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 vintage magazine from the 80′s. We love the colors she picked out. 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 (which was featured in Knit.Wear’s latest’s issue). She used Tahki Ripple, a unique tape yarn that knits up with an incredible texture.
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!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post it to our Facebook page.
Within the last couple weeks, we have seen a handful of customer creations… and so many of them were completely self-designed! It’s imperative that we pay tribute to these talented folks.
Dirk combined Ito Kinu and Sensai to make this ridiculously soft pullover. We wish you could feel how decadent it is! Ito yarns are super fine and come in a variety of fibers. They are best when used in combination to create some really unique finished products.
Deanna loves to create her own designs and has no problem incorporating colorwork. She made the ecru slouch hat using Debbie Bliss Andes (now on sale!) and worked the colorwork hat (right) using two colors of Malabrigo Arroyo.
Courtney is another customer who makes designing sweaters look easy! She created this adorable little tee using Queensland Uluru. She must love it… she was picking up another color of Uluru when she came in to show this off!
This has got to be one of the most epic stash busters we have ever seen here at ImagiKnit.
Claudia recently finished this remnant project (which she nicknamed “Stash 360″). She knit 360 squares, all individually steamed, blocked and attached in strips using a single crochet stitch. She admits she will be unable to look at another square for a few more months, but as you can see, it was well worth it.
Thanks for sharing, Claudia!