That’s right, we’re doing another knit-along! For summertime weather, nothing beats a soft, lightweight yarn with a lot of yardage and some great projects to choose from, so for this knit-along (KAL), we’re focusing on our brand new Berroco Remix® Light!
If you’ve ever worked with our worsted weight Berroco Remix®, you’ll enjoy knitting with this new DK-weight version. If you haven’t worked with Remix before, get ready—this 100% recycled fibers yarn will become your new go-to yarn for warm weather. It’s a blend of nylon, cotton, acrylic, silk, and linen, all of which are reclaimed from ready-to-wear garments. The mill that makes Remix takes cast-off clothes from stores, shreds these pieces into very fine fibers, and then spins them into this gorgeous, tweedy yarn with a crazy amount of yardage.
Berroco Remix has long been a favorite of the Berroco design department, and we were really excited to get the slightly thinner DK weight version for spring. Berroco Remix Light comes in 12 shades right now, and each ball has a whopping 432 yards to 100 grams!
Our next KAL is going to be centered around Berroco Remix Light. You can choose any pattern you want to knit or crochet using this yarn—any pattern at all—that calls for a DK-weight yarn. We generally recommend knitting Remix Light at a gauge of 5.5 stitches to 1″ on a US size 5 (3.75 mm) (or 22 stitches to 4″), but of course, we also recommend swatching any project when you’re substituting yarn. We’ve got more than 200 patterns that are worked at that gauge—take a look through our patterns and see if anything inspires you! You can filter by free or paid patterns in the filter bar to the left of the pattern images.
If you prefer a more structured approach (aka, we tell you which pattern you should knit), Alison and Amy P from the Berroco Design Team will be knitting Derecho, a top-down tee worked with a purl ridge and eyelet circular yoke. Knit seamlessly in one piece, this tee is a great intro to sweater knitting project, and it only requires 2–4 balls of Berroco Remix Light, so it’s very affordable! We’ve also got five other projects from Booklet #386 Berroco Remix Light that might appeal to you.
The KAL starts May 15 and runs through July 15, so you’ll have plenty of time to work on a larger project if you desire. We’ll be chatting away in our Ravelry group, so be sure to join in—it’s really easy to ask questions as you’re knitting and talk about your progress, and you can share photos if you’re so inclined.
Check out our Store Locator page to find an LYS near you that carries Berroco Remix Light so you can see the yarn in person and get your project lined up before May 15.