Sweater Knit Along

cardigan

Hey Knitters? Does anyone want to do a sweater knit along? Three of us are doing the Stonecutters Cardigan. Does anyone want to do a knitalong? Let me know soon if you are interested so I can order more yarn in the Blackstone tweed ($9.95/50gm) colour of your choice.

Other yarn options are available for other budgets, animal fibre sensitivities, and wash-ability. Just let us know and we can suggest some alternatives.

A 10% discount for purchase of the entire yarn needed for this project applies. I can also ship the yarn if people wish to knit with us remotely. We can share on the blog and Ravelry group.

Cheers!

The Sun is out and New Spring Yarns are Here

Wow the sun is shining. Gotta love that Vancouver!

New yarns and pattern books in store from Berroco for Spring.

Berroco Maya

This irresistible chainette blends silky Pima cotton with just a touch of soft baby alpaca.  Super soft, 85% Cotton 15% Alpaca.

Hank Weight: 
50g – 1.75 oz
Hank Length:
137yds – 125m
Knitting Gauge:
5 sts = 1″
20 sts & 28 rows = 4″ (10cm)
Needle Size:
8 (US) / 5 mm
Crochet Gauge:
4 sc = 1″ 16 sc & 21 rows = 4″ (10cm)
Hook Size:
8(H) (US) / 5 mm

 

Berroco Fuji

The compelling texture and sophisticated silk blend make this machine-washable yarn perfect for warm-weather projects. Elegant and cool for summer; 38% Silk 25% Cotton 22% Rayon / Viscose 15% Nylon

Hank Weight: 
1.75 oz / 50 g
Hank Length:
125 yds / 115 m
Knitting Gauge:
5 sts = 1″
20 sts & 28 rows = 4″ (10cm)
Needle Size:
7 (US) / 4.5 mm
Crochet Gauge:
3.75 sc = 1″
15 sc & 20 rows = 4″ (10cm)
Hook Size:
8(H) (US) / 5 mm

Burnett by Berroco Yarns – a great baby cardigan!

Burnett by Berroco Yarns
Burnett by Berroco Yarns

Baby knits are always a fabulous gift!

Knit in one piece with foldback cuffs and an easy checkerboard pattern, this baby cardigan looks great on all babies. Sized for 6 , 9, 12, and 18 months, it is shown in Berroco Comfort, but feel free to substitute Berroco Vintage if you would prefer some wool content.

Kudos to Mom at Simply Notable for her Cork Forest

corkforest1These little Cork Forest Christmas trees make an awesome hostess gift. Check out the pattern and the blog of Simply Notable a mother daughter blogging team of awesomeness!

Here’s a fast affordable gift: Cute one ball bib for baby

orangelo_bib_lgThis one ball bib is knit in Berroco Comfort Chunky. $7.49 G0 to the Berroco site for the Free Pattern Link.

Devin’s Toque

Indulge yourself or a loved one with a simply ribbed, luxuriously soft and warm toque knit from Handmaiden’s 4 ply cashmere. Devin’s Toque uses just one skein ($39.95), please come into the store to view the colours, including our exclusive Vancouver colourway.

Vancouver in Handmaiden 4 ply Cashmere
Vancouver in Handmaiden 4 ply Cashmere

Sawtelle

Soft simplicity, Sawtelle, a free Berroco pattern, is sized for girls from 2 to 12. Knit from Berroco Remix, a machine washable yarn made of 100% recycled non-animal fibers. Sample available for viewing in store.

Sawtelle by Berroco Yarns
Sawtelle by Berroco Yarns

Finished Wedding Blanket (photos)

 

Well here are some photos of the almost finished Wedding Blanket and all the Blanket helpers except our Baba.

The Blanket has now been received by the bride and groom Janina and Eric, so I can post photos.

It was knit mostly in Berroco Ultra Alpaca with some silk garden squares. The edging was done in Aslan Trends royal Alpaca. Detailing in pin felting was also done with Spiffy’s Hand spun.

Some detailing on the scary forest, the church, the barn, and the dragonflies were added after these photos.  I’ll post photos of those finished squares on flicker.

Thanks Again to Angela, Steve, Donna, Paul, Janet, Stephanie, Susan (who sent squares all the way from England) and Baba.