August 7, 2014

Customer Creations: Self-Designed Projects

Within the last couple weeks, we have seen a handful of customer creations… and so many of them were completely self-designed!  It’s imperative that we pay tribute to these talented folks.

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Dirk combined Ito Kinu and Sensai to make this ridiculously soft pullover.  We wish you could feel how decadent it is!  Ito yarns are super fine and come in a variety of fibers.  They are best when used in combination to create some really unique finished products.

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Deanna loves to create her own designs and has no problem incorporating colorwork.  She made the ecru slouch hat using Debbie Bliss Andes (now on sale!) and worked the colorwork hat (right) using two colors of Malabrigo Arroyo.

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Courtney is another customer who makes designing sweaters look easy!  She created this adorable little tee using Queensland Uluru.  She must love it… she was picking up another color of Uluru when she came in to show this off!


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August 6, 2014

Diane’s Corner: The Loom Yarn Reviews

New to the shop are three yarns from the Loom.  If you love silk (but hate the price tag!) don’t miss these three yarns that are all under $10 a skein.

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Diane tried out and reviewed two of these yarns for us and can’t wait to tell you more.

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New to the store is Speck, a 100% silk fingering weight yarn that is a great go-to for warm weather knits.  Speck has a raw texture and is dyed in delicate, muted shades.  It works up with a soft cotton-like feel and drape.  Try it on Cocoknits Veronika for a lightweight garment that you can wear all summer long.

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Fusilli is another exciting new option from the Loom.  It is an 80% silk, 20% cotton lace weight yarn that has a soft, almost hand spun quality.  The colors are strikingly vibrant with a slight marbled appearance that would give an interesting pop to the simplest pattern.  Fusilli would be perfect for a delicate scarf such as the Surf and Sand Cowl.  This accessory would spruce up a basic summer tee and keep your neck warm and cozy when the temperatures dip.


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August 5, 2014

Customer Creation: Stash 360

This has got to be one of the most epic stash busters we have ever seen here at ImagiKnit.

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Claudia recently finished this remnant project (which she nicknamed “Stash 360″).  She knit 360 squares, all individually steamed, blocked and attached in strips using a single crochet stitch.  She admits she will be unable to look at another square for a few more months, but as you can see, it was well worth it.

Thanks for sharing, Claudia!


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August 4, 2014

Julie Hoover Trunk Show Spotlight: Encadre Cowl

Designed with a minimal aesthetic and finished to be fully reversible (neatly hiding all the messy stranded bits!), Encadre will hug your neck in a lofty cocoon of irresistible softness.

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YARN
You’ll need 645 yards of color A and 200 yards of color B. Sample knit in Jade Sapphire’s Mongolian Cashmere 2-Ply.

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GAUGE
26 stitches and 40 rounds over 4”/10cm square in circular stockinette stitch, blocked

NEEDLES
24” circular needle
3.25 mm (US size 3) or size needed to obtain gauge

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August 3, 2014

Julie Hoover Trunk Show Spotlight: Hart

With its subtle lace panel and softly draped neckline, this cardigan is total femininity. Hart plays equally well with jeans, shorts or a soft silk skirt.

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SIZES
36¾ (40½, 44¼, 48¼, 52, 55¾)” finished bust circumference
Model wearing size 40½” with +6½” ease

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YARN
Shibui Pebble
7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins
1435 (1575, 1765, 1925, 2115, 2295) yards
Sample shown in color Chestnut

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FINISHED GAUGE
25 stitches and 38 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch

NEEDLE A (for main fabric)
24″ circular needle
3.5mm / US 4 or size needed to obtain gauge listed
NEEDLE B (for ribbing)
24″ circular needle, one size smaller than Needle A
3.25 mm / US 3


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