July 3, 2013

New from Reywa Fibers: Embrace

Reywa means hope in Tibetan, and by purchasing from Reywa Fibers, hope is what you’re providing — profits from Reywa go towards tuition assistance and coverage of living expenses for impoverished children in Tibet.  If that weren’t enough, Reywa takes part in grassland restoration projects, helping to improve the grazing lands of the yaks.  Embrace features an unbelievable, cashmere-like softness.  This yarn has quickly become a favorite among ImagiKnit staff, and we’re confident you will love it as much as we do.

 

Embrace

100% Yak Down

200 yards

6 stitches = 1 inch

Hand Wash, lay flat


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April 5, 2013

New from Lotus Yarns

Tibetan Cloud Worsted
Tibetan Cloud Worsted

$37, 330 yards, hand-wash, 5-5.5 stitches per inch

Tibetan Cloud Worsted is gracefully soft and incredibly warm.  Think about it.  Don’t yaks live in cold climates?  Their insulating fur can do the same for you — keep you nice and toasty!  Try this yarn out for its softness, warmth and durability.  You will not be disappointed.

Mimi

 

 

Mimi

$22, 330 yards, hand-wash, 6-6.5 stitches per inch

 

Mimi is a light, fluffy, and buttery soft yarn.  We’ve heard such good feedback we know you don’t want to miss this. Words like “heavenly” and “amazing” have been tossed around this yarn.  Please note that no minks were harmed making this yarn, they just got pet a lot.


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February 3, 2013

Meet our new yarn: Cotton Supreme

From Universal Yarns, Cotton Supreme is a machine washable (and dryable!) 100% cotton yarn. In a vivid and soft color palette, paired with its easy-care versatility, Cotton Supreme proves a great option for baby knitting. Worried that lucky youngster has some wool sensitivities? Go ahead, pick up some squishy cotton. Move over stiff yarn, Cotton Supreme will soften up as it washes.

With the seasons changing, it’s time to swap out drab winter-wear for the bright and happy colors of spring. Can you see yourself in a light cotton cardigan?

 

Cotton Supreme

Cotton Supreme
4.5 stitches per inch.
Machine washable, tumble dry low.


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February 2, 2013

Yarn Review: Pashmina Worsted

Like its sport weight little sister Pashmina, Pashmina Worsted is a scrumptious blend of 75% merino wool, 15% silk, and 10% cashmere.  Did we mention that it’s machine washable?  Consider a merino-silk-cashmere baby blanket, or a merino-silk-cashmere cardigan, or maybe a merino-silk-cashmere plushie for that extra special child (or child at heart).  The possibilities, as they say, are endless.

Due to the silk content, projects made from Pashmina Worsted have a sheen to them.  A cowl in Pashmina Worsted is squishy, lustrous, and oh, so soft.  Consider a double-wrap cowl to keep this loveliness as close to your neck as possible.  You will not regret it.

Pashmina Worsted — in both its fiber content and gorgeous colorways —  makes it an ideal choice for handmade keepsakes.  Paired with its easy-care wash instructions, gifts in Pashmina Worsted (for yourself or for others) couple practicality with preciousness.

Pashmina Worsted in Briar

4.5-5 stitches per inch

Machine wash, lay flat to dry


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