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PROJECTS Stripe-Hype Pullover & Dress

Stripe Hype Sweater

The Stripe Hype Sweater is a great stash busting project where you can use up scrap yarns or combine your favourite colors in just the way you want. Also, knitting stripes makes this one a really quick project to complete because the curiosity of seeing how every next stripe will affect the overall look is highly addictive, and a lot of fun.The work begins by working the back flat, then stitches are picked up for the left and right front separately and worked flat. The back and front are then joined together and the body is worked in the round. Stitches are picked up for the sleeves and worked in the round and lastly stitches are picked up around the neckline and the collar is worked in a twisted rib stitch.

Size

  • XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
  • Finished bust circumference: 90 (106, 116, 126, 136) (146, 156, 168, 178) cm / 35.5 (41.75, 45.75, 49.5, 53.5) (57.5, 61.5, 66, 70)”.
  • Length from back neck (excluding collar) to hem: 59 cm / 23.25” all sizes.
  • Sweater is designed to have 20-30 cm / 8-12” of positive ease. Choose a size that is 20-30 cm / 8-12” bigger than your bust circumference for a relaxed and slightly oversized look.
  • Sample in size M, model has a bust of approx. 87 cm / 34.25” and is 171 cm/ 5’6” tall.
  • If you’re between two sizes, I recommend choosing the bigger size.

Yarn

Sandnes Garn Double Sunday

  • MC (2511 Almond): 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) (9, 9, 10) balls
  • CC1 (2345 Croissant/brown): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3) balls
  • CC2 (5581 Sailor in the Dark/dark blue): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2 (2, 3, 3) balls
  • CC3 (3819 That Orange Feeling/red): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3, 3) balls
  • CC4 (6032 Blue Hortensia/blue): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3, 3) balls
  • CC5 (4626 Shocking Pink/pink): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3, 3) balls

Materials

Stripe Hype Dress

The Stripe Hype dress is a relaxed dress that is the absolute perfect “just-throw-it-on” garment for any season. The dress has a dropped shoulder and a boxy fit which makes it modern and easy to knit.

You can customize it to your exact preferences by choosing your favourite colours: go all in and use multiple colours for a really fun and playful vibe (a great option for using up scrap yarns in your stash), or choose just a few colours in a more toned down colour palette for a more classical look. You can also knit it all in one colour.

Try Sandnes Garn Double Sunday or Berroco Vintage DK for the fall or winter. See below for amounts required.

Construction

The dress is worked top down. The work begins by working the back flat, then stitches are picked up for the left and right front separately and worked flat. The back and front are then joined together and the body is worked in the round while increasing stitches along both side seams around the waist and hips for a slight A-line shape. Stitches are picked up for the sleeves and worked in the round and lastly stitches are picked up around the neckline and the collar is worked in a rib stitch.

Watch the designer’s video vlog on Youtube where she designs and knits this dress in 12 days.

Size

  • XXS (XS, S, M) (L, XL, 2XL) (3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
  • Finished bust circumference: 80 (90, 106, 116) (126, 136, 146) (158, 166, 178) cm / 32 (36, 42.5, 46.5) (50.5, 54.5, 58.5) (63.25, 66.5, 71.25)”
  • Hip circumference: 92 (102, 118, 128) (138, 148, 158) (170, 178, 190) cm / 36.75 (40.75, 47.25, 51.25) (55.25, 59.25, 63.25) (68, 71.25, 76)”.
  • Length from shoulder seam to hem: 109 (109, 109, 109) (111.5, 111.5, 111.5) (114.5, 114.5, 114.5) cm/ 43 (43, 43, 43) (44, 44, 44) (45, 45, 45)“.
  • Choose a size that is 15-25 cm / 6-10” bigger than your bust circumference for a relaxed look.
  • Sample in size S, model has a bust of approx. 87 cm / 34.25”.

Materials

Yarn Options: Single Colour

If only working with one colour, you can use any of the following:

Sandnes Garn Double Sunday: 12(14, 14, 16) (18, 20, 21) (22, 23, 25) balls

Berroco Vintage DK: 5(6, 6, 7) (8, 8, 9) (9, 10, 10) skeins

Yarn Options: Striped

If you want to make the striped version, you can use any of the following:

Sandnes Garn Double Sunday: CC1 off white 2 (2, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 3) balls, CC2 pink 2 (2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 4) balls, CC3 brown 2 (2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 4), CC4 light yellow 3 (3, 3, 3) (4, 4, 4) (4, 4, 5) balls, CC5 light blue 2 (2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 4) balls, CC6 red 2 (2, 3, 3 (3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 4) balls, CC7 dark blue 2 (2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 4) balls.

Berroco Vintage DK: CC1 off white 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) (1, 2, 2) skeins, CC2 pink 1 (1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins, CC3 brown 1 (1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins, CC4 light yellow 1 (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins, CC5 light blue 1 (1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins, CC6 red 1 (1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins, CC7 dark blue 1 (1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins.

