February 29, 2008

My So Called Scarf

Shop Pattern

Though there might be blossoms and sunshine, that wind can still keep the temperature on the chilly side. Here is a scarf to bridge the seasons.

Shop Pattern #37: My Most Famous Scarf aka My So Called Scarf

MATERIALS: #11 needles
2 sk Manos del Uruguay or 1 sk Malabrigo Merino
Darning needle


sk: skein(s)
CO: cast on
st(s): stitch(es)
K: knit
P: purl
sl: slip st purlwise with yarn in back
PSSO: pass slipped st over
P2tog: purl 2 sts together
Rep: repeat
BO: bind off
YO: yarn over


CO 30 sts.

Row 1: K1, *sl 1, K1, YO, PSSO* K1.
Row 2: *P2tog; do not slip sts off needle, purl first st again, then slip both sts off needle*

Rep rows 1-2 until there is just enough yarn left to BO.
BO tightly.
Break yarn.
Weave in all ends and wear proudly!


Pattern now available in Dutch – translation by Angelique den Brok-Molendijk


Ondanks de bloesems en de zon, kan de wind het nog steeds fris maken. Dit is een sjaal om de seizoenen te overbruggen.

Winkelpatroon #37: Mijn Meest Beroemde Sjaal aka Mijn Zeg Maar Sjaal


Naalden 8 mm
2 strengen Manos del Uruguay Wool (123 meter) hier in kleur 113 Wildflowers


Zet 30 steken op.

Naald 1: 1R, *1 afh, 1R, haal st ov maar voor je de st van de LN laat glijden, brei de steek nog een keer door hem achter in te steken* 1R.

Naald 2: *2Asam, haal de steken niet van de LN maar brei de eerste steek nog een keer averecht, laat nu beide stn van de LN glijden*

Herh naalden 1-2 tot de sjaal de gewenste lengte heeft.
Kant alle steken af. Stop de losse draadjes in en draag de sjaal met trots!


st(stn) steek (steken)
R recht
A avereht
afh afhalen
haal st ov steek overhalen
2Asam 2 steken averecht samenbreien
LN Linker naald
herh herhaling


Pattern now available in Spanish – translation by Carla Feder

MATERIALES: Agujas 8mm
2 madejas Manos del Uruguay o 2 madejas Malabrigo Twist
Aguja para coser lana


Pt(s) punto(s)
D tejer al derecho
R tejer al revés
sl deslizar un punto como para tejerlo al revés, con la lana hacia atrás.
PSSO pasar el punto deslizado por encima
2JR tejer dos puntos juntos al revés
LZ lazada


Montar 30 puntos.

1ª Vuelta: D1, *sl 1, D1, LZ, PSSO* D1.
2ª Vuelta: *2JR; no deslizar los puntos fuera de la aguja, tejer al revés el primer punto nuevamente, luego deslizar ambos puntos fuera de la aguja*

Repetir las vueltas 1-2 hasta que solo quede lana suficiente para cerrar los puntos.
Cerrar los puntos .
Cortar la lana.
Rematar la punta para que no se vea.

Usarla orgullosamente!

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License Allison Isaacs 2002 ImagiKnit

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February 26, 2008

Alchemical Transformation

Destination Alchemy

It’s the luminous, super-saturated colors that catch the eye, the tactile delight of the fibers. There is something in the exquisite nature of Alchemy Yarn, where it transcends its use value, with each lovely skein more a work of art for display than simply a functional item. Perhaps in response to this very problem, a new book called Destination Alchemy has just come out and we are pleased to be one of the featured stockists. You can find all the yarns for the patterns at the store, from the truly inventive Silken Straw,

Alchemy Silk Straw

to the decadence of Silk Purse,

Alchemy Silk Purse

and the sublime yarn-marriage of mohair and silk that is Haiku.

Alchemy Yarns Haiku

We have had a few models from the book on display at the store, with more to come. A truly sensory indulgence!

Alchemy Trunk Show

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February 21, 2008

Rainy Days


Rainy days are perfect for knitting and these boots are perfect for showing off cheerful, hand knit socks.

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February 20, 2008

Customer Creations


First, we have Helga, showing off her own originally designed purse, knit with Blue Sky Alpaca Bulky and perfectly accessorized with bamboo handles and a wooden shawl pin. George had to get in on the photo action too!


Next is Jenny, who was just in the Saturday morning Knit 101 class. This gorgeous shawl is one of her first projects. Very impressive! The pattern is Lonnie’s Ruffle Shawl of Many Colors and the yarn is Malabrigo worsted in the luscious color, velvet grapes.

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February 18, 2008



In music, cadenza refers to the point in a concerto when a vocal or instrumental soloist takes center stage and this most decidedly carries over into yarn, with Colinette’s latest offering. Cadenza is a D.K. weight yarn made from 100% superwash merino, making it perfect for medium weight socks and a great choice when knitting for babies. With its wonderful feel and luminous colors, this new addition is sure to be a stand out!


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