und garnverliebt.

Sandra is the first permanent employee at Maschenfein since September 2017, good soul of our social media activities and Marisa's memory support for all the colorful projects here at Maschenfein. She also designs the most beautiful knitting pattern for Maschenfein.

An early and loyal reader of the blog, Sandra was immersed in the world of Maschenfein from the very beginning. After passing her state exams to become an elementary school teacher, she turned her back on school in favor of family, teaching herself to knit with the help of YouTube videos after the birth of her first son 10 years ago. She is the co-author of three books.

Sandra always patiently answers all questions in the Maschenfein community, and with over 14,000 knitters in our Facebook group alone, that's a lot. Since she is a self-confessed knitting addict, her closet is filled with cardigans, shawls, etc. and she knows numerous knitting pattern from other designers.

Jule, 28, lebt in Mainz und ist seit 2020 bei Maschenfein. Seitdem ist sie im Backend tätig, unterstützt Sandra im Support der Kundenanfragen und sorgt dafür, dass unser Sortiment stets einwandfrei präsentiert wird. Aktuell studiert sie Wirtschaftsinformatik und arbeitet wieder als Werkstudentin bei uns.

Jule liebt auf jeden Fall Zahlen – aber noch mehr liebt sie Wolle! Aus diesem Grund wandert auch das ein oder andere Strickprojekt mit in die Uni. Und wenn sie nicht ein fertiges Design nachstrickt, tüftelt Jule auch gern einmal an einem eigenen Entwurf herum.

Mary-Anne, 30, wohnt mit Mann und Hund in Braunschweig. Wenn sie mal nicht strickt, ist sie in der Natur unterwegs – passend zu ihrem erlernten Beruf: der Forstwirtschaft.

Da beim Stricken beide Hände belegt sind, trifft es sich gut, dass Mary-Anne gern Podcasts und Hörbüchern lauscht (hier mit besonderer Vorliebe Krimis). Und wie es sich für ein maschenfeines Teammitglied quasi gehört, hat sie oft mehrere Projekte gleichzeitig im Körbchen. Etwas Herausforderndes, ein Paar Socken und ein Mindless-Knitting-Stück. Bei uns kümmert sie sich um das Backend sowie die Produktpflege.

Editorial

Sophia, 36, lebt nach einiger Zeit in Unterfranken nun wieder in ihrer Heimat Hannover. Sie ist Mama von zwei Kindern und hat neben Windeln und Snacks auch immer Stricksachen im Gepäck.

Sophia has been taking care of the blog posts for maschenfein.com since October 2020, plans the podcast, and thinks up campaigns for social media. Since she discovered knitting after her studies, she also accompanies Maschenfein - and has already been infected by one or the other project. With us, the trained journalist now brings two passions together: writing and knitting.

Louisa, 41, wohnt mit ihrer Familie in der Nähe von München. Die gelernte Buchhändlerin ist Organisatorin der maschenfeinen Stricktreffen in der bayerischen Landeshauptstadt (#maschenfeinsüdrunde) sowie schon länger Modell- und Teststrickerin für Maschenfein und Sandra.

Louisa has always knitted - but since she discovered Ravelry and Maschenfein, she can hardly put the needles down. With us she takes care of the translation of the website, the newsletter and in the future the English-language support.0

Editing (Freelance)

Judith takes care of the blog posts at Maschenfein with us
Judith Werner, Regensburg
Saskia takes care of the theme worlds at Maschenfein with
Saskia Naths, Schwarzenbek

Developers

Judith, 39 Jahre, lebt mit Mann und zwei Kindern in Berlin. Im ersten Leben war sie freiberufliche Tontechnikerin und hat danach ihren Bachelor of Computer Engineering erworben. Zusammen mit Barbara hat sie ein Frauen-Kollektiv zur Software-Entwicklung gegründet und sich gemeinsam bei Maschenfein beworben.

What others say about her: "Radical solidarity, big heart, Berlin snout." What she says about herself: "Where technology and people meet, that's my favorite place." Judith also knits, by the way! Thanks to a friend, she started rattling her needles seven years ago. Since then, it's been her favorite hobby.

And when Judith is not knitting, she loves to dance and everything you can do in the mountains: Hiking, skiing, snowshoeing - the main thing is to see a panorama of peaks!

Barbara, 50, lives in Berlin with her husband and three children. A communications graduate, she learned to program in 2020 and is Judith's partner in a women's software development collective.

Others say about Barbara that she is persistent and team-oriented. And she can also ask the right questions. These are all great prerequisites when we are faced with challenges in the back or front end.

And we've already noticed that she describes herself as super curious and uninhibitedly proactive: she was infected by our knitting euphoria and cast on the first stitches. What else does Barbara like? Horses, photography and the sea.

Designs

Lisa, 32, is our northern light: She lives in Bergen on Rügen - and is therefore a true Baltic Sea child. The trained educator works at a special school and supports Marisa in the development of designs.

She learned to knit eight years ago - with the help of a black scarf with cable pattern. Her favorite knits are sweaters and cardigans. Since 2021 she has already been working as a commission knitter for Maschenfein, and since the end of 2022 she has been looking after our test knits and writing the pattern for maschenfein designs. Or as we say: she puts Marisa's thoughts on paper.

Katharina, 40 Jahre, lebt mit ihrer Familie im schönen Lüneburg und hat leider viel zu wenig Hände, um alle Ideen umzusetzen, die in ihrem Kopf sind.
Seit Anfang 2024 unterstützt sie nun das Maschenfein – Designteam.

Ursprünglich hat Katharina Design an der Kunsthochschule Kiel studiert und im Bereich Grafik und Marketing gearbeitet.  Durch den Beginn einer schweren Krankheit 2021 hat sie ihre alte Liebe – das Stricken – wiederentdeckt. Seitdem sieht man sie eigentlich nicht mehr ohne Wolle oder Skizzenbuch.

Als Gegenpol zu dem kreativen Chaos in ihrem Kopf beschäftigt sie sich gerne damit, komplizierte Dinge einfacher zu machen, mag – zum Leidwesen ihrer Kinder –  Purismus und Ordnung und sortiert liebend gerne ihren immer größer werdenden Stash.

Our commission knitters

There are so many beautiful patterns - we can't even knit them all ourselves! But to be able to show you always great designs and beautiful yarns, we have busy commission knitters. Under the hashtag#maschenfeinesschaufenster you can see their work on Instagram.

Dagmar Hondong, Roth
Bettina Dicknöther
Bettina Dicknöther
,Deggingen
Lisa Kirchhoff, Bergen
Andrea Ballbach, Windelsbach
Ruth Risjdijk, Roetgen
Heidi Adolphs, Gunzenhausen
Marta Sandmann, Engen
Elisabeth Kesten, Hanover
Anja Mosbacher-Blanz, Forest
Kirsten Demmler-Heep, Bad Rappenau
Ulrike Schuricht, Hamburg
Melanie Siegel,
Ederheim