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Knitter’s Spotlight: Suzi Tee by Cheri Christian

Cheri Christian claims her favorite project is always her next one. “I love the creative part, the drawing, starting with nothing and having a great design at the end.” Still, she’s pretty proud of the success of her latest design, Suzi Tee. “It’s been going like gangbusters, so far!” Read more

Get to Know Berroco: Hollywood Connection

While many locals know the Stanley Woolen Mill as a landmark of the early American textile industry, we here at Berroco, think of it as our company’s roots. After all, it’s where the idea for a establishing a yarn company was born. Read more

Fall/Winter 2013 Preview

Can you believe it’s almost time for a new season of Berroco patterns? That means eight new booklets with more than 70 beautiful patterns! We’ll be sharing our full collection for Fall/Winter ’13 in just a few weeks! But really, who can wait that long?  Read more

Ask Amanda: How do I fix a dropped stitch?

You know, learning to fix dropped stitches is kind of like learning to ride a bike. At first everything seems wobbly and out of control, but once you start to get the hang of it, it begins to feel like second nature – and before long, you’ll wonder why it seemed so intimidating in the first place.

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Diamond Panel Pullover by Amy Grace

Amy Grace is always trying to think up cute and practical knits for kids. And she says yarn is one of the most important considerations. “If it’s ‘too itchy’ they will not wear it.”

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Barrison’s Travels: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

When I invited Barrison to join me on a trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, she asked what she should wear. Hmmm….spring in the U.P.? That could be tricky!  Read more

Ask Amanda: Should I wind all my hanks right away?

This has happened to me suprisingly frequently: I’ve picked out yarn for a new sweater, and I’m standing at the yarn shop counter with my wallet in hand when the yarn shop employee asks, “Would you like your yarn wound?” I have a tendency to freeze and start overthinking in situations like this… The convenience of having everything wound up for me immediately is very appealing, but there are some other things to think about. How long do I anticipate this project to take? Is it good for the yarn? Can I return an extra hank to the shop if I don’t use it all?

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Norah’s Knits: What I learned in the Yarn Shop

In March and April I managed to carve out some time to visit a few New England yarn shops. Andra, the area’s sales rep, and I traveled with a trunk show of sweaters in a variety of sizes and encouraged knitters to try them all on. It’s a fun, party-like atmosphere with sweaters and compliments flying freely from knitter to knitter. We’ve done this a bit in the past, and there are always surprises. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Zip-N-Zag Bag by Kim McClellan

Kim McClellan almost never leaves home without her knitting bag. She’s been known to knit while waiting in line, watching movies and touring with her musician husband.

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A Personal Knitting Story by Pauline Bristowe

Pauline Bristowe worked for Berroco as a pattern sample knitter more than thirty years ago. Now, she’s a proud mother & grandmother of nine and still, a knitting enthusiast. She is also today’s guest blogger. 

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