October 10, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Camp Out Mitts

There was an unmistakable chill in the air this morning, which means knitting weather is officially upon us!  Like most San Franciscans, we couldn’t help but reach for our trusty fingerless gloves.

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Photo from @tma on Ravelry

The Camp Out Mitts (a free download on Ravelry) has been a staff favorite for many years.  Like most fingerless mitts, they are easy to knit and only require one ball of yarn.  It’s also the perfect excuse to buy that skein of Noro you can’t stop staring at!

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Photo from @no2018 on Ravelry

We just adore that perfectly mismatched look you get from knitting these gloves with a self-striping yarn.  The pattern calls for Kureyon, but the staff is partial to the silky softness found in Silk Garden.

These little mitts are essential during early morning dog walks, brisk walks to work and late night romps around the city.  They also make fabulous holiday gifts!  Grab a free copy of the pattern here and browse the dazzling selection of Noro’s Silk Garden.


Filed under: beautiful things to make,free patterns — Admin @ 4:26 pm

October 3, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Array Cowl

In honor of our upcoming Shibui Mix Party, today’s free pattern mixes Shibui’s soft and squishy Merino Alpaca with their delightful wool/silk yarn Staccato.
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Contrasting hues of Staccato and Merino Alpaca and a simple slipped stitch pattern create a graphic grid in this richly textured cowl. Wrap it once or twice for a pop of bright color!

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The cowl uses 3 skeins Merino Alpaca (131 yds each) and 2 skeins Staccato (191 yds each). Pattern is worked in the round on a US 8/5mm 29-40” circular needle.  Grab a copy here and then pick out your color combo!

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It’s not too late to join us on Sunday, October 5th for our Shibui Mix Party.  Read our blog post for more details and give us a call at 415-621-6642 to enroll.


Filed under: free patterns — Admin @ 12:39 pm

September 28, 2014

Sale Sunday: Two Favorites plus a Free Pattern!

We added two favorites to our sale section this month.  Whether you knit them together or separately, they are not to be missed!

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The glamorous scarf above uses a combination of the soft and lofty Hechizo with stripes of GraceHechizo blends wool, alpaca and metallic for a subtle pop of glitter.

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Grace is a ruffling trim yarn that is adorned with a row on beaded embellishment along the edge.  This adds both a pop of metallic with the perfect amount of weight.  Striped throughout the scarf above, it adds amazing depth and texture.

Grab a free copy of the pattern here.  It calls for two balls of Hechizo and only one ball of Grace.  Both are on sale while supplies last!


Filed under: free patterns,sales and promotions — Admin @ 12:09 pm

September 26, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Cascade Cowl

What to knit something truly decadent this season?  Grab a skein of the incredibly soft 100% yak down yarn from Reywa Fibers and score a copy of the Cascade Cowl pattern!

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The Cascade Cowl features an elegant lace pattern that is surprisingly easy to memorize.  You can make the small version (pictured) with just one skein.  If you want a longer cowl, grab 2 skeins instead!

This luxurious cowl will keep your neck toasty warm all winter long.  If you are knitting for any true fiber fans this h0liday season, this cowl would be the ideal gift.  Knitting with yak is truly a treat!Cascade_1_smCheck out the available colors of Embrace here.  The pattern is free with the purchase of Embrace, so just request the “Cascade Cowl” pattern in the Special Instructions section at check out to receive the pattern.  You can also visit us in store to pick up your supplies.Have a happy, yarn-filled weekend!


Filed under: free patterns — Admin @ 5:05 pm

September 19, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Llama Una Slouch

Winter is on the way!  Are you ready?  Keep your noggin warm and cozy with this 100% llama slouch hat.

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Whether you’re a fairisle pro or are looking for a foray into color knitting, this ombre hat is the perfect pick.

It calls for two balls (one of each color) of the new Mirasol yarn Llama Una.  This DK weight yarn is made from 100% soft baby llama.  Similar to alpaca, it is fluffy, warm and totally addictive.  Llama has a natural drape, making it a great choice for slouchy hats.  Take a peek at our color selection and grab the free pattern here!


Filed under: free patterns — Admin @ 11:57 am

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