The Cabrito Collection
Weatherstaff, by Rachel Barish, is a top-down seamless cardigan with mesh panels punctuating the ribbed fabric. Alegria Grande, in Salerno, and Cabrito, in Butternut, combine to create a fabric that almost seems to shimmer.
Nancy Vandivert’s Misselthwaite Wrap, in Fino’s Pram and Cabrito’s Ocelot, looks dressy and elegant while feeling comfy and cozy. A simple eyelet pattern gives the knitting interest, and the overall length is easily customized.
A brisk, chilly day doesn’t have to mean bundling up -- you can still look lovely on a walk in the woods in Jennifer Owens’ Sowerby Pullover. Warmed by Silk Blend and Cabrito, each in the Zing colorway, you’re ready for leaf-peeping without a bulky outer layer.
Three-season yarn Serena is warmed up in the Lennox Vest with a strand of Cabrito. The resulting fabric keeps the soft, supple drape of the cotton/alpaca blend, while adding the delicate haze of laceweight mohair. Sarah Chapman’s all-in-one construction makes this a simple extra layer for warmth and style. Serena in Curry is held together with the Topsy-Turvy colorway of Cabrito for a fabulous golden hue.
Hats are excellent small canvases for trying out a new technique or stitch. If you’re familiar with basic brioche knitting, why not try this honeycomb variation in the Maytham Beret by ND designs? Worked with the same knitting and slipping techniques as ribbed brioche, honeycomb produces a net-like fabric that hovers over a layer of contrasting color. Shown in Feliz’s Mulberry (MC) and Cabrito’s Tiza (CC).
The Burnett Cap is quick-and-simple made lovely by its details: the subtle, tweedy colorplay of the yarn combination; the unusual uneven rib; and of course, the soft haze of a fine strand of kid mohair. Christine Marie Chen’s design calls for Milo in Roma and Cabrito in Huarache. Treat yourself!
For more Cabrito inspiration, click here to read the Manos Co-operatives blog post about swatching Cabrito with the other Manos bases, or click here to view our Pinterest board. Share your Cabrito pairings with us on Facebook, Ravelry, and Instagram!