June 27, 2013

Caitlin ffrench visits ImagiKnit

We were so excited to have designer, spinner, knitter, crocheter, blogger, and all around fiber artist Caitlin ffrench stop by the shop all the way from Canada.  Here she is holding the much-loved Malabrigo Chunky in Franch Ochre.

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Her designs are chic and sweet (and most of them are free!) so there’s no reason not to make them.  Visit her on Ravelry or check out her blog to learn more about the very charming Caitlin ffrench.


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June 26, 2013

Customer Creations: Lisa’s Queen of the Seven Kingdoms

 

 

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From inspiration to creation, the ImagiKnit staff was captivated by Lisa’s Queen of the Seven Kingdoms crocheted shawl. Pairing one skein each of Tosh Lace in Celadon with Orion in 12 (Iridescent Silver), Lisa made eye-catching lace with subtle, sparking edging.


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Stop by the shop to pick out your own colors and snag the pattern.


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June 18, 2013

Abby from Knit Knit Cafe visits ImagiKnit

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We were so happy to have Abby from the much loved Knit Knit Cafe podcast and blog visit the shop.  Check our her blog or subscribe to her podcast (it’s free!) for your knitting fix on the go.


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June 7, 2013

Staff Creations: Katelyn’s Moderne Baby Blanket


Moderne Baby Blanket

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!


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Yarn Peace on Boston

Earlier this week, a customer shared her story of contributing to a collaborative work of public art by Communal Yarn Bomb. She writes:

 
“Yarn, not bombs. Creating, not destroying.
We, of Communal Yarn Bomb, are saddened by the violence that recently struck Boston. We mourn for the loss of life as well as for the stress that the events caused for its citizens, especially its children. In an effort to promote non-violence and non-violent or civil rights-impeding responses to violence, we organized a “Yarn Bomb of Peace” for the people of Boston. We believe that peace begins in each person’s heart and mind and we want to help those touched by violence to heal. This project is our small gesture toward that end. Olive green is the color for peace and figures prominently in these creations.”
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