June 12th, 2009

Berroco Fall 2009 – The Yarns

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Hey Everyone – as we’ve been promising fall yarns are starting to stream in!  We’ve just received our entire shipment of new yarns from Berroco!  Let me just say that Norah, Cirilia and the entire Berroco team have hit a major homerun with this collection.  I’m going to give you all a quick run through of the yarns.  Pattern books will be following shortly and I’ll do another post about them when they arrive.  You can certainly pre-order the pattern books.

Berroco’s Fall 2009 Collection features 4 brand new yarns, two line extensions to existing yarns and lots of great new colors in their continuing lines.

First up is LustraLustra is a 50% Peruvian Wool/50% Tencel blend. 


The Tencel provides a nice sheen to the finished yarn.  Lustra knits at 4.5 sts/in on a #7 needle and each 100gm hank has 197 yards.  That is not a typo – 197 yards per hank.  It’s available in 16 colors and a great value at $9.00/hank considering the amazing yardage.  Lustra will have a dedicated pattern book.

Sundae is a big, thick, loosely spun yarn with gorgeous colors.

It’s 50% Wool/50% Acrylic and the plies are different colors and spun together very loosely.  The fiber content and roving-like finish means this chunky yarn will be light and lofty.  Sundae knits at 2.5 sts/in on a #15 needle.  We’re talking fast projects – great for accessories but Norah and Cirilia have also designed some great garments as well.  Sundae comes in a 100gm hank which has 62 yards.  Hey – that’s the life of a chunky yarn – shorter yardage.  There are ten gorgeous colors and cost is $9.00/hank.

Next is Blackstone Tweed.  I know, I know, you’re thinking “great, another tweed”.  Just hang on a second.  This is a tweed you definitely want to check out.  First, the fiber content is very cool – 65% Wool/25% Super Kid Mohair/10% Angora.  It’s not shed-y nor will it’s fibers get up in your face and make you all sneeze-y.  The blend is soft – unlike many tweeds which are traditionally crunchy and rough.  You can wear Blackstone Tweed next to your skin. 

It knits at 4.5 stitches/in on a #7 and has 130 yards on a 50gm ball.  There are 12 colors, a dedicated book that you will want to own and it retails for $9.50.

The fourth new yarn is Vintage Wool.  Folks – just hang on while I tell you about this yarn.  Trust me when I say it is going to become your go-to, workhorse, worsted weight yarn.  Vintage Wool is 50% Acrylic/40% Wool and 10% Nylon.  I’m sure many of you just thought to yourself “yuck” or “ick”.  Wrong, wrong, wrong.  Remember Comfort?  Remember poo-pooing it because of it’s fiber content and now how much you love it?  Vintage Wool feels like a fancy Extra Fine Merino.  Vintage Wool is like scoring a great cashmere sweater at Marshall’s for a steal.

It knits at either 5 sts/in on a #7 or 4.5 sts/in on a #8.  It comes in 100gm hanks.  Are you ready for the yardage?  2-1-7.  Yup – 217 yards per hank.  Colors?  Thirty two beautiful colors.  Price?  Go ahead – guess.

Nope, not $9.00.

Not $8.00.

$7.00 – still too high.

Vintage Wool is $6.00 per hank.  SIX DOLLARS PER HANK.  SIX tiny little DOLLARS for 217 yards of gorgeous yarn.

Did I mention it’s machine washable???  AND there’s a dedicated book.

Last but not least – Pure Merino is now available in 8 lovely Chine colors (pronounced shin-ay).


The Comfort line now has 12 yummy heathers as well.

All of this and we haven’t even talked about NGV5 or NG Men’s.  You can check those out at berroco.com and pre-order any of the patterns here.  The pattern books will be available in about 2 weeks – so say the fine folks at Berroco.

As if all of this wasn’t faboo enough, there’s one more thing. We’re having a contest.  Here’s how it will work – very easy and straightforward.

1.  Leave a comment here on my WEBS blog, on this post, about which yarn or design you are loving from the Berroco Fall 2009 Collection.