PROJECT Dumpling Bag

Dumpling Bag

I’ll be honest, I think I fell in love with the Dumpling Bag because of it’s name … I might have been hungry at the time. Still, the FREE pattern is a great little one-skein summer project. It’s portable, perfect for short trips, not a big investment of time or money, and it’s SO CUTE! Plus, it makes a great project bag to take your knitting along (ya know, for those long walks in the park so you can knit on the go). It’s also super giftable, so you can make up a few of them and give them away as the occasion arises.

You can make it in a smooth, solid coloured yarn like Berroco Modern Cotton DK, and textured, tweedy yarn Berroco Remix Light, or a sensational multi-coloured yarn like Berroco Vivo. You can also try a super-soft, textured cotton like Berroco Pima Soft (which is ON SALE 20% OFF).

Yarn Options

A light, soft cotton or cotton blend is perfect for making a bag:

Other Materials

Size

  • Finished Circumference: 20 inches
  • Finished Length of Short Loop: 12 inches from bottom of bag
  • Finished Length of Long Handle: 14 inches from bottom of bag

PROJECTS Two Summer Tops

Tip Top Tank

This FREE tank top is designed to be an easy summer knit, and is the perfect simple project for warmer weather. The deep V neck is flattering to wear without being too revealing, and the straps are wide enough to hide your bra straps (hello practical!). Throw it on with shorts or a breezy skirt on a hot day, pair it with jeans in Autumn, or even make up a woolly version to wear as a vest over shirts in the cooler months.

The pattern includes instructions to knit it flat on straight needles, as well as in the round on circulars (woohoo no seams!). And with clear and simple instructions, both options would be suitable for first-time garment knitters who have tackled the basics of knitting and purling, and are up for learning some fun new techniques! The body is knit from the bottom up, and the length is easily customizable with suggestions for a cute crop as well as a longer version, making it a fantastic wardrobe staple.

Size

  • XS (S, SM, M, ML, L, XL, XXL)
  • To Fit Bust: 76 (82, 88, 93, 99, 105, 112, 120) cm / 30 (32, 34.5, 36.5, 39, 41, 44, 47) inches
  • Finished Bust: 76 (82, 88, 93, 99, 105, 112, 120) cm / 30 (32, 34.5, 36.5, 39, 41, 44, 47 inches.
  • Designed to fit with approximately 0-2cm / 0-3/4” of positive ease depending on preferred fit.
  • Pictured here in size SM worn with zero ease at bust, and cropped length.

Yarn

Other Materials

Ankler’s Summer Shirt

I figured we can all use something to look forward to, and the seasons’ changing is one of those things you can always bank on (at least in Canada – we have A LOT of weather). Anker’s Summer Shirt is a simple summer top, worked in one piece from the top down. The yoke is worked in sections of rib with increases in the round, followed by classic raglan increases when the stockinette stitch section begins. The sleeves are worked at the end, either on double-pointed needles or on circular needles using the Magic Loop technique. Anker’s Summer Shirt has no finishing other than weaving in ends.

SEE FINISHED PROJECTS

Photo: PetiteKnit

Size

  • XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL
  • To fit a bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39¼) 39¼-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ inches].
  • Total length: 52 (54) 56 (60) 62 (62) 64 cm [20½ (21¼) 22 (23½) 24½ (24½) 25¼ inches]
  • Sleeve length: 9 (9) 10 (10) 10 (10) 10 cm [3½ (3½) 4 (4) 4 (4) 4 inches]
  • Ease: The shirt is designed to have approx. 0-5 cm – [0-2 inches] – of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 0-5 cm – [0-2 inches] larger in circumference than your widest upper body measurement.
  • Measurements: The measurements for the finished garment are on the front page of the pattern (note that these measurements are only achieved if the correct gauge is kept). Before beginning your project, measure yourself with a measuring tape around your bust (or your widest upper body part) to determine which size will fit you the best. For example, if you measure 95 cm [37½ inches] you should knit a size M. A size M shirt has a finished circumference of 96 cm [37¾ inches], which in the given example would mean 1 cm [½ inches] of positive ease.

Yarn Options

Anker’s Summer Shirt is make with a Double Knitting weight yarn, and any of the following are all great choices, depending on what kind of garment you want.

Needles & Etc

Because there are several needles length required, this project is a good candidate for Interchangeable knitting needles. Also, if you aren’t great with double pointed needles you can substitute Chiaogoo 12″ circular needles or Addi Easy Knit 10″ needles.

STRIPE-SPIRATION

Stripe Hype Sweater

The Stripe Hype Sweater is a great stash busting project where you can use up scrap yarns or combine your favourite colors in just the way you want. Also, knitting stripes makes this one a really quick project to complete because the curiosity of seeing how every next stripe will affect the overall look is highly addictive, and a lot of fun.The work begins by working the back flat, then stitches are picked up for the left and right front separately and worked flat. The back and front are then joined together and the body is worked in the round. Stitches are picked up for the sleeves and worked in the round and lastly stitches are picked up around the neckline and the collar is worked in a twisted rib stitch.

