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Archive for November, 2012

Knitter’s Spotlight: Damask Purse by Hurdler788

We love when you make our patterns and show off the results on Ravelry.  But why stop there? We want to share your recent projects on our blog, too!  This is the first installment of our Knitter’s Spotlight – a weekly look at what you’ve made and the story behind your process.

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KnitBits Preview: How-To (and why to) Visit Berroco’s Video Library

As you may have read in a previous post, I’ve been trying to brush up on my knitting techniques. I love when I can use a video to learn new stitches because I can start and stop it as I need.

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Ask Amanda: How do I wind yarn into a ball?

Before I answer the question about winding yarn, let’s take a look at the different ways yarn is packaged. Here at Berroco, our yarns are generally packaged in one of three different ways (or put-ups, as they’re called). Deciding which way to package the yarn depends on a lot of factors, including the nature of the yarn, the capabilities of the spinning mill, and the preferences of our customers. Here are the three basic types:

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Norah’s Knits: Where to Find Oversized Sweaters

The last few seasons have brought a huge change to silhouette in the fashion and sweater worlds, and some of us are quite happy about it. Loose sweaters are back. Not only comfortable and cozy, they are great for all figures (REALLY, I mean it), and getting the right fit is much less fussy. Read more

An Alternative Experience

For five weeks, Berroco was lucky enough to work with John Yonda, David Meaden & Richard Earley.  None of these men had been to a yarn warehouse before, but they mastered many of the tasks required to package and ship our products to all of our retail stores.

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Ask Amanda: Should I block my knitting before or after sewing seams?

This question pops up a lot, and like many things in the world of knitting, there is no stiff, permanent rule. However, In most cases, I’d recommend blocking the pieces of a garment before sewing seams. Here are three reasons why:

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Norah’s Knits: Knitted Christmas Ornaments

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of making Christmas decorations with my mom and my brother. Glue, glitter, felt, paint and suttache cord somehow came together to make truly charming ornaments for our tree. Read more

Learning to Knit…Again

I’m going to get a little personal here and share a story about my latest knitting project.  I hope you’ll all be kind.  It wasn’t my first time knitting, but it certainly felt like I was learning to knit all over again.

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Independent Patterns, November Edition

It’s official: the first snowflakes of the season are falling outside the Berroco office!  And what better way to spend a snowy day than tangled in yarn working on a new project?  With that in mind, I’m sharing a few independently designed patterns using Berroco yarn.

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