2.  Go to the Berroco Design Studio Blog and leave a comment for Norah and Cirilia with the same info.

3.  Next Friday we will select a winner at random from everyone who comments on BOTH blogs. 

4.  The winner will receive the a complete kit to create Nuss:

Nuss is made with Blackstone Tweed and is one of my favorites of the collection.  The winner will get enough yarn to make their size, they can choose their color, the entire Blackstone Pattern booklet will be included and I’ll toss in the appropriate needles and any other tools the pattern calls for.  Heck – we get enough blog love I might even throw in a WEBS gift card to boot!

I hope you love the line as much as I do!


P.S.  For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you know I’m here at TNNA and sporting a very special, yet to be seen by anyone else, bag.  I’ve been told I’ll be able to blog about this lovely bag very, very soon, so stayed tune!


117 Responses to “Berroco Fall 2009 – The Yarns”

  1. Carol Says:

    It is amazingly hard to pick just one! I used to be a complete Rowan devotee but now Berroco has converted me. Love all their yarns and patterns. I think Lustra and Blackstone Tweed looks great and most everything from Vol. 5, especially Anhinga!

  2. Traci F Says:

    I love these patterns!!! My favorites are Nuss and Nonpareil – so much style!

  3. Joan Says:

    I am loving the new Vintage Wool – it sounds perfect for “winter’ sweaters here in North Carolina (where heavy wool isn’t really necessary most of the time) – and the colorway is gorgeous! And the combination of the Nuss and Blackstone Tweed is stunning!

  4. honeybee33 Says:

    Berroco is ROCKIN’ it with the new big hanks and blends!!! I’m intrigued by Vintage Wool, but I gotta say that Lustra is gonna be a “must-try” for me – I’ve always said if I was a fiber I’d be a merino/tencel blend, and an uneven single-ply to boot. Can’t wait to see the pattern support!

    ~ hb33 ~

  5. Anne Says:

    My favorite new Berroco yarn is the Blackstone Tweed because Nuss is my new favorite pattern.
    I saw the new pattern line yesterday and Nuss really stood out.

  6. Robin Says:

    I love the Anhinga. Something about the shape is just amazing.

  7. Rebecca Says:

    I fell for Nonpareil. I just love it!

  8. Betsy Pratt Says:

    Wow, wow, wow!! I can hardly wait to get my hands on ALL of these new yarns!! The biggest wow has to be for that Lustra!! I bet it is really beautiful in real life!! I’ve worked with Touche and Comfort from Berroco, and *loved* working with both of them, so I’m confident that these newbies will live up to the Berroco standard. This is the second stellar review for Vintage Wool, so that is going on my list of must-haves, too! The colors, the yardage, the price and versatility sound phenomenal.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway, and for having these new yarns in stock so quickly!! I’m off to order!

  9. lizabeth marshall Says:

    It’s still so cool here in New England – so the Sundae looks perfect!!

  10. Bonney Says:

    I am really excited about the Vintage Wool. I can see everyone on my list getting socks for Christmas. It looks wonderful!

  11. Eunice Says:

    Love the Tweed and your giveaway pattern. Cardigans are my favorite thing to knit.

  12. susan Says:

    I love the patterns for fall and like the idea that a few of the yarns are interchangeable. I believe that they are about 4.5 sts to the inch for many of the designs. The colors are also fantastic.

  13. Louisa Loring Says:

    I can’t wait to come into work and see all this yummy yarn!!!

  14. --Deb Says:

    So MANY pretty yarns! (Great shades of blue, too.) The one I’m most curious about? The tweed…

  15. Jessie Says:

    I am also falling in love more and more with Berroco yarns. i just finished a project with Peruvia, and could not believe how soft and lovely it is for a 100% wool yarn. I am looking forward to trying Blackstone tweed, and LOVE the Anhinga pattern. I love the seabird and ocean places names for the new patterns too.

  16. Mujercita Says:

    The Vintage Wool sounds great!

  17. Chichimama Says:

    You are totally right about Comfort, so I am very interested in trying the Vintage Wool!

  18. Clumsy Knitter Says:

    I’m really excited to try out Lustra. It sounds great!

  19. Claire Piper Says:

    I am loving the men’s booklet, looks like some versatile patterns there, although I think Beagle is going on the queue right away. I’m loving the Tweed yarn line!

  20. Cindy Says:

    With prices like this you guys are like the walmart of yarn. You have all the cheapest deals. Love it.

