October 14, 2014

2 Knit Lit Chicks Visit ImagiKnit

Barb and Tracie are a mom and daughter team that run the popular podcast called 2 Knit Lit Chicks.  They stopped in other week with a couple of their friends!

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Barb (the mom) and Tracie (the daughter) are obsessed knitters and avid readers. They love to talk about our current knitting projects and favorite books.  In the photo above, you’ll see Barb, Tracie and their pal sporting the Entangled Vines cardigan by Alana Dakos, Liesl by Cocoknits and the Easy Folded Poncho by Churchmouse.

It was great to have these talented ladies visit our shop!


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Knit, Swirl Events

You know the book, but have you taken the plunge?

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View the droolworthy coats in person later this month during our special Knit, Swirl trunk show!  They will be on display until November 9th.  If you decide to treat yourself to one this season, we’ll be happy to show you the perfect yarns to use.

Author Sandra McIver will be here on November 9th to host a book signing and Swirl Coat party!  She will be on hand to offer her advice on sizing, yarn choice and more.

Need a little extra help?  Judy will be teaching a Knit, Swirl class starting October 28th.  Learn how to cast on several hundred stitches and join in the round with ease in the first class. In the second and third class you’ll delve into mirrored decreases, pseudo short-rows, twisted yarn-over increases and Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off. By the end of the month, you should be ready to walk out in your fabulous new jacket!  Check out our class schedule for more information.


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October 13, 2014

Misti Alpaca’s Visit to ImagiKnit!

Mark your calendars! Miguel and Lisa Paz from Misti Alpaca will be coming to visit on October 24th!

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There are a few columns on in the center wall of the store that people ooh and aah over all day, every day.  It’s the columns that contain a store favorite yarn – Misti Alpaca Chunky.

It’s a rare opportunity to be able to meet the family that produces alpaca yarn and hear first hand about the history and making of this wonderful yarn but you have this chance on October 24th from 5 – 7 P.M.

Misti International is a family owned business in Peru and Miguel is the fourth generation to carry on the tradition of designing the highest quality alpaca and alpaca blend yarns. The Paz family is involved in all stages of the alpaca industry from raising the alpacas to processing, dyeing and marketing the alpaca yarn.  The family history spans eighty years and is a fascinating story.  Miguel will give a brief presentation of Alpacas, their dye studio and an overview of the process from raising the animals to the final yarn.  Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the family that brings us one of our favorite yarns!

For an added bonus, we will be hosting a Misti Alpaca trunk show later this month!  Stay tuned for more info.


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October 12, 2014

October 19: Free Weaving Demo!

Drop by Sunday, October 19 for a free weaving demo from our weaving instructor Wendy Gilmore!

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Thinking about taking our beginning weaving class?  Shopping around for a loom, but aren’t sure if this is the sport for you?  Drop by between 10:30 and 2:30 to enjoy a free demo and informational session.  See what you can make with just a few hours of practice and maybe try your hand at it!  Check out our class schedule for more information about our beginning weaving class on November 5th and 12th.


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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.

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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!

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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.


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