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FREEBIE Cabled Throw



Chunky Aran Cabled Throw

Whenever clients come into the store wanting to make a blanket or throw I always recommend this pattern, the Chunky Cabled Aran Throw. I have several clients who have made it with Berroco Vintage Chunky, it always comes out beautifully and they are always thrilled with the results. The yarn is soft, easy to care for (machine washable), easy to work with, and affordable. This is definitely a project that will be treasured!

Popular Colours

People usually make of this blanket in neutrals (especially when they are making them as gifts), but if you want another colour and we don’t have it in stock just contact us and we can order more for you!


  • 50″ (127cm) wide x 55″ (140cm) long


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CATARRATTO & Berroco Summer Silk

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Berroco Summer Silk

Berroco Summer Silk is a sumptuously buttery soft blend of cotton and silk.  It may seem like a luxurious choice, but it has incredible yardage, twice what other yarns usually offer. It’s the perfect choice for garments, accessories, and general cuddling.

This yarn makes a gorgeous sweater, like Catarratto below, or check out the FREE Sweatshirt Sweater, Pavement by Veera Välimäki, 001 by Veronika Jobe, or Fairchild by Bristol Ivy.

  • 45%Silk, 43% Cotton, 12% Nylon
  • 50g-220m/240yds
  • 4.5mm/US7 needles
  • 4.5mm/US7 hook
  • knitting gauge: 22 sts & 32 rows = 4″/10cm
  • crochet gauge: 20sc & 22 rows = 4″/10cm
  • Hand wash in cold water. Lay flat to dry.
  • Made in Italy
  • Patterns using this yarn
  • Patterns suitable for this yarn

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Casual and comfortable, this pullover will be a favorite in all seasons! Catarratto is worked in the round from the bottom up until the armholes, and then worked flat the rest of the way up.


Note:  This garment was designed with approximately 4 to 6 inches of ease (to fit oversized).  Please take this into consideration when selecting your size. Shown in size 44″

  • Finished Bust: 40(44, 48, 52, 56, 60) inches
  • Finished Length: 24(24, 24½, 25, 25½, 26) inches


  • Berroco Summer Silk: 7(7, 8, 9, 10, 11) balls
  • 3.75mm/US5 – 29″ circular needles
  • 4.5mm/US7 – 29″ circular needles
  • 3.75mm/US5 – 16″ length circular needles
  • 3.75mm/US5 double pointed needles
  • 4.5mm/US7 double pointed needles
  • 1 stitch marker
  • 1 stitch holder
  • Waste yarn to hold stitches
  • Pattern

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Shaped Capelet with Braided Cables


Shaped Capelet with Braided Cables

I love this little garment, it’s the perfect cover to throw over your shoulders for chilly fall days. It’s knit sideways and includes some very cleverly hidden shaping (which creates gentle drape and and unfussy, elegant fit.


  • circumference at lower edge: 38 ½ (44 ¾, 51 ¼)””
  • length from top of neckband to front hemline: 13 ½ (14 14 ½)”
  • length from top of neckband to back hemline: 16 ½ (17, 17 ½)”
  • shown in smallest size


Yarn Options

Berroco Vintage:  4 (5, 6) skeins

Cascade Eco:  2 skeins

Malabrigo Mecha:  4 (5, 6) skeins


Other Materials

  • 6mm/US10-24″ circular needles
  • 5mm/US8-24″ circular needles
  • Tapestry needle
  • cable needle
  • stitch markers
  • 5.5mm-I/9 crochet hook
  • Pattern via Ravelry/Interweave


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FREEBIE XL Sock Monkey

Large Monkey 1

Mr. & Mrs. Sock Monkey

Go big or go home with an extra special, extra large toy sock monkey! Use machine soft, washable, and pretty Berroco Vintage Chunky. The pattern is free, and it’s knit in the round – which means less seams!


Height: 35″ (89cm)



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FREEBIE Garter Ear Flap Hat

Garter Ear Flap Hat

People get busy around this time of year, so I thought I’d send out some knit-spiration in smaller portions.  It’s also baby season, so what could be better than a knitterly little hat as a gift?  You can use any worsted yarn, but we saw the pattern knit up by MySweetSaina with Malabrigo Rios and thought it looked sublime (she used the colours 43 Plomo and 57 English Rose)! If you want to use a yarn that’s a little less dear try Berroco Vintage or for a cotton Cascade Avalon, all three yarns are machine washable.


  • Baby (Toddler, Kid, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)
  • Finished Circumference: 14 (16, 17 3/4, 19 3/4, 21 3/4, 23 1/2)”
  • Finished Height: 7 1/4 (8, 9, 10, 11 1/2, 12 3/4)” from bottom of ear flap to top of hat, not including tassel


  • Malabrigo Rios: 1 skein
  • 5mm/US8 – 16″ circular needles (12″ for Baby size)
  • 4.5mm/US7 – 16″ circular needles (12″ for Baby size)
  • 4.5mm/US7 double pointed needles
  • 5 removable stitch markers (1 stitch markers of a different colour to indicate end-of-round)
  • FREE Pattern

Other Yarn Options


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FREEBIE Celtic Knot Pillow

Celtic Knot Pillow

The Celtic Knot Pillow is a very clever little project that is so super simple it’s perfect for the cottage or travel. It’s basically a long tube which is then stuffed, twisted up into a knot, and joined. If your skills are minimal you can seam it and place the seam on the underside. If you’re feeling a bit more knitterly you can use a provisional cast-on and graft your pillow using kitchener stitch.

Yarn Options

You can use any of the following yarns for your project …

Cascade 220 Solids or Cascade 220 Heathers: 4 skeins (2 strands held together)

Berroco Vintage Chunky: 3 skeins

Malabrigo Chunky: 4 skeins


Other Materials



FREEBIE Cabled Cushion Cover

Cabled Cushion Cover

Not everyone is a garment knitter, especially in warm weather, but never fear, inspiration still abounds!  Summer is a great time to slow down and fluff up your nest. Great cushions are hard to find, but are easy to make.  I love cables, they’re classic, never dated, and  go with EVERYTHING.

Pillow covers also offer a great opportunity to play around with cables without committing to a large garment. The project is just enough knitting, finishing is minimal, fit isn’t an issue, and you can use any number of different yarns. The classic kettle dyed Malabrigo Merino Worsted  would be scrumptious, as would it’s machine washable cousin Malabrigo Rios. If you want machine washability Berroco Vintage is a cost effective choice, or for a cotton try Cascade Avalon. For something more textured and interesting consider Mineville Wool Angora (hold 2 strands together), Noro Silk Garden Solo (it’s on Clearance), or tweedy Queensland Kathmandu Aran. Whatever you choose I don’t think you can go wrong.



Yarn Options

You can use any of these yarns for this project:

Malabrigo Merino Worsted  4 skeins

Malabrigo Rios  (machine wash) 4 skeins

Berroco Vintage  (machine wash)  4 skeins

Cascade Avalon (cotton, machine wash)  5 skeins

Mineville Wool Angora (hold 2 strands together) 3 skeins

Noro Silk Garden Solo (tweedy & on sale)  8 skeins

Queensland Kathmandu Aran (tweedy) 4 skeins



  • FREE Pattern
  • 4.5mm/US7 or 5mm/US8 needles (or side to obtain a gauge you like)
  • 6 buttons
  • Tapestry/Darning needle
  • Pillow form