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Monday, May 3, 2010

Patterns of the Month, May 2010

Patterns of the Month
May 2010

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Our two patterns of the month for May reflect some of the most frequent requests we've had in the store recently. I hope it will give you a chance to knit with some yarns that you haven't found a good pattern for yet!

The first pattern happens to be a free pattern from Published recently through the Berroco weekly newsletter, Ari has already become a popular pattern on Ravelry and the internet. It fulfills ALL of the criteria that a lot of you have asked for lately. Something that:
  • will take the chill off at an evening wedding or in the air conditioning
  • looks elegant but isn't too fancy or difficult
  • has a WIDE variety of yarns to choose from so you can find the color you want
  • covers your shoulders but actually stays on without a shawl pin or holding it with your hands
Meet Ari from the Berroco Design Team:
Ari is sized for bodies from 32" to 52" and has a cropped length of between 15.5" and 18.5". This feminine shape is easily customized for longer body or sleeve length if you so wish - but don't be afraid of the cropped look! It is very flattering to all kinds of body types and flexible for different wardrobes. This pattern calls for Berroco's cotton/acrylic blend yarn, Weekend, which we now stock in 19 colors.

You could also use
Cotton & cotton blends - Fantasy Naturale, Jeannee (on clearance)
Wool & wool blends - Peruvia, Lustra, Paca Tweed, Malabrigo Worsted, Ultra Alpaca, Galway, Comfort, Encore and many more!

For our second pattern I have this great, basic twin set from Plymouth Yarn Co. Two patterns in one, it features a v-neck tank top under a versatile deep-v neck cardigan - both with a twisted rib detail throughout. I would find myself reaching for this cardigan every day for work or an evening walk around the block.
This pattern is worked in Plymouth's Oceanside Organic Cotton but take a look at Mirasol's organic, naturally dyed cotton also. Other great options for summer wear include:
And for the wooly, cooler-weather options look at:
Lots of options for you! Let me know if you have any questions about yarn selection or the patterns and I'll get right back to you. Jen at Hopefully we'll see you soon!

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