Size

  • XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
  • Finished bust circumference: 90 (106, 116, 126, 136) (146, 156, 168, 178) cm / 35.5 (41.75, 45.75, 49.5, 53.5) (57.5, 61.5, 66, 70)”.
  • Length from back neck (excluding collar) to hem: 59 cm / 23.25” all sizes.
  • Sweater is designed to have 20-30 cm / 8-12” of positive ease. Choose a size that is 20-30 cm / 8-12” bigger than your bust circumference for a relaxed and slightly oversized look.
  • Sample in size M, model has a bust of approx. 87 cm / 34.25” and is 171 cm/ 5’6” tall.
  • If you’re between two sizes, I recommend choosing the bigger size.

Yarn

Sandnes Garn Double Sunday

  • MC (2511 Almond): 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) (9, 9, 10) balls
  • CC1 (2345 Croissant/brown): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3) balls
  • CC2 (5581 Sailor in the Dark/dark blue): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2 (2, 3, 3) balls
  • CC3 (3819 That Orange Feeling/red): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3, 3) balls
  • CC4 (6032 Blue Hortensia/blue): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3, 3) balls
  • CC5 (4626 Shocking Pink/pink): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3, 3) balls

Materials

Stripe Hype Dress

The Stripe Hype dress is a relaxed dress that is the absolute perfect “just-throw-it-on” garment for any season. The dress has a dropped shoulder and a boxy fit which makes it modern and easy to knit.

You can customize it to your exact preferences by choosing your favourite colours: go all in and use multiple colours for a really fun and playful vibe (a great option for using up scrap yarns in your stash), or choose just a few colours in a more toned down colour palette for a more classical look. You can also knit it all in one colour.

Try Berroco Modern Cotton DK, Berroco Remix Light or Berroco Vivo for a lighter spring/summer dress. For something a bit warmer try Sandnes Garn Double Sunday or Berroco Vintage DK for the fall or winter. See below for amounts required.

Construction

The dress is worked top down. The work begins by working the back flat, then stitches are picked up for the left and right front separately and worked flat. The back and front are then joined together and the body is worked in the round while increasing stitches along both side seams around the waist and hips for a slight A-line shape. Stitches are picked up for the sleeves and worked in the round and lastly stitches are picked up around the neckline and the collar is worked in a rib stitch.

Watch the designer’s video vlog on Youtube where she designs and knits this dress in 12 days.

Size

  • XXS (XS, S, M) (L, XL, 2XL) (3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
  • Finished bust circumference: 80 (90, 106, 116) (126, 136, 146) (158, 166, 178) cm / 32 (36, 42.5, 46.5) (50.5, 54.5, 58.5) (63.25, 66.5, 71.25)”
  • Hip circumference: 92 (102, 118, 128) (138, 148, 158) (170, 178, 190) cm / 36.75 (40.75, 47.25, 51.25) (55.25, 59.25, 63.25) (68, 71.25, 76)”.
  • Length from shoulder seam to hem: 109 (109, 109, 109) (111.5, 111.5, 111.5) (114.5, 114.5, 114.5) cm/ 43 (43, 43, 43) (44, 44, 44) (45, 45, 45)“.
  • Choose a size that is 15-25 cm / 6-10” bigger than your bust circumference for a relaxed look.
  • Sample in size S, model has a bust of approx. 87 cm / 34.25”.

Materials

Yarn Options: Single Colour

If only working with one colour, you can use any of the following:

Berroco Modern Cotton DK: 5(5, 5, 6) (6, 7, 8) (8, 8, 9) skeins

Berroco Remix Light: 4(4, 4, 5) (5, 5, 6) (6, 7, 7) balls

Berroco Vivo: 5(5, 5, 6) (7, 8, 8) (8, 9, 9) balls

Sandnes Garn Double Sunday: 12(14, 14, 16) (18, 20, 21) (22, 23, 25) balls

Berroco Vintage DK: 5(6, 6, 7) (8, 8, 9) (9, 10, 10) skeins

Yarn Options: Striped

If you want to make the striped version, you can use any of the following:

Berroco Modern Cotton DK: CC1 off white 1 skein, CC2 pink 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins, CC3 brown 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins, CC4 light yellow 1 (1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins, CC5 light blue 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins, CC6 red 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins, CC7 dark blue 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins.

Berroco Remix Light: CC1 off white 1 ball, CC2 pink 1 ball, CC3 brown 1 ball, CC4 light yellow 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2) balls, CC5 light blue 1 ball, CC6 red 1 ball, CC7 dark blue 1 ball.

