New in store from Berroco: Captiva, Karma, and Espresso

A shipment of warm-weather yarns arrived from Berroco last week! We’re excited to begin working with these as their composition and knitting weights promise to lend some interesting new textures to traditional shapes and styles which, for us, is so much of what summer knitting is all about. We’re in the process of narrowing down our choices to a manageable list but, in the meantime, a few project ideas are included for you below…

Captiva

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Captiva’s satiny feel and subtle shine give it an air of sophistication. Created by wrapping a shimmering filament around a smooth cotton blend, this machine washable yarn comes in a wide range of elegant shades.

Length: 98 yds – 90 m
Gauge: 18 sts & 25 rows = 4″ (10cm) on 8 (US) / 5 mm needles
Fiber:  60% Cotton, 23% Polyester, 17% Acrylic

Machine wash. Lay flat to dry.

Project ideas: 

Void by Norah Gaughan

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Void is an airy cropped pullover worked in an easy four-row lace pattern at an especially loose gauge.

A LA MODE by Versaci Knits

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A la mode is a classic V-neck pullover with couture detailing. The front is a little shorter than the back to create a gradual slope, and the back is a bit wider than the front, with a slight billow created by short rows.  If you love textured knits and have some experience with pattern stitches, you’ll find a la mode to be a fun project that will keep your interest. While the stitches themselves aren’t hard, they do demand that you pay attention, so this is not a mindless knit.

Seabrook by AMANDA KEEP WILLIAMS (FREE PATTERN!)

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Seabrook is a simple open vest is worked at a loose gauge, resulting in an airy textured fabric that drapes beautifully.


 Karma

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Dyed in a range of softly shaded hues, the intriguing mesh construction of this machine washable cotton tape gives it an airy quality.

Length: 66 yds – 60 m
Gauge: 12 sts & 18 rows = 4″ (10cm) on 11 (US) / 8 mm needles
Fiber:  100% Cotton

Machine wash on delicate cycle. Lay flat to dry.

Project idea:

Ladder Sleeve Pullover by Joann Rogers

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The Ladder Sleeve Pullover has a relaxed fit, boat-neck, shaped bottom and 3/4 length dolman sleeves. An openwork ‘ladder-like’ panel adorns the sleeves. Knit sideways (from cuff to cuff) in one piece.


 Espresso

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Espresso is a cotton blend with a vibrant hand-dyed look that knits up quickly, creating beautiful pieces that are machine washable and easy to care for.

Length: 148 yds / 135 m
Gauge: 12 sts & 15 rows = 4″ (10cm) on 11(US) / 8 mm needles
Fiber:  50% Cotton, 50%  Acrylic

Machine wash. Lay flat to dry.

Cimone by Amy Christoffers

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Knit from side to side, Cimone is a triangular, garter stitch scarf featuring a drop stitch fringe. A fun, colourful, layering piece!

Sibilla by Amy Christoffers

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Sibilla is a flattering cropped cardigan made with a simple, modular construction.

Maiella by Amy Christoffers

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Maiella is a  lovely stockinette, v-neck tank that is simple in design and quick to knit!

– Melissa 

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