October 10, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Camp Out Mitts

There was an unmistakable chill in the air this morning, which means knitting weather is officially upon us!  Like most San Franciscans, we couldn’t help but reach for our trusty fingerless gloves.


Photo from @tma on Ravelry

The Camp Out Mitts (a free download on Ravelry) has been a staff favorite for many years.  Like most fingerless mitts, they are easy to knit and only require one ball of yarn.  It’s also the perfect excuse to buy that skein of Noro you can’t stop staring at!


Photo from @no2018 on Ravelry

We just adore that perfectly mismatched look you get from knitting these gloves with a self-striping yarn.  The pattern calls for Kureyon, but the staff is partial to the silky softness found in Silk Garden.

These little mitts are essential during early morning dog walks, brisk walks to work and late night romps around the city.  They also make fabulous holiday gifts!  Grab a free copy of the pattern here and browse the dazzling selection of Noro’s Silk Garden.

Filed under: beautiful things to make,free patterns — Admin @ 4:26 pm

October 8, 2014

Customer Creations

Friends Bonnie and Marge popped in wearing some of their fabulous knit sweaters!  Bonnie (on the left) designed her sweater using Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy.


We aren’t sure Ciel loved the paparazzi following her around the shop, but we do know that she looked adorable in her knit sweater!  Her mom designed it and used Sweet Georgia’s Tough Love Sock.


Teresa knit a gorgeous sweater for her son Julian (below) using Tosh Vintage.  Though she hails from Australia, Teresa considers ImagiKnit her local yarn store!  We always look forward to her visits.


With the help from a past issue of Noro Magazine, Sheila whipped up this amazing crocheted shawl!  It uses Kirara – a self-striping wool and cotton blend.  Noro looks amazing crocheted, don’t you think?


Filed under: customer creations — Admin @ 12:02 pm

October 6, 2014

Customer Creation: Mark’s Silk Scarves

Mark has been shopping at ImagiKnit for years and years and we have come to learn one steadfast truth about him: he LOVES silk!


It’s hard to say if he’s found a favorite yet, but we know he’s partial to Louisa Harding’s Mulberry Silk because of it’s unique ply.  He has also experimented with Kinu, Luxury Silk and Serishin.  As far as we know, no two scarves come out the same!


Kelsey sure didn’t mind modeling one of his beautiful creations!  In the background, you’ll see one of her gorgeous art pieces.


Mark showed off his current WIP – a double knit scarf using Mulberry Silk.  Gorgeous, huh?  If you’re curious about the double knitting technique, Beth Whiteside will be teaching a class on it later this month.  Check out the schedule to learn more!

Filed under: customer creations — Admin @ 2:27 pm

October 3, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Array Cowl

In honor of our upcoming Shibui Mix Party, today’s free pattern mixes Shibui’s soft and squishy Merino Alpaca with their delightful wool/silk yarn Staccato.

Contrasting hues of Staccato and Merino Alpaca and a simple slipped stitch pattern create a graphic grid in this richly textured cowl. Wrap it once or twice for a pop of bright color!


The cowl uses 3 skeins Merino Alpaca (131 yds each) and 2 skeins Staccato (191 yds each). Pattern is worked in the round on a US 8/5mm 29-40” circular needle.  Grab a copy here and then pick out your color combo!


It’s not too late to join us on Sunday, October 5th for our Shibui Mix Party.  Read our blog post for more details and give us a call at 415-621-6642 to enroll.

Filed under: free patterns — Admin @ 12:39 pm

September 28, 2014

Sale Sunday: Two Favorites plus a Free Pattern!

We added two favorites to our sale section this month.  Whether you knit them together or separately, they are not to be missed!


The glamorous scarf above uses a combination of the soft and lofty Hechizo with stripes of GraceHechizo blends wool, alpaca and metallic for a subtle pop of glitter.


Grace is a ruffling trim yarn that is adorned with a row on beaded embellishment along the edge.  This adds both a pop of metallic with the perfect amount of weight.  Striped throughout the scarf above, it adds amazing depth and texture.

Grab a free copy of the pattern here.  It calls for two balls of Hechizo and only one ball of Grace.  Both are on sale while supplies last!

Filed under: free patterns,sales and promotions — Admin @ 12:09 pm

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