Berroco Yarns has a lovely line up 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 petted the yarn and tried on the garments. Doesn't Mary look great in the Essex capelet!
We really liked this garment. It's easy to wear, flattering, and right on trend. Worked in a Cotolana, a blend of equal parts cotton and wool, it's perfect for summer and will take you nicely into fall.
Another fiber we loved is Ginkgo, a luxe blend of 52% silk and 48% wool. For this yarn, rather than the fibers being combed together prior to spinning, they are spun separately and plied gently so each fiber type is visible in the finished yarn. The silk and wool take the dye differently, giving you a beautifully subtle monochromatic marled effect.
Sound nice? It is! They are both great yarns that work up beautifully. You'll have the chance to touch and and try on the garments we loved at TNNA. Come see what all the fuss is about at the Berroco Cotolana and Ginkgo trunk show. We'll have the yarns and dozens of knitted sweaters and accessories in these beautiful fibers in the shop starting July 8th.
Want an even more special experience with these fibers? Join us for a special yarn-tasting and show opening event Thursday evening, July 7th from 5:30-7. Enjoy light refreshments, the best selection of yarns, and other surprises! The event is free, but space is limited, so please RSVP to claim your spot
I look forward to seeing you at the yarn tasting and the trunk show - or just in the shop and around the table. You are always welcome here.