Wednesday August 12, 2015

Share your knits with #knitcollage

Seeing our yarns out in the wild is the most amazing thing as a business owner. Through instagram and our hashtag #knitcollage, I've discovered beautiful knits and projects that incorporate them. One of my favorite posts is the yarn just being knit with wherever you happen to be. I get a glimpse into how and what you're knitting and I am obsessed with it.  When I started this company, I never thought in a million years that the yarns would make it to all these farfetched places and that they would inspire people to create such beautiful things. Working alone on my business, it's easy to feel like I'm slaving away without much feedback but seeing all these gorgeous projects makes me feel connected to this awesome community of makers in a way that I never have before. I usually check this tag about 100 times a day! So, please tag us on Instagram at #knitcollage so we can see where our yarn takes you. I've added a new page to our site called SHARE YOUR KNITS, this will link up to our instagram page with all #knitcollage tags. Yup, pretty excited about that!  Below I've made a few collages of instagram posts featuring our yarns, insanely inspiring. 

Thank you @madrim @maryannemoodie @theyarnbarnct @vickevira @eunseosis @braveamberbeats for the pics above ~ love them!

@altered_stitch @makeoneyarnco @susanesheby @loreleieurto @neenuca gorgeous pics shown above ~ can't beat baby with yarn!

@dianeelizabeth_ @liefsvannoor @chowciagreetings @sarahmazza @quarter_stitch

@annadezzign @jannus82 @iloveyouspidersandbats @cgilkey44 @stringyarns

@knitterlypetaluma @annaknitsalot @gogirlknitting @draadenpraat @altered_stitch @ravensymone @thelittleknittery

Wednesday July 22, 2015

The Silkwing Scarf by Knit Culture

Knit Culture, a FABULOUS shop in Los Angeles, designed the prettiest scarf using our Maharani Silk yarn. The scarf pattern is called the Silkwing Scarf.  I love the designer Emma's description: "The finished scarf (once blocked) makes a lovely accent for special occasions. But it’s also summery and would look marvelous blowing in the wind on the beach, or in a top-down convertible." Doesn't that make you want to cast on right now?! Added bonus, this pattern is free and only uses 1 skein of yarn. Their sample is knit up in the color Keylime Pie. Pattern available right here

Tuesday July 07, 2015

Scarves in the Round by Heather Walpole

Good friend and knitting expert, Heather Walpole from Ewe Ewe Yarns, just published her first book called Scarves in the Round.  The book features 25 stunning cowl patterns. I couldn't be more excited about the 2 patterns that use our yarns. They are gorgeous. Take a peak below at the patterns and read on to find out what inspired Heather. Of course be sure to pick up your copy of the book right here too! 

A Touch of Glitter Cowl: I was working on a really pretty and simple diamond lace stitch pattern and I thought it could use a yarn with just a hint of sparkle. Maharani Silk has three fun colors of silk and one skinny strand of lurex for just the right amount of shine to make my design pop! A Touch of Glitter also features a picot cast-on and bind-off to really make this cowl something special. Pattern info here.
Adorned Cowl: My inspiration for Adorned was simply Knit Collage yarn! I love the hand spun quality of the Rolling Stone yarns and the colors and embellishments in the Boho Dance color way are swoon-worthy! I wanted this scarf to show off that yarn as best it could so I chose the neutral backdrop go Sister yarn to compliment it. These two yarns together make a big, double-thick scarf that is so plush, lush and warm. Love! Pattern info here.
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