What's Your Go To Yarn?
If you've been reading Project: Stash for a while, you know that there are certain yarns I return to again and again. I'm a huge fan of Malabrigo, Madelinetosh, and Berocco as you saw in my post yesterday. These are yarns that I gravitate towards whenever I'm in my LYS, sometimes because of price, sometimes because of color, but always because of texture.
Some of you mentioned that you haven't knitted with Berocco Vintage yet and wondered what I thought about it so today I want to give a little yarn review to go along with the progress on my new Caramel cardigan.
|My Caramel Cardigan|
In a nutshell, I love BV -- it's a blend of wool, acrylic, and nylon and while I'm really trying to knit only with natural fibers, there are some yarns that add a bit of acrylic which gives the fabric a nice even texture. BV is also generous, both in its yardage and in its cost. Finally, the color palette isn't plentiful but its more than decent so I tend to find a color that I like enough to knit a project with.
So, what are you looking at here? I'm showing you the wrong side of the cardigan because I love the construction of the side seam. This is where the sleeve begins and the side seam is created by P1, K1, SM, K1, P1 on the right side. It makes this nice even seam down the side of the cardigan without having to actually sew the seam (a major plus in my book!).
I'm enjoying knitting this cardigan a lot -- there's a ton of stockinette but it makes for a relaxing knit especially while watching a film or listening to my audiobook (which, by the way, I'm enjoying a lot). I haven't been turned off by the narrator's voice like Pumpkin was and its premise of brutality among children during the games is overshadowed by the love and friendships that are developed in spite of the games.
I now leave you with two of my somewhat massive projects knit in BV. I'd love to hear what your go to yarns are -- you know me, I'm always looking to add to my stash!
|Flowers in the Snow Afghan|