Recently I wrote about modern garments with open fabrics that drape over the body. Typically you get this effect by working at a loose gauge, but some yarns are just built to create beautifully draping fabric. One such yarn is Berroco Mixer. When we ordered this yarn, the rep left us a skein of it to play with, and we were in love right away. Mixer is a beautiful and interesting yarn with three different textures all in one. There's a section that's really fine with a hint of sheen, then there's a very shiny ribbon-like section and finally, there's a matte portion that really sets off the other two. Mixer knits up into a very dynamic fabric that's well suited to fluid garments as well as fun accessories.
Mary used Mixer in Brickless for our March First Friday project. The interplay of the changing stitch pattern and the changing yarn textures is fabulous!
Yesterday we received the Mixer Trunk Show, which will be here through Saturday. It features three cute summer tops and two wraps. The designs for Mixer are brilliant. They've kept the shapes very simple to let the yarn take center stage.
I loved that green drape-neck top when I saw it in the book, and trying it on, I love it even more!
This one didn't originally appeal to me, but it's gorgeous - and so comfortable to wear. It looks great with just a cami for summer, but you could totally wear it over a blouse or a long sleeved tee. Doesn't Mary look beautiful!
And this shawl - what a statement piece! The fringe is so silky - you really have to feel it. Very modern looking. In this white, it would be a perfect wrap for a bride, but it would also be totally at home with jeans and boots.
Come see - but don't wait because the trunk show is only here through Saturday, May 2.