Posts Tagged ‘Valley Yarns Berkshire’

Shawl Collar Cardi in KnitSimple Winter 2011

Monday, December 5th, 2011
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Hi Everyone,

We recently received the latest issue of KnitSimple in the store.

The Winter 2011 issue features a pattern knit in our very own Valley Yarns Berkshire! Check out the Deep-V Cardigan.

This cardigan features the ultra-textural double moss stitch. I love the way that both Berkshire and Berkshire Bulky work up into textured stitches. The stitches really pop.

The cardigan is designed in four sizes – 36, 39, 42, and 45″ and takes 6-8 balls of Valley Yarns Berkshire. It is just $4.99 per ball, so you can knit the sweater in the largest size for under $40! Berkshire is a soft, single ply blend of 85% wool and 15% alpaca. It is available in a wide range of colors, including some lovely natural heathers.

The Winter 2011 issue is packed with other great patterns including garments, accessories, and even some adorable stuffed critters. Check it out today!

Happy Knitting,

Mary

Valley Yarns Show & Tell: 422 Rose Tweed Cardigan

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
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Hi Everyone,

Our final look from the fall catalog is 422 Rose Tweed Cardigan. This cozy, bottom-up cardigan uses a half brioche stitch instead of fairisle to create a color pattern at the yoke. It also serves to make the cardigan extra warm, perfect for fall and spring outerwear.

The wool and alpaca blend of Valley Yarns Berkshire will keep you toasty, and with over 40 colors, you can create your own combination from your favorites.

We tried on the 36.”

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

“I like the sleeve length, but I think the round-yoke shape rounds and minimizes my shoulders too much.”

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

“I love this sweater! It’s really soft and a great shape. I love the cut off sleeves and the neckline detail. This would make a great addition to my fall/winter wardrobe.”

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

“What a warm sweater with great texture and with the cute yoke detail. But because this is a bulkier sweater, I would prefer the sleeves to be full length which would be easy enough to adjust.”

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

“This sweater is a winner! I loved it when we did the photoshoot with bright pink underneath, and it looks nice with the gray outfit I had on the day we took the pictures (and I didn’t plan that!). I quite like where the sleeves end too since Berkshire is such a warm yarn.”

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

“I love this cardigan. The patterned yoke lends itself perfectly to buttoning on the top two or three buttons – my favorite way to wear cardigans. It is cozy, and I like the bit of negative ease this size gave me. I might opt to make the sleeves full-length. “

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

“I was pleasantly surprised by this cardigan. I like the interesting stitch and I found the fit to be rather flattering. I would probably make this size but I would either shorten or lengthen the sleeves so that they don’t end near the widest point of my body.”

Next week, we’ll start showing off the designs from our holiday catalog!

Mary