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Yes, we’ve got one last giveaway for the month of August, and it’s an opportunity to win your very own copy of Berroco Portfolio Volume 4! This newest collection from our Portfolio series is going to be the focal point of our fall knit-along (KAL), which will begin on September 5 (we’ll have more information about the knit-along on later this week). For now, though, let’s take a look at the Portfolio collection and what you could win!
Each volume of our Portfolio series asks independent designers from around the world to design pieces in specific Berroco yarns. This year, we asked designers to use the new Berroco Ultra® Wool, our 100% superwash merino wool yarn. The designs in this collection all showcase just how great this yarn is for a variety of projects and stitch patterns, from cables and texture to simple lace or colorwork.
If you’re looking for your new fall sweater, be sure to check out Allison Jane’s Isthmus Pullover, knit from the top down with twisted stitch diamonds along the front, back, and sleeves; Jesie Ostermiller’s Glacial Pullover, knit from the bottom up in in simple textured stitches with raglan sleeves and a relaxed fit; Åsa Tricosa’s Macaba Pullover, featuring Åsa’s special top-down contiguous method for shaping the shoulders and sleeve caps all at the same time (no sewing needed to achieve those set-in sleeves!); Courtney Spainhower’s Owinja Pullover, with it’s curved hems and gansey-inspired stitch patterns; or Elizabeth Smith’s Camden Hills Poncho, an easy-wearing layering piece with asymmetrical hems and simple chevron lace motifs.
If you prefer cardigans, we’ve got you covered (pun intended)! Noriko Ho’s Nightingale Cardigan is a classic jacket with pockets and a simple waffle stitch pattern, with a V-neck and long silhouette. Julia Farwell-Clay plays with color (easy to do with the 65 shades of Berroco Ultra Wool) in the Stanza Coat, a hip-length open-front cardigan with graduated stripes and drop shoulders. And Emily Ringelman’s Millington Cardigan has a gorgeously cabled back, centered in a field of a checked pattern, and deep pockets on the front that are worked as part of the body.
If accessories are more your speed, we’ve got a great selection of those, too. Jesie Ostermiller’s Alpine Twist Hat and Mittens set has bold, graphic cables set against garter stitch backgrounds. Connie Chang Chinchio’s Hanover Shawl is worked from the center out with traditional textured stitch patterns forming the stripes. Amy Christoffers’ Hartland Slipper Socks are knit from the toe-up with contrast toes, heels, and cuffs, and a small lace detail at the ankle. Thea Colman’s Clover Club Hat uses three colors for a cheery winter hat with a giant pompom. And Shannon Cook’s Cavilleri Cowl and Hat set combines twisted stitches with simple cable and lace repeats.
If you want to get your hands on a print copy of Berroco Portfolio Volume 4 AND enough Berroco Ultra Wool to make one of these projects, all you have to do is leave a comment letting us know which project you’re most itching to cast on (if you want to list two or three, that’s fine, we completely understand). Comments do have to be approved, so don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away. We’ll choose a winner on Tuesday, September 5, so you have until 11:59 pm EST on Monday, September 4, to leave a comment. This giveaway is open to anyone in the world ages 18 and older.
Stay tuned for more information about the Berroco Portfolio Volume 4 Knit-along!