berroco vintage

bigrich5885's picture

I stopped by my LYS (Fiberphilia in Orono, Maine) to pick out yarn to start my Great American Aran Afghan. I went in with my heart (and mind) set on Cascade 220 in natural. After the lady (can't remember her name!) showed me a few different options (as well as sample knits of each), I decided NOT to go with the Cascade 220. Instead, I'm the proud of owner of 6 (for now) skeins of Berroco Vintage in a natural color. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, it's 50% acrylic, 40% wool, and 10% nylon. It feels nice to touch, and has good stitch definition, as well as being machine washable. The machine washable aspect didn't really affect me that much, as I would probably hand wash the afghan anyway, but it's nice to know that you COULD machine wash it. I had too many things to do when I got home, and have to put in a 9 hour day at work tomorrow, but after that I will definitly be casting on for the first square!


firstearl's picture

I made mittens out of a

I made mittens out of a beautiful dusty purple Vintage, they have a wonderful hand to them and the color was one of the nicest purples I've seen. Nice yarn choice.

Spicemanknit's picture

Can't wait to see your

Can't wait to see your project.

bigrich5885's picture

I will try my best to show

I will try my best to show some pictures of each square in progress, and as each square is finished...then EVENTUALLY the whole thing put together! I knit for about 4 hours last night and got a little over half of the Dagmara Berztiss (latvian moon cross) square's not listed under the "5 easiest" squares, but it's certainly not difficult! I think I will try one of the more difficult ones next. I will admit to "cheating" a little bit.....I sat down with the chart and wrote out the instructions, since I'm not very good at reading charts!

WillyG's picture

I just knit a cabled beret

I just knit a cabled beret in Vintage, and will definitely consider it for a sweater... I'm hoping this one:

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Lots of luck with the

Lots of luck with the afghan. One thing another knitter I know did was photocopy the graphs [enlarging them] cut them out, then arrange them in order on a larger piece of paper. She found it easier to keep track of the patterns that way. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

vsidart's picture

I just finished a vest in

I just finished a vest in vintage. Love it!
Good luck with your afghan!

DeceptiveCookie's picture

I like the way Vintage knits

I like the way Vintage knits up, plus you can't beat the price point!