July 25, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Desertstar Tank

Summer in San Francisco often means you’re hot one minute and chilly the next.  This sleeveless pullover from Berroco is the perfect layering piece!

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Desertstar is perfect for San Francisco because you can either pop in over a breezy maxi dress during the day or wear it with a long sleeve tee at night.  The drapey high-low hem makes it a statement piece.  The best news yet?  The pattern is totally free.

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This top calls for a cotton and alpaca blend called Maya that will provide just the right amount of warmth.  Since it is cable spun, you’ll find the yarn much lighter and springier than your typical cotton.

Click here to download a free copy of the Desertstar top and then browse our selection of Maya to find the perfect shade to complement your summer wardrobe.  Happy knitting!


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July 18, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: K.3 Kavo Scarves

In San Francisco, we wear scarfs 365 days a year.  We love our wool, but some days we need something a bit lighter.  The K.3 scarf fits the bill!

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Using 5 skeins of Shibui Kavo, you can have fun colorblocking your scarf any way you choose.  We chose the lengthwise version that calls for 5 colors but you can also knit it vertically with only two colors (3 skeins main, 2 skeins contrast).

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Kavo is a lightweight cotton and silk blend with a unique slubby texture.  In order to retain this texture, be sure NOT to block your scarf after you finish knitting it.

This pattern is normally available for $6, but you can snag a free copy with the purchase of the yarn to make it!  Drop by the shop or browse the selection of Kavo online.  If purchasing online, be sure to request the Shibui K.3 pattern in the Special Instructions section at checkout.

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July 11, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Boneyard Shawl

Diane is hosting Free Pattern Friday this week!  To help get her in the spirit of our Stephen & Steven Fiberlicious Tour last week, she cast on for Stephen West’s Boneyard shawl.

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The Boneyard shawl is one of those patterns you can knit up with almost anything.  It calls for a DK weight yarn but looks great in anything from fingering to a heavy worsted.  When Diane first saw the gorgeous samples of Shibui Heichi from our yarn rep, she knew she had to have some.  100% recycled silk in a worsted weight – what can be better for warm weather knitting?   And the colors are gorgeous!

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She was looking to knit a scarf to wear to her son’s games and found the perfect brown and gold (Grounds and Solar) to represent his school’s colors.  She grabbed two skeins of each color and whipped this up in no time.

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Gorgeous!  Jules was happy to model the finished product.  The Boneyard shawl is a perfect beginner to intermediate project that knits up quick and can be easily adjusted.  Snag the free copy here and browse our wide selection of Heichi to see if there’s a color combo you can’t live without.

Happy knitting!


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June 27, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Slippers for Two

As the weather heats up, we sometimes find ourselves grabbing our crochet hooks more often than our knitting needles!  And what better project to whip up when your patience is dwindling than a quick pair of cozy house slippers?

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This pattern calls for two balls in coordinating colors of Katia’s Big Ribbon yarn.  The pattern features a photo tutorial, so crocheting a pair will be a breeze! Click here to download a free copy.

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You could also peek at the RibbonXL for other color options.  Creating different color combos for your slippers will be the best part!

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Happy hooking!


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June 20, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Orangelo Bib

In honor of the impending summer solstice, we couldn’t help but share this citrus inspired knit!

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Orangelo is sweet and bright like its namesake.  It’s a fast an easy knit, worked from the bottom up with decreases throughout to define each “slice”.  All you need is one ball of Comfort Chunky or Weekend Chunky and a pair of #10.5 needles!

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Happy knitting and happy summer!


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