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Amy’s Thread: Knit.Purl Spring/Summer 2015

Fiora is not so secretly my favorite yarn of the season. With the stitch definition of cotton, the drape of viscose, the bounce of wool and the subtle shimmer of alpaca, Fiora is everything I want in an all-season yarn.

The design team can’t stop designing with this versatile yarn! We had a romantic collection for our Fiora booklet (booklet #355) and Norah went completely modern with it in Norah Gaughan vol. 16 (see all of Berroco’s patterns for Fiora here).  Alison designed Lorinda, her first lace yoke cardigan, in Fiora and the newest addition is my Lace Dolman Jacket available in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Knit.Purl.

The upper body of this cardigan is worked flat in pieces, each worked from the sleeve cuff to the center back. The pieces are then joined using a three-needle bind off, and stitches for the lower body are picked up and worked downward.

The Fiora color palette comes in my favorite neutrals:

And a range of sophisticated jewel tones:

Knit. Purl is available on newsstands everywhere or at your local yarn shop. Use the Store Locator to find a shop near you that stocks Fiora.

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