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“The problem is I’m not a good photographer. To be perfectly honest, I’m too shy. Not aggressive enough. Well, I’m not aggressive at all. I just loved to see wonderfully dressed women, and I still do. That’s all there is to it.” – Bill Cunningham

Trending on the streets this fall/winter was the Cabled Knit Hat and chances are the next knitting trend could come from the streets as well. Behind some of those trends is well-known fashion photographer Bill Cunningham.

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If you live in New York City, most likely you are familiar with ‘Bill’  – Street Style Photographer for the New York Times.  If you are unfamiliar with him, treat yourself to the 2011 documentary – Bill Cunningham, New York (video below).

“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour.

Wearing his trademark blue jacket and on foot or by bike, Bill captures the true-to-life essence of fashion and fashion trends on the streets of New York. He shoots assuming & unassuming shots of people who represent ‘What’s Happening’ or better yet, ‘What’s Going to Happen’ in fashion.

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If you haven’t already watched this film, take a pause, pick up your knitting project and enjoy a heartwarming piece of work that shares the daily life of a gentle soul embracing the breathe of fashion with his camera, a keen eye and contagious glee.

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The documentary video is available below and you can also find it on Netflix.

Enjoy…

There’s still time to knit a Cashmere Cabled Hat!  Free pattern and Free Shipping on the kit…

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While at Vogue Knitting Live in January, Beryl & Lindy met Megan Graddy from PostStitch. PostStitch Knitting Club is a subscription-based service that delivers monthly knitting projects to knitters worldwide (read more). Our Zara HD Striped Scarf was a hit at VKLive and Megan thought it would be a great project for a Knit-A-Long on Ravelry.

While we were at Vogue Knitting Live we met the talented women of Tricoter, a yarn shop in Seattle. We were blown away by their original patterns, including their show-stopping Zara HD Striped Scarf  It’s a bold, 4-color oversized scarf knit with the super soft Zara and TSC ArtYarn’s Zara Hand-Dye. Up until now, this scarf has been a shop exclusive but we have convinced them to let us host a KAL!” – Megan Graddy/PostStitch

Kits are now available to purchase for the Ravelry KAL Event and you can sign up to participate on the PostStitch website. Cast On Date: March 1st!

For the original piece we used two skeins of hand dyed yarn in completely different color families – something you might not normally or let’s say, comfortably do. We’ve always been in love with the concept of highlighting extreme color combinations with a bold black & white contrast so this piece was a natural for us.

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More color inspiration is pictured below and all combinations are available in kits.  All kits includes: Color combination of your choice, black & white contrast yarn, pattern.

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Click here for more information, more colors and to purchase this scarf project.

Hope you can join us for our first Knit-A-Long!

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A Velvet Valentine…

February 13, 2013

New From Lantern Moon… The Velvet Rose Tool Holder  “Ruffled velvet atop a colorful hand woven fabric. Woven pattern & colors will vary, reflective of the loomed craft. Reinforced center for stashing scissors. The velvet ruffles delicately hold needles, hooks, shawl pins, pencils, pens, and more.” Be Mine…

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Vogue Knitting Live Heads to the West Coast!

January 30, 2013

Our boxes from VK Live New York  haven’t even arrived back from the show – but we’re already gearing up for the next venue – VK Live at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. The response to our booth in New York was fantastic and we thank all of those who attended the show.  It made all […]

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Vogue Knitting Live & Introducing TSCArtyarns…

January 18, 2013

We are in New York for Vogue Knitting Live 2013 and excited to introduce a new line of yarns from TSCArtyarns! On Tuesday we arrived to unpack our boxes for VK Live which included beautiful samples/yarn from Prism, Trendsetter, TSC Yarns as well as the new line of hand dyed yarns from TSCArtyarns – Adora, […]

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Fresh Baguettes!

December 7, 2012

The ‘Baguette’ from Atenti.  A fun shape to hold smaller knitting projects or part of a project if you don’t want to tote around a bigger bag.  Long enough for straight needles – faux fur with double straps & inner pockets.

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New Project & New Color Ways from Artyarns…

November 30, 2012

Learn a new technique while making this fun new design by Iris Schreier of Artyarns.  Knit 5 different mitered squares that are then joined together to create a cowl/scarf.  Two new color ways have been added to the palette this week and it is currently an exclusive item at Tricoter!  Gift Wrapped Kits are available […]

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Small Business Saturday® – Save On Three Great Deals!

November 24, 2012

Today is Small Business Saturday® –  a day dedicated to helping small businesses and their communities. Tricoter is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday® and we want to encourage you to Shop Small® with us today.  We’re offering a 10% Discount on On-Line purchases of Tricoter Gift Cards.  These make a great gift or treat yourself!  They never expire, […]

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Spring Pantone 2013 Colors – What Will You Be Wearing?

October 4, 2012

Before our needles even get a chance to heat up with the lush yarns we chose for fall & winter, we are scheduling appointments with reps to buy yarn for Spring 2013.  Early morning meetings before the store opens we go through new yarn samples, review patterns/look books, decide which yarns will work for our […]

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Amy Hall – East London Knitwear Designer

August 29, 2012

In our never ending search through fashion magazines, catalogues and on the web for new ideas that we can translate into knitwear designs, I recently came across Amy Hall – a designer from East London.  Her fashion sense, feminine styling and crisp attention to detail is timeless yet fresh and innovative. With a background in […]

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