Hello there stranger!
Berocco yarn may be a newcomer to our midsts but it’s reputation precedes it. Knitters who have been around the block will recognize the brand name Berocco. A name associated with fine quality hand knit yarns since the 1960′s, and now, after standing the test of all that time it has found its way into our cozy nook.
4 yarns from the Berocco catalogue are now on the Knit Cafe shelves
1. Vintage Chunky, 12 sts/4″, 50% Acrylic, 40% wool, 10% nylon, 130yds, $7
2. Peruvia Quick, 12 sts/4″, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 103 yds, $10
3. Blackstone Tweed, 13 sts/4″, 65% wool, 25% mohair, 10% angora, 60 yds, $10
4. Ultra Alpaca, 20sts/4″, 50% alpaca, 50% wool, 215 yds, $10
There is something different about the Berocco colour pallet. This bold-ish statement is corroborated by Maurie who came in today and got an up close gander at the new yarn. Without prompting from me (I promise) she remarked on the colour. It is mellow and quiet without losing any of its vividness. Scottish colours – Maurie says.
One of the reasons I was tempted into getting the Berocco line of yarns for the Knit Cafe is that they come out with some excellent patterns. Case in point↓
This coat called Ravenna comes from Vintage Book #302 -sweet as pie sweater and accessory patterns on every page.
Above are sweaters knit from Peruvian Quick yarn. On the left is Kaide from Norah Gaughan’s Volume 9 and on the right a free Berocco pattern called Aidez
Also from Volume 9, on the left is Gullveig knit in Ultra Alpaca and on the right is Tavis knit in Blackstone Tweed
Berocco’s pattern collection is spearheaded by the talented Norah Gaughan whose latest book (Volume 9) is off the charts; replete with stunning patterns. The sweater recipes are teeming with gorgeous cables. Cables appear to be a knit- trend for this season and that is no disappointment to me.
Note to newbie knitters: cables are not as hard as they look!
We also have the Norah Gaughan collections Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 8 and her Men’s Collection. All of them are full of gems!
More yarn updates to come next time, Craftily Yours – Kristin