  21. SusanSw Says:

    I love the Golden shift from the Vintage Wool Arts and Crafts booklet and am very happy that it comes in adult as well as youth sizes. Too often Berroco (and other companies) design these completely adorable children’s smocks or jumpers that would make great adult patterns but they don’t bother to upsize them for women. This pattern does and makes me ecstatic–just the simple sort of thing I like to wear.

  22. Carol Perecman Says:

    Oh, gosh, how can I choose? It’s all gorgeous! Okay, okay, the new tweed yarn looks great. I’d love to knit Nuss, too! Can’t wait!

    Thanks for the contest, guys.

    All the best,
    Carol Perecman

  23. Maureen Says:

    Essentially it is what don’t I like since I like most of the yarns. But, you asked for what I like the most of the yarns and I think I love the Lustra the most. There is just a beauty to it that seems like it would translate well to a pattern.
    I commented on the other blog.

  24. Larkspur Studio Says:

    Love, love, love everything about the vintage yarn! Thanks for the contest, Kathy!

  25. Miko Says:

    i’m always excited for the NG booklets to come out. but have to admit that i really love almost all the designs in the Lustra booklet, particularly Lexeme! Can’t wait to make that.

  26. Carolyn Ell Says:

    Wow! While I love the sheen of Lustra, I’m most excited about Vintage Wool. It looks like it will be *fantastic* for quick worsted socks (especially with the nylon content)! And the price! I’m already planning out holiday sock projects.

  27. Alexia Says:

    I love the new Fall/Winter collection and it is hard to pick up a favorite yarn and pattern, but I love Lustra, due to the amazing combination tencel/yarn, the great yardage and the nice sheen. As for patterns, Loope is my favorite. What a refreshing and creative way to recycle’s my Dad’s vintage neckties…;) I even blogged about it in my knitting blog.

  28. kimberli Says:

    Loving the new yarns. Lustra looks great and so does the tweed…but boy oh boy…can’t wait to get my hands on some Vintage Wool.

    And my favorite pattern: Gondry hoodie listed as designed by Cirilia!

  29. Donna Says:

    I think I’ve fallen in love with the new Berocco Vintage Wool. All the beauty of wool and a washable quality. This is going to be great for kid’s sweaters…and I’m eyeing the Juniper colour for myself.
    But then again, they all look great.

    Thanks for the posts, Kathy, I love reading about all the new yarns.

  30. Susan Says:

    OK, I can see my DH in Devon — I wish I could stealth-knit it for him for Christmas, but that’s not possible. I could buy the yarn and pattern and wrap it all up for him . . . And while I love the idea of the Blackstone Tweed, I’m far more likely to use the Vintage Wool. I’m one of the “Comfort Converts” and I will not scoff at Berroco synthetics ever again!

  31. Mollysmum Says:

    Ok, so I couldnt go past the new Fall Booklet 291, Comfort Book for Girls. All those designs are so gorgeous. There is something really fun about knitting for your little girl. And Molly really gets excited about everything I make her. Plus, they are less time consuming than knitting for either Andrew or me. The Blackstone Tweed yarn looks fantastic and is going to definately be popular.

  32. Anita Says:

    I’m very interested in the new Berroco yarns. My ‘go to” yarn has always been Cascade 220. I think I’ll have to try this one.

  33. Lisa Says:

    I love the Devon pattern in NG Men. My son has been hinting about a sweater and I think this will be it. Heading over to the store site to check out some yarn for it.

  34. cyndi Says:

    The Berroco fall yarn collection is fabulous. I will have to check out Blackstone Tweed as I especially like that one.

  35. Michelle Says:

    There are so many choices it’s hard to decide! Well, I LOVE the blackstone tweed and the Sundae too! Actaully was very impressed with all the new yarns! I will probably knit first with the Blackstone though. I don’t know what I will knit yet. most likely some sweater for me! Nuss may just be calling my name-as I’ve been on a cardigan kick lately!.

  36. Deirdre Says:

    I am completely smitten with Anhinga – Nuss is running a close second… the yarns all look fabulous!

  37. knittygirl Says:

    I am so excited about your new yarn Vintage Wool! The yardage is great and I’m so glad that it is machine washable!

    Also can’t wait to see all the new Norah Gahan stuff!!!

