Upcoming LYS Events (updated)

September 25, 2014

Over the next few months VERSACIKNITS will be at a number of local yarn stores:

September 25th PINS & NEEDLES in Princeton, NJ to launch the new VERSACIKNITS textured kids collection

September 27th/ 28th CHELSEA YARNS in Colts Neck, NJ for a trunk show on Saturday 11 – 3 and a class on Sunday

October 5th KNIT-A-BIT in Westfield, NJ for a trunk show

October 18th and 19th YARN CULTURE  in Rochester, NY for classes and event

October 26th CLOSE KNIT in Midland Park (Bergen County), NJ for a brunch and trunk show

November 1st THE KNITTER’S EDGE in Bethlehem, PA for classes and event

November 9th KNIT NEW HAVEN in New Haven, CT for a trunk show

December 6th CORNWALL YARN in Cornwall, NY for a trunk show

And in late January we will be in Chicago at MOSAIC YARN STUDIO and KNIT 1

Check with your local store for exact times and registration information.

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textured kids 2.001A few years ago VERSACIKNITS launched its first collection of baby knits, textured baby suite — a collection of 5 sweet sweaters for wee ones. While people loved the collection, knitters and yarn store shop owners commented again and again that they wished that the designs were available for older kids!

Since I never viewed these designs as only for babies, my associate, Beth, and I set out to up size the sweaters. We chose as broad a size range as we could – 2 years to 14 years; modified to a dropped shoulder, for a better fit; adapted buttons and eliminated plackets; and maintained 2” of positive ease across all sizes (so if your teen likes a looser fit, you might consider a larger size). All shown in MADELINETOSH Tosh DK yarn knit on size 6 needles.

Thank you, Gale Zucker, for your wonderful photographs! Please note that the sweaters are much brighter than showing here; worth a click on the link to see the correct photos.

seeds and chains kid (lapis) is a multi-textured v-neck cardigan that uses Italian chain stitch to create an open-weave pattern.

Versaci Knits sweaters

open stars kid (gilded) is a rugged shawl-collared cardigan that uses open star stitch to create a textured, crochet-like look.

Versaci Knits sweaters

dot knots kid (tomato) is a classic crew-neck pullover that uses dot knot pattern to add texture to a simple stockinette stitch fabric.

Versaci Knits sweaters

little eyes kid (laurel) is a button-collared pullover that uses eyelet rib to give a cable effect without actual cabling.

Versaci Knits sweaters

shadow ribs kid (grasshopper) is a subtle ribbed cardigan with slim vertical bars created with shadow rib stitch.

Versaci Knits sweaters

We hope that you agree that the textured pattern stitches look even better when knit in larger sizes!

You can view more photos and buy the collection on ravelry. The patterns can be bought individually or as a complete collection!

Or come and get a signed copy next Thursday, September 25th at Pins & Needles in Princeton, NJ.

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Pour moi KAL

September 1, 2014

If you are thinking about knitting pour moi, there is no time like the present! Come join the KAL in the ravelry VERSACIKNITS knitters group… Lots of chatter, some great prizes and help when you need it! Sign up in the “Pour moi KAL — sign up” thread and then jump over to the “Pour […]

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POUR MOI

August 7, 2014

Sometimes a design requires planning and pondering and working things out and sometimes a design just happens. The latter was the case with pour moi. As you can imagine, I have yarn and projects stacked up for months before I actually work on them. But last spring I was at The Knitter’s Edge for a […]

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Introducing basic kid!

July 29, 2014

As the new knitting season fast approaches, I want to take a moment to share my latest work with you! Basic kid is exactly what it sounds like, a basic cardigan/ pullover pattern written for 2 – 14 year olds (for smaller sizes see basic baby) with a simple edge detail for a touch of […]

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flora KAL (knit-a-long)

May 8, 2014

A quick post to let everyone know that a KAL for VERSACIKNITS flora will be starting in the VERSACIKNITS knitters group on ravelry on May 10th (no worries if you are late, we will still be there). You might feel a bit intimidated by the look of this scarf/ shawl, but it is really not difficult. You […]

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Introducing rubus!

April 29, 2014

As many of you know, the last few months have been complicated, so I am thrilled to finally launch rubus. Named after the genus of flowering plants that produce berries, the pattern stitch of rubus reminds me of cool summer days picking blueberries in Maine. Knit in one of my favorite yarns, The Fibre Company’s […]

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Another first (and I hope to see you there)!

March 12, 2014

Yarn Cupboard Retreat – April 25th – 27th, 2014 Very few of you know this, but when I was in college I trained to be an elementary school teacher! I have often said that this was the most useful experience of my career. I did not, however, expect to be standing in front of a […]

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Back in the Saddle

March 5, 2014

It has been many months since I wrote a post. Life, or more specifically the health of my mother, took me off track and whatever time I did have to work was, by necessity, devoted to design and production. Happily my mother has made a full recovery and I am back to as normal a […]

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My Rhinebeck sweater (or Weekender and Yowza! Whatta skein!)

October 8, 2013

At heart I am a New England girl! Although I have lived most of my life in Princeton, NJ (which I must say is as close to a New England feel as you can get in NJ), my early roots were in Rhode Island. I couldn’t help being influenced by guernsey and cable knit sweaters, […]

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