Posts Tagged ‘Valley Yarns Amherst’

Valley Yarns Pattern Feature -the Arbor Pullover

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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The Arbor Pullover, worked in valley Yarns Amherst, is a simple set-in sleeve pullover with a pop of texture at the yoke. With a classic crew neck, ribbed cuffs and hem this stockinette pullover could be boring and bland but the addition of a textured slip stitch pattern at the yoke livens it up and gives it a bit of polish.

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You could use two high contrast colors of Amherst as we’ve done for the sample or be more subtle and choose two tones of the same color like Balsam and Navy or Light Grey and Charcoal. Which colors would you use?

Valley Yarns Show and Tell: 472 MoCA Cardigan

Monday, August 27th, 2012
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We have two more weeks of Valley Yarns Show and Tell posts for the Valley Yarns catalog, and this week we’re looking at 473 MoCA Cardigan. Easy garter stitch knit from cuff to cuff works brilliantly with a modern dolman sleeve shape and an unshaped, naturally draping neckline. Soft and cozy Valley Yarns Amherst will make this design one of your favorites.

We tried on the 36″ size.

We were a bit split on the design of this cardigan, but all agreed that Valley Yarns Amherst is a super soft, super cozy yarn. Many of us found the dolman sleeves to be too big and bulky for us, but the word “cozy” did come up quite a few times.

You can check out the pattern here.

Valley Yarns Show & Tell: 421 Pearl Street Cabled Pullover

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
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Hi Everyone,

In this week’s show and tell, we try on 421 Pearl Street Cabled Pullover. It is knit in super soft Valley Yarns Amherst. It’s knit in the round from the bottom-up with seamless, wide saddle shoulders and easy ribbon cables.

We tried on the 36″ size.

Height: 5’3″
Bust: 37″
Waist: 30″
Hips: 42″

“This is one cuddly, warm sweater. I think I have slightly narrow shoulders, so the saddle shoulder helps accentuate them to make my figure less pear-shaped.”

Height: 5’0″
Bust: 38″
Waist: 30″
Hips: 38″

“This was way too much sweater for me! It’s a gorgeous cable pattern in a super soft and warm yarn, but it made me look a lot bigger than I am. I would make this sweater as a gift for someone else, but not for myself.”

Height: 5’4¾”
Bust: 35½”
Waist: 29½”
Hips: 40″

“I love cabled sweaters, but this one has a little too much cable action going on. But in a darker color and an inch off of the sleeves, this is a sweater I would put on when I want to feel cozy and warm.”

Height: 5’4″
Bust: 39½
Waist: 32″
Hips: 43″

“Amherst is one of my favorite Valley Yarns because it’s so soft, but I don’t think the style of this sweater is very flattering on me. The cable makes me look bulkier than I would like to.”

Height: 5’2″
Bust: 40″
Waist: 33½”
Hips: 43″

“If you are going ice skating this winter, this is the sweater you’ll want to wear! The cables in this wool yarn make this a very insulated, cozy, garment. I would knit the 44″ size (in a darker color) and use it as a layering/outerwear sweater paired with jeans.”

Height: 5’7 ½”
Bust: 36¾”
Waist: 34¾”
Hips: 38½”

“This sweater is very warm and cozy. It would be perfect for a crisp fall day. Its body-hugging but it smoothes over all of my problem areas. I really like the long sleeves, as they look just right on my long-ish arms.”

Next week, we’ll be featuring 416 Dylan Cardigan.