  38. Mollie Says:

    Wow, what a great new selection of yarn, I am hard pressed to pick a favorite, but I will go with the Blackstone Tweed, because I love a little bit of angora. I think it adds a totally different type of softness to a yarn than any other fine diameter fiber. Nuss is also a gorgeous pattern.

  39. Katinka Says:

    I discovered the new yarns were out while I was on vacation — I made the family late to Legoland that morning!

    I’m really excited about Blackstone Tweed, Lustra, and also the possibilities of Vintage Wool. As for patterns, I think Listeme (in Lustra) is just beautiful. I also like the cozy look of Nonpareil in the tweed.

  40. Elizabeth Says:

    Oh, that Blackstone Tweed is gorgeous and I can think of a million things to do with it. I’d pick wharf,which looks like those weathered houses on Nantucket.

  41. Carla Says:

    I think so far I like the blackstone Tweed cardigan that is pictured last in this blog! Maybe in blue??

  42. Alexis Says:

    I think the Sundae looks yummy–kind of like the Jasper! Of the patterns, I like Nectarine and Lingua the best.

  43. alcidae Says:

    As an avid birder, nature lover, and beach/wetland wanderer, I was thrilled to see Norah found such inspiration in one of my favorite groups of creatures! I too will sing my (clumsy by avian standards) praises for Anhinga. While some would say it is a rather strange bird to look at initially, there is something truly unique about it. With its relaxed neckline and draping front insert, Norah’s design gently and effortlessly calls to mind the bird’s graceful wings and curving neck. I can’t wait to get my hands on the pattern!

    And as a side note, I’m also anxious to see the Lustra yarn for both its colors and texture. Lingua and Loope look like great staple sweaters for the fall and winter. (Apologies for the alliteration in the previous sentence!)

  44. Natasha Says:

    The Blackstone Tweed looks lovely!

  45. MaryEllen Says:

    As usual, there are several new Norah designs I love. I think the one I want to make the most is the sweater coat (Giliani). I love the climing vine design!

  46. Allison Says:

    Defintely the Vintage Wool. After accidently shrinking my handknits more than once, I have come to the conclusion that machine washable is the only way for me. Great yardage and colors. Can’t wait to get some.

  47. Rosemarie Says:

    I’m loving all of Berroco’s new yarns for the fall. However, the Blackstone Tweed and the Nuss pattern have particularly caught my attention.

  48. Janelle Says:

    I’m really liking Beagle (sweater AND scarf) from the NG Men’s booklet!

  49. bookboxer Says:

    What a fabulous collection! I love everything, but I think the Blackstone Tweed gets my vote … if we can have only one vote! And thank you for your generous offer…

  50. Kali Says:

    I fell in love with Berroco yarns when they launched the Comfort line. Since then I have loved and knit up Bonsai in the Coachella cowl-neck pattern. Blackstone Tweed looks to be just the thing for my fall sweater plans!

  51. Megan Says:

    I’m so excited for Berroco’s fall line! It has some of the best patterns I’ve seen in a long time. I just finished my first Norah Gaugan sweater (Loppem) and I cant wait to make another. I especially like Hypatia and Potter from NG5. I’m also looking forward to trying Blackstone Tweed.Nuss is cute and I had to favorite Nonperiel as soon as I saw it.

  52. ohsewcrafty Says:

    The entire collection is amazing! My favorites include Listeme, Anhinga, and Nonpareil. I am very excited to try to the new Lustra yarn for Listeme.

  53. Stefani Says:

    Who doesn’t love a sundae? Oh, so delicious! That’s the one for me.

  54. Holly Says:

    I am eyeing the Vintage wool to make my nephew a going off to college balnket. Now I have to got to the store to check out the colors!

  55. Kelli C Says:

    I can’t wait to check out the Blackstone Tweed… I noticed in on the website when you first posted it and the colors are so lovely. The Nuss pattern is fabulous!

  56. Cathy Goldman Says:

    ou make this a very hard decision…..Blackstone Tweed….and you can wear it next to your skin! that won me over,. And Lustra..they are all fabulous….but I’ll vote for Blackstone tweed and the featured pattern Nussbut then I love…….

