November 5th, 2009

Free Pattern Thursday

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As many of you know who have attended a Stitches show, we always bring along Berroco yarns and our faboo rep Andra.  Because Stitches East was in her home territory, it would have been a conflict for her to work for us when many of her other accounts were at the show as well.  Instead, we imported Jan from the NY territory to help us out.  Jan did a great job and was a huge help to us.  Working these shows is not easy or glamorous so we are grateful for all Jan did!

The hit of Stitches East from the Berroco line was Nimbus and it is this week’s featured FREE pattern.


Nimbusis  a darling cropped cardigan with a stylish shawl collar and exaggerated garter stitch detailing.   The yarn used is Berroco’s Peruvia Quick which knits at a brisk 3 sts/inch on a #11 so Nimbus is a definite contender for a holiday gift.  You could easily make Nimbus longer if the cropped look is not for you.  You would need to do just a bit of measuring and note taking so that you increase the length of the stockinette sections appropriately.

Nimbus is shown in color #9117 Gris Merengo.  Now, I’m pretty much a black & white girl with a strong affection for grey.  I was shocked that the shoppers at East were not gobbling up the grey!  Instead I saw #9143 Aquamarina, #9147 Blue Nile and #9114 Chipotle flying past my register.  There’s never a right or wrong choice when it comes to color – go with what you like.

The simplest way to download the FREE pattern for Nimbus and purchase the yarn is as follows:

1.  Click HERE to go Yarn.Com to the kit page for Nimbus.  Gris Merengo is the default color and 5 skeins are listed which is for the smallest size.  You can increase the number of skeins you want and/or click through and change your color.

2.  We’ve also pre-selected a set of #11 straight needles.  You may leave these as is, select a different set of needles or de-select them if you already have a pair of #11 straights (I’d use circs myself – do what works for you!).

3.  Remember, discounts will not be applied until check out where applicable.

4.  Complete your purchase on our site then zip over to Berroco’s website to download the FREE Nimbus Pattern here.

That’s it!  Let me know what you think of this week’s free pattern!



2 Responses to “Free Pattern Thursday”

  1. mkbalmert Says:

    I’ve knit this sweater already and I love it! It is a very cute sweater!

  2. TARIQ Says:


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