Spiralsocks ‘Happy’ – スパイラルソックス ‘Happy’


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限定キット:Spiralsocks ‘Yosefine’ – スパイラルソックス – ’ヨセフィネ’



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spiral_beret02BS Japanの番組「私が日本に住む理由」で見せたスパイラルベレー帽子、糸(2玉)とレシピのセット( ¥2000+配達)を数量限定でご用意しております。ご希望の方はメールして下さい。

Picasso’s Coat finished – ピカソのコート出来ました


Picasso_coat_final01aLast night I finished my ‘Picasso’s Coat’. Thank you everyone, who helped making this possible. I will bring the coat to The Japan Hobby Show next week. 


Spring Möbius – 春のメビウス


moebius_hedgehog04aA friend gave me a ball of Hedgehog Fibre yarn. The colors are really nice. I wanted to use it for something I can use, so I knitted a Möbius scarf from it. The scarf is long enough to fit out my neck twice. It could also be used as a summer cape. Knitted with 3mm needles.



Kunststricken 2.0 – Triangular Shawl


niebling_dreieckstuch04aDuring summer I started on a triangular shawl. Now finally it got finished. The pattern is a part of a table cloth designed by Herbert Niebling. I arranged the leaf pattern to be used for a triangular shawl.  The shawl is knitted with white cotton yarn on 3.5mm needles. 

Bestseller on Amazon Japan – ベストセラー1位


BK_bookI just learnt that on Amazon Japan my knitting book “ベルンド・ケストラーのスパイラルソックス”  is ranking 1st in the category for knitting and ranks 404 among all book available on Amazon Japan. At least that was the latest I saw. The book is currently labeled there as ベストセラー1位. Pretty cool, for my first book out here in Japan.

Picasso’s Coat: sleeves are growing


Little by little the sleeves of my Picasso’s Coat are getting longer. Now I need to make a drawing to determine the increases.

Kunststricken 2.0: Jumbo Doily – ジャンボドイリー


Jumbo_doily01aThe other day I got some very thick yarn. After some thinking, I decided to use it for a German lace doily. I used an old pattern from Erich Engeln and knitted it exactly as charted 70 years ago, just with 5 times bigger needles (10mm). It turned out really nice. Now I am using it as a small rug in front of my rocking chair.Jumbo_doily02a

Lace Light – Spiralsocks レースライト – スパイラルソックス


light_socks02aWhile working on my spiral-socks book, I came with the idea to shape and sculpture them into a lace light. After several month of thinking and planning I finally got my first socks sculpture done. Now I know how to make them and want to make for for a lace light installation.