August 12, 2014

Knitter’s Pride Needle Tasting

Have you been itching to try the Knitter’s Pride Karbonz, Cubics, Dreamz or Nova needles?  Stop by Saturday, 8/23 for a free needle tasting event!

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Stop by any time between 11 and 1 that day to try various needles and crochet hooks from Knitter’s Pride.  We’ll even supply the yarn!

Not only can you finally try out the square and carbon fiber needles everyone is always asking us about, but you may win a pair to bring home with you that day! Participants will be automatically be entered to win fun door prizes courtesy of Knitter’s Pride.

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We’ll see you on the 23rd!  No registration is necessary.


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August 11, 2014

Nuno Felting Class

Kelsey Leib, our resident fiber artist, will be teaching a brand new felting class here at ImagiKnit this summer!

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Nuno felting is a form of wet felting that uses a silk chiffon fabric base.  Using merino wool roving in a variety of colors, you can create a beautiful tapestry atop the fabric.  The result is a stunning and lightweight scarf that is completely one-of-a-kind.

This workshop will take place from 6-9 PM on Thursday, September 18th (our August class has sold out).  Check out our class schedule for more information and give us a call at 415-621-6642 to enroll.  Absolutely no experience is necessary!


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August 10, 2014

Fiber Artist Feature: Kelsey Leib

Kelsey Leib is an ImagiKnitter by day and a fiber artist by night.

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She graduated from Kent University with a BFA in Textiles and has been featured in galleries in Ohio, California and Washington.  Her vast knowledge of fibers and expertise in knitting, weaving, felting and crochet make her a huge asset to the ImagiKnit staff.

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Kelsey’s sculptural textile work reflects her interest in the relationship of bodies as vessels and the dualities that are present in these forms.  She uses visual and material means to reference contrasts or complexities that are present in the physical and spiritual manifestations of self, particularly with respect to women.

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Technique, material, and shape are all carefully considered to define a series of distinctive figural forms.  Each piece is meant to reflect different poetic associations with the body as a vessel.

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Though Kelsey has worked with a variety of textures, she has had great success experimenting with yarns by Habu Textiles and Ito.  Stop by the shop this month to see some of her work in person, and don’t miss out on her Nuno Felting class which will be held on August 28th!


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August 9, 2014

Knitting for Burning Man

Burning Man always sneaks up on us.  If it weren’t for our creative customers, we might miss it!  It seems to be a great venue in which to show off new and exciting knit fashions.

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Stafford is new to our shop, but has been knitting with ferocity since we met him a couple weeks ago.  He was immediately drawn to Rozetti’s Wicked Fur yarn, which he found a little tricky to knit alone because it’s on such a fine strand.

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To “tame” the Wicked Fur, he paired it with Cascade’s Pinwheel yarn to add both bulk and a subtle pop of color.  These cuffs came out great!

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Will (shown above) stopped in to show off his Pashmina Worsted and Koigu cowl (which we nicknamed “Jenn’s Cowl” after the designer).  He made his a little smaller and shorter so it would fit more like a headband.  We love the colors he chose!  You can find more info on this design on our past blog post.

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Handspun yarns are popular for hair dreads at Burning Man.  Not only is it a fun way to change up your look, it also protects your hair from the damaging heat.  It’s a blast to help people pick their colors!

Do you have any Burning Man knits planned for this year?  We’d love to see what you’ve made!  Send us an e-mail (info@imagiknit.com) or post it to our Facebook page.


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August 8, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Baby Baseball Jacket

Both baseball and baby shower season is upon us, so why not knit something that the “coaches to be” will adore?

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This adorable baseball jacket pattern was originally released in Debbie Bliss’s Baby Cashmerino Book (Volume 4), but it is now available for free from Knitting Fever!

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You can knit this jacket using the colors shown or customize it to celebrate the parents’ favorite team!  We are pretty partial to orange, black and white (go Giants!) but we’ll of course help you create your own combo.

You can download a free copy of the pattern here and view the many colors of Baby Cashmerino that are available by clicking here.  Happy Friday!


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