Sandnes Garn Double Sunday: CC1 off white 2 (2, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 3) balls, CC2 pink 2 (2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 4) balls, CC3 brown 2 (2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 4), CC4 light yellow 3 (3, 3, 3) (4, 4, 4) (4, 4, 5) balls, CC5 light blue 2 (2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 4) balls, CC6 red 2 (2, 3, 3 (3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 4) balls, CC7 dark blue 2 (2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 4) balls.

Berroco Vintage DK: CC1 off white 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) (1, 2, 2) skeins, CC2 pink 1 (1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins, CC3 brown 1 (1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins, CC4 light yellow 1 (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins, CC5 light blue 1 (1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins, CC6 red 1 (1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins, CC7 dark blue 1 (1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins.

SUMMER Knit Tops

Satawal

Satawal is cropped tee with lace pattern around the boat neck, which looks a bit like Macramé texture. You can use various weights of yarn, from fingering weight for airy and transparent texture to worsted weight yarn for mid season garment (I think Berroco Modern Cotton would be perfect).

The pattern is worked seamlessly from the top down. Lace pattern for yoke is worked in the round with increases at the both right and left shoulders, then the body is divided into the front and the back and worked flat separately to the underarm, where they are joined again. The lower body is knitted in one piece in the round. Sleeve stitches are picked up along armholes and worked in the round.

Note

Size

  • XS (S, M1, M2, L)( XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
  • To fit an actual bust circumference of: 81 (86, 92, 97, 103)(109, 115, 120,126) cm / 32 (34, 36, 38, 41)(43, 45, 47, 50)”
  • Finished bust circumference: 94 (100, 106, 111, 117)(123, 129, 131, 134) cm / 37 (39¼, 41½, 43¾, 46)(48¼, 50½, 51¼, 52¼)”

Materials

Audrey Top

The Audrey Top is worked bottom-up. The body is worked in the round in stockinette stitch, then the work is divided for front and back, and each section is worked back and forth in stockinette stitch with decreases along the sides. The straps are worked as an i-cord. The pattern calls for a tension is 20 sts, perfect for a soft, silky summer cotton blend like Berroco Modern Cotton.

Size

  • XXS (XS) S (M) L (XL) 2XL (3XL) 4XL (5XL)
  • Bust circumference: 80 (85) 90 (95) 100 (110) 120 (130) 140 (150) cm [31½ (33½) 35½ (37½) 39½ (43¼) 47¼ (51¼) 55 (59) inches]
  • Total length: 45 (47) 50 (52) 56 (58) 60 (61) 63 (66) cm [17¾ (18½) 19¾ (20½) 22 (22¾) 23½ (24) 24¾ (26) inches]
  • designed to have approx. 0-5 cm [0-2 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be approx. 0-5 cm [0-2 inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement. Measure yourself before beginning your project, to determine which size will fit you the best. For example, if you measure 89 cm [35 inches] around your bust (or around the widest part of your upper body) you should knit a size S. A size S top has a bust circumference of 90 cm 35½ inches which in the given example would give you 1 cm ½ inch of positive ease.
  • The model in the photos is wearing a size XXS and has a bust circumference of 78 cm [30¾ inches] and is 164 cm [approx. 5 feet 4 inches] tall.
  • The top in the photo has 2 cm ¾ inch of positive ease.

Materials

Photo: Barunka

Havin

Havin was originally designed without sleeves, as a slip over … just a great companion for those lovely summer nights. While working on the second sample, the designer thought she would like to try out short sleeves … and yay! it worked well and she really liked the look. This little success was leading to her third sample and LONG sleeves all in one. Havin will make a beautiful summer top, a super cute tee or a cool pullover … a pattern to use all year round.

Berroco Modern Cotton DK or Berroco Remix Light would be perfect for a simple summer top (sleeveless, long or short sleeves). Sandnes Garn Double Sunday, a yarn so popular with the simple constructions of Petite Knit, would be perfect for a top for cooler weather. See below for recommended yardage amounts.

Construction

Havin is worked seamlessly from the top down. Firstly, increases are worked on both RS and WS rows to the final shoulder width. Then both the front and the back are worked (separately) flat to underarm. At underarm both front and back are joined to work the tapered body top down in the round to the bottom. There are two finishing options (ribbing or I-Cord) for the body to choose from. Optional short or long sleeves can be worked by picking up stitches around the arm opening and working them top down in rounds. Optional neck finishing is worked last.

Size

  • 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
  • Finished bust circumference: 44 (47.25, 50, 53, 55.25)(58, 61, 64, 67)” or 111 (118, 125.5, 133, 138)(145.5, 153, 160, 167.25) cm
  • Suggested ease: 7 – 13” (18 – 33 cm)

Yarn Options

Berroco Modern Cotton DK – Sleeveless version: 3(3, 3, 4, 4) (4, 4, 5, 5) skeins, Short sleeve version: 3 (3, 4, 4, 4)(4, 5, 5, 6) skeins, Long sleeve version: 4 (4, 4, 5, 5)(5, 5, 6, 6) skeins.

