This week we'll take a closer look at Pure® Pima, a new yarn in the Berroco line that will
undoubtedly be a favorite for years to come. Our pima cotton is grown in Peru and
boasts an extra long staple. A long staple length means that the finished yarn has great
tensile strength and knits into a smooth, even fabric.
I was inspired to create five uniquely summery colorways for Layout, this
week's free tank top pattern. All of the Pure Pima colors seem to work
in concert, but if you're making up your own colorway a good rule of thumb
is several neutral shades and one or two bright colors.
Pure Pima is unique in that it contains both mercerized and unmercerized cotton
strands, plied in a way that highlights the best of both treatments. Mercerization is a
process that increases cotton's luster and reduce pilling. Unmercerized cotton has a
matte appearance and a soft, cotton-ball like feel. These two finishes create a subtle play
between shine and subdued softness, increasing the interest of the the fantastic colors.
Norah chose the 35 colors in a range of shades that are subtle and inspired
by the natural world. Regardless of the pairing, the colors seem to
work together because they were chosen as a set. In a way, you can
think of Pure
Norah's crayons (or perhaps watercolors).
Lost? Pull over for directions! Sometimes even the savviest websurfers
need to stop for directions. This week we'll show you how to navigate the booklet
pattern library. As always, feel
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