Pagewood has come out with some great new yarns. Each has it’s own distinct theme, and all would be great for a cowl, a crazy hat, or some avant guard clothing. Pictured in this post are a few of them.
How do you learn something new? Whether you prefer individual instruction, a class or reading about it, there are a lot of great references out there for knitters both new and seasoned. Below are a few that have helped me through the hard spots.
Classes: There are many great class opportunities out there. I would start with your local yarn shop. We offer a range of them at ImagiKnit.
Private instruction: Maybe you prefer a little more attention. ImagiKnit offers individual and small group private lessons as well. Lessons can range from learning how to knit or crochet to “can you help me fix this sweater?” Call ahead and schedule a time so we can staff appropriately for your needs.
Books: I taught myself how to knit with Debbie Stoller’s book Stitch n’ Bitch. The illustrations and language worked for me, and I still use that book today as reference. I’ve heard great things about her crochet book as well, The Happy Hooker. Another book knitters find helpful is Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book. These books not only teach technique well, but they also include a few patterns to start you off.
Pictured above: The wall of Rasta at ImagiKnit; Diana and Samantha both wearing seed stitch moebius cowls of their own design. Made with just one skein of Malabrigo Rasta.
Need a thick and quick project that will pack a lot of punch? Try anything made out of Rasta. At 2-2.5 stitches per inch you can create quite a cozy cowl, from one skein, in a jiffy. ImagiKnit offers a free pattern with the purchase of a skein of yarn. Be sure to ask for it when you check out, or mention it in the special instructions if you’re purchasing online.
Super Bulky, 100% merino wool 90 yards per skein 150 grams per skein. Slightly felted Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. Needles US 13 – 15 or 9 – 10mm. Gauge 8.0 to 10.0 sts = 4 inches Hand wash, dry flat
Pictured above: The kits for the scarves above are, from left to right, Duo, For Her, For Her, Quatro
Jade Sapphire Cashmere kits are a steal for yourself or a nice gift for a knitter friend. In one kit get enough yarn for one luxurious scarf, approximately 350 yards (200 grams) of 8 ply worsted weight cashmere, and a booklet of seven patterns to chose from. The kits come in several themes including for her, for him, duo (multi colored) and quatro. We have samples from several of the kits on our sample scarf rack for you to peruse and feel for yourself. Stop by and check them out here today!
Malabrigo March madness continues! We received our first shipment of Finito by Malabrigo.
From Malabrigo:Finito! Spun from the finest merino available in commercial quantities from Uruguay, Finito is an incredibly soft fingering weight 2-ply yarn, perfect for lacework, delicate accessories, and luxurious garments. It is available in a rainbow of colors- some old favorites (Archangel, Indiecita) and some brand new!
This merino is even softer than our usual wool- it is scrumptious! Stop by the shop and feel for yourself or order Finito online today!