  57. Kathleen DeWolfe Says:

    These new Berroco Yarns Look fab! Will Vintage Wool take Ultra Alpaca’s place in my project tote?

  58. Kathleen DeWolfe Says:

    Vintage Wool maybe joining Ultra alpaca in my work tote. I’m always on the lookout for machine washable wool blends for my grandson’s hats,swaeaters and most of all ,mittens.

  59. tina Says:

    I’ve already ordered booklets and Lustra. I know I will be back for more, Nuss is on my list woo hoo! Frankly, I want it all…………… ALL! It has been a long time since I have said that! :)

  60. Dawn Says:

    I love tweed so my favorites weren’t hard to decide. I love the Nonpareil design and the Blackstone Tweed yarn.

  61. Dana Says:

    I am in love with “Goodall” from the new NG booklet. That’s definitely tops on my list. and I can’t wait for the mens’ booklet as well. (I have preordered both.) Thanks for a great fall preview!

  62. hotknitter Says:

    I love Blackstone Tweed best of the fall 09 yarns because of its fiber content and because I’m very partial to tweeds. I’m also a lover of the cooler seasons and BT reminds me of fall and winter. Speaking of reminders, Nuss reminds me of the February Lady Sweater.

  63. Jennifer Says:

    I think I’ll have to go with the Blackstone Tweed–and I want to do a yoked pullover for my daughter in a blue-y and a purple-y heather.

  64. MissMoosey on Ravelry Says:

    For over a year now I have been in love with the amazing yarns of Berroco (if I could have any yarn in the world, it would be Comfort)! Out of their fall collection I think that I will fall head over heels for the Vintage Wool. A yarn that has the warmth of wool but the washability and comfort of Berroco’s incredible acrylic (not to mention at such a good price!) sounds absolutely too good to be true.

  65. Cheryl Says:

    Have to pick one? The comfort heathers caught my eye, but also like the lustra and the vintage wool looks awesome and affordable. That Nuss is adorable–would love to make it! Right now I have 3 projects going with Comfort, Comfort DK, and Comfort Chunky, so would love to add to the family.

  66. Lou Haney Says:

    I am in love with the NG5, NG Men and Lustra booklets… I really want to make Potter or Ahninga from NG5.

    The vintage wool looks very cool as well. I need to get knitting!

  67. Jennifer Says:

    I’m owing my girls some new mittens and hats for next winter, and I’m excited to try Sundae. Fast projects with beautiful yarn are right up my alley.

  68. Debi Says:

    I’m loving Nuss, Nonpareil, Nectarine and Nesselrod, hmm better get knitting the yarn I already own!!! Has Blackstone Tweed passed your son’s spiky test??

  69. lindy Says:

    The Lustra seems great. Can’t wait to try it. I’ve made a couple things with Comfort and they are wearing beautifully, so I’d like to try that, too. Thanks!

  70. Lisa Says:

    The new pattern booklets look fantastic. I would love to start with Nuss or Noisette in the Blackstone Tweed.

  71. Leslie Says:

    Would you believe I created this blog post:
    about ordering the Blackstone Tweed pattern book from you guys (!) even before I heard of your contest?!

  72. Lisa from w mass Says:

    Nice new Berroco collection! I especially like Blackstone Tweed — and the Nectarine and Giliana sweaters.

  73. Amy Says:

    Holy cats, I can’t wait to try the Vintage Wool. That’s amazing yardage for the price, and I’m a huge fan of Berroco yarns; I’m sure Vintage Wool will be amazing for garments. Can’t wait to see the color choices! I see a sweater’s worth of Vintage Wool in my Webs shopping cart once the summer’s over… :)

    (also, thanks for the contest! that’s quite generous of you.)

  74. Katrina Says:

    I’m in love with many of the patterns in the Blackstone pattern booklet, especially Nonpareil and Nesslrode.

  75. Conni Says:

    I would knit several projects with the Blackstone Tweed yarn… Love it and all the colors!!!!! I would probably start with “Nuss” pattern. So cute!

  76. Maureen Says:

    Vintage wool is calling my name-it would be perfect for a blanket.

  77. Melissa Says:

    Love the Blackstone Tweed!!

