Usually I try to show pictures of our latest arrivals, but so much inventory has been delivered in the last 2 weeks that my camera and I just can’t keep up – here’s a list of what’s new right now:
- Berroco Ultra Alpaca Natural – we’ve brought back all 7 undyed shades of this 50% super fine alpaca/50% Peruvian wool worsted, created by blending the natural colors of alpaca with undyed wool.
- Re-stock of Cascade 128 Superwash – this is our go-to “light chunky” superwash merino wool that’s happy on a US 10/6mm needle. Vibrant colors, buttery soft, and machine washable.
- Re-Stock of Kelbourne Woolens Scout – a true modern classic. 100% heathered wool at a sport/DK weight in a gorgeous on-trend palette, ideal for colorwork.
- Re-stock of Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok – are we allowed to have a favorite favorite? That would be this 2-ply yarn of the highest quality Peruvian Highland wool, available in 50g and 150g hanks. Extremely soft with excellent stitch definition. And incredibly versatile – the suggested needle range is US 6-11/4-8mm.
- Re-stock of Ultra Wool DK – not just for babies, but this is our pick for “baby yarn.” 100% machine washable wool, smooth and gentle enough for little ones but also a great all-around DK weight. Berroco’s own patterns for Ultra Wool DK show what a wonderful staple yarn it is.
- Jūl Shawl Pins – simple, elegant shapes in rosewood or metal, all handmade and Fair Trade.
I do have photos to show of…
- EZ PZ Gauge Rulers – our first shipment of these amazing magnifiers flew out the door. They make accurate measurement of stitch and row gauge a snap. Get your name on the wait list for the next batch coming in (even our supplier is temporarily sold out right now, that’s how hot these gadgets are!)
And will there be spring yarns coming? You betcha! Berroco’s brand new ombré gradient Isola (below) is headed our way, along with a full re-stock of Berroco Remix Light, our bestselling non-wool yarn. Also coming soon, lots more Malabrigo Sock and Rios. As soon as the boat docks, the truck unloads at the warehouse, and the boxes are shipped to us, we’ll let you know!
Here’s a teaser for Isola…
…and here are two pattern suggestions for light, breezy tops made with Remix Light, Maëlle (in #3982 Blue Moon) and Capucine (in #6961 Peony held with Berroco Aerial in #3444 Fuchsia), both from the Berroco Design Team and both available at GYI…
Remember my Churchmouse Yarns and Teas Three/One Colorwork Cowl from the last post? I did indeed have enough Rowan Brushed Fleece left to complete another one, but it ended up not being a cowl.
I made it into a hat!
I am pretty pleased with the results, both with and without the pompom. Want to make one for yourself? You can pick up my modifications for this free pattern when you purchase your yarn.
(My cowl/hat trick worked because I have a 22″ head; if you don’t have a melon head like mine, you may need to go down a needle size or two to trick the gauge into making you a smaller hat)
Let’s get our Gallery of Finished Projects off to a great start with four absolutely beautiful woven scarves from our customer Liz. Yarns used include Malabrigo Rios, Emma’s Yarns Practically Perfect Sock, and Berroco Ultra Wool DK.
Nan wanted an ear-warming cloche hat and chose the pattern Mrs. Peel, We’re Needed* by Nina Machlin Dayton. Remember watching The Avengers? This is a bit like John Steed’s signature bowler, but much more stylish. Her yarn is Berroco Ultra Wool Worsted.
Joanne’s ready for spring with this comfortable, classic pullover in Luma from The Fibre Co. The pattern is #993 Neck down V-Neck T-shirt for Women* by Diane Soucy/Knitting Pure & Simple. Joanne says this was her easiest, quickest sweater ever, completed in less than a month. Here’s hoping she gets to wear it very soon!
Until that day comes, Joanne will have toasty toes with these snappy socks made with the Churchmouse Simple Toe-Up Sock* pattern. Her first pair was worked with Opal 4-Ply Sock for the main color and Manos del Uruguay Alegria in Crimson for the heels. The second pair was knit in sport weight Cascade Heritage 150 with a brilliant purple Wonderland Yarns Mad Hatter as the contrast color.
Linda made herself a clever little Pandemic Wrister, a free pattern from Claudia Krisniski. Knit in Berroco Pima 100, it will be a handy spot for her to park her needles, stitch markers, pins, etc. while she crafts.
And it’s not too early to start crocheting a family heirloom for next winter like this amazing afghan Cindy made. You don’t want to leave a project like this to the last minute!
Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!