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Designer Spotlight: Happenstance by Shelly Sheehan

Co-owner of The Yarnery in St. Paul, MN, Shelly Sheehan loves being surrounded by different colors of yarn. It’s this “eye candy” that gets her through the long, gray winters. Interestingly, it was construction – more than color – that inspired Shelly’s free pattern, Happenstance. The textured scarf features alternating sections of garter stitch, stockinette and dropped stitches. The result is a beautiful, lightweight accessory that’s perfect for spring and summer. Even better, it’s a quick knit that only requires two skeins of Berroco Karma!

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  How long have you been knitting? I have been knitting for eleven years. I was addicted almost immediately! There was (and still is) never enough time to knit everything I want to. How did you come up with this pattern? Happenstance came about because Karma was unfamiliar to our customers. It’s a great summer yarn and customers wanted to see its unique construction knit up in a way that was approachable to them. Keeping it simple but interesting is the key to this design. 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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