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Comfort™Introducing Comfort™ and Booklet #269
The Design Team at Berroco has developed a new and improved basic knitting worsted weight yarn, Comfort™. Based on the principle of plying and twisting multiple ends to create a sophisticated yarn construction, we chose to blend super fine nylon and super fine acrylic techno fibers to create Comfort, a new and exciting yarn that is every bit as knittable and deliciously soft as the finest merino yarns from the world's premier spinners.

Norah and I test knit the prototype. It was love at first sight and upon knitting, to our delight we both found that Comfort was indeed a 21st century miracle, an answer to the non woolen knitters' dreams. After multiple machine washings and dryings, our allergy-free Comfort seemed to out perform all 20th century acrylic knitting worsted weight yarns. And, of course it is a phenomenal crochet yarn that Booklet #269 Comfortis certain to create new standards for afghan crocheters. There is no question that the value pricing and performance of Comfort will appeal to the broadest audience. We developed an exquisite range of 57 shades including solids and space dyed colors. Look for Comfort and Booklet #269 in your local yarn shop.

Today we will take a tour of our newest pattern Booklet #269, introducing The Family Comfort Zone with 17 inspired knits for babies, men, boys, girls, tween girls and home décor.


Lynn from cyberspace asked us this question: "When I knit with a woolen yarn I always steam the pieces before assembling. I just purchased Comfort™ because it is completely washable. Do you recommend steaming the pieces before assembling?"

Lynn, thanks for asking this question. As a matter of fact, it is not a good idea to steam an acrylic nylon blend. An abundance of steam will cause the knitted piece to relax so much that it will lose its shape and knitted tension. If you feel you must steam the pieces to uncurl the edge or to even out the stitches, then do it very lightly with steam from a height or use a terry cloth pressing cloth. If you do overly steam pieces by accident, a brief few moments in the dryer may return its memory. After you have finished your sweater, you can wash and dry it in your machine according to the label instructions and it will continue to look great washing after washing. I hope that you enjoy knitting with Comfort as much as Norah and I do.

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Margery Winter
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