Dori Kershner knits, crochets, designs and runs the Wooly Monmouth yarn shop in New Jersey. Spending all that time with yarn has proven to be very inspirational for Dori. She designed the Cabana Blanket with Berroco Weekend in mind! “I wanted a simple design to showcase its summery colors.”
The look and feel make this crocheted baby blanket perfect for a day at the beach. And you don’t have to worry about getting it dirty because Berroco Weekend is a machine washable yarn! The pattern alternates between a few basic stitches, so it’s interesting, but still easy enough for a beginner crochet project.
Did you design this for anyone in particular?
I designed it as a shop sample. We have noticed that crochet has gained popularity in the shop. Many of our knitters have learned to crochet. I wanted to create something that had more than one stitch pattern in it but was easy enough for a beginner. We always strive to inspire our customers with fresh designs, and this is one of them.
Any funny knitting stories?
I’ve been known to get my yarn caught up in the occasional flight attendant and make its way down the aisle of an airplane. I also got stuck in an elevator once and was thrilled to have my knitting with me. It goes with me everywhere. I’ve been caught knitting at traffic lights, on the beach, even on ski lifts!
If you could knit something for anyone in the world it would be?
I WOULD LOVE to have Adam Levine (lead singer in Maroon 5 and judge on “The Voice”) commission me to knit him a custom-fit sweater! He seems to love wearing cardigans on the show.
What’s your favorite thing about knitting?
I love having a portable hobby that I can do anywhere, at any time. Also, I LOVE finishing a project and having the tangible result of my efforts that requires nothing but my enjoyment!
Win a Cabana Blanket Kit!
Dori is giving away three digital copies of her Cabana Blanket pattern and Berroco will provide the yarn!
Enter to Win: Tell us what you like best about Dori’s design in the comments below.
Rules: Comments will be accepted through Thursday, June 13. Only residents of the U.S. and Canada are eligible to win. Winners will be announced on Friday, June 14 in our next Knitter’s Spotlight post. They will have one week to claim their prize.