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Sarah Hatton is coming to ImagiKnit!

June 23, 2014

Rowan rock star Sarah Hatton is headed our way!  She will be here on the evenings of July 21 and 22 for two can’t-miss classes.

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You may know Sarah from her dozens of publications with Rowan.  She also has an impressive 720 designs under her belt on Ravelry.  Her two classes will be intensive learning opportunities that will hugely broaden your knitting knowledge!

Join us on Monday, July 21 from 4-10 PM for a course on amending a pattern (including the basics of pattern writing).  Attendees are encouraged to bring along their old favorite Rowan pattern which they would like to amend or a garment they like.  We will look at the basics of how a knitting pattern is written, helping you to alter sweaters to cardigans or neck shaping or start to write your own pattern. The class cost is $150.

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On Tuesday, July 22 from 4-10 PM we will be holding a professional finishing techniques class.  No longer be afraid of seamed patterns!  This class offers tips and advice to help your projects look handmade not homemade.  Sewing up a garment, neat shaping, picking up stitches and other useful advice will help give you confidence to finish your projects beautifully. The class cost is $150.

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Both classes will be held at Samovar Tea Lounge (across the street from us), so you can sip and munch to your heart’s delight throughout class. Can’t make the class?  Drop in on our free book signing on Tuesday, 7/22 from 3-4 PM.

Registration is now open.  Give us a call or stop by to enroll!

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Sale Sunday: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

June 22, 2014

Do some good for Mother Earth and keep your knitting needles busy this summer with some fantastic recycled yarns from our sale section!

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Knitting with recycled fibers often means keeping tons of cast-off garments and fabric scraps out of landfills.  We stock some fabulous recycled yarns like Remix and 2nd Time Cotton but you can also find a few great options in our sale section.

Rowan Purelife Renew is a bulky weight recycled wool blend. Soft and gently flecked, this yarn could be a great option for a cozy winter sweater. We have only one color left, but plenty of it!

Elsebeth Lavold’s Twice Tweed blends cotton, wool and polyamide to make a sturdy aran-weight yarn great for anything from knit jackets to housewares. Some of the girls on staff recommend it specifically for coasters and dish clothes because of it’s unique texture. Get some for only $4.75 a ball!

Riveting (by Kollage Yarns) is a soft and lightweight cotton blend. It could knit up to be a fantastic summer shawl or scarf. Check out the remaining colors here.

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Fibre Company Yarn Tasting

June 21, 2014

Join us on Saturday, July 12th from 9-11 AM for a special yarn tasting event!  Marge from the Fibre Company will be hosting an exclusive swatching workshop.

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Participants will receive a goodie bag filled with patterns, yarn samples and more.  Armed with 11 sample skeins, the class will create a swatch and receive guidance, info and tips along the way.

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Space is limited and we can accommodate only 12 participants.  Registration will be $20 and as a special bonus, sign ups will receive a 15% discount on their purchase of Fibre Company yarns during the tasting.  Please call us at 415-621-6642 to reserve your spot!

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Berroco Summer Splurge!

June 18, 2014

This summer, you can shop Berroco and earn free patterns for every $25 spent.

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In honor of National Splurge Day, we thought we would clue you in on fun summer promotion sponsored by Berroco.  Now through July 31st, they are offering a free, single pattern download for every $25.  Plus you’ll be entered to win their entire collection of Fall/Winter 2014 patterns!

Stop in or start shopping online! For full contest rules, click here.

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Knit, Swirl Events

November 15, 2013

You know the book, but have you taken the plunge?

View the droolworthy coats in person later this month during our special Knit, Swirl trunk show!  They will be on display until November 9th.  If you decide to treat yourself to one this season, we’ll be happy to show you the perfect yarns to use.

Author Sandra McIver will be here on November 9th to host a book signing and Swirl Coat party!  She will be on hand to offer her advice on sizing, yarn choice and more.

Need a little extra help?  Judy will be teaching a Knit, Swirl class starting October 28th.  Learn how to cast on several hundred stitches and join in the round with ease in the first class. In the second and third class you’ll delve into mirrored decreases, pseudo short-rows, twisted yarn-over increases and Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off. By the end of the month, you should be ready to walk out in your fabulous new jacket!  Check out our class schedule for more information.

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