My love of natural fibers came early. The first sweater I ever knit was made from wool yarn I bought at the county fair. Creamy white, right off the sheep, and soaked in its own natural lanolin, the yarn had an aroma I love to this day. Read more
Raveler bonniejacobs is as generous as she is talented. She’s been crocheting for as long as she can remember, but she only picked up knitting (or at least, it finally stuck) a few years ago. Shortly after, she turned her new hobby into a beautiful charity effort to help bring smiles to the faces of homeless children. Read more
Did you know the Berroco Design Team creates nearly 200 new patterns every year? While we’re constantly thinking up new designs, we still love to see that people are continuing to knit some of our enduring favorites. You know the ones I mean. They’re the designs you make in multiple colors or for every family member. The sweater you knit when it’s new and again, when you’ve worn out the first one.
What would you do if you lost your house and all of your possessions? What if your business was swept away? Could you go on, knowing friends and maybe even family members were missing? It’s so hard to imagine even one of these devastating losses, but for thousands of people in Japan all three have been a reality.
When you’re preparing to knit in the round, joining is a critical step. Your pattern will tell you how many stitches to cast on, and then it will ask you to join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.