Knitting Berroco Millefiori

The third yarn in our new lineup for Fall/Winter 2016, Berroco Millefiori™ is a super-soft, super colorful blend of wool and acrylic worked at a worsted weight gauge. Let’s take a look at this beautiful yarn!

Millefiori is a single-spun yarn that’s 50% wool and 50% acrylic. This blend, when dyed in vibrant hues, allows for deeply saturated colors with a dramatic, almost glow-like sheen. The yarn is a little bit thick-and-thin, with some parts spun a little more tightly and some less spun, but it’s a very subtle difference—overall, the yarn is even and creates a nice fabric when knit up. I knit my swatch on US size 7; the recommended needle size is a US size 8 (I am notorious for knitting looser than our recommended gauge, so I always go down at least one needle size).


Millefiori means “a thousand flowers” in Italian, and we chose this name because of the gorgeous colors of the yarn. I worked up my swatch in the Lupin color. As you can see, the 8 shades of Millefiori are all gorgeous! I
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We’ve got six patterns in booklet 377 Berroco Millefiori that are designed specifically for this yarn. Cilka is an open-front, waterfall cardigan worked in pieces to show off the beautiful color variations. Jolana is an easy-to-knit ruana; the fronts are knit separately and then joined for the back. Katka is a simple fisherman’s rib hat worked in one ball of Millefiori.

Cilka cardigan knitting pattern knit in Berroco MillefioriJolana knitting pattern in Berroco MillefioriKatka hat knitting pattern in Berroco Millefiori

Kaleen is a simple slip-stitch cowl in two shades of Millefiori. Ruza is a pair of brightly colored mittens, with extra-long cuffs to keep out the chill winds of winter. Finally, Kveta is an easy-to-knit triangular shawl with fringe worked as you go. One of our sales reps, Andra, made an extra-large Kveta—see her notes on Ravelry.Kaleen cowl knitting pattern in Berroco MillefioriRuza knitted mittens pattern in Berroco MillefioriKveta shawl knitting pattern in Berroco Millefiori

This week’s free KnitBits pattern is Dayflower, a crocheted throw made with Millefiori. We love how this beautiful yarn works up in crochet!

Which shade of Berroco Millefiori is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

10 thoughts on “Knitting Berroco Millefiori

  1. I got within 20 rows of finishing the shawl with Viola and ran out! Please get more in stock! I love the hand of this yarn and the colors are so deep!y saturated, I think this is a winner, please keep making it in these great colorways.

    1. Hi Lynn! We have lots of free patterns on our website—head to berroco.com and click the Patterns button at the top any time you’re looking for a Berroco pattern. I know we have one free hat pattern for Millefiori, called Speedwell. Hope this helps!

  2. I purchased the berroco Millefiori pattern book, am in the process of knitting the Kveta shawl pattern 1. I need help with joining , what type of joining technique is recommended for this yarn? Hopefully you can help me!! Patiently waiting and very appreciatively!! Thank you

    1. Hi Maria, with this pattern, you could easily just knit five or six stitches with both strands of yarn held together—this will ensure that the new ball of yarn is secured in the work without worrying about a complicated technique.

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