"Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans" features approximately 50 patterns from the renowned Berroco design team, which is led by Norah Gaughan, author of "Knitting Nature" (STC, 2006). All projects are made using the company's bestselling, affordably priced Comfort yarn, an acrylic/nylon blend yarn that comes in several different weights and 75 different colours and is appealing to both the high and low ends of the knitting and crochet markets because of its high quality, softness, durability and machine-washability. The afghans range in style so that there is something for everyone, from subtle and soothing to traditional, ethnic and ultra-modern. They are photographed in a cross-section of homes - urban and rural, modern and traditional, spare and embellished - representing the varying decorating styles of the homes in which they will be displayed and used. The designs are intended to appeal to an array of knitters and crocheters, from beginner to advanced Those who love Berroco will enjoy this new collection of designs and with the book's affordable price the appeal will surely extend far beyond Berroco's impressive fan base.
Berroco began as Stanley Woolen Mills in 1810 and has gradually evolved into one of the largest importers and wholesalers of yarns, patterns, and supplies to independent yarn shops throughout the U.S. and Canada. Norah Gaughan, author of STC's Knitting Nature, joined Berroco as design director after freelancing for most of the major yarn companies and knitting magazines in the industry.Margery Winter was creative director at Berroco for 12 years, and has been editor-in-chief of Vogue Knitting and Family Circle Knitting, as well as the fashion editor of McCall's Needlework and Crafts.