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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Vizcaya

I finished my second garment last week and I really think I’m starting to get the hang of this knitting thing! That’s not to say it was without mistakes, though. I’m pretty sure I created the most massively horrible dropped stitch of all time (I haven’t done any research on this, but I’m confident it’d at least crack the top five).

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Ask Amanda: How do I pick up stitches?

One summer when I was in high school, I knitted a little cotton vest to use in a yarn shop display. To complete it, I had to pick up stitches and work the edging in a contrasting color. I wasn’t very familiar with picking up stitches, but I understood the basic concept.

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Norah’s Knits: Making Sweaters that Fit

Deciding what size sweater to make for yourself can be more than confusing. Some sweaters look good tight, some loose, some looser in places and tighter in others. The best looking fit depends on a combination of your personal style, current sweater fashion and your height and shape. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Knitted Blankets

Is there anything better than a handmade gift that’s truly loved? J’s Blanket – project by mgustafson06 (pattern by Norah Gaughan) Read more

What to Knit: Model Search

Want to be the star of our next “What to Knit” video? You’d get to spend the day with the Berroco Design Team being personally styled by Norah in garments from our Fall/Winter 2013 collection (before we’ve even released them to the public!). That’s not all – we’ll also have a professional hair and make up artist there to make sure you look and feel your best on camera! Still interested? Read the details below.

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Ask Amanda: How do I fasten off at the top of a hat?

When I first started knitting, I made only scarves and I never used a pattern. In an effort to expand my knitting horizons, my mom bought me a pattern for a hat, along with the recommended yarn. It was a pretty simple pattern so it wasn’t too hard to decipher, until I got to the last part:

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Norah’s Knits: Sneak Peek

Wheew…the five grueling days of photo shoot are finally over. The shoots can be fun.  It’s so great to see our designs styled and photographed, but that all takes a lot of work and many decisions made on the fly.  It always feels like performance art. Read more

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