The working in both directions technique allows you to work something flat but with the right-side always facing you. Does that sound excited or what? Sign up for our class on March 11th. We’re very happy to have Beth Whiteside back teaching at ImagiKnit, one of the local stores where she got her start as a knitting instructor in 2003.
A software professional as well as fiber arts instructor, designer and content/copy/technical editor, Beth’s curiosity has led her to visit many countries (stranded color, EPS, k1b, lace, …) on the knitting world map. Her designs have been published in Knitter’s Magazine and Creative Knitting. She recently resumed writing Skill Booster articles with accompanying projects for Creative Knitting.
Check out our new glorious cowl! Designed in-house by the brilliant Jenn, we’re giving this pattern away for free with purchase of the yarn to make it — one skein of Pashmina Worsted and one skein of KPPPM. Did you miss our Pashmina Worsted review? Check it out here. Consider these color options:
Sugarplum and P852
Dustbowl and P831L
Switch it up a bit and try KPM. Spectrum and 1122
This an innovative and intermediate pattern, but fear not, we’ve made a tutorial.
Drop by the shop to get the pattern and pick your colors. If you’re shopping with us online, please mention that you’d like pattern S860 in the “Special Instructions” section at check out.
A portion of all purchases from Araucania get reinvested into the nation from which they take inspiration — Chile. Araucania helps create sustainable, local job development and encourages the creativity of artisans. So shop happy and know your dollars are at work supporting something greater.
New from Araucania, Malipulli is a DK weight is a blend of 35% Cotton, 25% Bamboo, 30% Linen, and 10% Silk. Malipulli just begs to be touched, the yarn’s unique blend creating a loft we love. Can you see yourself wearing this ultra-soft, ultra drapey yarn? Consider these free patterns from Araucania.
Also new from Araucania, Quemchi is a fingering weight 70% linen 30% viscose blend. Lightweight and drapey, this hand-dyed yarn lends itself to warm-weather garments and accessories equally. From neutral to extremely bright, Quemchi colorways fit easily into any color palette. Still need some inspiration? Check out these free Quemchi designs from Araucania.
Sally’s Babette Blanket is stunning. Using a whomping 23 skeins of Koigu Premium Merino (KPM), Sally’s blanket is a labor of love for her son. And labor she did, Sally modified the blanket to be a little larger. Sally recommends getting 3 skeins of 8 colors to ensure even color variation. Feeling a little spunky? Throw in a color of KPPPM. The Babette Blanket pattern was published in the Spring 2006 issue of Interweave Crochet and is available for purchase online.
We’re so looking forward to seeing what Sally makes next. If you see her around, chat blankets and all things crochet.
New from Rowan, Softknit Cotton is a 92% cotton, 8% polyamide blend. Cable spun, this yarn is especially springy, light, and bouncy. Garments made from Softknit Cotton will be lighter than typical cotton yarns. To top it off, it’s machine washable. Read more about it here.
Softknit Cotton came with its own pattern book, Softknit Collection.
Softknit Collection is bursting with cables and contemporary aran designs, so check out their modern take on classic knits.
We love the designs Kenmare (top) and Kerry (bottom).
Also new from Rowan is All Seasons Chunky. A much bigger version of All Seasons Cotton, All Seasons Chunky is a bulky weight machine-washable 60% cotton 40% acrylic blend. If you love All Seasons Cotton, you will love All Seasons Chunky. This yarn boasts excellent stitch definition and bounces back impressively. Read more about it here.
Rowan published a summery pattern book to pair with the yarn, All Seasons Chunky Collection.
We encourage you to check out Gaia (top) and Aphrodite (bottom).
The latest issue of Rowan Magazine has hit the shelves! In it you’ll find innovative design elements that work with the nature of the yarn to create eye-catching garments and accessories.
Take a look at these great designs using Summerspun.
Tutti Fruitti (crocheted)