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December KAL

November 17, 2017

camden hills poncho berroco ultra wool

We are having a Fun Friday!  We've chosen this day to launch the Cast On for our December KAL, Camden Hills Poncho.  It's a poncho with sleeves, so we have affectionately nicknamed it a "swoncho" - mix of sweater of poncho.  It has some very nice feminine touches like a lace border, longer back and some nice detail at the neck.  It will be the perfect thing to wrap up in on chilly days!

The pattern is found in Berroco Portfolio Vol. 4 which features patterns written for Ultra Wool.  It would look equally good using Ultra Alpaca.  We have a good selection of colors in both of.


Berroco Mixer

May 26, 2017

berroco mixer infinity scarf nitro knitters
Berroco Mixer is a fun and beautiful blend of different textures, tones and sheen.  As the name suggests, it is a mix of different yarns that are fused together - not knotted together.  It knits up with so much depth and visual interest.  It's a blend of cotton and rayon, making it a great option for summer accessories and tops.
For our store sample we knit a simple but classic lacy infinity scarf that is light and airy for summer.  It would also look pretty in Poppy Poncho.
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Little Girl's Shrug

April 14, 2017

 

little girls shrug berroco comfort

Our Project Inspiration this week is for a really adorable Little Girl's Shrug by Knitting Pure and Simple.  It's a sweater we've had in the store since we opened, but we reknit it in Berroco Comfort in a cheery berry color, and finished it off with a ceramic button handmade and painted by A Merry Heart, a local company run by a customer!  Knitting Pure and Simple writes a really good pattern for sweaters, making it a great option if you're wanting to try your first sweater.  This shrug is very customizable to have longer sleeves or a longer body to make it more of a sweater.   

We chose Berroco Comfort because it is a really good for little ones.  It's blend of Fine Acrylic and Fine Nylon which makes it very incredibly soft and washable.  It comes in a palette of vibrant colors and also pastels. 


April KAL

March 31, 2017

berroco summer silk grenache shawl
Our KAL for April is a super-sized shawl, Grenache, knit with Berroco Summer Silk, a luxurious new yarn for Spring and Summer.  A blend of Silk, Cotton and Nylon with a chainette construction, it has a beautiful drape and holds a good stitch pattern.

We chose Grenache this month because it is a perfect soft shawl that is large enough to wrap yourself in on those chilly Spring and Summer evenings at the beach or outside parties!