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?


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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!

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September 1, 2014

Customer Creations

We have seen some cool customer creations this month and we can’t wait to show them off!  You know how we love to brag about our talented customers.


Claudia (no stranger to our Customer Creations column) recently knit this bobble pullover using Shibui Cima.  She dug the pattern out of a vintage magazine from the 80’s.  We love the colors she picked.  It’s such a fun spin on a retro design!


Loretta stopped by last week to show off her amazing collection of miniatures.  All of her minis are completely self-designed.  She uses luxury fingering weight yarns and various scraps to create them.  They are truly one-of-a-kind!


Ann dropped by to show off her Gusset Tunic (featured in the latest knit.wear magazine).  She used Tahki Ripple, a unique tape yarn that knits up with an incredible texture.

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August 30, 2014

Customer Creation: Rachele’s Shoreline Wrap

If anything is going to make you miss summer, it’s this beautiful wrap knitted by our long-time customer Rachele.


Using Jane Thornley’s Shorewrap Wrap pattern as her guide, Rachele mixed shades of Malabrigo’s Silky Merino with Summer Twist and Heichi.  The Silky Merino (in shades of blues and greens) make up the ocean.  The Summer Twist (which is currently on sale in the shop!) represents the white caps and sea foam of the waves.  Shibui’s Heichi in a tweedy tan color is added to give the appearance of sand.


Rachele based her design off of Jane’s version above.  Though the pattern provided her the guidelines, she freeformed the color changes to make the version her own.  Absolutely stunning!


Farewell, summer!

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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.


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.


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!


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.


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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