June 29, 2014

Customer Creations

Our customers have been on fire lately!  It seems like we get to admire a new finished object every day here at the shop.  Here’s a recap of the latest creations.


Lydia (left) is shown rocking her newest scarf.  She knit the Saroyan Scarf (a free pattern!) using Tosh Vintage.  She was actually doubling up on knits the day she visited.  Her hat was knit with Malabrigo Mecha!

Ann (top right) dropped in to show off her latest design.  She has a knack for striping different colors and textures together to make patterns she sees in books her own.

In the right center is a stunning cabled coat.  We love the subtle X and O design – that is no walk in the park to knit!

Roslyn (bottom right) made a beautiful version of Vodka Lemonade using the Plymouth DK Merino Superwash yarn.  Not only is it nice and springy, it’s also machine wash and dry.

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June 24, 2014

Customer Creation: Chita’s Veronika Sweater

Inspired by a sweater Diane had knit, Chita was eager to start her own Veronika.


This comfy, oversized pullover by Cocoknits is worked seamlessly using short rows to create the curved hem.  Though it calls for a DK/sport weight yarn, Chita opted for a lofty fingering weight yarn to create a drapier top.  Her Veronika is made with Tosh Merino Light in the color Cherry.  Fabulous, huh?


Chita modified her top slightly by adding extra rows to the back, creating a high-low hem. Since it’s worked in the round, adding the extra inches where she wanted them was a breeze!

Check out the Veronika pattern here and view all the stunning colors available in Tosh Merino Light.

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March 19, 2014

Customer Creation: Mien’s Mobius Cowl

The cover project in Vogue’s Winter 2013/2014 issue has created a lot of buzz here at the shop and it’s no surprise why! It’s bright, cheery and incredibly fun to knit.


Since it has been difficult to come by the exact same colors used for the sample cowl, the staff has had a blast helping customers create their own. With all the dazzling array of KPM colors available, it’ll be hard to make just one!

Mien from Los Angeles dropped by to show off her Koigu Mobius Cowl, and we couldn’t help but gush.


This cowl takes 9 colors of KPM. If you need any help designing yours, feel free to drop by the shop or call us at 415-621-6642.

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October 7, 2013

Customer Creations: Suzie and Rachael’s Lace Shawls

suzie and rachael


You can imagine how happy we were to have not one but TWO beautiful lace shawls in the shop at once.  Suzie (left) made “#32 Lace Shawl”, a beaded shawl using two skeins of Findley in Rusty Copper (color 28).  The pattern is available in the Holiday 2007 edition of Vogue Knitting and Vogue Knitting: Shawls and Wraps.

Rachael made “Tiong Bahru”, a sweet little shawlette, using one skein of Tosh Lace in Dahlia.  The pattern is available for purchase in the shop or over the phone.


All this lace in the air has us very excited for our upcoming class: Lace Experiments!

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September 11, 2013

Customer Creations: Thom’s Dave Sweater

Thom Sweater


Thom was one of the first to snag Whiskey Barrel, a new color to the Madeline Tosh 2013 line. Since we learned of his sweater we checked in with him constantly on its progress.  You can imagine how elated we were to have him come in and show it off for us.  The pattern for Dave comes from the much loved Queenland Collection Men’s (Book 9).

Thom used 6 skeins of Pashmina Worsted in Whiskey Barrel (Tosh Vintage would work as well).


Chest Measurements (yarn requirements): 34-36 (1,118), 38-40 (1,287), 42-44 (1,386), 46-48 (1,485), 50-52 (1,584)

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