November 15th, 2011

Valley Yarns Show & Tell: 428 Bordeaux Pullover

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Hi Everyone,

This week we begin a look at the garments from our holiday catalog. Have you checked it out yet? There are some fantastic gift ideas in there!

We’re starting with 428 Bordeaux Pullover. Occasional cables create spots of opacity in this sheer and light-weight top-down raglan pullover.

This pullover is knit in Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel. This is a lace version of our staff-favorite Colrain. It comes on cones, so your don’t have to worry about joining new balls, just keep knitting straight from the cone! The coned yarn also means this is an affordable project. Just one cone for all of the sizes!

We tried on the 36″

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

“Totally love this sweater. I think it’s just my style. I like the cropped body length with the long sleeves.”

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

“I really love how this sweater feels. 2/10 Merino Tencel is perfect for next-to-skin sweaters with no itchiness. The lace fabric stretched to fit me just right. This could be one of those sweaters where I could dress it up or down. I would normally never choose this plum color, but was surprised by how much I liked the color too.”

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

“I would knit this in a larger size and also quite a bit longer. I do love layering, so I like the idea of this sweater but it would definitely be more flattering in a larger size. I’d knit it at least 3″ longer, but that’s the great thing about top-down sweaters! The 2/10 Merino Tencel feels great!”

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

“This pullover would be a wonderful layering piece for transitional seasons.  For myself I would knit it two sizes larger.  I would want it to be flowy and drapey. I would like this to be longer as well, but I think that going up in size would help with the length of this on me.”

Come back next week for another Show & Tell!

Mary

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Mary

Marketing Manager at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
Mary has worked at WEBS since 2005. She has been knitting since 2000 and also knows how to crochet, spin, and use a rigid heddle loom.
Her favorite color: bright pink
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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cecilia-Berry/100000830391338 Cecilia Berry

    I love these posts, you guys! This sweater looks great.

  • Anitanauman

    Love this and really enjoy seeing the different women modelling your beautiful creations.

  • Michelle McMillen

    You need some taller staff! I’m 5’8″ so hard to imagine how this would work for me.