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The most stunning colourwork sweater this year, imho, was shown at Novita, a Finnish yarn company. This honestly inspires me to try multicoloured intarsia:
Schoppel, as expected, has beautiful new designs for their fantastic yarns. They always follow their unique style with lots of new ideas every year. This is truly impressive.
At Pascuali, I have found some colour inspiration packs. They consist of three to four balls of one yarn quality in matching colours. There is no pattern included so they are just intended to get your creative juices flowing. Nice idea!
Over at Rowan, I found an interesting knitted sample. It is only stripes and slipped stitches, but the effect is fantastic:
Now to the last section of my summary:
Prym has developed some new gadgets. There are, e.g., tassel makers, flexible cable needles, stencils for animal pom poms, or a special pom pom maker for teeny tiny pom poms with a diameter of 3cm only. All of them were demonstrated live by @daniela_maschenkunst and @realmenknitpink:
Chiagoo now offers a set of interchangeable mini needles, going down to 1.5mm and with super short cables. How cool is that, please? Gorgeous engineering, by the way!
I also stumbled upon a wall of knitted trophies, but I forgot to note the company. Sorry!
What makes H+H Cologne so special, apart from seeing the latest trends first, is meeting up with the knitting community. Although I had very little time this year, I met so many nice people, among them @queenofwhatever, @knitting_miki, @brezelbutter, @himawari_knits, @wollnation, @_humbol_, @jetztkochtsieauchnoch, @feinmotorik.blogspot, @feierabendfrickeleien, @carosfummeley and @strickteasefrankfurt, to name only a few. I have linked their Instagram profiles because they all are quite active there and you may want to check them out. You can also find me on Instagram as @pinkzombiecrafts.
Thank you H+H Cologne for inviting me! It was a blast! See you next year!