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Knit City and Precipitation

September 29, 2016

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It has become our tradition to release a new pattern at Knit City. Our first was Gather, a smocked hat and cowl set that quickly became a fan favourite! Our second was Spotlight, a bright and graphic fair isle yoked sweater (now available in Mad Colour). This year, for the 5th annual Knit City, we bring you Precipitation.

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Growing up and living in the good old PNW I am often inspired by rain. Use what you know right?! The lovely little raindrop stitch pattern so reminds me of watery drops running down the windowpane.

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Bumblebirch Yarns

I met Sarah of Bumblebirch yarns a few years ago at Knit Fit in Seattle and have been smitten with her lovely colours and soft yarns ever since! Precipitation is knit with Quill, her DK weight, and I just love it. Soft and bouncy, with such a lovely depth of colour. Bumblebirch will be at booth 410 this weekend so make sure to drop by and fondle the lovely yarns!

Knit City Giveaway

It is the 5th annual Knit City and to celebrate we will be giving away 50 copies of Precipitation! To get your free copy of Precipitation you must be one of the first 30 people at our booth on Saturday or one of the first 20 people at our booth on Sunday. Limit of 1 per person. We are at booth 107.

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Precipitation pattern details:

Sizing: baby (toddler, child, adult S, M, L)
to fit head 16 (17, 18, 19, 21, 23)”

Yarn: 90 (100, 110, 130, 170, 190) yds DK weight yarn
(samples show in Bumblebirch Quill in ‘glacier’ and ‘honey’)

Needles: US #3 / 3.25mm 16” circular needle and US #6 / 4mm 16” circular needle and DPNs

5 years later….

Celebrating 5 years of Knit City is pretty exciting. I remember the very first one, with wee baby Jones sleeping under the table at our booth! We received our shipment of Pacific Knits the day before the show, it was a real nail biter! KC has grown quite a bit since then but the magic remains. With such a vibrant Vancouver knitting community (so many dyers, designers, and great shops), added to all of the fun folks from out of town, it is a recipe for a good time! Care to share your favourite KC memory?


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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Andrea permalink
    September 30, 2016 8:18 am

    My favourite Knit City memory involves bumping into a certain knitting star and saying “OMG, there is a woman here who has done the math to make yarn that self stripes for shawls”. She said “Shut the front door, show me now” and the rest is Knit City legend.

  2. Penny permalink
    September 29, 2016 9:11 pm

    I so remeber meeting you there for the 1st time & Jones sleeping under the table. It has been so great watching your wonderful journey in the knitting world & I am still a huge fan!!

  3. Ivana permalink
    September 29, 2016 8:38 pm

    I love this pattern! Well done :-)

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