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Norah’s Knitting: Wool & Alpaca Sweaters and Other Early Knitting Adventures

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

Knitter’s Spotlight: Monsters for Hope by bonniejacobs

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

KnitBits Preview: Enduring Favorites

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.

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Yarn Alive

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.

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Ask Amanda: How do I join my knitting in the round?

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.

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Norah’s Knitting: Cavalcade of Cowls

Now that the really cold weather has arrived, I’m remembering how much I like cowls– and I’m so happy that these wonderful rings of knitted or crocheted warmth have become a long-term trend in winter knit accessories. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Cardamom by Whatthehay

We had a few sweaters this season that seemed to catch everyone’s eye.  Cardamom was definitely one of them.  Knit in the super bulky Berroco Peruvia Quick, it goes without saying that this cardigan doesn’t take long to make.  It’s also cozy and has great texture, combining stockinette stitches, ribbing and a clever cabled button band.

Raveler Whatthehay knew she wanted to get it on her needles even before most people had seen a picture of the design. Lucky for Read more

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