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ImagiKnit

We ♥ Our Customers

December 02, 2007

When I would work in the store, I loved seeing the wonderful hats, scarves and sweaters that our customers would create and if I had helped pick out the yarn, I had the extra thrill of feeling like a knitting midwife. Here are some of the amazing things that people have made and made a return trip for a little show and tell.

Lynn with her beautiful Malabrigo sweater coat, from Knitters Magazine, Winter ’06.

Lynn with her amazing Malabrigo sweater coat

Charlotte with her lovely smile and her lovely diagonal Malabrigo Scarf.

Charlotte and her lovely diagonal Malabrigo Scarf

Toni mixing it up with her stunning Premier scarf.

Toni mixes it up with her Premier scarf

Frederico’s fine monkey from the Toys to Knit book, using Encore Worsted.

Frederico and The Monkey

Nora with her mom Janice, modeling a sweet flower hat from the Itty Bitty Hats book.

Nora with her mom Janice

Posted by Imagiknit in customer creations

With a name like Smooshy, you know it has to be good

November 24, 2007

Smooshy

Smooshy, from Dream in Color Handpainted Yarns, is a superwash, sock weight yarn with an incredibly soft hand. It is spun from Australian Merino wool, but the pleasure is more than onomatapaeic knitting.

Take out your Art History books, because what Dream in Color does for hand painted yarns, is very similar to what the Impressionists were trying to achieve in painting. Think of the quality of light in a Monet, the dappled lilly pond in Giverny. The yarn is veil dyed, a multi-step process that produces a delicate play of colors. What this means for you, the knitter, is that the beauty of the color on the skein, translates effortlessly to your knitted item. No more technicolor camouflage, the pooling that can sometimes appear in hand painted yarn. Instead, what-you-see-is-what-you-get!

Here is one of our frequent customers Karolee, with a beautiful February Baby Sweater, from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac, using the color Petal Shower.

Baby Sweater

We also carry Dream in Color’s worsted wight yarn, Classy and their chunky weight yarn, called, what else? Fatty.


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