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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.

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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?

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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.

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in customer creations

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!

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Shop News

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.

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Shop News

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!

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Shop News

Free Pattern Friday: Orangelo Bib

June 20, 2014

In honor of the impending summer solstice, we couldn’t help but share this citrus inspired knit!

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Orangelo is sweet and bright like its namesake.  It’s a fast an easy knit, worked from the bottom up with decreases throughout to define each “slice”.  All you need is one ball of Comfort Chunky or Weekend Chunky and a pair of #10.5 needles!

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Happy knitting and happy summer!

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in free pattern friday