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Knitter’s Spotlight: Spring Breeze by Susan Barstein

Susan Barstein has always liked cotton tape yarns, and Berroco Karma is no exception. “I fell in love,” Susan says. She immediately knew she wanted to use it to knit a fun, open garment to display at the LYS where she works, In The Making.

Spring Breeze is a beautiful knitted vest pattern featuring rows of dropped-stitch detail. It’s knit flat as

Spring Breeze by Susan Barstein
Spring Breeze by Susan Barstein

rectangles and then seamed to create a lightweight vest that’s perfect for spring.

How long have you been knitting/crocheting?

My Mom taught me to knit when I was a small child. I’ve been knitting for over 40 years! I started crocheting in high school.

What’s your favorite project you’ve ever made?

The barn raising blanket! I loved sharing yarn with friends.

Any knitting disaster stories?

You should ask my kids. They are always teasing me about all of the crazy places I knit. One disaster was getting my needles confiscated in a foreign airport!

If you could knit something for anyone in the world it would be?

Kate Middleton. She has such a classic sense of style. I would be honored for her to wear any of my designs.

What’s your favorite thing about knitting?

It is so calming and relaxing! I love sharing, and knitting for others, too.

Spring Breeze by Susan Barstein
Spring Breeze by Susan Barstein

Do you have a cool design you want to share?  Or did you recently finish a project with Berroco yarn?  You can email Ashley: or post it to the Berroco Lovers forum in Ravelry.

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