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Archive for October, 2013

What Inspires: Color Apps

Have you ever wished you could capture the scene in front of you and make it into a color palette?  I know I’ve been amazed by fall foliage or enamored by a bouquet and then, regrettably, forgotten all about it.  Recently, I’ve started using two iPhone/iPad apps to help choose and record colorways.  It’s an awful lot of fun. Read more

Emily Explains: Stranded Knitting in the Round

One of my best friends from high school is from Iceland. She used to go home to visit and come back with photos that looked as if they came from a stunning fashion magazine. The sweaters on her friends and family members were  gorgeous! Many were made by hand, gifts from someone special. I’ll never forget the pictures of those sweaters. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Color of the Week – Marigold

Sunday morning, after we’ve knocked out the NY Times crossword puzzle, my husband and I each dive into our iPads and peruse our Zite feeds the way we used to devour the Sunday paper. Yes, the times, they are a changing, but I’m having fun changing with them. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Garden Gate and Ivy by Stephanie Dosen

With her “knitting wands” and whimsy to spare, Stephanie Dosen has whipped up dozens of popular patterns under her design label, Tiny Owl Knits. Read more

Get to Know Berroco: How to Buy Our Individual Pattern PDFs

This is a very exciting day at Berroco, because we finally get to tell you about the PDF Pattern Program we’ve been working on for so long! You’ve asked and asked, and, believe me, we’ve listened. Read more

Emily Explains: Assembly for Gazost

Last Thanksgiving, long before my time at Berroco, I was sitting on the couch with my dad watching an old movie, when all of a sudden, he paused it and had an idea. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Aran Sweaters

Cable knitting has long been a favorite for me.  I like to have enough going on in my knitting that I have to think a bit, but not too much. I also like to see my progress. In cabled patterns, heavily cabled rows are often followed by easy rows. The cable rows egg me on. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Robyn Chachula

Robyn Chachula claims that her transition from structural engineer to crochet designer was relatively smooth. She simply changed her medium from concrete to yarn! Read more

Barrison’s Halloween Costume

Can you believe Halloween is only two weeks away? Barrison had no idea what she wanted to dress up as, at least not until she saw Heather Seratt’s sketch of a skeleton costume. She got some suggestions from the design team and started knitting! Read more

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Holiday Gift KAL

I’ve been dying to get my hands (or more accurately, my needles) on Berroco Kodiak, so I was thrilled that Aude was chosen as the project for our Holiday Gift Knit-Along! Now I get to play with Kodiak and I don’t have to feel bad about buying more yarn, because I’m making it as a present!

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