Sasha Duerr "Natural Color" Book Signing!

August 16, 2017

Join us for a book signing of "Natural Color, Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe" by Sasha Duerr. 

Thursday, September 7

4:30 to 6:30pm


Natural Color

Sasha is known for her work with plant-based dyes. In the beautifully photographed "Natural Color", Sasha explores the full spectrum of seasonal plant dyes, using everyday plants as a color library. 

Natural Color

Sasha leads readers through easy-to-follow recipes for dyeing everything from dresses, scarves and hats to rugs and table runners. It's an inspiring new way to look at fashion and home decor! Come on by, meet Sasha and get your book signed! 

Natural Color

About Sasha Duerr: 

Sasha is a professor at the California College of the Arts with a joint appointment in textiles and fine arts. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, American Craft Magazine, Selvedge and the Huffington Post. She's worked with Anthropologie, Levi's, Whole Foods and New York Fashion Week, among others. 

Period of Purple Crying Caps Campaign

August 14, 2017

We would love your support for the Period of Purple Crying Caps Campaign!

According to the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS), the leading trigger for infant abuse is frustration with infant crying. The Period of Purple is the period of time when infant crying increases, beginning when babies are about two weeks old, peaking in month two and ending around months 3 to 5. 

The Click for Babies Period of Purple Crying Caps Campaign is a public education campaign that will distribute handmade caps made in all shades of purple, along with a video, booklet and bedside information to hospitals to give to new parents.

It's easy to get involved!

Pick out a newborn size baby cap pattern. It's important that the hats are for a newborn size. The average newborn head circumference is 14" and hats should be approximately 4-6" high. Click here for free hat patterns for both knit and crochet. 

Select yarn that is at least 50% purple, soft to the touch and machine-washable/dryable. You can use multiple colors in the cap but please make sure at least 50% of the cap is purple in color. We have lots of choices of yarn!  Here are just a few examples:  


 Uptown Worsted:

Encore Worsted:

Encore Worsted

Worsted Merino Superwash:

Worsted Merino Superwash

If you like working with thinner yarns, there is: 

Uptown Baby Sport

Uptown Baby Sport

Uptown DK

Uptown DK

Having trouble choosing? The staff is always ready to help! 

Drop off your completed cap(s) to the shop by September 29, 2017.  We're shipping them to the distribution center on September 30.  Caps will be distributed to hospitals in November and December. 

Have questions? Click here for more information. 

Photos courtesy of Click for Babies


Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in charity knitting, News and Announcements

Free Pattern Friday: Washi Tote

August 11, 2017

What's better than a knit tote bag?  A knit tote bag made with yarn that's on sale, of course!

Free Pattern Friday Washi Crochet Tote

The Washi Tote is super cute and whips up quick on size US 17 needles. The pattern calls for 5 balls total of Washi (2 balls dark color, 1 ball each of medium and light color), a unique polyester/viscose blend that feels soft and almost suede-like. 


Right now Washi is on sale so that's even better!

Click here for the pattern. Click here for the yarn

Happy Knitting! 

Pen Pals - A Customer Story

August 08, 2017

The other day we had a visit from customers Ruth and Lisette.

Lisette (left) is from Folsom, California and Ruth (right) is from Tulsa, Oklahoma.  They met on Ravelry over a Louisa Harding scarf 9 years ago and have been pen pals ever since!

This is the first time they've met in person - isn't this great!  They planned a vacation together here in San Francisco and have been having a blast touring the city, shopping, cooking (they took a cooking class) and eating.  We just love this story and are so happy that they came to visit the shop!

Thank you Ruth and Lisette for allowing us to share your story! 

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp

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