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To those of you observing Memorial Day in the United States, we at Berroco hope you’re having a lovely day!
This is the last week for the Odora Knitalong, and the three of us in the Berroco Design Team office who are participating are getting close to the finish line.
From left to right: Amy P’s Odora in Folio, Amy C’s Odora in Ayni, and Donna’s Odora in Corsica.
How is your Odora coming along?
It’s March! That means that we are nearing the finish line for our Fall 2016 collection. The knitted pieces have been pouring into the office lately and we just completed our first day of shooting. Here is a tiny peek behind the scenes of our photoshoot for Portfolio Volume 2.
Yesterdays’s free pattern, Tove by Amy Christoffers, is a beautiful, easy lace top with welt details knit in one of our new spring yarns, Corsica. A simple-to-knit eyelet rib forms the body of this sleeveless tee, which is knit flat in two pieces and seamed. The welts are easy to work and create a sophisticated design element.
The welts create a unique fabric, but are really very simple to make. The pattern calls for knitting four rows of stockinette, then, on the wrong side, picking up the stitch three rows below and purling it together with the stitch on your needle, creating a small ridge on the right side. To get the hang of it follow, along with my how-to video below.
I hope this helps as you work on your Tove! Corsica comes in ten shades of a sophisticated palette—our sample was knit in Nutmeg, but imagine how it would look in Cayenne or Venus. Find Corsica at a local yarn store near you so you can start knitting your Tove!
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about finding seasonal yarn substitutions for our new yarn Mykonos. In that post I proposed substituting Cosma for Mykonos, this week I thought I’d look in the other direction. I have rounded up a few pattern suggestions for substituting some of our Spring yarns for some classic Berroco patterns.