Berroco Remix Light – Sleeveless version: 2 (3, 3, 3, 3)(3, 3, 4, 4) balls, Short sleeve version: 2 (3, 3, 3, 3)(4, 4, 4, 4) balls, Long sleeve version: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4)(4, 4, 5, 5) balls

Sandnes Garn Double Sunday – Sleeveless version: 7 (8, 8, 9, 10)(11, 11, 12, 13) balls, Short sleeve version: 8 (9, 9, 10, 11)(12, 13, 14, 15) balls, Long sleeve version: 10 (10, 11, 12, 12)(14, 14, 15, 16) balls.

Materials

PROJECTS 4 Summer Tops for NOW

Soho Top

Soho Top is a classic sleeveless summer top with a boatneck style neckline. It is constructed from the top down giving it an advantage for adjusting the length of the body. Simple garter stitch is used throughout the pattern. It is worked flat and in the round. Neckline, waist and armhole openings are framed with an i-cord edging and body features decorative “seams” on both sides. Soho Top is meant to be worn with 0 to 7 cm (0” to 3”) of positive ease.

SEE FINISHED PROJECTS HERE

NOTE

  • The pattern is written for two strands of yarn held together, but you only need to work with one strand of Berroco Modern Cotton.

Sizes

  • 1, (2), 3, (4), 5, (6), 7, (8), 9, (10).
  • Bust circumference of the finished garment: 76, (80), 90, (100), 106, (110), 120, (124), 130, (136), approximately 30”, (31 1⁄2”), 35 1⁄2”, (39 1⁄2”), 41 3⁄4”, (43 1⁄4”), 47 1⁄4”, (48 3⁄4”), 51 1⁄4”, (53 1⁄2”).
  • shown in size 4 on 93 cm / 36 1⁄2”.

Materials

Any time a pattern calls for a bunch of need sizes I recommend looking into Interchangeable needles, either as a set or getting them individually (we carry the Knitters Pride and Addi tips as individual pairs).

If you want a coloured yarn with some texture and great drape, try Berroco Summer Sesame: 2(2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) balls.

Photo: James N Watts

Look At My Holes

I love holes, I love mesh, I love me some BIG lace!

#LookAtMyHoles is a top down, seamless raglan crop top with a simple lace repeat creating large holes all around the garment. The combination of large needles and the lace motif make this an incredibly low yardage pattern. Perfect for layering, this top is designed to be worn with coordinating tank top, #AsFriendsTank by Jessie Mae Martinson. Look at My Holes also looks cool on its own, but for the full effect of the #LookAtMyHolesAsFriendsSet you need to make both!

SEE FINISHED PROJECTS HERE

Photo: Discostitch

Sizes

  • XS(S, M, L, XL) (XXL, 3X, 4X, 5X)
  • To fit chest measurement of: 30(34, 38, 42, 46) (50, 54, 58, 62)“ 76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117) (127, 137, 147.5, 157.5)cm
  • Garment is designed to be worn with 2-6” (5-15cm) positive ease at the chest.
  • Finished garment chest measurements: 35.5(37.75, 40, 44.5, 49.25) (53.75, 58.25, 62.75, 67.5)“ 90(96, 101.5, 113, 125) (136.5, 148, 159.5, 171.5)cm

Materials

Ship Shape

I love Ship Shape , it’s such a perfect spring/summer knit. The navy stripes are classic, and the neck-line and shoulder detail are simple and elegant. I have a friend who says navy blue is a neutral, but I think that’s bull. Navy is just unassuming, it’s a spy embedded in colour society, it lives under the radar.

Ship Shape is knit seamlessly, top down, beginning with 2 separate pieces for the shoulder gussets. The yoke is a drop shoulder / raglan hybrid, making it perfect for playing with stripes, self striping yarn, or colour blocking! Body and sleeves are knit in the round.

SEE FINISHED PROJECTS HERE

Size

  • XXS(XS, S1, S2, M1, M2, L , XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)
  • 33½(35¾, 38, 40, 42¼, 45, 48, 51½, 55, 58¾, 63, 66½, 70)”
  • Intended to fit with approximately 10-17 cm (4-7 inches) of positive ease around the chest. The body length is slightly cropped and the sleeves are 3/4 length, but both can easily be modified as they are knit top down. Just make sure you have enough yarn if you plan to lengthen anything.
  • Sample shown in size S2 with about 15 cm (6 inches) of positive ease.

Materials

  • Berroco Remix Light: MC 2(2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) shown in 6949 Nightfall, CC 1(1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) shown in 6901 Birch
  • Pattern
  • 3.25mm needles (see pattern for details)
  • 3.5mm/US4 needles (see pattern for details)
  • Stitch markers

Sagebrush Tank Top

Simple, stylish and modern, the Sagebrush Tank Top is perfect for summer! This easy ribbed tank top features a flattering round neck and comes in cropped and normal length. This summer crochet top will be a staple piece in your handmade wardrobe with its incredible drape and a knit-like look. The Sagebrush Tank Top is so versatile and quick to make, you’ll want one in every colour!

