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Customer Creation: Mark's Silk Scarves

October 06, 2014

Mark has been shopping at ImagiKnit for years and years and we have come to learn one steadfast truth about him: he LOVES silk!

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It’s hard to say if he’s found a favorite yet, but we know he’s partial to Louisa Harding’s Mulberry Silk because of it’s unique ply.  He has also experimented with Kinu, Luxury Silk and Serishin.  As far as we know, no two scarves come out the same!

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Kelsey sure didn’t mind modeling one of his beautiful creations!  In the background, you’ll see one of her gorgeous art pieces.

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Mark showed off his current WIP – a double knit scarf using Mulberry Silk.  Gorgeous, huh?  If you’re curious about the double knitting technique, Beth Whiteside will be teaching a class on it later this month.  Check out the schedule to learn more!

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Free Pattern Friday: Array Cowl

October 03, 2014

In honor of our upcoming Shibui Mix Party, today’s free pattern mixes Shibui’s soft and squishy Merino Alpaca with their delightful wool/silk yarn Staccato.
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Contrasting hues of Staccato and Merino Alpaca and a simple slipped stitch pattern create a graphic grid in this richly textured cowl. Wrap it once or twice for a pop of bright color!

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The cowl uses 3 skeins Merino Alpaca (131 yds each) and 2 skeins Staccato (191 yds each). Pattern is worked in the round on a US 8/5mm 29-40” circular needle.  Grab a copy here and then pick out your color combo!

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It’s not too late to join us on Sunday, October 5th for our Shibui Mix Party.  Read our blog post for more details and give us a call at 415-621-6642 to enroll.

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Free Pattern Friday: Cascade Cowl

September 26, 2014

What to knit something truly decadent this season?  Grab a skein of the incredibly soft 100% yak down yarn from Reywa Fibers and score a copy of the Cascade Cowl pattern!

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The Cascade Cowl features an elegant lace pattern that is surprisingly easy to memorize.  You can make the small version (pictured) with just one skein.  If you want a longer cowl, grab 2 skeins instead!

This luxurious cowl will keep your neck toasty warm all winter long.  If you are knitting for any true fiber fans this holiday season, this cowl would be the ideal gift.  Knitting with yak is truly a treat!

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Check out the available colors of Embrace here.  The pattern is free with the purchase of Embrace, so just request the “Cascade Cowl” pattern in the Special Instructions section at check out to receive the pattern.  You can also visit us in store to pick up your supplies. Have a happy, yarn-filled weekend!

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Free Pattern Friday

Staff Creation: Anja's Cima Sweater

September 20, 2014

In honor of our upcoming Shibui Mix party, Anja completed Shibui Mix Pattern #8 using the luscious Cima.

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The ombre effect is achieved by holding three strands of laceweight yarn together and gradually shifting colors.  Considering you only use two colors, the end result is quite remarkable!  Anja chose a neutral palette, but the design looks great in a variety of combinations.

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The resulting fabric is plush, warm and beautifully draped.  Wear it casually over slacks or tucked into a skirt for a more polished look.  This top will make it into your regular rotation for sure!

Grab a copy of the pattern here and view all the available colors of Shibui Cima.  Don’t miss our Shibui Mix trunk show coming up this October for even more pattern inspiration!

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Staff Creations

Free Pattern Friday: Llama Una Slouch

September 19, 2014

Winter is on the way!  Are you ready?  Keep your noggin warm and cozy with this 100% llama slouch hat.

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Whether you’re a fairisle pro or are looking for a foray into color knitting, this ombre hat is the perfect pick.

It calls for two balls (one of each color) of the new Mirasol yarn Llama Una.  This DK weight yarn is made from 100% soft baby llama.  Similar to alpaca, it is fluffy, warm and totally addictive.  Llama has a natural drape, making it a great choice for slouchy hats.  Take a peek at our color selection and grab the free pattern here!

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