Thursday, May 3, 2012

Berroco Captiva

Pictured above: Pear # 5517
New from Berroco for spring is Captiva.  A worsted weight, silky blend of  60% Cotton/ 23% Polyester/ 17% Acrylic with 98 yards/ 50 gram skein, $6.50 each.
Created by wrapping a shimmering filament around a smooth cotton blend, this machine washable yarn comes in a wide range of elegant shades.  We are all in love with this yarn
Honey #5520
Polished Iron #5507
 Silver Coin #5503
 Bronze #5506
Venetian Lace #5501

 The new booklet, #318 features eight beautiful warm weather patterns designed by the very talented Norah Gaughan, Amanda Keep and Berroco Design Team.  Here are two of our favorites:

A wide drawstring encircles the neckline of the Frascati cardigan with short raglan sleeves, giving the option to tie it at the front or leave open.  We have this design hanging up in the shop, come in and try it on!  Knit in size small using 8 skeins.

 Giulia is one of my favorites.  A modern poncho with raglan sleeves, open stitches and a nice wide ribbed edging.  Pictured is the XS/S, 9 skeins.

Pern, a free pattern from Berroco is a relaxed tee knit mostly in garter with slipped stitches creating shaping and detail.  A very wearable top for warmer weather!  So many cute tops to make.  This yarn would also make the most lovely cowl or scarf.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

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