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Amy’s Thread: Swatches for Cecelia

Our next knit-along starts soon – we’re going to be knitting Cecelia from booklet #357 Comfort for Baby.

Emily designed this beautiful baby blanket with Berroco Comfort Chunky, so it’s a quick knit. But if baby knits aren’t up your ally, this project makes a beautiful lap blanket or shawl, too! We couldn’t resist making a few more swatches to show off the design in other Berroco yarns.

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Here is the original, Comfort Chunky. This is a super soft yarn and it’s easy care, too. Great for babies, good for anyone with sensitive skin or fiber allergies.

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Cirrus is a mohair blend good for a lap blanket or shawl. The gauge is a perfect match and Cirrus comes in a beautiful palette of sophisticated heathers. It could be hard to choose…do you want to coordinate your Cecelia with your couch or with your jacket?

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Berroco Folio is a sock-weight blend of 65% Alpaca and 35% Rayon/Viscose. This yarn was destined for lace knitting. I knit this swatch on a US 6 needle, which results in a nice fabric but a smaller gauge, which would result in a smaller shawl. You could go up to a US 9 for a lacier effect that matched the pattern gauge.

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Flicker is a light and bouncy chain-construction alpaca yarn shot through with silver or gold, for the knitter who isn’t afraid of handwashing – this yarn is truly baby soft. Ashley knit this swatch on a US 9, but you could go up a size or two for a looser gauge and bigger finished piece.

If you’re new to lace knitting from charts, don’t let this one intimidate you. This is one of those projects that looks intricate but is actually really easy to make. The Cecelia blanket is knit from the center out in the round- this means the RS of the work is always facing you. This makes it a really good introduction to knitting following a chart or intermediate lace. Plus you’ll have the support for your fellow knitters in Berroco Lovers group on Ravelry!

The knit-along doesn’t officially start until May 1, but you can let us know now if you plan to join: Cecelia KAL!


2 thoughts on “Amy’s Thread: Swatches for Cecelia

  1. I haven’t done a KAL in the past but I would like to do this one. However, I am unable to find Berroco Yarns in my area. How can I get the yarn I want to use and the pattern by the time this KAL begins?

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