The crochet tank top only uses back-loop half double crochets and slip stitches and is made up of 2 identical pieces (the front and back are the same) that are worked lengthways, so the foundation chain runs the length of the top not the width.

SEE FINISHED PROJECTS

NOTE

  • This pattern is accompanied by a video tutorial (be sure to turn off the AdBlock on your computer) and is FREE

Sizes

  • XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
  • cropped or long length
  • Sample is a size small cropped shown on a 5’3” model with a 32” bust.

Materials

For a summer yarn with a little more texture, try using Berroco Remix Light: cropped length 1(1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins, full length 2(2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) balls (use a 4mm crochet hook).

For a cotton yarn with colour and texture, try Berroco Vivo: cropped version 2(2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3), full version 2(2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins

PROJECT A Second Beach Wrap in Vivo

Beach Wrap in Vivo

Last month we shared our Beach Wrap made with Berroco Vivo in the blues (3533 & 3541), my good friend Rosie whipped one up in another colour combo, and it was so pretty (patting myself on the back) that I thought it should be shared! Rosie wanted an easy, quick wrap for warm weather and used colours 3547 & 3525. I love the bright colours, they’re so Miami Vice!

SEE OUR ORIGINAL BEACH WRAP IN VIVO

The Beach Wrap always makes a great project to use for experimenting with yarns and colours. Last year we tried combining two colours of the same yarn and it turned out really beautifully (you can see that project HERE), so we tired it again and it worked … again! I held two strands of complementary colourways of Berroco Vivo together, and just let them do their thing. You can also try holding two strands of the same colour but starting at different parts of the colourway.

The Project

The Beach Wrap has been a super popular project since its debut, and it makes a great canvas to paint on. It was created with accessibility in mind – I wanted it to be simple to knit, and incredibly wearable. The simple welted texture is random, completely reversible, and creates a classic, timeless look. The pattern is knitted on the bias, increasing in width as you go, so you can make it any size you like and you never have to worry about running out of yarn. To keep the texture looking random the pattern repeat is a log one, so I wrote the pattern with a line-by-line chart to help you keep track of your rows (a beneficial thing for everyone, but especially helpful for people with learning disabilities, brain fog, mommy brain, long COVID brain, messy brain, hectic brain, etc). And the final bonus – it’s a relatively fast knit on 5.5mm/US10 needles (think quick gift)!

If you prefer a rectangular wrap experience and a shape that you can have more control over, you can also try out this yarn combo in our Cottage Wrap.

Notes

  • On our version we did five full pattern repeats. Our goal was to work until we ran out of yarn, which we did.
  • When you choose your yarn, try to choose skeins that start at or around the same point in the colourway – this can help keep your colour distribution more consistent throughout the shawl. This isn’t crucial, just helpful.
  • When you start your project note whether you are taking the yarn from the inside or the outside of the skein, so you can do the same with the second ball.
  • Because the yarn is 100% cotton, you can play around with the tension and use larger needles for a looser knit. You can also really give it a good stretch when blocking.

Size

The Beach Wrap is a big, cozy shawl, but if you want yours HUGE, like a gigantic hug or a massive towel, then you should get an extra ball of yarn in each colour.

  • 100”/250cm long (from tip to tip)
  • 22”/55cm deep (at longest point)

Materials

Notions

Notes on Combining Colours

To take some of the uncertainty out of deciding which other colourways compliment each other I lined them up in the natural light and gave them a very strong eye-balling …. the colour combinations are all Haley approved. A few insights about combining colours:.

  • To tone down a colour, hold it with another colour that’s darker or more muted. Our Blue wrap used one colour that’s bright and one that is darker and a bit more sedate.
  • Two bright colours will usually make each other pop! Rosie’s Beach Wrap used two colourwyas that are equally bright.
  • If you don’t love the way the colours are combining or pooling you can apply some creative license and break the yarn and skip ahead in the colour way.
  • No two projects will be the same

MORE COLOURS Casapinka Glamping Blanket 2

Your response to this project was super positive, but you wanted more colour inspiration, so I broke out ye olde camera and had some fun coming up with a bunch more colour combinations for SHARON’S GLAMPING BLANKET 2. I tried to focus on baby blanket friendly colours, neutrals colour combos (you know, the brown palettes, greys), a couple of Christmas combos (for those of you who like to celebrate with a comprehensive decorative theme including a festive throw), a few monochromatic palettes, and a few I lifted from my research (because either people’s brilliance should be celebrated and shared too). Scroll down to see all the colours I’ve come up with, and a few awesome colour combos in the first projects other people made with original Sharon’s Glamping Blanket.

