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ImagiKnit

Wool 101: Sheep to Sweater Workshop

December 29, 2018
Join us on Wednesday, January 23 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm  to get acquainted with the unusual wool produced within 150 miles or less of ImagiKnit, hands on!  
Stephany Wilkes, certified sheep shearer, wool classer and author of Raw Material: Working Wool in the West, will relate the hidden story of how wool moves from sheep to sweater! 
She’ll have raw wool samples to illustrate crimp, color, length, strength and fineness.
The workshop will cover different breeds of sheep (with a focus on California sheep and wool) and how characteristics of wool are reflected in locally made yarn. Participants will learn how to class and grade wool samples.
The cost of the workshop Is $35.  Bring your knitting and join us for a fun evening and learn about the fiber that we all love so much!   
Click here to register.
Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Local Artists, Shop News

Free Pattern Friday: Arteixo Cowl

December 28, 2018

Tired of being cold? 

Arteixo Cowl

The Arteixo Cowl by Kristel Nieves will keep you warm and cozy!  The pattern calls for just one skein of Rasta. We just love their newest colors!

Rasta

It's knit using a size US 17 needle so this will fly off the needles!

Can't wait to cast on? Click here for the yarn. The pattern is free with the purchase of the yarn to make it. Just mention it at checkout. 

Happy knitting!

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Free Pattern Friday

Join the ImagiKnit staff in a Nordiska KAL!

December 22, 2018

Feb 13 Update: 

Allison wearing the Nordiska that Diane made.  Doesn't it look great on her?

Feb 12 Update:

Sonja and Laura in their finished Nordiska's!  Super cute!

Jan 28 Update: 

Sonja finished her Nordiska - yay!  It's currently blocking and we can't wait to see it on her!

Diane is currently working on the second sleeve. Modifications made so far: ripped back to the armholes, added a few more stitches and knit the rest of the body using US 5 needles.  Knit 6.5 inches before doing colorwork. Sleeve 1 was done using US 4 needles and made longer.  Did not knit Rows 41 through 43 of the chart. 

 

Laura is working on the sleeves. Picture is coming soon!

 

Jan 22 Update:

Sonja, Laura and Diane have been working on the colorwork portion of the body. So addicting!

We love top down sweaters as we're able to try the sweaters on. The sweaters fit great on Sonja and Laura. Not so great for Diane - not as much positive ease or as long as desired. She's ripped out a portion of the sweater and is making modifications. We'll see how it goes.....

Jan 14 Update:

Sonja, Laura and Diane have separated body and sleeves - yay! Sonja has already started the colorwork. 

Left to right: Sonja, Laura, Diane

Ashley started her Nordiska - looks great so far!

 

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Jan 09 Update:

Left to right: Sonja, Laura, Diane

We're making good progress.....

It's a fun knit! The cable twists keep this fun and interesting.

We're happy to see many of you are joining us!  Please send us pics of your yarn choices and we'll get them posted! 

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Jan 03 Update: 

We've selected colors and are ready to cast on! 

Sonja is using yarn from her stash. Love that pop of yellow! 

Laura is using Mechita and Nuble. The burnt orange is gorgeous - this will be her main color. 

Diane is using Herriot Fine (one of her favs!).

Ashley is using Mechita.  She's shaking things up and will be using 2 colors. Love the color combo!

It's interesting to see that we've all selected a gold/yellow color.....

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We're knitting Nordiska by Caitlin Hunter (scroll down to see progress pics).

Cast-on is Jan 3. 

Join Sonja, Laura, Jenny, Ashley and Diane in this beautiful knit!  We're having fun deciding on yarns/colors. 

Stay tuned as we share progress. 

 

 

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Shop News, staff creations

Free Pattern Friday: Berroco Minutia 2018!

December 21, 2018

The Ugly Christmas Sweater in mini form!  

These four miniature sweaters make great gift tags or holiday ornaments. It's a great way to use up stash too!

Starting top left to right:

The Wreath Sweater was made using Vintage DK. 
The Christmas Tree Sweater was made using Ultra Alpaca. 
The White Tree Sweater was made using Ultra Wool DK.
The Reindeer Sweater was made using Ultra Wool DK.

Add to your collection of Minutia or start a new tradition! 

Can't wait to cast on? Snag the pattern here.

Click here for Ultra Wool DK.
Click here for Vintage DK.
Click here for Ultra Alpaca

Happy Knitting!

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Free Pattern Friday