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Archive for June, 2013

Knitter’s Spotlight: Emilia the Elephant by Adriana Aguirre

Adriana Aguirre has been crocheting and knitting for years, but she only recently started designing. She published her first three amigurumi crochet patterns this year, all inspired by animals she loves. Read more

TNNA in Review – June 2013

The past few weeks have been whirlwind. I know I say this a lot, but it’s true! We brought on our new designer, Emily, we announced our new collection for Fall/Winter ’13 and last Friday night, we debuted a few of our favorite new designs on the runway at The National Needlearts Association’s (TNNA) Fashion Show in Columbus, OH. Read more

Emily Explains: What if I can’t find my mistake?

Have you ever been happily knitting away when you look down at your needles and, to your surprise, realize you have the wrong stitch count? Confused, you look over all of your knitting (both right and wrong sides) and can’t seem to find a mistake. What do you do next!?

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Norah’s Knits: Knitting for Men

I’m a very lucky woman. My husband wears sweaters. In fact he loves sweaters so much he doesn’t even wear a coat. Instead he’ll pile on two sweaters and walk out the door. John’s also an old fashion New Englander when it comes to understanding the virtues of wool – warmth being paramount.

If that weren’t reason enough to love him Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Sunburst Cable Cardigan by Erica Patberg

It started with a simple request on a knitting forum last November. A mom was looking for a pattern to match a picture of a cardigan her daughter desperately wanted. Hundreds of knitters responded, but no one knew where to find anything like it. Read more

Behind the Scenes: Fall/Winter 2013 Photo Shoot

Are you excited for our Fall/Winter 2013 collection? We’ll be sharing it with the rest of the knitting industry at this weekend’s TNNA (The National Needlearts Association) trade show, but you can get the inside details tomorrow’s KnitBits! Read more

Get to Know Berroco: Our Designers

Norah Gaughan is probably the first name that pops into your head when you think of Berroco‘s design team. And why not? Norah’s fabulous. But it’s her collaboration with our other designers, that keeps Berroco patterns fresh season after season. Read more

Ask Amanda: What does “bind off in pattern” mean?

A few years ago, I was working in a yarn shop when one of our most frequent customers came in with a pattern question. She was an excellent knitter and had tackled lots of challenging projects, but her question that day was a very simple one.

She pulled out an almost-completed sweater worked from the top-down, along with her knitting pattern. “I’m all ready to start binding off, but I’ve never encountered this particular phrase before,” she said, pointing to the last line. I took a closer look at the pattern and saw the words, “bind off in pattern.” Read more

Norah’s Knits: Pattern Search Tips

I love change, it’s exciting and stimulating – energizing, even….BUT sometimes when you are used to doing something a particular way, especially when it comes to computers, something new can slow you down. I’m thinking about the pattern search on our new (well, 6 month old) website.

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Strawberry Shorts Set by Melody Rogers

If there’s one thing cuter than a new baby, it’s a new baby wearing something made of yarn! Just ask Melody Rogers. Over the past few years, she’s cornered the market in knits for babies. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she’s a newborn photographer with an endless supply of adorable models! Read more

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