Posts Tagged ‘Berroco’

Ready, Set Knit #280: Kathy talks with Norah Gaughan

Saturday, September 15th, 2012
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Guest: Kathy and Norah talk about the new book from the Berroco design team: Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Babies and Toddlers. With 50 designs there’s something for every skill set and design aesthetic.

The Snowflake Blanket, on page 25, one of Kathy’s favorite patterns from this book.

This is the perfect follow-up companion to their first collection: Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans

Steve’s Yarn Picks:

Upcoming Events:
Classes with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee! – Knitting for Speed and Efficiency and Knitting with Mawata
Valley Yarns Trunk Show, in store only! – September 20th
9th Annual Knit & Crochet for the Cure – in store only!
6th Annual Rhinebeck Roadtrip – October 20th.

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Free Pattern Thursday: Braque in Berroco Linsey

Thursday, August 9th, 2012
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This week’s free pattern is a crochet pattern from Berroco. Braque is an updated take on the classic granny square. This charming cardigan is easy to crochet and combines modern sensibilities with a bohemian vibe.

Crocheted in Berroco Linsey, this great blend combines cotton and linen in a great yarn for summer. It also has fantastic color variations that are brought to life with the granny square pattern.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

What’s your favorite crochet pattern?

Ready, Set, Knit, #275: Kathy & Steve discuss the August Sale

Saturday, August 4th, 2012
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Guest: Kathy and Steve Talk about Stitches Midwest , look for us starting at booth 513. They also discuss the August Sale.

Highlights from the Sale include Reynolds Rise and Shine, Artful Yarns Serenade,  Cascade Yarns Soft Spun, Cascade Cloud 9, S. Charles Collezione Panne, S. Charles Collezione Tinka, 4/8 Wool Millend, 2/8 Wool Millend, Ironstone Brushed Mohair, Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk, Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk, and Valley Yarns  Rayon Chenille. Be sure to check the website for additional sale yarns that are not listed on the mailer.

The new 2012 Weaving Sourcebook has been mailed, you can request a catalog online.

New Fall classes will post in the next few weeks.

Steve’s Yarn Picks:

Steve and Kathy had a small guest in the studio that agreed with all of Steve’s yarn picks!
Upcoming Events

No Podcast next week but we’ll be back with a new show on 8/18/12!

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Ready, Set, Knit #273: Kathy Talks with Andra Asars

Saturday, July 21st, 2012
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Guest: Andra Asars, our Berroco Yarns Rep., talks with Kathy about the new Fall yarns from Berroco.

They chat about the new engineered yarns, Cirrus and Elements as well as Boboli and Boboli Quick.  Andra mentions a pattern she’s working on from Norah Gaughan Vol. 11, and two free pattern from the Berroco website: the Checkerboard Throw and the Woodhaven mittens.

They also discuss Andra’s conversion to Knitter’s Pride Interchangeable Needles, Stitches Midwest and Kathy’s second Super-Big-Exciting announcement for the Fall schedule.

Kathy and Andra’s Yarn Picks:

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Free Pattern Thursday: Casale in Berroco Captiva

Thursday, June 21st, 2012
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This week’s free pattern comes to us from the folks at Berroco. Casale is knit in Berroco Captiva and is perfect for showing off the yarn. The shaker rib pattern adds a bit of a different look to the rib and look great with the Captiva. The whole sweater has a very “beachy” feel. The ribbing pulls the sweater in just a little giving it a shape without having to worry about working shaping.

Berroco Captiva is a lovely blend of

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

The Buzz at WEBS – June 15, 2012

Friday, June 15th, 2012
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The Buzz at WEBS

Even if we aren’t all knitters, we’re still connected to yarn somehow in our lives. This week, the staff at WEBS is buzzing about gifts we’ve received, projects we’d like to knit, and a very exciting new book.

My co-workers gave me this beautiful afghan that they knit in Berroco Vintage as a wedding gift for me and my husband, who also works at WEBS.  I love it so so much.  It’s incredibly soft, machine washable and they couldn’t have picked better colors!  They also did a great job keeping their plans a secret at work.  I never suspected a thing! > Lindsey T.

