Knit Something / Berroco
Know Your Bulky Yarns
The chill is really starting to set in around here, and there's only one way we know how to beat it: warm woolly sweaters, shawls, cowls, hats, mitts, etc. The key, here, though is thick and woolly, and, better yet, quick! Due to an always high demand around this time of year, we've got lots of chunky and bulky yarns in stock. Some are old favourites (Berroco Peruvia Quick and Misti Alpaca Chunky among them) but we have lots of new yarns too, so without further ago, here's a great selection of yarns destined to be your need-warmth-now garments of choice. Rowan...
Stash Essentials: Berroco Vintage Yarn
Berroco Vintage is another stash essential. It has been a little while since we've done a Stash Essentials post, but what with fall (and crisp, cool weather) just around the corner, we bet we're not alone in wondering what sweater-quantities of yarn our stash holds. If yours doesn't hold any, or you'd like to increase what's there, Berroco Vintage is a great choice. Vintage is available in three weights — DK, worsted, and chunky — and thanks to its acrylic content (it's a blend of 52% acrylic, 40% wool, and 8% nylon), it's machine washable! We are rarely in a position to champion a yarn with...
Know Your Chunky Yarns
We know we don't need to tell you it has been cold. When -18C is an improvement, well, lets just say we've been considering just draping ourselves in skeins of wool as a stop-gap. If you're anything like us, when it's cold, you wish you had thicker layers and then the minute it warms up you go back to knitting whatever pretty things catch your fancy. It's a new year, though, so this time we're going to be prepared for the next polar vortex by hunkering down now with pretty (and thick!) yarn and fun quick patterns. A few quick...
Stash essentials: Berroco Ultra Alpaca
Ultra Alpaca in Irwyn (#6273) When it comes to stashing yarn, every knitting and crocheter has certain fibres that call to them. Some people are drawn to luxury fibres like silk and cashmere and others can't resist that unique skein of hand-dyed sock yarn. When it comes to buying in quantity, though, you want something you know you can use. Stashing a sweater's worth of yarn – purchased either with no plan in mind or with a plan that is later forgotten – means knowing that the yarn you're purchasing is going to be perfect for a wide range of...