We have some lovely scarf projects in the shop. These are simple projects but, with the right yarn they turn out beautifully. Made in a variety of sizes you can see the different effects each drape has.
Baktus scarf on Ravelry medium in 2 skeins each of Mini Mochi and Louisa Harding Angora. This feels like a dream around your neck!
This Baktus is a large size made using 800yds out of 1skein Berroco socks metallic and 1 skein Heritage.
Saroyan scarf pattern was made using 3 skeins Shibui Baby Alpaca DK. Of course any yarn can be used in these projects with needle adjustments as needed. This scarf was inspired by the TV show Bones and is part of a series that include Traveling Woman and Temperance. The patterns for all of these are found at feministy.com.
Color therapists tout green as the most restful color. With that in mind we aimed for the ultimate in restfulness with this afghan, combining four shades of green with a neutral. Two rows of crocheted cluster stitch combine to form pretty, daisy-shaped blocks of color, with each daisy fitting neatly into the next.
This free pattern is also available in the new afghan book Comfort Knitting & Crochet Afghans by the Berrocco Design Team which we have in the shop. This afghan is knit from Berroco Comfort.
I found this sweet project in Ravelry this morning and couldn't resist sharing.
Here is beautiful Sheila, one of our teachers in her gorgeous Swing Coat out of the book Swing, Swagger Drape by Jane Slicer-Smith. She knit this out of Berrocco Comfort DK. This technique is done using mitered squares. This coat is just stunning! We watched this sweater appear over a period of weeks and Sheila says this is an easy coat to make.
Here is Margaret in her gorgeous Non-Repeating Sweater out of Knit One Below by Elise Duvekot. The colors in this sweater are so dramatic and they look so beautiful on her. She used mostly Cascade 220 in this piece. She's hoping to wear this beauty when she travels to New Brunswick soon. Both Margaret and Sheila are such talented knitters...they are always a great inspiration in the shop!
Carol Anderson's Cottage Creations patterns are wonderful booklets that have a variety of patterns for knitting. Some of these include sweaters, hats, afghans, toys, community projects and baby projects. These books are really fun to read.
A great new afghan book has arrived at the shop. There are many styles in this creative collection. I love that it's not your typical afghan pattern book.
Milva crocheted this Basket Weave Neck Scarf. It turned out so beautifully. She used Lana Grosso Merino Big yarn for this project.
Milva also crocheted this neck tie out of the same yarn using the FPHDC (1/2post stitch).
Faith K. knit this dramatic Ruana Shawl by Oat Couture. She used yarn from her stash...any Aran or Worsted yarn would work for this project. When Faith swept into the store we had to buy this beautiful pattern. We got the pattern in and it immediately sold out...we are getting more in shortly.
Sam H. knit this great market bag. It was knit up on Glamor that is on sale right now.
Joanne knit this sweet little drawstring bag out of Berrocco suede yarn. This would be a great little bag for your iphone, ipod or as a little gift bag for a special gift.
Work in progress by Sam H....she was out walking when I snuck this photo.
Louet Kidlin...linen, kid mohair and nylon.
New colors of Riverstone Sandee is using to make an old-fashioned ripple afghan.
Ellyn Cooper has this beautiful kit for The Modular Capelet by Catharine Hennessy made up of a variety of colors of her one-of-a-kind hand-dyed yarns.