February 24, 2012

Get Ruffle-y with it


Need a quick project with flare? Why not try a ruffle scarf? The secret to the speed is the in the yarn. Though it looks like your average bulky yarn ball when pulled a part the yarn reveals a mesh. By knitting into only the top part of the yarn a ruffle is created. Due to the volume of the ruffle you only need to knit about 5 stitches across with large needles, and voila a quick scarf with only one ball of yarn. We carry many different varities of yarn that will produce a similar look with the same technique, they include; Flounce by knitting fever, Kid Silk Creation by Rowan, Triana, Triana Lux, and Rizos by Katia. In many cases the pattern and instructions are on the inside of the label!

Filed under: beautiful things to make — Courtney @ 2:47 pm

February 22, 2012

A little Rowan Reading

Rowan 51

We are fully stocked with the latest Rowan Magazine. From Rowan: Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 51 sees key shapes which reflect a new confidence emerging within the wearer. The designs have been created for ease of movement and casual freedom giving a relaxed, summery vibe.

The designs, for men and women, include pieces by Marie Wallin, Lisa Richardson, Julia Frank, Martin Storey, Sarah Hatton, Kaffe Fassett, mar, Jennie Atkinson, Brandon Mably, Sarah Dallas, Erika Knight, Josh Bennett.


Filed under: new books and magazines — Courtney @ 9:04 am

February 17, 2012

Color Theory + Madeline Tosh + ImagiKnit

Honeycomb Cowl Madeline Tosh
Photo By Madeline Tosh

= One fun morning! Mark your calendars. Amy Hendrix, President of Madeline Tosh, and creator of a palette of fabulous yarn colors will be teaching us about color theory March 11th from 9–11 AM. We have 30 spots open for the class and the cost to attend is $35. Call the shop, (415) 621-6642, to reserve your spot in the class and to find out about the supply list.

More about the class:
This workshop will provide students with a fun and fascinating introduction to the
basic concepts of a range of theories regarding the use of color. Many have
thought color selection is intuitive and unable to be learned. Yet, by combining
simple concepts, a smidge of history and a little fun with colored pencils everyone
can understand and apply both historical and modern color palettes and concepts
in their crafting projects.

What you will learn:
• General color theory and how light alters color perception
• The Albers color theory and the importance of understanding how colors interact with one another
• What color pairings great artists have chosen historically to create stunning palettes
• How to combine colors to generate complimentary pairings in your knitting
• How to select colors to pair with your hair, eyes and/or complexions
• How to include bright colorways in your knitting in ways you will actually wear
• Warm vs. cool color relationships, how to balance them and why
• The beauty of analogous color schemes, creating subtle color palettes with depth and definition
• How to create modern color palettes, and what modern artists practice often but never say

Hope to see you there!

Filed under: classes,events and announcements — Courtney @ 10:01 am

February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day

— from ImagiKnit

Filed under: Holidays — Courtney @ 10:52 am

February 13, 2012

Coastal Knits

Coastal Knits

We are now carrying Coastal Knits. It’s full of lovely patterns by knitwear designers Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig. “They have come together to produce a compilation of ten fresh designs inspired by Alana’s California and Hannah’s Maine coastlines. Each design captures the essence of their favorite local destinations, and is accompanied by photographs and essays on the location’s special meaning to the designer. It is a personal, inspiration-based collection of sweaters and accessories that knitters of all levels will appreciate.” – Coastal Knits

Visit us in the shop and pick up your copy today!

Filed under: new books and magazines — Courtney @ 5:30 pm

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