June 25, 2014

Stephen & Steven Tour: Yarn Preview

In honor of the first annual Fiberlicious Tour, Stephen West and Steven Berg have been collaborating with dyers across the country to create some exclusive commemorative colorways.

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Stock is extremely limited and will be available for presale this weekend (June 28 and 29).  Get a preview and do your shopping before the Westknits workshop on July 1!  Want a little sneak peek?

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As you probably know, we love Madelinetosh.  Joining our vast collection of Tosh colors is the commemorative colorway “Knitting is Dead Sexy”.  StevenBe describes the color as “intense, colorful and vibrant – not for the faint of heart”.  We will be receiving a limited number of skeins in Vintage, Tosh Merino Light and Sock.

WildHareFiberStudio

Brand new to ImagiKnit is Wild Hare Fiber Studio yarns, arriving in 5 special colorways.  Pinnacle is a merino wool sock yarn with nylon for durability.  We are counting down the minutes until we can see these fabulous Zebra colorways in person!

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RedLightDistrict

Inspired by Stephen West’s home in Amsterdam, The Red Light District collection (by Three Irish Girls) blends coral and orchid with smokey gray for a naughty edge. The Sin City collection seeks its inspiration from the opulence and lavishness of Las Vegas. Purple, copper and olive blend together in a seductive combo.

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Alchemy has developed two colorways just for the tour.  Evocative is a bright blend of orange, pink and red.  Ambrosial is a cooler combination of green, blue and purple.  We have ordered both colors in the bases Silken Straw and Haiku.  Silken Straw is a 100% silk tape yarn that softens as you work with it.  Haiku is a luscious silk and mohair blend.  Ideally you combine both yarns to make a heavenly fabric.

 

On Monday, the boys will show you what you can create with these luxury yarns.  There is still room in our Trunk Show Extravaganza and Westknits workshop, so give us a call to register!


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February 28, 2014

Alegria from Manos del Uruguay in Stock

 

We are overjoyed to have Alegria (“joy” in Spanish) now in stock, a delectable sock weight yarn from Manos del Uruguay! A wonderfully machine-washable blend of soft merino wool and strong polyamide, Alegria produces lofty and long-lasting finished pieces.  We are loving it for socks, accessories and baby knits.  Don’t shy away from these colors; they’re wonderful!


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February 14, 2014

New Yarns from Rowan

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Silkystones

Silkystones beautifully blends silk and linen for a variegated yarn with natural sheen.  An ideal choice for warm-weather knits (or we-wish-the-weather-were-warmer knits), we’re sure the drape and subtle color play of Silkystones will charm you.  Take a look at the pattern collection here.

 

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Truesilk

A lightweight 100% Mulberry Silk, Truesilk would make the perfect drapey garment or accessory with glamorous sheen.  Its chainette construction (think one big crochet chain!) will give you a silken piece that holds its shape.  Make sure to check out its accompanying pattern collection.

 

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Pure Linen

Rowan’s latest 100% linen with a dreamy drape and soft sheen is an ideal choice for breathable summer knits.  Pure Linen has its own pattern collection; take a look!

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Pure Wool Worsted

A machine washable 100% wool, Pure Wool Worsted yarn fits well into the pantheon of patterns for worsted weight yarn.  If that weren’t enough, Rowan came out with two pattern collections.  Check out Pure Wool Worsted Pattern Collection and Simple Shapes Pure Wool Worsted for project inspiration!


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January 9, 2014

New Yarns from Ito

 

We are very excited to carry an expansive collection of yarns from Ito.  Meaning “thread” in Japanese, Ito produces unique fiber blends and textures that would be great on their own as well as carried with another yarn.  Browse our collection at a glimpse below:


Asa
72% Linen, 18% Cotton, 10% Silk
Fingering

Gami Picot
49% Cotton, 38% Silk, 13% Paper
Chunky – Aran – Worsted


Gima 8.5
100% Cotton
Fingering


Kin Gin
51% Viscose, 49% Polyester
Fingering – Lace


Kinu
100% Silk
Fingering


Kinu Kasuri
100% Silk
Worsted


Kouki
56% Ramie, 44% Silk
Fingering


Niji
100% Wool
Lace


Sensai
60% Mohair, 40% Silk
DK – Sport


Serishin
100% Silk
Sport – DK


Tebiki
100% Silk
Sport


Urugami
72% Wool, 28% Paper
Fingering


Washi
54% Paper, 46% Viscose
Fingering


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Yarns from Sweet Georgia now in stock!

 

We were smiling ear to ear unpacking box after box of beautiful, hand-dyed yarns from Sweet Georgia.  Coming to us from Canada, these intricate colorways are available in Tough Love Sock (a fingering weight superwash 80% Merino Wool 20% Nylon blend), Merino Silk Fine (a fingering to sport weight 50/5o Merino Wool-Silk blend), Superwash Worsted (a washable 100% Merino Wool), and Trinity Worsted (a washable blend of 70% Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere, and 10% Silk).  For your spinning and felting needs, we carry Merino Roving and BFL Roving in the wonderful color blends for which Sweet Georgia is known.

Our collection of Sweet Georgia easily meshes into your future projects.  Sweater? Baby blanket?  Superwash worsted.   Shawls?  Socks?  Tough Love Sock.  Little luxuries?  Trinity Worsted and Merino Silk Fine would be great!  Or make your own yarn using Merino Roving or BFL Roving.

These colors need to be seen to be believed, and you’ll be amazed at the soft feel and durability of our collection.  Browse our online store or better yet, come see these for yourself!


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