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Sarah Hatton is in the House!

July 21, 2014

It’s not too late to meet Rowan legend Sarah Hatton!  Come by to see her pop up trunk show which will be here only through Tuesday evening.

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She will also be in the shop from 3-4 P.M. on 7/22 for a meet-and-greet and book signing.  Sarah is teaching a special workshop that evening from 4-10 P.M. on seaming.  Learn professional finishing techniques from a master designer and never again be afraid of a seamed sweater pattern.  Since Sarah is rarely in the States, it will be a one in a lifetime opportunity to greatly expand your knitting knowledge!

 

There is still space available if you would like to enroll.  Check out the class schedule and give us a ring at (415) 621-6642.

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Shop News

Free Pattern Friday: K.3 Kavo Scarves

July 18, 2014

In San Francisco, we wear scarfs 365 days a year.  We love our wool, but some days we need something a bit lighter.  The K.3 scarf fits the bill!

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Using 5 skeins of Shibui Kavo, you can have fun colorblocking your scarf any way you choose.  We chose the lengthwise version that calls for 5 colors but you can also knit it vertically with only two colors (3 skeins main, 2 skeins contrast).

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Kavo is a lightweight cotton and silk blend with a unique slubby texture.  In order to retain this texture, be sure NOT to block your scarf after you finish knitting it.

This pattern is normally available for $6, but you can snag a free copy with the purchase of the yarn to make it!  Drop by the shop or browse the selection of Kavo online.  If purchasing online, be sure to request the Shibui K.3 pattern in the Special Instructions section at checkout.

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Staff Creation: Waterlily x 2

July 17, 2014

As soon as Pom Pom Quarterly (Issue 8) hit our shelves, both Jules and Kelsey knew they had to knit the cover sweater.

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And that they did!  They both chose two totally different yarns, each resulting in beautiful tops that they get tons of mileage out of.

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Since she is allergic to wool, Jules opted for a silky soft acrylic from Cascade called Sateen.  Her sweater had a beautiful sheen, great stitch definition and just a touch of drape.

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Jules needed only 3 skeins of Sateen to make her top.  At only $5 a ball, her total project cost of $15 is pretty impressive!

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Kelsey, on the other hand, is addicted to wool.  Her Waterlily was made with two skeins of Tosh Merino Light in the color Gilded.

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The pattern book is now discontinued, but if you’d like to make this top we can offer a free copy of the Waterlily pattern with the purchase of the yarn to make it!  Just give us a call or stop in.

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One Loop Shy Trunk Show

July 15, 2014

Talented designer Janet Brani of One Loop Shy will be featured at the shop this month.  Her patterns are perfect for summer!

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This trunk show features crochet designs from baby hats, shawls, blankets, beach bags and more.  According to Janet, crocheting keeps her just “one loop shy” of crazy.  Don’t yet know how to crochet?  You can always sign up for our Crochet 101 class which starts on July 22.

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Stop by the shop to see them in person!  Our One Loop Shy trunk show will run until July 27th.

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Forest Weave Knit-a-Long: Week 1

July 14, 2014

The Forest Weave pattern is knit in two pieces, seamed on the sides and sleeves are picked up.  No shaping!

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The pattern includes cables and drop stitches so it keeps your interest.  The drop stitches are especially fun – it’s so satisfying to intentionally drop a stitch and watch it unravel!

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I am going to cast on for the short sleeve version, size S/M, using Rowan Pure Linen in Black.  I love this yarn!  Is anyone else using Pure Linen?

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I’m on target for gauge using size 9 needles.   Folks have asked if there is a way to ensure there enough yarn to do a long-tail cast on.  One way to do this is to cast on 10 stitches, pull out the 10 stitches, measure the length of the yarn needed for the 10 stitches then multiply this by the number of stitches needed divided by 10.

For example, if the pattern specifies to cast on 40 stitches and it takes 8 inches of yarn to cast on 10 stitches, multiply 8 inches by 4 to get a 32 inch tail.

I can’t wait to get started on this!  Be sure to check in with our Ravelry group to post your progress, ask questions and see what everyone else is up to.  See you all next week for our second update!

–Diane

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Shop News