Colour Combo 01: 6100, 6106, 6125, 6140

CASAPINKA Sharon’s Glamping Blanket 2

Casapinka is back with a sequel to her extremely popular Sharon’s Glamping Blanket (from 2020) …. SHARON’S GLAMPING BLANKET 2! Yes, if you liked Sharon’s first blanket, you’re sure to love her second! The knitted blanket features bands of fun stitch patterns and stripes making it an engaging project with an eclectic aesthetic.

This playful blanket is made with Berroco Vintage Chunky. This bestselling blend of wool & synthetic fibres is soft, easy to knit with, and is very machine washable! It’s perfect for kids, adults, seniors, picky-men, and cats (Sharon).

Colour Combo 3: 6122, 6125, 6112, 61193

Size

Like it’s predecessor, the second iteration of the Sharon’s Glamping Blanket comes in 4 size options:

  • Cat (Baby, Lap, Sofa)
  • Approx. 18 (24, 32, 42)” / 46 (61, 81.5, 107) cm wide x 25 (33, 43, 54)” / 63.5 (84, 109, 137) cm tall

Pthorne’s Glamping Blanket (OG): colour combo 18 (6175, 6167, 6192, 6180)

VivaciousKnitter’s Glamping Blanket (OG) inspired colour combo 15 (6102, 61194, 6172, 6163)

Williesmom’s Glamping Blanket (OG): colour combo 13 (6101, 6175, 6134, 6152)

Birdette’s Glamping Blanket (OG) inspired colour combo 11 (6108, 6140, 6134, 6189)

cbfairport’s Glamping Blanket (OG) in colour combo 30 (6192, 6194, 6112, 6185)

rachel1936’s Glamping Blanket (OG) in colour 32 (6192, 6107, 6106, 6189)

Materials

Berroco Vintage Chunky

  • .Color A: 1 (1, 2, 4) skeins
  • Color B: 1 (2, 2, 3) skeins
  • Color C: 1 (1, 2, 3) skeins
  • Color D: 1 (1, 3, 3) skeins

Need Colour Inspiration?

  1. Casapinka and the Berroco Design Team curated a few new colorways for you (see the pictures below).
  2. You can check out the colours I put together for the first blanket kit – there’s 26 colour combos there, including 3 for Christmas.
  3. Browse through other people’s finished Glamping Blankets (original edition) on Ravelry from the first kit for inspiration. You can also troll the projects on Instagram.

Colour Balance

If you aren’t sure how your colours balance, take a picture of them with your phone and change the colour filter to a back & white setting (like NOIR on iPhones). This is the colour combo in the picture of the blanket above with the cat:

  • Colour A – The second lightest colour (6125 Aquae)
  • Colour B – The second darkest colour (6106 Smoke)
  • Colour C – the lightest colour (6100 Snow Day)
  • Colour D – the darkest colour (6140 Orange)

INSPIRING PROJECTS with Ruffles!

Belleville

Adult ruffle socks? Yes, please! Designed with Berroco Vintage Sock, this pretty pair of sockies will become your new favourites. Berroco Vintage Sock is a soft, comfortable, resilient, machine-washable, fingering weight yarn that features a wide colour range and incredibly soft feel.

Size

  • Approximately (7, 8)“ / (18, 20.5) cm around foot (unstretched), (9, 10½)” / (23, 26.5) cm from toe to heel.

Materials

Other Yarn Options

Lambertville

Lambertville is a pair of dainty ruffle socks for kids. Keeping little feet warm and stylish, these socks are worked from the toe up.

Size

  • (2–4, 6–8, 10–12)
  • Shown in size 6–8
  • Approximately (7½, 8½, 9½)” / (19, 21.5, 24) cm from toe to heel, (4, 5, 6)” / (10, 12.5, 15) cm from heel to ruffle, (3¾, 4½, 5¼)” / (9.5, 11.5, 13.5) cm around (unstretched)

Materials

Other Yarn Options

Ruffle Socks

Maybe you like your ruffles small … no problem, we got ‘ya covered!

The Ruffle Socks are worked from the cuff to the toe. At the beginning of the cuff a ruffle is worked followed by a folded edge. The socks are worked in stockinette stitch. The heel is shaped with short rows.

Size

  • EU shoe sizes: 35/36 (37/38) 39/40 (41/42) 43/44
  • US women’s shoe sizes: 5-6 (6½-7½) 8-9 (9½-10½) 11-12

Yarn Options

Other Materials

Ruffled Socks Junior

Maybe you like your ruffles small … no problem, we got ‘ya covered! The Ruffle Socks Junior are worked from the cuff to the toe. At the beginning of the cuff a ruffle is worked followed by a folded edge. The socks are worked in stockinette stitch. The heel is shaped with short rows.

Size

  • EU shoe sizes: 20-21 (22-23) 24-25 (26-27) 28-29 (30-31) 32-33 (34-35)
  • US children’s shoe sizes: 4½-5½ (6-7½) 8-9 (9½-10½) 11-11½ (12-13½) adult 1-2 (adult 2½-3½)

Yarn Options

Other Materials

Nuvem

Nuvem is one of my favourite ruffled wrap patterns I’ve made it a few times in different yarns and it’s always made me happy!

