June 18, 2013
June 7, 2013
Katelyn whipped up this Moderne Baby Blanket to celebrate her not-so-baby-sized baby brother’s college graduation. The pattern calls for DK weight yarn, so to modify to an afghan size, Katelyn used size 11 needles and a much bigger yarn — Cascade 128 Superwash — and followed the pattern as written.
Katelyn used four skeins per color but ended up dipping into a fifth skein for the two largest sections. She crocheted along the edges. You can access most of the pattern for free online, with the exception of the mitered border. The full pattern is available in Mason Dixon Knitting.
Look how big the blanket turned out to be!
Earlier this week, a customer shared her story of contributing to a collaborative work of public art by Communal Yarn Bomb. She writes:
Perfect for the coming summer months (or for beating San Francisco’s infamous June Gloom), Stacatto is lightweight, drapey, and super soft. Comprised of 70% Merino Wool and 30% Silk, this fingering weight yarn would be great as a shawl, gloves or summer hat. Its color range is so sweet and would make amazing Endpaper Mitts. Flipping through Knitscene Summer 2013, Stacatto would be great in so many of these patterns as well.
70% Merino Wool 30% Silk
7 to 8 stitches per inch
Hand wash, lay flat
June 6, 2013
When Maggie strolled in wearing her Ishbel shawl, the entire ImagiKnit staff was captivated by how charming it looked draped around her neck. Maggie was kind enough to let us photograph her lovely shawl. She used one skein of Malabrigo Sock in Violetas Africanas, but feel free to pick your own color.
The pattern for Ishbel is available in Whimsical Little Knits 1. For more patterns in the spirit of whimsy, check out our collection of publications by Ysolda Teague.