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ImagiKnit

Shibui Trunk Show and Yarn Tasting

March 27, 2017

Join us on Tuesday, April 18, 3:30 to 6:30pm for a Shibui Trunk Show and Yarn Tasting!

Shibui Trunk Show

This trunk show will feature Shibui's Spring/Summer 2017 collection using Reed, Pebble and their newest yarn Lunar, a truly exquisite merino/silk lace weight yarn. 

Lunar

You'll also have an opportunity to 'taste' the yarns. Our Shibui rep Britt-Mari will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.  

You're going to love this!

Please register in advance to obtain 'tasting cards'. 

This event is free. 

 

Free Pattern Friday: Plaited Cowl

March 24, 2017

Looking for a fun, one-ball project?  The Plaited Cowl is perfect!

The Plaited Cowl by Graeme Knowles-Miller uses just one ball of Lara, a bulky wool/alpaca blend with a wonderful texture. 

The Plaited Cowl is knit in strips using size US 17 needles, braided then seamed.  A fun project with fast results!

Click here for the pattern.  Click here for the yarn.

Happy Knitting!

100 Knockers Workshops

March 20, 2017

We'd like to donate 100 Knockers for distribution in the Bay Area by October and we need your help!

What are Knockers? 

Knitted Knocker

From the Knitted Knockers website: 

"Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can't be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. Our special volunteer knitters provide these free to those requesting them. Knitted knockers can be adjusted to fill the gap for breasts that are uneven and easily adapted for those going through reconstruction by simply removing some of the stuffing."

To help support our goal of goal of 100 Knockers we are offering a series of "100 Knockers Workshops".  During this workshop, our fabulous teacher Judy will  help you get started and complete a Knocker. We have classes for both knitted and crocheted knockers. 

100 Knockers Workshop, Knit version (on DPNs, Magic Loop or Flat) 

Saturday, April 29, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 25 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Saturday, August 12 11:00am to 1:00pm 


100 Knockers Workshop, Crochet Version

Saturday, May 27 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 23 11:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 9 11:00am to 1:00pm 
The cost for the class is proof of donation in 2017 to Knitted Knockers.  Click here for the link.

 

Advance registration is required.  

Please note:  You MUST know how to knit or crochet.  This is not a how to knit or how to crochet class. 

Supplies:
Clover locking stitch markers 
Copy of the pattern (click below for the pattern):
We hope you can help us meet our goal!
Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in beautiful things to make, charity knitting, class, workshop

Free Pattern Friday: Knitcol Seamless Baby Cardigan

March 17, 2017

Whip up this super adorable baby cardigan and let the yarn do the work!

The Knitcol Seamless Baby Cardigan uses Plymouth Knitcol, a fun self-patterning, 100% merino superwash yarn.  It's just perfect for babies!

Check out the fun pattern.  And the yarn does it all by itself!

Yarn Amounts:

0-3mos, 3 balls Knitcol 

6-12 mos, 3 balls Knitcol 

18-24 mos, 4 balls Knitcol 

The cardigan is worked in one piece from the bottom up.  The sleeves are worked separately in the round and are joined to the body.  That special baby in your life will be sporting a beautiful cardigan in no time!

You can snag the pattern here and the yarn here

Happy Knitting! 

 

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Babies, Baby, beautiful things to make, Free Pattern Friday

Yarn Review: Fleece Wensleydale Aran

March 15, 2017

 Soft and somewhat fluffy, Fleece Wensleydale Aran is such a nice yarn to work with!  

Wensleydale Aran  

It knits up as a light worsted. The swatch was made using US size 8 bamboo needles.  I started with the US size 9 but the fabric was too loose so I went down a size.  The yarn is so nice to knit with. The fabric produced is light and lofty with a woolly, rustic feel - perfect for outer garments.  

 

 

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Diane's Corner, Yarn Review

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