Posts Tagged ‘Valley Yarns Colrain’

Valley Yarns on Ravelry – Colrain

Friday, August 24th, 2012
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It’s time for another Valley Yarns on Ravelry blog post. This time I’m focusing on some great sweaters knit in Valley Yarns Colrain, a luminous 50/50 merino Tencel blend yarn which has some gorgeous saturated colors including my new favorite, Ocean Blue.

Valley Yarns Colrain has been around awhile and has stood the test of time. Customers love the shimmery and soft sheen that the Tencel contributes. It’s a dream to knit with and has a lovely drape. A recent customer review says it all.

“I knitted a shawlette in perwinkle colrain. Love this yarn! Almost no splitting, very soft, beautiful color and drape. I find no negatives with it at all. It’s so soft and very nice to knit with, I have ordered more! And ya can’t beat the price!” Adamina from Centennial, CO

Check out these sweaters knit in Colrain from some talented folks on Ravelry.

Swing Swing designed by Janine Le Cras; Available for free at knotions.

Sorelle Lace-Edged Pullover designed by Angela Hahn, knit by BarbieKnits; Pattern available for purchase on Knititude.

Heron Cardigan designed by Dorothy Jane, knit by bhargavip08; Available to purchase on Ravelry.

Ingenue designed by Wendy Bernard, knit by sarah1; Available from the book Custom Knits.

Opulent Raglan designed by Wendy Bernard, knit by kellygirl; Available from the book The Best of Knitscene.

Middlefield Pullover designed by Melissa LaBarre, knit by jerdlngr; Available from the book New England Knits.

So, what have you knit with Colrain? Or have you not had a chance to try it yet?

Valley Yarns Show & Tell: 416 Dylan Cardigan

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
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Hi Everyone,

This week we’re taking a look at 416 Dylan Cardigan. Our office is frequently visited by employees’ dogs, and Liz’s golden retriever Dylan (who makes a cameo in Liz’s picture!) loves making the rounds, putting a smile on everyone’s face. Just like Dylan, this top-down raglan sleeved cardigan is easy-going and quick to become your next best friend.

Knit in Valley Yarns Colrain, it is super comfortable, not at all itchy and has a slight sheen.

We tried on the 36″ size.

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

“Love how soft and comfy this sweater is. I could make the sleeves shorter, but I also like how they look cuffed.”

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

“This was a really nice and comfortable cardigan. I would make it the next size up to make it roomy and more of a weekend sweater.”

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

“This has a fun striped texture. I’d take off a little length from the sweater and choose a different color, otherwise this is a sweater I could see wearing.”

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

“I’m a huge fan of cardigans and would probably wear them every day if I had enough to do so. I like the way the lines look on this cardigan. The sleeves are just a touch too long, though I do like my sleeves on the long side. I would knit this, but in a different color of Colrain, which reminds me, I have some Colrain in my stash!”

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

“I love the slight bit of sheen the Colrain yarn has. This is a great weekend cardigan and would be nice with jeans. I would make the arms a bit shorter for myself, but I would consider sticking with this size, maybe adding a bit of ease in the body, since I like to wear cardigans buttoned only at the top. “

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

“I LOVE this cardigan, and not just because its named after my dog. It is super comfortable to wear, even over just a tank top. It is form fitting but not so snug that you get self-conscious. And the design allows for easy modifications to fit a variety of bodies.”

Come back next week for another Show and Tell.

Mary