Notes

You’ll need to start your project on two sets of 32″ to 40″ needles and then when your project gets large enough you can move to one really long needle. See all our past project notes and hacks HERE.

Fingering Yarn Options

Thicker Yarn Options

This pattern is designed for a thinner yarn, but you can get away with using something thicker like we have!

Other Materials

  • Two sets of 3.5mm/US4 – 32″ circular needles (start with two sets of 32″ to 40″ needles and then when your project gets large enough you can move to one really long 60″ needle)
  • Stitch Markers (locking or fixed, but not split-ring markers)
  • Pattern

SIMPLE Spring/Summer Crochet Kits

Crochet has been gaining ground over the last few years, which lots of new crocheters coming taking it up during the pandemic, so I thought I’d share a few simple crochet projects for spring & summer!

Kyrie

Kyrie is the perfect cardigan for spring. Crocheted in a simple allover lace pattern, this has built-in air conditioning. Fronts and back are worked separately with curved front hems and seamed together. Pattern includes both charts and written instructions.

The Yarn

Berroco Remix Light is a multi-seasonal yarn that’s so comfortable you’ll find yourself wearing your garments made with it become some of your favorites. It’s super soft, light, breathable, machine washable, and it’s made in France from an eco-friendly blend of 100% recycled fibres (10% silk, 9% linen, 27% cotton, 30% nylon, 24% acrylic). Read more about how Berroco Remix and Remix Light are made HERE. 100g/400m (432 yds), machine wash, lay flat to dry. 

You can also make this project with Berroco Vintage Sock (it requires the same number of balls).

Size

  • Bust: (34½, 39, 41) [45½, 48, 52½, 55] {59½, 64, 66½}” / (87.5, 99, 104) [115.5, 122, 133.5, 139.5] {151, 162.5, 169} cm. This includes (5¾, 5¾, 5¾) [5¾, 5¾, 5¾, 6¾] {6¾, 6¾, 6¾}” / (14.5, 14.5, 14.5) [14.5, 14.5, 14.5, 17] {17, 17, 17} cm gap in front
  • Length: (21, 21, 21) [21½, 22¼, 22¼, 22¼] {22¾, 22¾, 22¾}” / (53.5, 53.5, 53.5) [54.5, 56.5, 56.5, 56.5] {58, 60.5, 60.5} cm
  • Shown in size 41″ / 104 cm
  • Recommended ease: 4–6″ / 5–10 cm positive ease

Gauge: 23 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in Pattern Stitch

Kit Includes

Kit DOES NOT Include

Notes

Pre-Order

These kits as a special-order, but we stock the yarn, Berroco Remix Light, seasonally, so you can check to see if the colour you want is in stock. You have the option to order this kit at any time, and we will order the yarn if it is not currently in the store. Your kit will ship or be available for pick-up once it arrives, and we will contact you. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s feasible. It normally takes one to two weeks to get stock, as long as it is in stock with the distributor. If we think it will take longer to get your yarn we will contact you to confirm.

Zelie is a boxy, loose-fitting, simple summer crochet top that lets the yarn do all the work! The back and front are worked separately and seamed.

The Yarn

Berroco Summer Sesame is a soft, light, and comfortable summer yarn with texture and colour. Its bright, happy shades of colors ebb and flow to make this self-striping worsted weight yarn a perfect summer choice. This cotton blend yarn is light to the touch, breathable, easy to work with, and machine washable. 100g/270 m (295 yds). 47% Cotton, 44% Acrylic, 9 % Nylon. Machine wash separately in cold water on delicate cycle. Lay flat to dry. Made in Italy.

You can also make Zelie in a solid colour with Berroco Modern Cotton (swatch first to check your tension, you may need to go down a size in the pattern and up a hook size).

Size

  • Bust: (36, 40, 44) [48, 52, 56, 60] {64, 68, 72}” / (91.5, 101.5, 112) [122, 132, 142, 152.5] {162.5, 172.5, 183} cm
  • Length: (20, 20½, 21) [21, 21½, 21½, 22] {22½, 23, 23½}” / (51, 52, 53.5) [53.5, 54.5, 54.5, 56] {57, 58.5, 59.5} cm
  • Shown in size 40″ / 101.5 cm. 
  • Recommended ease:  Approximately 4–8″ / 10–20 cm positive ease.

Gauge

  • 20 hdc and 13 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in hdc with larger hook

Kit Includes

Kit DOES NOT Include

  • 4mm/G crochet hook
  • 3.75mm/F crochet hook
  • tapestry/darning needle

Pre-Order

These kits are a special-order but we are stocking this yarn in the store on a regular basis through the spring and summer – you have the option to order it any time (it will be available to purchase as long as the manufacturer makes it available to us). Your kit will ship or be available for pick-up once it arrives, and we will contact you. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s feasible.