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.
Archive for January, 2013
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.
Berroco yarn is manufactured in mills all over the world, but we do most of our buying twice a year at a huge trade show in Florence, Italy. That’s where our beautiful Berroco Cirrus comes from. There’s an interesting story about this fine Italian yarn, and the family that makes it, in tomorrow’s KnitBits.
Cathy Carron’s grandmother taught her continental knitting when she was just 10 years old. More than four decades later, she’s still at it. Her popular designs have been featured in top knitting magazines and, of course, her four books. Her newest collection, Short Story, features 35 cool crops for layering…including four patterns that are knit in Berroco yarn!
I love designing with cables and designing new stitches. Sometimes the “invention” of a new knit cable is little more than a simple recombination of long loved stitches. Read more