I hope this finds you well. Did you enjoy seeing all the Universal Trunk Show garments a few weeks back? They sure are fun! It was great to review the things we had in the store and get to see the details all over again.
Just a quick aside to remind you that we will be closed:
Monday, September 5th for Labor Day.
Today I have the Berroco Trunk Show garments to share with you. We had 6 garments to show off and we just loved all of them! We are happy to get any of these patterns for you in the store.
We just love the Folio yarn. Half of these Berroco garments are made from. It is composed of 65% superfine alpaca and 35% rayon. It feels like cashmere it is so soft. The rayon gives it the hint of shine that just makes this yarn glow. With 219 yards per 50 grams it knits up to a DK weight on US5 needles. It isn’t something we currently carry in the shop; but maybe someday. Let us know if you are interested.
Fiora is a yarn we currently carry in the store. We have seen quite a few people making summer and fall sweaters in this yarn. We lovingly call this yarn Kitchen Sink yarn. It is a blend of cotton, viscose, alpaca, and wool. It is machine washable and we just love it! It has 246 yards per 100 grams and knits up to a DK weight on US 5 needles.
Odora – Folio
Odora is a lovely garter and lace shawl that is knit from the top down. The lace pattern is charted. Folio makes this shawl feather light. It takes only 4 skeins of yarn. If you like the pattern but don’t want to wait for a special order we can find you an alternative yarn to knit this with. Mirasol’s Sulka Legato or Nuna would be a great alternative!
Lucerne – Folio
Lucerne is also made of Folio and is a gorgeously simple circular shawl. The lace makes a lovely pinwheel pattern. You could even use the pattern to make a lap or baby blanket in a heavier yarn. Berroco has this to say about the Lucerne pattern. “Inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s abstract paintings of shells, Lucerne is an easy-to-knit circular shawl that spirals from the center out.”
Lantana – Fiora
Lantana is a beautifully simple yet elegant open front cardigan made out of Fiora. It has raglan shaping and is constructed from the bottom up. Isn’t the sleeve detail lovely? There is just a hint of lace to keep it interesting! This pattern has a wide range of sizes available so it is approachable for lots of people!
Rivea – Fiora
This cardigan works up like a knitted blazer. Again it has just a hint of lace to make it interesting. But it is simple enough to work up quickly. The Fiora is just heavy enough to make it warm but light enough to make it an easy wear!
Oleander – Folio
“Oleander is a large, square shawl worked from the center out. It is knit in reverse stockinette and lace, which forms a star design.” The lace pattern is reminiscent of paired leaves. Simple and elegant like the rest of this collection.
Abatina – Folio
This tunic would be warm and light. Perfect for our cool mornings. The lace panel at the yoke is so fun and the garter body is simple and textured. It is knit on lager needles so the fabric is open and drapey. The side vents ensure you will move easily in this garment.
I hope you liked this collection. We certainly did. I love the simple designs. They really are wearable classics!
Until next time.