  78. Sheri Says:

    I can not decide between Lustra and Vintage Wool. I truly love the Loope sweater in Lustra, I really like the slight gather below the bust line. I am sure that Vintage Wool will be in my shopping cart, very soon. I am always looking for a machine washable “good” wool alternative for sweaters and hats. Looks like Berroco does it again! Yarn porn, pure and simple!

  79. Maegan Says:

    I love tweedy yarns, so I am very excited to see the Blackstone Tweed. I’m also super excited to see the new fall colors in Inca Gold!

  80. Heather Says:

    I LOVE the pattern Nuss and the Blackstone Tweed line looks gorgeous!!

  81. turtleknits Says:

    I want to grab that skein of blue Sundae right out of the computer screen and cast on immediately! Lovely, lovely, lovely.

  82. Lauren Says:

    I really like Potter from NG Vol 5. It’s just so striking. If I could wear it in yellow I would, I’ll just have to settle for a color that suits me better.

  83. Elizabeth GM Says:

    Berroco has done it again — another exciting, fashionable, and affordable line of yarns and patterns! I’m especially interested to try Vintage Wool and Lustra and see how they stack up against other classic wools.

    I was delighted to see NG’s men’s booklet and understand the choice to go conservative, though I hope she’ll do something more fashion-forward for men soon.

    I’ve got Giliani from NG5 near the top of my queue. I’ve had a bag of Peruvia for a while, and have been hemming and hawing about what to do with it. Giliani is just the ticket.

  84. Megan Says:

    Love Berroco! I’m so excited for the Blackstone Tweed, as I love almost any tweed yarn I come across. Nuss is definitely my fav pattern from the tweed booklet too. Also very excited about the NG Men booklet!

  85. Jeanne Fangman Says:

    I love the pattern Nuss. It is one that will flatter all sizes. Current, yet has a nostalgic look to it too. Can’t beat the Blackstone Tweed and Nuss combo. The subtle variations in color compliment the cables and design of this sweater. Berrocco yarns are wonderful to work with!

  86. JuliaB Says:

    It is very hard to pick a favorite, but I love the Pure Merino. I also love the Nuss in the Blackstone Tweed.

  87. DeannaC Says:

    Wow, Berroco keeps keeps topping itself with every season and collection. I was drawn to Nuss the second I saw it (design, color, texture of yearn, I mean yarn), and can’t wait to try out Vintage Wool and pick out my first sweater for my husband from the Men’s collection.

  88. Kristen Says:

    I’m loving the Blackstone Tweed and Nesselrode

  89. GinkgoKnits Says:

    I am particularly drawn to to Listeme. I think that Blackstone and Lustra are particularly interesting yarns — I can’t wait for a chance to see how soft they really are.

  90. Cathie Kimball Says:

    I think I really like this pattern, Nuss, the best! Light, with enough pattern to keep interest, but sleek. I like the Berroco Blackstone Tweed as well as the Lustra.

  91. Patty Says:

    It almost seems like you are choosing which child is your favorite. I want to try vintage wool, and designs I like are Anhinga, Willet, gull and Geoffroy

  92. Jeanie Says:

    My favorite new Fall yarn would have to be Lustra and I love the Lexeme pattern! It reminds me of the Mrs. Darcy cardigan, but girlier. :-)

  93. Bette Stern Says:

    Blackstone tweed is definitely the one I’d go to first

  94. Deb M Says:

    I love the new colors and yarns and can’t decide between blackstone tweed and lustra. I love knitting things to wear for myself and my family! Thanks so much for the new designs and new yarns!

  95. touran Talebi Says:

    I’m head over heels in love with Anhinga in NGV5. I’ll probably stash dive for this one, for some Rowan luxe. I want to see how the metallic thread looks in the drape and bias of this design. Love, love, love.

  96. Ann M Says:

    You post got my fingers itching to try anything from the new line. But I must say that blackstone tweed stands out the most for me. A tweed that I can wear next to my skin and looks that good? It like a dream has come true.

  97. Marci Says:

    I like them all, but I think Vintage Wool will be the most useful for me!

  98. Lyndela Says:

    I’ve spent hours looking thru patterns for just the right thing…and there it is: Nuss!! A must do for me! And such a beautiful tweed. I can’t wait to get started.

