October 15th, 2010

Valley Yarns Show & Tell

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Hi Everyone,

A few of us in the office were talking recently about how lucky we are to be able to try on our latest Valley Yarns garments. Our customers who visit the store also have the same opportunity, but what about all our great online customers? We thought we would try out photographing some of the garments on our staff members so you can get an idea of what the garments look like on different people.

First up is one of the most popular patterns from our Fall 2010 collection, the Moorish Lattice Cardigan knit in Valley Yarns Sheffield.

This cardigan is super cozy! It’s hard to show you how soft the yarn is, it just needs to be touched! This is the perfect sweater to curl up with on a cold night. The stitch pattern is carried throughout the sweater and onto the back. The pockets are placed at the hips, but don’t add a lot of “extra padding” to that area, and they can always be left off if you prefer.

It is sized for 36,” 40,” 44,” 48,” and 52.” We tried on the 36.”

And now, onto our show and tell!

First, we have Cara, one of our Assistant Store Managers.

Height: 5’8″

Bust: 36″

Waist: 32″

Hips: 43″

Next up is Kirsten, the pattern’s designer!

Height: 5’3″

Bust: 35″

Waist: 28″

Hips: 41″

Here is Dena, our Web Content Manager for the yarn site.

Height: 5’4 ¾”

Bust: 35 ½”

Waist: 29 ½”

Hips: 40″

And Nicole, our Web Content Manager for websbeads.com.

Height: 5’3″

Bust: 34″

Waist: 28″

Hips: 38″

Heidi is one of our wonderful store employees.

Height: 5’4 ¾”

Bust: 36″

Waist: 30″

Hips: 40″

Here’s the Moorish Lattice Cardigan on me, Mary. I’m the Marketing Manager here at WEBS.

Height: 5’4″

Bust: 41 ½”

Waist: 36″

Hips: 45 ½”

And last, but not least, we have Tina, our Education Manager.

Height: 5’2″

Bust: 40″

Waist: 33 ½”

Hips: 46″

So, there’s our first “show and tell.” As we continue to share more garments, what do you want to know about the sweaters we’re trying on?

Mary

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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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  • Amanda

    Thank you for the show & tell. I love it, very useful, & it confirms what I thought about this cardigan: I want to knit it, but the poofy patch pockets at hip level are not flattering on anyone, no matter how lovely her figure (and all the women pictured have lovely figures). I'll leave them off or come up with different pockets.

  • Missmartha

    Will I look like Heidi in it if I knit it? Martha

  • KathyElkins

    Heidi is lovely Martha, but so are you!

  • KathyElkins

    Pockets can be challenging in how they look visually and some folks can get past that due to the functionality. If you end up knitting them with a different pocket design, I'd love to see a picture of your finished garment and solution!

  • Dawn

    Thank you to all of you for sharing your sizes. I'm sure it isn't easy having your sizes out there however, we really appreciate it! It is quite helpful for this knitter!

  • http://twitter.com/kdlb Kristine Beeson

    The show and tell was great, thanks for sharing it! I'd love to hear how much “ease” model normally wears, that would give another dimension of information to see how well they each felt it fit them. :)

  • http://knittinginmybackyarn.blogspot.com/ Amybel

    Love the fashion show on real people!!

  • Sherri

    I'd love to know what each person thought of the fit & style, and what they'd change to make it work for them personally.

    I love this sweater!

  • Flan

    This is great! May I request a taller model for future sweaters? :) I already add a couple inches of length to most patterns (I'm 6', and have a long torso), but I'd love to see some of these on someone who also struggles with too short sweaters!

  • KathyElkins

    Sherri – I gave them the same feedback after I read the post. Given the positive response to the post, I think you'll see the content evolve and grow. Thanks for reading!

  • KathyElkins

    Flan – we'll do our best! In thinking about our staff, we don't have a lot height! Cara who is featured above is 5' 8″ and I think she's probably the tallest of our bunch.

  • http://www.studentaccommodationshop.co.uk/ Student Accommodation

    oh great …i like this sweater..kool enough to fight with cold..;)

  • Cinvon

    This really help!! Thank you:))

  • stephanie

    very pretty sweater. Oh yes I love red also.

  • Kirsten

    In looking at the sleeves, I thought they looked long on the model. It appears that every “real person” wound up turning the cuffs up. I think I'll make the sleeves shorter to begin with as turned up cuffs look kind of bulky.

    thanks for the real life reality check!

  • Pat

    This was a brilliant idea! Very helpful to see the sweater on different body types. Hope you will keep doing this for other patterns………

  • Rbuff

    Great idea showing real people in the completed sweater! Thanks and please continue to do this!