August 20, 2014

Olgajazzy Trunk Show

Our Olgajazzy trunk show has begun and we are so excited to share these beautiful garments with you!

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Stop by the shop between now and August 31 to find your next project to tackle.  Olga is drawn to unique fibers with exquisite drape and creates garments that are both flattering to wear and exciting to knit.  These designs are tasteful and timeless.

Stay tuned in on Facebook as we spotlight her designs throughout the next couple weeks.


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August 12, 2014

Machine Knitting Demo

Curious about machine knitting, but don’t know where to start? Come by the shop on Saturday, August 23rd for a free machine knitting demo!

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Instructor Jillian Carrozza began specializing in knitwear design at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City ten years ago.  She went on to study at the world-renowned Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London where she gained invaluable industry experience from internships at design studios in Europe, such as Knit-1 in Brighton, England and John Galliano in Paris, France.  Trained in both industrial and domestic machine knitting, the designer’s acclaimed graduate collection was entirely hand crocheted from original patterns for textile structures she engineered.  Having recently returned to the west coast from New York City, Jillian looks forward to sharing her knowledge, enthusiasm, and experience with the knitting community of San Francisco.

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She will be here at the shop at 11 AM on August 23rd to host a machine knitting demo.  Since we offer private lessons on machine knitting, joining us first for the demo will be a great way to figure out if the lesson will be right for you.  We’ll look forward to seeing you then!


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Knitter’s Pride Needle Tasting

Have you been itching to try the Knitter’s Pride Karbonz, Cubics, Dreamz or Nova needles?  Stop by Saturday, 8/23 for a free needle tasting event!

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Stop by any time between 11 and 1 that day to try various needles and crochet hooks from Knitter’s Pride.  We’ll even supply the yarn!

Not only can you finally try out the square and carbon fiber needles everyone is always asking us about, but you may win a pair to bring home with you that day! Participants will be automatically be entered to win fun door prizes courtesy of Knitter’s Pride.

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We’ll see you on the 23rd!  No registration is necessary.


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July 28, 2014

Julie Hoover Trunk Show

We are excited to announce our latest trunk show!  We just received some of Julie Hoover’s newest designs featuring one of our favorite yarns, Shibui Pebble.

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Julie Hoover is an incredibly talented designer and photographer.  She appreciates clean, modern design and has a true love for textiles that shows in her work.

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We will be hosting this trunk show through August 3rd.  Be sure to stop by the shop before then to check out these beautiful garments in person.  Can’t make it?  Not to worry!  We will be spotlighting each design on the blog and on Facebook throughout the week.


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July 22, 2014

Fibre Company Yarn Tasting Recap

Last weekend, we hosted a special yarn tasting workshop at the shop.  Marge from the Fibre Company was here with goodie bags in hand to guide us through a swatch of 11 different Fibre Company yarns.

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Starting with the heaviest yarns and working our way to the lighter yarns (which we joked was the opposite from wine tasting!), we came armed with needles from size 9 to size 3.  Marge told us all about the properties of the yarns we were tasting and showed us what we could make with them.

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We were able to view the entire selection of colors, too!  It was so inspiring to be able to pair colors right then and there.

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After a couple hours, the participants had a pretty decent swatch on the needles.  Every yarn was tastier than the next.  The fan favorites seemed to be Road to China (a worsted weight cashmere blend) and Acadia (a sportweight tweed).

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Kim was kind enough to send over a photo of her finished swatch.  Marge was adamant about blocking your swatch before measuring it.  What a difference it makes!

Thanks to all who joined us for the event.  Stay tuned for the next one!


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