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New SKIF Pattern in stock. Hello Martha!

SKIF Martha

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you MARTHA.  She’s a little different than the others.  The neck and hem bands can be knitted with the same yarn as the body, or different yarns.  As usual, no rules apply here!  I had a little conversation with the girls at Deep South Fibers…they’re trying their darnedest to get together some kind of yarn line to accommodate the SKIF patterns, as we all love them so much and are halfway struggling while selecting yarns.  Not all of us can afford Habu!

Wait ’til you see Cat!  She’s knitted in a delicious shade of apple green, and has a very seductive tail.  There are no photos allowed at TNNA market, so for now, you’ll have to use your imaginations on this one.  I’ll post it on the website  and blog as soon as I get it in.

Stay tuned for the TNNA market report!!!

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June 11, 2008 at 3:56 am Leave a comment

Neptune and Zena are here!

Ooooh–the SKIF patterns have arrived! They’re a fun read, I won’t spoil it everyone by posting too much information.

And what are those envelopes?

The Neptune pattern includes three industrial-style metal buttons, a tiny metal SKIF tag, and some stiff waxed cord for making the button closures. The pattern is started at the bottom front edge and worked to the bottom back (sleeves are worked separately).

The Zena pattern includes the SKIF tag and an industrial found object that you can flip over and attach to your finished sweater. Zena is worked similarly to Neptune, from the bottom front to the bottom of the back (although not continuously).

The patterns are very graphic; simple, but with a twist. They are designed for a worsted gauge (US8 needles), however, the knitter is encouraged to get the gauge by combining multiple strands of linen, silk, cotton, or merino. The ethos of SKIF appears to encompass playfulness, discovery, and utility.

Now, I want to see the other two patterns.

On to the swatches!

Author:  Stephy at Knitopolis

August 26, 2007 at 8:00 am 1 comment

SKIF KAL!!!

Howdy knitting friends…me again.

There is a SKIF KAL, and I’m the second person to join it, after the girl who started it.  I’m very excited, as this is my first KAL.  I’m not really sure how it works.  I guess I’ll learn as we go along.  Click here to check on our progress, or to JOIN.

The SKIF patterns have very few rules.  The yarn is not even specified.   I think I’m going to buy some Presencia threads and hold them together.  It would hopefully give the same look that the SKIF sweaters have that are in say Kittie Kyle (a boutique in Memphis).  I had a chance recently to peruse the pre-made SKIF sweaters there.

I encourage you all to join in the SKIF KAL.  That way we can keep up with each other.

August 24, 2007 at 11:40 pm Leave a comment

Wow…SKIF Patterns!!!!!

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I’ve got the _hit on my website now!  SKIF patterns.  Yes, you could spend an arm and a leg on the purchase of a SKIF sweater (of “Matrix” fame), but why do that when you can MAKE YOUR OWN???  I’m gonna!  I’ve got the patterns on the website now and am fully stocked on the four released patterns.  I’m toying with the idea of buying large spools of sewing machine threads and mix four colours together to make my yarn for one of these sweaters.  Any other ideas?  What do YOU think?  Please remember that I will ship ANYWHERE in the World.  Additional shipping may apply.  We’d have to see about that when the time comes.  Please keep in mind that these “expensive” patterns come with the special SKIF hang-tags that seem to be stamped out of aluminum.  Really cool stuff.  Oh, and the buttons come with the patterns, too, making the patterns worth it.

Coming soon….my WIP page.

Keep Rowan on the (Mississippi) River!

August 24, 2007 at 1:43 am 2 comments


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