March 7, 2013

Staff Creations: Anja’s Vest


When Anja strolled in wearing her Milly Vest, we knew we had to snap some photos. Worked up in Rowan Felted Tweed, this vest combines classic tweed and cables with an extra little pop of lace.  She tells us it worked up very quickly, and using just three balls of Felted Tweed (less than the pattern calls for), we believe her.  Feel free to take a look at some other DK weight yarn that would work for this project.  The Milly vest is a free pattern from Knitty.


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Working in Both Directions

The working in both directions technique allows you to work something flat but with the right-side always facing you.  Does that sound excited or what?  Sign up for our class on March 11th. We’re very happy to have Beth Whiteside back teaching at ImagiKnit, one of the local stores where she got her start as a knitting instructor in 2003.

A software professional as well as fiber arts instructor, designer and content/copy/technical editor, Beth’s curiosity has led her to visit many countries (stranded color, EPS, k1b, lace, …) on the knitting world map. Her designs have been published in Knitter’s Magazine and Creative Knitting. She recently resumed writing Skill Booster articles with accompanying projects for Creative Knitting.


Beth Whiteside


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Our new cowl: Pashmina Worsted and KPPPM

new cowl


Check out our new glorious cowl!  Designed in-house by the brilliant Jenn, we’re giving this pattern away for free with purchase of  the yarn to make it — one skein of Pashmina Worsted and one skein of KPPPM.  Did you miss our Pashmina Worsted review? Check it out here.  Consider these color options:

Sugarplum and P852

Dustbowl and P831L

Switch it up a bit and try KPM.  Spectrum and 1122

This an innovative and intermediate pattern, but fear not, we’ve made a tutorial.

Drop by the shop to get the pattern and pick your colors. If you’re shopping with us online, please mention that you’d like pattern S860 in the “Special Instructions” section at check out.

Happy knitting!

new cowl 2

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New from Araucania

A portion of all purchases from Araucania get reinvested into the nation from which they take inspiration — Chile.  Araucania helps create sustainable, local job development and encourages the creativity of artisans.  So shop happy and know your dollars are at work supporting something greater.

New from Araucania, Malipulli is a DK weight is a blend of 35% Cotton, 25% Bamboo, 30% Linen, and 10% Silk.  Malipulli just begs to be touched, the yarn’s unique blend creating a loft we love.  Can you see yourself wearing this ultra-soft, ultra drapey yarn?  Consider these free patterns from Araucania.



Malipulli Cardigan




Malipulli Sweater



Also new from Araucania, Quemchi is a fingering weight 70% linen 30% viscose blend.  Lightweight and drapey, this hand-dyed yarn lends itself to warm-weather garments and accessories equally.  From neutral to extremely bright, Quemchi colorways fit easily into any color palette.  Still need some inspiration?  Check out these free Quemchi designs from Araucania.

Quemchi Top

Quemchi Waistcoat


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