My mom made this hat out of Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in Charcoal for me. I really like how soft is is and it’s warm without suffocating my head! I can wash it and dry it too without it shrinking. < Jeff G.

Madelinetosh Merino Light in Fathom – My wife recently knit me a hat with this yarn and I love it. The colors are great and it feels really nice on my head. It’s warm and stylish! > Ken T.

Valley Yarns 448 Fiddlehead Set and Southwick Yarn – I packed this into an order the other day and was really into how Emma used the fiddlehead motif in the design of the mitts and beret. I like that she chose Southwick because it is soft and lightweight for the Spring. > Angela Z.

One of our store managers, Leslie Ann Bestor, wrote Cast On Bind Off, a book all about the many ways to cast on and bind off for projects. I love how it’s spiral bound so it lays flat on the couch while I’m following along. I thought I was done buying knitting reference books, but this one I just had to have. Nothing else in my collection is so comprehensive. > Grace H.

Free Pattern Thursday: Rayures in Berroco Ultra Alpaca

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
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This week, our free pattern is in one of our new May Anniversary Sale yarns – Berroco Ultra Alpaca. Reyures is a striped, shorter sleeve, cowl-neck pullover with tons of color combination options.

Berroco Ultra Alpaca is a great blend of wool and alpaca. It is available in many, wonderful heathered colors.

The stripes on the back of this sweater are narrow, while the stripes on the front are wider.

Have you had a chance to check our the new yarns that are on sale this month? Ultra Alpaca is one of the many yarns that are in the sale that are a great option to have in your stash. It is a classic worsted weight, so even if you don’t have a project planned right away, you’re sure to find something you’re interested in. Ultra Alpaca is also great for accessories, like cozy mittens!

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

What color combination would you choose for this pattern?

 

Free Pattern Thursday: Kabak in Berroco Versa

Thursday, March 15th, 2012
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We have had some crazy weather here in the Northeast lately. It has felt more like late spring/early summer than the end of winter! This weekend, they’re predicting temps around 70 degrees. I know some places have experienced record snowfall this winter, and after all the snow we had last year, I feel for you.

All of the warm weather has me thinking of lighter weight projects and about exploring all of the spring yarns that have arrived over the last couple months.

This week’s free pattern is from Berroco. Kabak is a sleeveless knit shirt with a dropped stitch detail down the front. It is knit in Berroco Versa.

Berroco Versa is machine washable cotton/acrylic blend that’s full of color. It is a twin ribbon yarn that has fantastic drape and is wonderfully soft.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

What project is next on your to do list?

Ready, Set, Knit #250: Kathy talks with Della Quimby of della Q

Saturday, January 14th, 2012
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Guest: Della Quimby of della Q. If you’re at VKLive this weekend, make sure you stop by and visit with Della. She’s in booth 2402.  Check out the Della Q Cotton Edict Bags as well as all of her needle cases.

Della Q wants to develop the ultimate knitting bag! They want you to tell them what you want in a knitting bag. Visit their Facebook page, like them, and let them know what you’re looking for!

Steve’s Yarn Picks

There will be no show next week.

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Free Pattern Thursday: Berroco Macchiato Gloves

Thursday, December 8th, 2011
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Hi Everyone!

This week’s free pattern is a great last minute gift! The Macchiato gloves from Berroco are knit in Berroco Voyage and trimmed with Berroco Nanuk.

Berroco Voyage is a beautiful, soft alpaca blend, so it’s nice and toasty. It comes in a great selection of heathered colorways that will brighten to cold months to come. Berroco Nanuk gives a great faux shearling look to the gloves and has a fun, fuzzy texture. Knit on size US 10.5 (6.5mm) needles, this project will go quick. You need just one of each yarn, so the gloves will cost you just under $20 – a great deal for an impressive last minute gift!

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

If you’re crafting for the holidays how is it going? I know I’m a bit behind schedule, but hoping to catch up and get a big push in this weekend!

Enjoy!
Mary