In July we had a “Berroco yarn tasting” and have since introduced some new lines voted on by our “tasters”. But our guests also re-discovered some of the great Berroco yarns we already stock.
First up, there are some great free patterns for Berroco Sox or Lang Super Soxx; both are 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon. We’re including Lang because in the USA this fine yarn is distributed by Berroco
Lang has been a renowned UK mill for over 150 years and, since 2012, has been Total Zero Certified for no carbon emissions. Lang also lets you trace your yarn from the animal to the skein in your hand. Click this link and enter the data from your label to learn about the farm, the sheep and the various stages of processing your yarn passes through.
Now let’s pick a project. Just click the title (green link) to go to a page where you can download the pattern.
For our first pattern, check out these fun Julianna socks (above left). But you can do more than socks! How about crocheted hats, or knitted gloves and mittens? The Johnny Boy child’s sweater is made with 2 balls for infants to toddlers and 3 balls for size 6! And the soft and durable baby blanket (above right) is made with just 4 balls. There are knitor crochet toy patterns. And even a stylish, fun bottle wrap.
We continue our Berroco Yarn celebration by adding PIMA 100…
Pure Pima cotton is spun into a 4-ply yarn for superior softness and stitch definition. Great quality and value for any project you plan to make in cotton, Berroco has some beautiful free patterns to inspire you, including this simple knit tank (above), a gorgeous pinwheel baby blanket, and this dressy girl’s poncho (above right).
Finally, Ultra Wool is a 100% superwash worsted that stands the test of time.
Berroco has beautiful free patterns for a sweater, a one-size-fits-all cardigan, a simple knit shawl with fringe, as well as the elegant Orford shawl shown above. There’s a great men’s sweater, a cute unisex hat, and one that features color work. We also carry Berroco Ultra Wool Fine, a fingering weight of the same 100% super wash that is great for all kinds of projects. We like this free crochet pattern shawl.