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Archive for March, 2013

Knitter’s Spotlight: Sweet Tart Poncho by Aimee Alexander

“Twirliness” may not be a word, but it was a key requirement when Aimee Alexander knit the Sweet Tart Poncho for her 5-year-old daughter. She was so pleased with her design that she also knit a smaller version for her 2-year-old. Read more

What to Knit: Ashley

If you’re like me, you may have noticed the oversized sweater trend and thought, “I could never pull that off.” Unfortunately, I sometimes “think” out loud. Norah overheard and was determined to prove me wrong.

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Ask Amanda: How do I count my rows?

Counting rows in knitting can be a tricky business. I had a lot of trouble learning to do it accurately – I’d routinely count the number of rows over and over, ending up with different numbers every time! Learning to count rows will make any knitting project easier (Hami, the tank top pictured at the left, is a perfect example).

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Norah’s Knits: Free Easy Knitting Patterns

We’re two weeks away from our BIG week of photography for our BIG season – Fall.  Amanda, Brenda and I have been sketching, swatching and sending instructions to knitters for a couple of months now, at an increasingly frantic rate. At this point, my brain is fried! I can’t think of knitting anything unless it is easy. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Vintage Tops

I love browsing the recently finished projects in our Berroco Lovers forum.  It’s fun to see which patterns others are making, but it’s also really interesting for me to see which yarns people favor for certain kinds of projects. Read more

Get to Know Berroco: Pitti Filati

Did you know that nearly half of our current yarns come from Italy? That’s one of the reasons why our semi-annual trips to Pitti Filati are so important!

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Ask Amanda: Which side of my knitting is the right side?

Remember what it was like before you learned how to read? Every time I wanted to know what something said, I’d have to ask my mom or dad. Letters looked like weird scribbles, and I was always in awe of older kids and their almost magical ability to decipher writing.

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Norah’s Knits: Books about Knitting

I have a lot of books. I can’t seem to resist buying these packages filled with possibilities. Craft, interior design books and knitting books are special temptations. If a book has any possibility of being useful to my design process, it’s even harder to resist. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Centre-Ville Dress and Cardigan by Nancy Eiseman

Nancy Eiseman must have creativity to spare. By day, she designs jacquard-woven fabrics that are used for upholstery. By night (or really, whenever she’s off the clock) she designs with her needles and yarn.

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