  99. cmspe Says:

    I am absolutely in LOVE with the Vintage Wool. I ordered it from Webs as soon as I got my email newsletter from Berroco announcing the fall line. It came today (YEA!). It is so fantastically soft, and the perfect weight (not too heavy/bulky for a worsted). And the great colors to choose from… I couldn’t decide on one color, so decided to work with three!
    I have plans for several kid’s “love from Grandma” blankets first, then will try some sweaters. I think that this yarn will show some wonderful stitch definition. Thanks Berocco for an economical, great yarn that Mom’s can wash.

  100. Troy Adams Says:

    Hmm, such a hard choice! But I think I have to go with the Lustra. I love a tencel blend. But that Vintage Wool? Really close second.

  101. Tara Broskie Says:

    This was a VERY difficult contest – pick only one! Okay, after much debating my vote goes to Sundae. I must also add that I was recently fortunate enough to be in the position to visit your store for the first time. One word to describe it – OVERWHELMING. When I went back to work and bragged to my knitter friend, she became very jealous of my indulgent field trip. However, when she learned how easy it is to get to from the Pike, she immediately made plans to make a side trip when traveling to the Cape (we’re from the Hudson Valley region of NY.) Hopefully Amy and her friend had a great time in your store today.

  102. Dee Says:

    Vintage Wool and Blackstone Tweed are both on my “must-have” list!

  103. Dee Says:

    Oops! It looks like I can only choose one..tough choice, but I’ll say Blackstone Tweed. I can see it as a favorite cardie!

  104. Lucy Says:

    I hope I’m still in time to enter the contest! I love the blackstone tweed… looks VERY nice :) a close runner up is the vintage wool – I’m hoping to try that out on something for my kids maybe!

  105. Deborah (aka Mt. Mom) Says:

    The Blackstone Tweed is interesting, and I think I’d like to try the Vintage Wool one of these days, but the one that attracts me most now is the Lustra. I haven’t seen the patterns yet, but I’m thinking hat (I always think “hat” first) or wrap — wouldn’t that feel nice draped around the neck!

  106. Debbie Says:

    You’re right. The Nuss made with Blackstone Tweed is beautiful.

  107. Joyce Says:

    I can’t wait to see the Blackstone Tweed in person. I love the colors!

  108. Mary R Says:

    I love the new Blackstone Tweed. Can’t wait to try it out!

  109. jennsquared Says:

    I really wanted to try the Blackstone Tweed and Vintage Wool. Both sounds like my type of yarn. Simple but elegant, and are stables like bread and butter.

  110. tracy_a Says:

    I really want to feel/swatch with the vintage wool. But, tweeds are still my faves. I added a bunch to my rav queue (including Nuss), but probably the first I will cast on is Nonpareil. I am looking forward to seeing the NG Men book!

  111. Kristi Says:

    Oh, Vintage Wool – I love scoring cashmere at Marshall’s! :)

  112. Sarah C. Says:

    I agree that it’s impossible to pick one! I am about to buy 5 skeins of the teal Lustra – but, unrelatedly, my first favorite is Anhinga, and my second – because of the YouTube pics with Cirilia & Ysolda – is the Potter jacket-cardigan in Pure Merino!

  113. Ann McCarthy Says:

    Lustra! I am happily registered for my first ever knitting conference — STITCHES EAST – this fall, and have signed up to take a class in shawl knitting. This looks like it would be a great yarn for a shawl. I plan to return home to Buffalo from Hartford via WEBS!

  114. Amy Says:

    I cannot decide which is my favorite new yarn and pattern but I cannot stop thinking about the Blackstone Tweed for Nonpareil!

  115. Deb Says:

    I love Lustra! Beautiful, great colors, great yardage! Great contest ;)

  116. Donna in VA Says:

    I like Vintage Wool. Looks like a great yarn.

  117. Meg Caulmare Says:

    My favorite design is Nonpareil – very classic, looks very tailored (if you could see me, you’d wonder why these appeal…). The design looks like a challenging knit and looks like it would be wonderful to wear, the very kind of garment you’d like to make in 5 different colors, some to keep, and some to gift. Christmas isn’t all that far off.

    Meg, with 4 handknit gifts already living in their gift bags, and hopes that the cats won’t get them.
    (P.S. – this kind of holiday knitting resolve doesn’t usually last :))

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