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  • Borealis

    September 02, 2010 1 min read

    Now in the shop is Borealis, an amazingly beautiful multicolored yarn with a here and there flash of shine.  It really is reminiscent of the Northern Lights, and I can see why it was named after them.  We pre-ordered a bag in the Selfoss colorway to see how it worked up in a whole sweater.  I used it for my Newport Cardigan, and it was a delight to knit.  Worked on a size 10 needles, it makes a beautiful fabric, perfect for that little jacket. 

    It's my yarn of choice for the eternity scarf we're doing at the September First Friday in Leonardtown.  Here's a quick peek at my progress on that so you can see how nice it looks on a size 13.

     The model garment from the book is an adorable little bolero knit all in one piece with the border picked up at the end.  It's a great accessory for fall - just like a vest, but with a little more panache. We have one at each shop, so come take a look - takes just three skeins. 

    Here are my two other favorites from this book

    There's another pattern in the booklet that looks a whole lot like the Newport Cardigan, as well as a cute crocheted hat that makes me want to get out my hook! 

    Berroco is clearly enamored of this new yarn, and Norah Gaughan has had fun designing with it.  For more photos and a great narrated slide show of all the patterns designed to show Borealis to its best advantage - take a look here.

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