Last time I shared the extremely exciting news that we have been appointed as the Bergere de France premium stockist for the West Midlands. This means we now have a wide selection of their yarns in regular stock, including a great range designed for Summer Knitting. Today I’m going to talk about Reflet, one of the newest yarns in the Bergere portfolio.
Reflet is a blend of 61% organic cotton and 39% polyester and comes in 8 on trend shades. From left to right; Ecru, Sesame, Fraise, Sienne, Spa, Ocean, Canari and Iguane. The yarn is constructed with two shades of reflective thread plied with the cotton which gives a gentle metallic fleck that really shimmers in the sunshine.
Reflet comes in 100g balls with a generous 300m per ball and is priced at £7.50. On 3mm needles, it has a tension of 25 stitches and 33 rows per 10cm although it also looks great knitted loose on larger needles. There are patterns for adults and children in the two Spring/Summer pattern books. Mag 178 is the Spring/Summer collection for adults and also features some homeware patterns while Mag 179 is the Summer collection for children from 0 – 12 years. Both books contain 30 patterns which makes the £7.25 price tag a bargain.
I chose to cast on Pattern 17 from Mag 178 in the Sienne colour way. This lightweight t-shirt is knitted on 4mm and 5mm needles using just basic 2×2 rib and stocking stitch so would make a great first garment. Plus even the XL size only uses 3 balls of yarn so you could buy both the yarn and pattern book for under £30. I’ll be sharing my progress on or Facebook page so why not pop over and take a look?