Posts Tagged ‘Berkshire’

Valley Yarns Pattern Feature – Laurentide Pullover

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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The Laurentide Pullover has a great v-neck, chevron shape that can be emphasized by random stripes of color. The Valley Yarns Berkshire is soft and cozy making this sweater feel like a warm hug on those chilly autumn days.

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A clever combination of single and double crochet stripes keeps your interest in this bottom up sweater that is worked in the round. And with over 40 colors of Berkshire to choose from there’s a perfect combination of colors for every crocheter!

Steve’s Deal of the Day – Valley Yarns Berkshire: Project Ideas

Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Steve’s Deal of the Day for this weekend is Valley Yarns Berkshire - $4.09/ball (reg $5.99), one of our original Valley Yarns and still one of our favorites! With an 85%Wool/15% Alpaca fiber blend presented in a single ply in over 40 colors this is one perfect stash yarn. Berkshire works up beautifully in colorwork and texture stitches and is a dream to felt.

Berkshire Blossoms DotD Berkshire

 

Our new Berkshire Blossoms pattern – a FREE downloadable PDF – is a great way to use lots of color for seasonal accents to your home or office.

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The Monarda Pullover by Annie Foley is a great use of Berkshire in a simple colorwork yoke. Ravelry user spinbikerun chose to lengthen the sleeves for her version.

Fairy Snowcap Dotd Berkshire

Romi’s Fairy Snowcap is one of our favorites from her e-Book – The Great Oddments Knitdown. With just one skein you can whip up this gorgeous winter hat! Which color would you choose?!

Be sure to check out additional patterns for Berkshire by simply clicking on the “Related Patterns” tab at the top of the yarn page!

And don’t forget! Valley Yarns Berkshire is Steve’s Deal of the Day through 11:59pm EDT Sunday, June 8, 2014. Use Promo Code FBBERKSH94 at checkout to get the special price, $4.09/ball (reg $5.99). 

Projects for the Winter Games

Friday, January 24th, 2014
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The Winter Games begin Feb 7th  - just 2 weeks away!

If you’re looking for a few quick projects to knit or crochet before the games begin, to show your support, we’ve got some great ideas and each pattern is FREE.

Our Last Minute Hat pattern is a great quick knit! Written to double strand our Berkshire Bulky, you could easily substitute with 3 strands of our Valley Yarns Berkshire or Northampton.

The Last Minute Mittens are also a great choice. Shown knit in Northampton Bulky, you could substitute Berkshire Bulky, and easily add stripes.

 

The Bits and Pieces Cowl is a great way to show your team spirit, and being worked in singled crochet on a larger hook with Berkshire Bulky you’ll zip right along!

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Finally, a cute and slouchy crochet hat from the My Mountain collection from Schachenmayer worked in their Boston yarn.

If you already have projects planned but need yarns in the right patriotic color scheme to support Team USA we have a few more great options:

Berroco Comfort, Berroco Comfort Chunky, Plymouth Encore

What will you be working on during the games? And what events are you most looking forward to?

Valley Yarns Berkshire featured in Stitching in the Stacks

Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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One of the newest collections available from Cooperative Press is Stitching in the Stacks – Librarian Inspired Knits. In that collection you’ll find the lovely Book Woman Jacket, by Sarah Barbour, which is worked in our Valley Yarns Berkshire in the Tan Heather colorway.

It features a cabled, double-breasted front closure and shawl collar as well as moss stitch hem details and pockets to keep you cozy. With over 40 colors of Berkshire to choose from this may just be the perfect jacket for all book women!

What color of Berkshire would you use?

Valley Yarns on Ravelry Issue #7

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
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Check out some of these great projects knit in Valley Yarns that caught my eye recently on Ravelry.

1. anisa uses one of my favorite Valley Yarns, Northfield, to knit Gundrun Johnston’s Shalder sweater. Love the pockets.

2. Nikol Lohr’s Bunny Hop Thrummed Bunny Slippers look so cute and cozy knit in Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky. Keep these in mind if you’re looking for a quick project as we approach the holiday season.

3. bookishmomma has made the incredible Fireside Sweater in Valley Yarns Berkshire, combining two of my favorites, cables and a cardigan.

4. TonkaDancikova’s Stanley Cup Championship Shawl is an excellent project for a Bruinsfan, knit out of Valley Yarns Northampton.

5. LaniO’s Asymmetrical Buttoned Raglan knit in snuggly Valley Yarns Sheffield would be the perfect sweater to pull on to get rid of a chill. Plus I love the button detail of Kirsten Hipsky’s design.

Free Pattern – Shale Pleated Scarf

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
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This week’s free pattern is a super new scarf!  Perfect for women or men, the Shale Pleated Scarf has an interesting stitch pattern that looks great when finished.

Knit in our Valley Yarns Berkshire, it will keep you warm no matter how cold it gets this winter!  As designed, the pattern takes 4 skeins of Berkshire and your finished scarf will be 12″x72″ for less than $20!

Click here to download your FREE copy of the Shale Pleated Scarf  Pattern!

Enjoy!

Kathy