Beginning this Wednesday evening and continuing through the winter, I am going to be at a number of events. You will be sure to see all of the latest design samples, get patterns and booklets signed and maybe even score a VERSACIKNITS project bag!  I hope to see you there…

Pins and Needles (Princeton, NJ) on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:00 PM we will be kicking off a mainstay cardi KAL (and I bet it would be OK if you wanted to knit mainstay, instead)! Come try on the samples and get your project going.

String Theory (Glen Ellyn, IL) October 16th – 18th for a weekend full of fun! Click on the descriptions below to learn more and register for the events.

  • An Evening with Lori Versaci  (come try on the latest VERSACIKNITS designs, chat and buy patterns and yarn for your next knitting project) Friday, October 16th at 7:00 PM 
  • Getaway with Lori Versaci (including Knitting a  Successful Sweater class, a WOOLFOLK yarn tasting, and lots of knitting and chatting time all in a beautiful gallery setting)  Saturday, October 17th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Op-Art Cowl workshop (knit your own 2 color, slip stitch cowl) Sunday, October 18th from 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Another Yarn (Winchester, MA) November 13th – 15th Weekend Retreat in Freeport, Maine. Spend the whole weekend in a fantastic Inn in downtown Freeport: meet the designer, trunk show highlighting Shibui yarns and classes. What could be better than knitting and shopping in Freeport in November?

Chelsea Yarns (Colts Neck, NJ) December 5th and 6th. Combination of Trunk Show and classes (tbd).

Vogue Knitting Live NYC (New York, NY) January 15th – 17th  A booth within a booth with Cornwall Yarn Shop (Cornwall, NY) and Shibui yarns.

The Frayed Knot (Savannah, GA) February 4th – 7th A full weekend of trunk show, events and classes (tbd).

A Good Yarn (Sarasota, FL) April 2nd – 4th A full weekend of trunk show, events and classes (tbd).

Yarn Cupboard (Jamesville, NY) April 23rd – 25th The annual Yarn Cupboard Retreat in Syracuse, NY.  Schedule of classes tbd.

We will be sure to share more details as they become available!

You can see all of VERSACIKNITS designs on ravelry.
Happy knitting,



After swatching Shibui’s new yarn, Dune, it was clear to me that this was the perfect yarn for my bent cardi. With 25% baby camel and 25% silk, Dune’s hand is amazing and it knit up beautifully: just enough drape, just enough sturdiness for a cardigan that you want to wear every day! Bent cardi has the same subtle curve from back-to-front and  plunging v-neck collar as bent, and with the longer sleeves and somewhat heavier weight yarn than my Staccato version of bent, I have been wearing my bent cardi more-and-more as the weather cools.

bent cardi 650

Now you have seen all of the Building Blocks series: tails, no tails, bent and bent cardi, and see that they vary in hemline, neckline and sleeve length. In addition, they each can be knit in any of 8 different Shibui yarn combinations, varying the weight and drape. So the possibilities are endless!

To encourage your creativity, now until the end of the year, if you buy 3 of the Building Blocks patterns on ravelry, the 4th one is free! No coupon code is necessary and previous purchases are included!

You can see all of VERSACIKNITS designs on ravelry. We all hope that you will take a moment to go and heart and queue all of the Building Blocks designs!

Happy knitting,



Today’s Building Blocks pattern is BENT!

September 24, 2015

With a subtle curve from back-to-front and a plunging v-neck collar, bent has been my go-to sweater for cocktail parties all summer. The fluid drape and silky luxuriousness of Shibui Staccato dresses up any skinny jeans and a tank top. All I added was one of my daughter, Amalia’s, chunky necklaces and I was ready to go! For summer, I knit […]

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The next in the ‘Building Blocks” series: NO TAILS!

September 23, 2015

Over the next few days, we will be introducing the remaining 3 sweaters in what I call the “building blocks” series. All 4 sweaters are based on a modern, simple silhouette that has been adapted to accommodate different necklines, hemlines and sleeve lengths, each knit in 1 of 8 different Shibui yarn combinations, each of […]

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Introducing VERSACIKNITS Op-Art Cowls!

September 17, 2015

For the past few years, I have been exploring 2-color slip-stitch patterns without knowing exactly what I would do with the designs when they were done. Once I was happy with 3 designs, I hung the swatches on my “swatch board” and waited for the magic moment when their purpose would become clear to me. […]

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Kelbourne Woolens Interview and Giveaway!

September 14, 2015

My friend, Courtney, from Kelbourne Woolens posted a wonderful feature article about my design, ribbed today, including an interview with yours truly. And it includes a GIVEAWAY of enough The Fibre Company’s Canopy Worsted to knit yourself one! Read all about it and enter the contest on the Kelbourne Woolens blog… You can learn more about ribbed […]

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Mainstay cardi, modern lines, shirt tail hem and optional pockets!

August 28, 2015

Introducing the cardigan version of mainstay, mainstay cardi; 4″ longer than the original and featuring optional pockets! Simple stockinette stitch is outlined in classic 1×1 rib. The accented shirt tailed side vents and beautifully curved, deeper crew neckline and relaxed fit throughout make it the kind of sweater that you want to wear all the time. And, it […]

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Mainstay, a modern take on the traditional crewneck pullover!

August 20, 2015

This seaworthy crewneck pullover featuring modern lines, shirt tail hems and comfortable fit is sure to become a mainstay of your wardrobe.  Simple stockinette stitch is outlined in classic 1×1 rib. The accented shirt tailed side vents and beautifully curved, deeper crew neckline and relaxed fit throughout make it the kind of sweater that you […]

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Ribbed, an elegant addition to any wardrobe!

July 25, 2015

Introducing ribbed… Modern lines, comfortable fit and all-in-one-piece, top-down construction all add to the appeal of this elegant addition to any wardrobe. Shown in The Fibre Company’s Canopy Worsted, the perfect combination of baby alpaca, merino and bamboo, make sure to pick yarn with next-to-the-skin softness, so that you can wear your ribbed with nothing underneath! This elegant, tailored turtleneck is a wardrobe staple that pairs […]

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Tails or no tails, that is the question!

May 12, 2015

Introducing Tails… Modern lines, shirt tails, comfortable fit and interesting construction all add to the appeal of this every day tee. Many of you have had the opportunity to see and try on this sweater and know that it is a must knit summer tee! Knit in any one of a number of Shibui yarns (shown here in Shibui’s […]

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