September 5, 2013

Staff Creations: Anniversary Blanket for Allison



Over the past 11 years, Allison has brought together a motley assortment of knitters, crocheters and weavers to staff ImagiKnit.  Known affectionately as ImagiKnitters, staff past and present collaborated to make Allison a blanket commemorating her amazing 11th year in business.

Drawing inspiration from a multitude of sources including the Harmony Guides Knit and Purl, Cables and Arans, Lace and Eyelets, and The Great American Afghan, Allison’s blanket allows each ImagiKnitter to represent their unique styles and personalities.

Our blanket was made with the ever-amazing Eco Cloud and so, so much love.  Click the photos to make them big and beautiful!



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August 8, 2013

Staff Creations: Allison’s Neon Hat


Noticing the recent flux of brightly colored accessories and clothing, Allison made this on-trend neon reversible striped hat.  These bright colorblocks are a great way to use up yarn from leftover projects, or you could buy the yarn and plan to make multiple hats.  Consider switching the order of the stripes for a coordinated, but not overly matching, group of hats.

Allison used Encore Worsted and Uptown Worsted but any worsted weight yarn would work.  The pattern for this hat is available for free with purchase of the yarn to make it.  If you’re shopping with us online, please mention that you would like pattern H981 in the Special Instructions section at checkout.

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July 5, 2013

Staff Creations: Allison’s Yak Cowl

Captivated by the smooth feel of the yarn and its charming color palette, Allison whipped up Rivoletto, a deceptively easy lacy cowl.

 al cowl

The pattern, written by Reywa Fibers, is available for free with the purchase of Embrace (in case you missed it, make sure to read our review of Embrace here).  If you’re shopping with us online, please mention you’d like the pattern for “Rivoletto” when you purchase Embrace.  The cowl uses just one skein on 16 inch number 7 circular needles.

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June 7, 2013

Staff Creations: Katelyn’s Moderne Baby Blanket

Moderne Baby Blanket

Katelyn whipped up this Moderne Baby Blanket to celebrate her not-so-baby-sized baby brother’s college graduation.   The pattern calls for DK weight yarn, so to modify to an afghan size, Katelyn used size 11 needles and a much bigger yarn — Cascade 128 Superwash — and followed the pattern as written.

Katelyn used four skeins per color but ended up dipping into a fifth skein for the two largest sections.  She crocheted along the edges. You can access most of the pattern for free online, with the exception of the mitered border.  The full pattern is available in Mason Dixon Knitting.

Look how big the blanket turned out to be!

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March 7, 2013

Staff Creations: Anja’s Vest


When Anja strolled in wearing her Milly Vest, we knew we had to snap some photos. Worked up in Rowan Felted Tweed, this vest combines classic tweed and cables with an extra little pop of lace.  She tells us it worked up very quickly, and using just three balls of Felted Tweed (less than the pattern calls for), we believe her.  Feel free to take a look at some other DK weight yarn that would work for this project.  The Milly vest is a free pattern from Knitty.


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