22 June 2016 Crazy for Ewe this week ▪ Fall's first blush▪ Summer Mystery Knitalong▪ Essex Capelet Knitalong▪ June First Friday Project Fall's f

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22 June 2016

Crazy for Ewe this week

Cotolana Ginko  trunk show

A few of the trunk show items

Berroco Yarns has a lovely line up of fibers for fall 2016. We liked them in April when our rep, Mark, had only swatches, sample skeins, and color cards. We liked the garments in the photographs. At TNNA, however, we had a chance to see the yarns and the garments in person - SO nice.

You can tell a lot about a yarn from a swatch, and about a design from the photo, but there's nothing like seeing the actual garments. In the Berroco booth we continue reading

white gray periwinkle

Just one of the pretty color combinations

Our summer mystery knitalong is underway. It was meant to be fast, but I had no idea so many of you would already be waiting for the next clue Tuesday! Patience is a virtue, right? The good news is that if you waited to get on board, you still have plenty of time to work the first section before the second clue comes out Saturday morning.

Stop by the shop and pick up three skeins of silky soft Pima Kuri, and be part of the fun.

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Mary Cotolana capelet

Mark your calendars for a fun knitalong starting 16 July. We loved this garment at TNNA - a great transitional piece that's right on trend.

Worked in Berroco's new Cotolana, it's a pleasure to knit and soft and comfortable to wear.

The kick-off will be Saturday 16 July at 2-4:30 p.m. Don't miss it!

June 2016

We unveiled the June First Friday project last week - Jena, a fun little top inspired by Eileen Fisher. I've talked before about how I like simple shapes, and this is an example of how to choose a beautiful yarn and let it take the lead.

Berroco Mykonos is a yarn with a bit of a split personality. It's a cotton linen fiber mix with a wrapped construction. In the hank and in the knitted fabric it has a lovely drape, but the yarn itself is a little bit stiff. The downside of that stiffness is that it resists staying wound in a ball, and it can demonstrate continue reading
http://www.crazyforewe.com/products/jena-top

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