We’re clearing out discontinued colours of two of our most popular yarns, Berroco Vintage and Berroco Vintage Chunky. It’s super soft, machine washable, easy to work with, and great for all kinds of projects (unless you want to felt them). Get it while it’s still available!
20% OFF Berroco Vintage (clearance colours)
Berroco Vintage is an extremely versatile yarn, and we consider it a staple. It’s soft, comfortable, machine washable, and easy to work with. Its a worsted weight, and can be used for any pattern that calls for worsted weight yarn. Vintage is great for all kinds of projects, including babies, kids, men, women, boot socks, slippers, blankets and afghans, pillows, etc, but it will not felt. It also comes in a broad spectrum of colours which is always expanding. This yarn is also available in a Chunky/Bulky version, Berroco Vintage Chunky.
- 40% Wool, 52% Acrylic, 8% Nylon
- 100g/198m (217 yds)
- Worsted Weight
- Knitting Gauge with 4.5mm/US7 needles: 20 sts & 27 rows = 4″ (10cm)
- Knitting Gauge with 5mm/US8 needles: 18 sts & 24 rows = 4″ (10cm)
- Machine wash, lay flat to dry.
- Made in Peru
- Pattern ideas for this yarn
20% OFF Berroco Vintage Chunky (clearance colours)
Berroco Vintage Chunky is a bulky weight yarn that’s great for just about everything: babies, kids, men, blankets, afghans, etc. It is machine washable, soft, easy to work with and come in a spectrum of great colours, both solid and heathered. It’s a blend of wool and high-end synthetic fibres, but it isn’t shiny (or squeaky), and doesn’t feelacrylicy. This yarn is also available in a Worsted weight, Berroco Vintage.
- 40% Wool, 52% Acrylic, 8% Nylon
- 100g/125m (136yds)
- Bulky Weight
- 6mm/US10 needles, 6mm/J hook
- Knitting Gauge: 14 sts & 21 rows = 4″ (10cm)
- Crochet Gauge: 12sc & 14 rows = 4″ (10cm)
- Machine wash inside out in cold water on gentle cycle, lay flat to dry.
- Made in Peru
- Pattern ideas from Ravelry
1 Skein Cable Cowl
I was just playing around with this new yarn, Urth Uneek Chunky, so I whipped up a little neckwarmer. A cowl is a great one skein project, and a great way to see how a yarn feels and far it will knit. I love the renaissance quality of the colours in the yarn, the slight sheen of the fibre (which is very unusual in a bulky weight yarn). I was delighted to find that the yardage was good and one skein is definitely enough for a good sized cowl or a hat. I think the cable detail of the pattern was lost in the gorgeous colouration of the yarn, but I was happy with it otherwise. Urth Uneek Chunky is definitely a great yarn for simple knits that don’t require a lot of detail. It’s is incredibly soft, and feels very airy and kind of cloudlike. It’s newbie friendly and makes VERY giftable knits.
- I used 10mm/US15 needles
- I worked 10 rounds after casting on, then did the cable rounds, then did another 10 rounds before casting off.
- If making a hat I would cast on 40(44) sts for a size s/m(m/l)
I know it’s really hard for a lot of people to visualize what a yarn will look like knit up, especially when it is a self-patterning or self-striping yarn like Urth Uneek Fingering. So as my friend Rosie has progressed on the above cardigan, I’ve thought a lot of people would like to see what it can look like. The thickness of the stripes and the exact pooling are of course dependent on the number of stitches cast on, but I think this gives you a good idea of what the yarn can do. I especially love the ‘pooling’, The stripes are kind of groovy and random, a bit missoniesque. The pattern is Adrift, a simple, unstructured top-down cardie with swingy fronts – the perfect canvas for a stunning yarn. Thank you for sharing your beautiful sweater with us Rosie!!!
- Urth Uneek Fingering (2 to 3 skeins, depending on size and sleeve length)
- 3.5mm/US4 – 32″ circular needles
- 3.5mm/US5 double pointed needles (or type suitable for sleeve circumference)
- Stitch markers
- tapestry needle
- Pattern: Adrift
Why am I showing you this lovely warm, wool sweater in the middle of August? Because I just noticed that the price of Cascade Eco+ Peruvian Tones is going up this fall, and I’d figured I’d give you a head start. If are thinking about making something in this yarn, like the Carbeth cardigan below, NOW is a great time to pick up the yarn, while it’s still at last year’s price. The cardigan in the pictures is colour 06 Ebony, you only need 2 skeins, and you’ll be saving yourself ten bucks!
This cardigan is intended to be wide, cropped, and to hang bell-like from the shoulders. To fit as shown, it should be knitted with at least 10cm / 4in positive ease at the bust. Pick the size at least 10cm / 4in above your actual bust measurement, and if in doubt, select the next size up. Length can easily be added to the sweater to make it less cropped.
- Finished measurement at bust: 95 (104, 112.5, 124, 135, 143.5, 152.5)cm or 37½ (41, 44½, 49, 53½, 56½, 60)”
- Cascade Eco+ Peruvian Tones: 2 skeins (all sizes)
- Approximately 6.5mm/US105 needles, but see pattern for all the details
- Double pointed needles for i-cord
- 4 stitch markers
- Waste yarn and spare needles or needle cords for holding stitches
- Tapestry needle
- 6 buttons (2.5 cm / 1 in diameter)
- Pattern: Carbeth
Interweave Knits Fall 2018
The new Interweave knits has landed! I think it’s safe to say that cables “in” this fall – they even have an article on how to repair mistakes in them.
We’re clearing out ALL of our stock of Premier Couture Jazz (the yarn that Amr Knit blankets a ‘thing’), so if you’ve ever wanted to try this out, now is the time!
Premier Couture Jazz
Premier Couture Jazz is the favourite yarn of arm knitters, and we agree that it’s the best material for super-duper bulky blankets whether you’re making on needles or with your limbs. It’s a soft and fluffy knitted tube of fine, brushed acrylic, which means that it can be washed and it will look great in your home for a long time. (We want you to love your projects, and the wool roving that is used in arm knitting videos popular on social media is unfortunately by its nature very delicate and will start to pill and look mungy even before you finish your blanket. We love the way roving looks in pictures, but it regrettably doesn’t have much longevity after the photo shoot.)
- 81% Acrylic, 19% Nylon .
- 100 g – 16.5 yds/15m
- #7 Super Bulky Weight.
- Hand wash. Do not bleach. Lay flat to dry.
- Made in Turkey
Jumbo Cabled Throw
Arm Knit Blanket
Another Stripe It Cowl
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I just finished a Stripe It Cowl, it just needed to be photographed properly. I used 4mm/US6 needles for the ribbing and 4.5mm/US7 needles for the body of the cowl. I’m super happy with it, and I think all of the colourways will look glorious!
Mini Knit Hack
One secret to a happy project: use the darker end of the colourway for the bottom of the project and the brighter colour for the top, darker colours look more balanced on lower parts. In my project, the pin & green is darker than the orange & blue, so it went on the bottom.