Welcome to Maschenfein, the store and blog all about knitting!
Here it's about knitting and sometimes a little bit about crochet. In any case, about wool. A lot of wool. Here at Maschenfein and on all our channels you will find all kinds of projects, inspirations, questions, answers, ideas, tips, tricks and instructions about the most relaxing hobby in the world. Our extensive and well-stocked store is constantly stocked with very carefully selected yarns, beautiful books, magazines and accessories that we use ourselves every day. We pack for you beautiful instructions to fine knitting kits that will help you choose your next projects, so you can get started quickly. With well over a thousand knitting kits, where you can easily choose your size and desired color, and all accessories, we carry the best sorted, German-language online store around knitting. Since 2021 we have a small but very nice showroom in Berlin, where we can show you our yarns, models, color cards, magazines and all our beautiful accessories live and in color. Due to the current infection situation, we unfortunately do not offer opening hours at the moment. But we are looking forward to warmer weather, lower "numbers" and maybe even soon, one or the other, small Maschenfeine knitting meeting in Berlin!
And who is behind Maschenfein?
Marisa, 42, lives in Berlin, is a mother of a heavenly daughter and three children, including one with an extra lucky chromosome. She is the owner and heart of Maschenfein, has been blogging since 2010 and, as a PhD in economics and passionate knitter, founded the company "Maschenfein" in 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 Tüchers 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 mehTücherls 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 in Germany. Most recently, the bullet journal "Stricken" was also published by EMF Verlag in the fall of 2020.
Sandra, 39, at home in Bavaria, with roots in the Black Forest. Mom of two boys, addicted to knitting and in love with yarn.
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 instructions 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 instructions from other designers.
Sophia, 34, lives in Würzburg, but is originally from Hanover. She is mom to a young son and always has knitwear in her luggage, in addition to diapers and snacks.
Sophia has been taking care of the blog posts and the newsletter of 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.
Jule, 25, lives in Mainz and started as a working student here at Maschenfein in August 2020 during her studies in Finance & Accounting. She loves numbers, but she loves wool even more.
Therefore, she has of course known the Maschenfein store for years. Since February 2021, Jule supports the team in a permanent position. She diligently maintains our backend, assists Sandra in supporting customer inquiries and ensures that our assortment is always presented flawlessly.
Arlene, 30, joined our team in March 2021. She takes care of the homepage and all the requirements that a site brings with it.
Together with her daughter, boyfriend and dog, she lives in Oberhausen and is actually a trained restaurant manager. She taught herself web development and has been working in this field for five years. Besides her job, she also has a big heart for books and plants. She discovered knitting thanks to Corona. So far, only Diego the dachshund has benefited from her hobby, but Maschenfein offers the best prerequisites for her to dare to tackle other projects soon.
Louisa, 39, lives with her family near Munich. The trained bookseller is the organizer of the maschenfeinen knitting meetings in the Bavarian capital (#maschenfeinsüdrunde) and has been a model and test knitter for Maschenfein and Sandra for some time.
Louisa has always knitted - but since she discovered Ravelry and Maschenfein, she can hardly put down her needles. With us, she takes care of the translation of the website and in the future the English-language support.
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 models and beautiful yarns, we have busy commission knitters. Under the hashtag#maschenfeinesschaufenster you can see their work on Instagram.
There's a blog, too?
Well, sure, the blog was even there first. What started in 2010 as a family and DIY blog became Maschenfein knitting blog in 2014. Monthly, Maschenfein is now visited over half a million times. On the blog, we write about projects, techniques, books and yarns, share tips and tricks, and conduct stitch-focused interviews with other knitting-loving bloggers and designers. We are always very curious to know what their favorite yarns and projects are.
Since we are also very happy in the knitting blogger world on the road and look at what is knitted there so, there is the monthly promotion in the blog "On the needles", where you can link your current projects and browse through all participating blogs. Join in too!
Especially popular on the blog is our Saturday Net Talk, where we've been sharing inspiration from the knitting, crochet and DIY blogging world for many years.