Knit Mrs. Watson with us!

We’re kicking off the new year with a new Knit-along! This first KAL is for a favorite Berroco knitting pattern—Mrs. Watson, from Portfolio Volume 1

Mrs. Watson was designed by Martina Behm, and showcases Martina’s incredible creativity (for more from Martina, check out her website). By combining two shades of Berroco Ultra® Alpaca Light and easy short-rows in garter stitch (no picking up wraps!), Martina designed a stunning asymmetrical shawl knitting pattern that many knitters have fallen in love with. There’s nearly 300 project entries on Ravelry, and there have been some absolutely gorgeous Mrs. Watsons! (Photo below by Martina Behm.)

Photo by Martina Behm

Want to add your own Mrs. Watson to the number of finished projects? Participate in our KAL! Here’s everything you need to know to get started:

  • You’ll need the pattern. You can download the individual PDF from the Berroco website (our patterns are hosted on Ravelry, so it will be added to your Ravelry library) or purchase the whole collection of Portfolio Volume 1, either as a digital download or as a physical book from your LYS. Please note: If you already have the printed Portfolio Vol 1 book, there are a couple of corrections—you can find them on the pattern page.
  • You’ll need yarn. To officially participate in this KAL, you can use any Berroco yarn, or yarn from one of our yarn partners (LANGYARNS, Amano Yarn, James C. Brett, or Ístex Lopi). The pattern calls for three skeins of Berroco Ultra® Alpaca Light in #4209 Moonshadow (that’s the gray) and two skeins of Berroco Ultra® Alpaca Light in #4288 Bluebrry Mix.
  • We’ll be chatting about our knitting progress in our Berroco Lovers Ravelry group, and we’ll also be trying out a virtual Facebook event KAL. So if you don’t have a Ravelry account or aren’t active on the Ravelry forums, you can still share photos and discuss the pattern via Facebook.
  • Of course, if you’re not on Facebook but use other social media sites, you can always share your photos and progress using the hashtag #MrsWatsonKAL.

We’ll have more info over the next few weeks, including other yarn choices and technique discussion, but we wanted to make sure you had time to dig through your stash or treat yourself to some new yarn before we started. Hope you’ll join us!


  1. Count me in! Mrs Watson, in Ultra Alpaca Light, that’s a nice yarn. The difficult part will be the colourway choice. Greenery is very attractive, for once I completely agree with Pantone. But, what to pair it with?

  2. Just ordered my yarn from Fabric.com – Picked Ultra Alpaca Light in Moon Shadow and Winter white. I am very excited to start this project. All I need to do is purchase the pattern.

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