July 12, 2014

Customer Creation: Vera + Mohair = Love

Vera makes the most amazing creations out of laceweight yarns.  They continue to blow our minds year after year, but she always assures us they are “sooo easy”.

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We are pretty sure she just makes it look easy!  Vera crafted this stunning full length dress using Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze.  The skirt on this dress is out of this world.

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Vera stopped in earlier this season with a new poncho as well as another mohair skirt.  This skirt also opens out to a full circle (Vera says she got up to about 2000 stitches in the round!) and she added elastic in the waist for stretch.

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Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations, Vera!


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July 10, 2014

Customer Creation: Rococo Shawl

Sure it’s summer in most of the United States, but if you live in San Francisco you know this is the time to bundle up.  When the temps drop, what do you grab before leaving the house?

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Stefanie is always cranking out cute accessories to keep her family bundled up through the seasons.  When she waltzed in to the shop wearing this dramatic shawl, we all fawned over it.  She used Elena Rosenberg’s Rococo shawl pattern (available online or in Debbie Stoller’s Superstar Knitting book) and 4 skeins of Cascade 220.

Pick your favorite worsted weight yarn and start your own Rococo shawl before “summer” is over!


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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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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