Saturday, May 23, 2009

The perfect cotton, and new feature of the day - Product Reviews!

Are all of you subscribed to KnitBits? If not, you go here to sign up! It's Berroco's weekly e-newsletter that has great information as well as free patterns! Yesterday's issue took a closer look at Pure Pima, their dk weight cotton. It talked about the unique construction of Pure Pima - how it contains both mercerized and unmercerized cotton strands, resulting in the best of both worlds: nice luster, reduced pilling, soft feel and matte appearance. The colors of Pure Pima are all breathtaking, and they work beautifully together, as you can see in the KnitBits issue.

All of us here at the shop agree that Pure Pima is a winner! I just finished a baby sweater with it, and our kyarns team has joined forces in another top secret Pure Pima project. We can't show you for another 4 weeks or so, but I can tell you it involves 10 different colors of this beautiful yarn, and the end result is going to be simply beautiful, in more ways than one! So stay tuned...
If you're eager to try the yarn, but not sure what to knit, here are some great ideas, all from Norah Gaughan Volume #4. The Flower Child Sweater has been SO popular this season. It is easy to see why:The Woodstock sweater is tunic length and flatters many figures:
And the Love Camisole, though quite simple - has decorative shaping stitches at the neckline:And now, the "new website" feature of the day: PRODUCT REVIEWS!

Each product on our new website has product reviews enabled. Of course the site is brand new, so we need your help reviewing the products you have used - then your comments will be available for everybody to see.

Simply browse to a product you have used, and click on "Review this product" under the "add to cart" button. Fill out some basic information, rate the product on a scale of 1-5 (5 being the highest) and then submit your review. And your review will show up as soon as it has been approved!
Once a product has reviews, you can easily read them! You will see a star rating, and you can click on "Read review(s)" to see what others have to say about the product!
Now get out there are start reviewing!

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