Knit-a-Long: Forest Weave

July 03, 2014

Join us for our first ever Knit-A-Long (KAL)!  Starting on July 14, we’ll begin knitting Yumiko Alexander’s fabulous Forest Weave sweater.


Our target end date is August 11.  During this time we will dedicate one post a week to share tips and our sweater progress.  We will also open a KAL thread on our Ravelry group where folks can share their progress as well as ask questions.  At the end of the KAL, we encourage you to visit us at the store wearing your finished sweater so we can snap your picture for our gallery.  If you are unable to visit in person, you can always e-mail us a photo of your finished sweater.


So come on in to the store, pick up the pattern, select your yarn and be ready to cast on!   You’ll have a beautiful Forest Weave that will be perfect to wear as we move into San Francisco’s best weather season.

Need help selecting the right yarn?  The staff is always here to assist you.  If you’d like to browse online, we recommend checking out the Pure Linen, Tosh Merino DK, Silky Wool or even Dandelion.  The pattern calls for a DK weight yarn but since it’s knit on a 9, you can also used a drapey worsted weight yarn.  Depending on the look you’re going for, we can help you pick which yarn will be right for you!


Happy knitting!

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Customer Creations

June 29, 2014

Our customers have been on fire lately!  It seems like we get to admire a new finished object every day here at the shop.  Here’s a recap of the latest creations.


Lydia (left) is shown rocking her newest scarf.  She knit the Saroyan Scarf (a free pattern!) using Tosh Vintage.  She was actually doubling up on knits the day she visited.  Her hat was knit with Malabrigo Mecha!

Ann (top right) dropped in to show off her latest design.  She has a knack for striping different colors and textures together to make patterns she sees in books her own.

In the right center is a stunning cabled coat.  We love the subtle X and O design – that is no walk in the park to knit!

Roslyn (bottom right) made a beautiful version of Vodka Lemonade using the Plymouth DK Merino Superwash yarn.  Not only is it nice and springy, it’s also machine wash and dry.

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Free Pattern Friday: Slippers for Two

June 27, 2014

As the weather heats up, we sometimes find ourselves grabbing our crochet hooks more often than our knitting needles!  And what better project to whip up when your patience is dwindling than a quick pair of cozy house slippers?


This pattern calls for two balls in coordinating colors of Katia’s Big Ribbon yarn.  The pattern features a photo tutorial, so crocheting a pair will be a breeze! Click here to download a free copy.


You could also peek at the RibbonXL for other color options.  Creating different color combos for your slippers will be the best part!


Happy hooking!

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Stephen & Steven Tour: Yarn Preview

June 25, 2014

In honor of the first annual Fiberlicious Tour, Stephen West and Steven Berg have been collaborating with dyers across the country to create some exclusive commemorative colorways.


Stock is extremely limited and will be available for presale this weekend (June 28 and 29).  Get a preview and do your shopping before the Westknits workshop on July 1!  Want a little sneak peek?


As you probably know, we love Madelinetosh.  Joining our vast collection of Tosh colors is the commemorative colorway “Knitting is Dead Sexy”.  StevenBe describes the color as “intense, colorful and vibrant – not for the faint of heart”.  We will be receiving a limited number of skeins in Vintage, Tosh Merino Light and Sock.


Brand new to ImagiKnit is Wild Hare Fiber Studio yarns, arriving in 5 special colorways.  Pinnacle is a merino wool sock yarn with nylon for durability.  We are counting down the minutes until we can see these fabulous Zebra colorways in person!



Inspired by Stephen West’s home in Amsterdam, The Red Light District collection (by Three Irish Girls) blends coral and orchid with smokey gray for a naughty edge. The Sin City collection seeks its inspiration from the opulence and lavishness of Las Vegas. Purple, copper and olive blend together in a seductive combo.



Alchemy has developed two colorways just for the tour.  Evocative is a bright blend of orange, pink and red.  Ambrosial is a cooler combination of green, blue and purple.  We have ordered both colors in the bases Silken Straw and Haiku.  Silken Straw is a 100% silk tape yarn that softens as you work with it.  Haiku is a luscious silk and mohair blend.  Ideally you combine both yarns to make a heavenly fabric.


On Monday, the boys will show you what you can create with these luxury yarns.  There is still room in our Trunk Show Extravaganza and Westknits workshop, so give us a call to register!

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Customer Creation: Chita's Veronika Sweater

June 24, 2014

Inspired by a sweater Diane had knit, Chita was eager to start her own Veronika.


This comfy, oversized pullover by Cocoknits is worked seamlessly using short rows to create the curved hem.  Though it calls for a DK/sport weight yarn, Chita opted for a lofty fingering weight yarn to create a drapier top.  Her Veronika is made with Tosh Merino Light in the color Cherry.  Fabulous, huh?


Chita modified her top slightly by adding extra rows to the back, creating a high-low hem. Since it’s worked in the round, adding the extra inches where she wanted them was a breeze!

Check out the Veronika pattern here and view all the stunning colors available in Tosh Merino Light.

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