Where To Get Those Crazy Big Knitting Needles Or Crochet Hooks??

13 12 2015 DIY

Well - this is a question I get asked a lot... 

Sometimes my customers are a little dissapointed that I do not sell big needles in my DaWanda shop along with the wool.

I did think about offering them but it would add just another piece to my business and to the already thousand things that come with it and that I need to take care of.

It's amazing what it takes to run a little business smooth and successful - if you are self employed you can relate... 

And since there are already great shops offering a wide variety of big knitting needles and crochet hooks I rather link to those.

My favorites are Knit Affair who offers beautiful handmade needles handmade in Berlin from sustainable wood - on the second picture you can see their straight 20mm knitting needles - and Handgefertigt-Berlin, who offers needles and hooks up to size 30mm.

That cool little bag on the last picture is from Dawanda Shop moon.moon and the feather print is from the danish Etsy Shop The Clay Play.

If you like my chunky little crochet heart you can find my tutorial hier...

chunky knit throw lebenslustiger.com

chunky knit throw by lebenslustiger.com

chunky knit throw by lebenslustiger.com

Happy Holidays,

Anette 


A Chunky Oversized Knit Cardigan Kit

15 10 2015 DIY

The ultimative wool cardigan - ready made or super easy to knit with this new kit.

So trendy with its oversized design and it looks equally cool paired with jeans or dressed up.

Always an absolut eye-catcher...and oh so cosy and soft!! 

The kit contains eight skeins à 150gr/5,3oz Loopy Mango Merino No.5 yarn (100% Merino, 74yards/68m) from New York, a size 19/15mm birchwood circular knitting needle in 32"/80cm lenghth, instructions and a cute drawstring bag with Loopy Mango print.

The finished cardigan meassures 25"/61cm from shoulder seam to shoulder seam and 28"/71cm in length.

I made the sleeves less wide than indicated in the instructions because i liked that better.

You can easily change the pattern a bit around to make it perfectly for you... 

To finish the knitted cardigan you will need about 7-14 hours. It is also available ready made.

Immediately available colors are: Iceberg grey, Polar Bear off white, Mrs. Orange and Café Con Leche. With longer shipping time also Yellow, Green, Red and Pink.

The kit is available here in my DaWanda shop.

super chunky oversized knit cardigan from 100% merino yarn - available as DIY kit - oversized Strickjacke zum Selberstricken

lebenslustiger.com chunky oversized knit cardigan handmade DIY Strickjacke selberstricken

super chunky oversized knit cardigan from 100% merino yarn - available as DIY kit - oversized Strickjacke zum Selberstricken

super chunky oversized knit cardigan from 100% merino yarn - available as DIY kit - oversized Strickjacke zum Selberstricken

super chunky oversized knit cardigan from 100% merino yarn - available as DIY kit - oversized Strickjacke zum Selberstricken

lebenslustiger.com chunky oversized knit cardigan handmade DIY Strickjacke selberstricken

Happy Day,

Anette