March 19, 2014

Customer Creation: Mien’s Mobius Cowl

The cover project in Vogue’s Winter 2013/2014 issue has created a lot of buzz here at the shop and it’s no surprise why! It’s bright, cheery and incredibly fun to knit.

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Since it has been difficult to come by the exact same colors used for the sample cowl, the staff has had a blast helping customers create their own. With all the dazzling array of KPM colors available, it’ll be hard to make just one!

Mien from Los Angeles dropped by to show off her Koigu Mobius Cowl, and we couldn’t help but gush.

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This cowl takes 9 colors of KPM. If you need any help designing yours, feel free to drop by the shop or call us at 415-621-6642.


Filed under: customer creations — Admin @ 5:32 pm

Rowan Trunk Show Schedule

Here’s a sneak peek into our Rowan trunk show! Now through May, we will have featured garments from Rowan’s spring collection on display at the store to browse, try on and be inspired by.

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The featured samples will change out every 3 weeks, so be sure to visit us often these next couple months to see what’s new. The first wave  has just arrived and will be on display through March 30th. The current items feature Cotton Glace, Softknit Cotton and Silkystones with patterns from the Silkystones Collection and Magazine 55.

The second wave of the trunk show will feature garments made from Kidsilk Haze, Creative Linen and Panama with patterns from Magazine 55. This series will run from April 4 to 20.

The third and final wave will feature Truesilk, Pure Linen and Revive. Patterns for these garments can be found in Magazine 55, the Truesilk Collection and the Pure Linen Collection. This series will run from April 25 to May 11.

We’ll look forward to seeing you this Spring! We have trunk shows scheduled all season long from some of our favorite designers: Norah Gaughan, Cocoknits, Joji Locatelli and Veera Valimaki. Stay tuned for more details!


Filed under: events and announcements — Admin @ 11:45 am

March 14, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Flutterby Blankets

Staff and customers alike have fallen in love with James C. Brett’s new yarn Flutterby Chunky.  Not only is it a great machine washable option for babies, it’ll be one of the softest, cuddliest yarns you’ve ever worked with.

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The blankets above take only two (yes, TWO!) skeins of this snuggly soft yarn.  It’s available in almost a dozen adorable shades, so pick out your favorite and give it a go!  If you’re ordering online with us, please be sure to request free pattern JB173 in the Special Instructions section at check out.


Filed under: free patterns — Admin @ 12:09 pm

March 7, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Pure Worsted Home Decor

It seems we are always knitting for our loved ones.  We feel the urge to adorn newborns with handknit caps, dress our friends in cozy scarves and occasionally treat ourselves to a new cardigan or pullover.  On this “Free Pattern Friday”, we thought it would be fun to feature some ideas for a part of our lives often forgotten: our homes!

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(Created for the 2006 London Architecture Biennale)

There are so many unexpected ways to add a knitted touch to your home (aside from your everyday afghan).  You can make some felted bowls using a bulky weight wool like Lamb’s Pride Bulky to store loose change and keys in your entryway.  You can practice your crochet skills by whipping up simple cotton coasters.  You could even create an heirloom table runner using any of our fantastic linen yarns.

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If you’re not sure where to begin, why not check out Rowan’s latest online home decor collection?  This free download includes almost a dozen inspiring patterns using their new machine washable yarn Pure Wool Worsted. We love these cheerful knit pillow covers!

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What will you knit to dress up your living quarters this season?  Share it with us on Facebook or Ravelry – we’d love to see what you come up with.


Filed under: free patterns — Admin @ 3:39 pm

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!


Filed under: new and noteworthy yarn — Admin @ 5:14 pm

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