Berroco’s Spring 2017 collection just launched, and the yarn and pattern booklets are hitting stores, but here in the Northeast it is still snowing. To me, snow = sweater knitting season. There has recently been a wealth of beautiful new sweaters by some great independent designers that are written for the Berroco Ultra® Alpaca yarn family. They have something else in common too—they’re all seamless!
LouLou by Amy Miller is a pullover knit with Ultra Alpaca (also see the photo above). I have a weakness for a good turtleneck and this one hits all the right notes—easy to knit, cozy to wear, with the little details that make the work interesting.
The romantic cardigan Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston uses just 3–5 skeins of Ultra Alpaca Fine. This cardigan features top-down construction and a beautiful lace pattern. It’s one to start now and cast-off just as the snow starts to melt.
The Old Farm Pullover by Alicia Plummer is a pullover knit in Ultra Alpaca chunky. Alicia also recently published White Pepper, a quick and easy top-down cardigan knit shown in Inca Tweed. Alicia also recommends Ultra Alpaca Chunky for this cardigan.
Mazzy by Elizabeth Smith is another beautiful cardigan. This one features a shawl collar and raglan yoke. It is knit from the bottom up with Ultra Alpaca. I love long open cardigans—they’re so flattering!
All of these patterns are available from the designers as PDF downloads. Find the yarns at your nearest LYS!