Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Perfect Layering Pieces for Spring & Summer
contributed by Shawn
We have a new sample in the shop that is drawing a lot of attention! This project is a very easy knit and creates the perfect layering piece for spring and summer wear. The Seabrook Vest is a free knitting pattern available from the Berroco Design team.
Knit with Berroco Captiva yarn, this simple vest will turn your closet basics into sophisticated wardrobe ensembles. The satiny feel of the yarn make it a great blend to work with and the yarn has a subtle shine but is machine washable for everyday easy care. This would make an excellent piece to pack for your next vacation!
To kick it up a notch you could work this pattern up in Berroco Captiva Metallic yarn for added glitz and an air of elegance for evening wear.
Since I have a tendency to remain a bit more on the Vermont-y side of fashion and trendiness I'm considering the Berroco Lago in the Raffia colorway for a linen-like look and effect.
Another favorite in the same easy-knit style is the Weekend Wrap pattern by Cocoknits.
Our shop sample is knit in Tahki Ripple, a thick and thin cotton that gives a unique and beautiful textural effect.
This pattern calls for size US 17 needles and is a no-fuss lace look that does not require yarn overs.