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KAL Carbeth

Carbeth BLOG COMBO

Photos: Kate Davies

Carbeth KAL

I love the simple lines of this casual, oversized sweater (Carbeth), and after a few people told me chatted me up about it I thought I should definitely share.  Mason Dixon Knitting is hosting a “Bang Out A Carbeth” KAL (knit-along), and should you want to join, I’ve got a few post-holidays affordable yarn suggestions …

Cascade Eco

  • 2 skeins (holding 1 strand) … all sizes come to about $60
  • This 100% Peruvian wool is great for an oversized sweater, and you can’t beat the price!

Berroco Vintage Chunky

  • 4(5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins (holding 1 strand) … $40 to $70
  • Soft, comfortable and machine washable, Berroco Vintage Chunky is a great choice for people with sensitive skin who can’t wear wool, or anyone who may not be inclined to wash by hand. Plus, it comes in a full palette of gorgeous colours!

Berroco Remix Light

  • 3(3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins (holding 2 strands together) … $46 to $62
  • Wool-free, soft, pretty, comfortable, machine washable and environmentally friendly, Berroco Remix Light is a great option for a sweater that will carry you from winter through to spring (I don’t know about the climate where you live, but where I am it doesn’t really get particularly warm until mid-May).
  • The Carbeth pattern was originally written for two strands of yarn held together, so doing this with the remix shouldn’t be a problem, and the yarn’s tweedy texture will blend well. Plus, using two strands gives you the opportunity to use two different colours at the same time to create a marled effect … I think i may do this with mine.

Size

Finished measurement at bust: 92.5 (101.5, 110.5, 122, 133.5, 142, 151) cm / 36½ (40, 43½, 48, 52½, 56, 59½) in.

NEW Berroco Remix Light

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Berroco Remix Light

Berroco Remix Light is a soft, tweedy, nubby blend of 100% recycled fibres, with absolutely no wool content. Machine-washable Remix Light is perfect for everything from sweaters, tanks, wraps and other accessories, and is great for babies, children and adults. It’s also a great deal – each 100g skein measures in at a whopping FOUR HUNDRED METRES (twice the normal yardage for comparable spring/summer yarns like Cascade Ultra Pima).

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Ponente

An allover lace rib pattern forms a classic cardigan. Knit in pieces and seamed, this cardigan knitting pattern is sure to become a wardrobe staple.

Size

  • Bust (closed)—35½(39½-44-49-53½-57½-62)“ after blocking
  • Length—23(23½-24-24½-24½-25-25½)”
  • Note: This garment was designed with approximately 4–6” of ease. Please take this into consideration when selecting your size. Shown in size 39½“

Materials

  • Berroco Remix Light : 3(3-3-4-4-4-5) balls #6927 Old Jeans
  • Straight needles, sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 4 (3.50 mm) or size to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Seven ⅞“ buttons
  • Pattern

 

 

FREEBIE Cocoon

 

 

Cocoon

I tried this pattern a couple of years ago and it was definitely a very popular choice around here. It’s a great project that doesn’t require too much brain power but makes a great gift! It works up relatively quickly with a bulky weight yarn like Diamond Luxury Baby Alpaca Sport, hand dyed merino Malabrigo Mecha, or budget friendly Berroco Vintage Chunky.

Yarn Options

Materials

  • 5mm/US8 – 16″ circular needles
  • 5.5mm/US9 – 16″ circular needles
  • 5.5mm/US9 double pointed needles
  • stitch marker
  • FREE Pattern
  • Our Project Notes

FREEBIE Galilee

 

 

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Galilee

As soon as I saw this FREE pattern I knew I wanted to share it, but I figured I’d better wait until the heat settled down, and all the best yarn options had arrived. I love the elegant shape and texture in this “swancho” (it’s like a poncho, but with little sweater sleeves). If the textured panel seems a little daunting you can omit it and just knit the front panel like the same as the back, in stocking stitch.

You can use any chunky weight yarn (something that knits up on a 6mm/US10 needle). Berroco Vintage Chunky is soft, machine washable, and comes in a spectrum of great colours. Cascade Eco is made with 100% Peruvian wool that comes in both dyed and undyed natural colours, and is the most cost-effective choice, especially as the sizes grow). For a stunning statment, use Malabrigo Mecha, a gorgeous hand-dyed, machine washable, buttery soft single ply merino wool.

Size

  • Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X, 3X)
  • Bottom edge – 55 (59, 64, 68, 71, 76)”
  • Length – 24½ (25, 25½, 26, 26½, 27)”

Yarn Options

Berroco Vintage Chunky: 9(10, 11, 13, 14, 15) skeins

Cascade Eco: 3(3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins

Malabrigo Mecha: 9(10, 11, 13, 14, 15) skeins

Other Materials

  • FREE Pattern
  • 5.5mm/US9-16″ circular needles
  • 5.5mm/US9-29″ circular needles
  • 6mm/US9-29″ circular needles
  • 2 stitch markers
  • tapestry or darning needle

 

 

 

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!

Size

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

Materials

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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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Catarratto

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.

Size

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

Materials

  • 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.

Size

  • 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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