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Archive for December, 2012

Get to Know Berroco: Company History

“Ever since we were teenagers we worked in the mill, doing various jobs, learning the business, so we got to know the people, and they knew us…” quote from 1994 interview with Philip, Arthur & Strickland Wheelock

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Ask Amanda: Why is there a loose stitch at the end of the row?

It’s important to remember that there are as many styles of knitting as there are knitters, so each person’s work will look slightly different.

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Miniature Alpine Sweater by TgrLly01

Planning to trim the tree this weekend?  You might want to add some knitted ornaments, like our Minutia, as a finishing touch.  With dozens of designs to choose from you’ll be able to deck the halls, too!  Plus they’ll be the fastest handknit sweaters you’ve ever made!  TgrLly01 finished her Miniature Alpine Sweater in just two days. Here’s what she had to say about the project. Read more

KnitBits Preview: Inspiration for Babies & Toddlers

I love when designers share their knitting inspiration. If you’re like me, you’ll want to check out tomorrow’s KnitBits.

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Norah’s Knits: Lace Knitting Patterns

Lace knitting has seen an incredible resurgence in the last few years. To stay in tune with trends, I like to check out the pattern tab on Ravelry to see what’s popular now, at least weekly. Read more

Ask Amanda: How do I make a slip knot?

The humble slip knot is the foundation upon which countless yarn projects have been built.  It’s typically the first loop that you’ll put on your crafting tool of choice, since a slip knot for knitting is the same as a slip knot for crochet.

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Norah’s Knits: Last Minute Gifts

I know, I know, this is really late to be talking about making Christmas presents. Many of you started thinking about Christmas way back in August, or maybe as far back as January, but others of us are just getting to it now. Read more

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