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Free Pattern Friday: Desertstar Tank

July 25, 2014

Summer in San Francisco often means you’re hot one minute and chilly the next.  This sleeveless pullover from Berroco is the perfect layering piece!

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Desertstar is perfect for San Francisco because you can either pop in over a breezy maxi dress during the day or wear it with a long sleeve tee at night.  The drapey high-low hem makes it a statement piece.  The best news yet?  The pattern is totally free.

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This top calls for a cotton and alpaca blend called Maya that will provide just the right amount of warmth.  Since it is cable spun, you’ll find the yarn much lighter and springier than your typical cotton.

Click here to download a free copy of the Desertstar top and then browse our selection of Maya to find the perfect shade to complement your summer wardrobe.  Happy knitting!

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Free Pattern Friday: Halloween Hats!

July 24, 2014

Generic drug store Halloween costume?  No way!  Grab those needles and knit you or your kiddo something fabulous to wear this year.

 

Spud & Chloe have some amazing free patterns available to spruce up your kiddo’s costume this year.  Whip up this pirate hat for your little swashbuckler in just a few hours!  It takes two skeins (one each color) of a worsted weight wool like Spud & Chloe Sweater.

 

 

For the tiniest trick-or-treaters, what could be easier than one of these darling apple hats?  It also calls for the soft, washable wool and cotton blend called Sweater.  You just need one skein; the stem and leaves can be crafted from scrap yarn.

Are you knitting any portion of your Halloween costume this year?  We’d love to share it!  Send a photo to info@imagiknit.com.

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2 Knit Lit Chicks Visit ImagiKnit

July 24, 2014

Barb and Tracie are a mom and daughter team that run the popular podcast called 2 Knit Lit Chicks.  They stopped in other week with a couple of their friends!


Barb (the mom) and Tracie (the daughter) are obsessed knitters and avid readers. They love to talk about our current knitting projects and favorite books.  In the photo above, you’ll see Barb, Tracie and their pal sporting the Entangled Vines cardigan by Alana Dakos, Liesl by Cocoknits and the Easy Folded Poncho by Churchmouse.

It was great to have these talented ladies visit our shop!

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Customer Creation: Max's Nuvem Shawl

July 23, 2014

We must have some pretty patient customers!  After picking up 5 skeins of laceweight yarn from us, Max reappeared 3 months later with this magnificent creation.

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Max decided to knit the Nuvem shawl for a friend and chose a gorgeous emerald color in the Malabrigo Lace.

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Though this shawl may seem daunting, you should know that it requires absolutely no purling!  It’s soft, super warm and light as a cloud.  Max’s version was so decadent we all wanted to curl up in it and fall asleep.

Max told us he got to a mind-blowing 1200 stitches by the end.  Since it is worked from the center out, it got larger and larger by the row.  Guess how long it took him to bind off the shawl?  5.5 hours!

Thanks for sharing your finished project with us, Max!  If you want to make your own, you can check out the Nuvem shawl here and our full selection of gorgeous laceweight yarns.

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Fibre Company Yarn Tasting Recap

July 22, 2014

Last weekend, we hosted a special yarn tasting workshop at the shop.  Marge from the Fibre Company was here with goodie bags in hand to guide us through a swatch of 11 different Fibre Company yarns.

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Starting with the heaviest yarns and working our way to the lighter yarns (which we joked was the opposite from wine tasting!), we came armed with needles from size 9 to size 3.  Marge told us all about the properties of the yarns we were tasting and showed us what we could make with them.

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We were able to view the entire selection of colors, too!  It was so inspiring to be able to pair colors right then and there.

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After a couple hours, the participants had a pretty decent swatch on the needles.  Every yarn was tastier than the next.  The fan favorites seemed to be Road to China (a worsted weight cashmere blend) and Acadia (a sportweight tweed).

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Kim was kind enough to send over a photo of her finished swatch.  Marge was adamant about blocking your swatch before measuring it.  What a difference it makes!

Thanks to all who joined us for the event.  Stay tuned for the next one!

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Shop News