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 7, 2014

Customer Creations: Self-Designed Projects

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!


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August 5, 2014

Customer Creation: Stash 360

This has got to be one of the most epic stash busters we have ever seen here at ImagiKnit.

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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!


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July 29, 2014

Customer Creation: Esme and Miyun’s Ponchos

Time to brag!  Our customers have been in to share some of their newest finished projects.

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Erin knit matching ponchos for cousins Esme and Miyun.  Using Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Bulky and the Ann Norling Top Down Capelet pattern, Erin grabbed “Neon” for Esme (left) and “ImagiKnit” for Miyun (right).  We loved being able to see our custom colorway knit up into something so fabulous!

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July 28, 2014

Customer Creation: Suzie’s Khata Sweater

Suzie is certainly no stranger to our blog as she often drops by the shop to show off her latest masterpiece.  Like usual, we couldn’t help but swoon.

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Suzie came in with a pattern from an older Vogue Knitting Magazine she had in her stash.  Since the yarn they called for was discontinued, we got creative and found a substitute.  She needed something super lightweight that would drape well but still show off the beautiful lacework.

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We showed Suzie our newest yarn from Jade Sapphire, Khata, which is an incredible silk and yak blend.  Thankfully, it was the perfect gauge for her pattern.  The finished product was warm, lusciously soft and just perfect for her pattern.  Thanks for sharing, Suzie!


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