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Archive for December, 2013

Emily Explains: Exposed Seams

It seems like every week I uncover a new favorite design from the Berroco archives. Right now, I’m madly in love with Wakame - a cropped, asymmetrical sweater that drapes just perfectly. Wakame was first published in booklet #262 Yin and Yang, but it was such a hit that we reintroduced it as one of our free patterns! Read more

Norah’s Knits: Knit for Yourself!

The rush of the gift-giving season has subsided and the cold of winter is setting in. This is about the time I dream of knitting for myself.  I’m hoping to have more free time to snuggle up on the couch with a cat or two, get an old movie playing and knit. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Snowflake by Stephanie Mason

Stephanie Mason describes herself as an “all around crafty lady.” She knits, crochets, embroiders and whips up beautiful new designs at an impressive pace. Recently, she set a lofty creative goal – to design and publish 100 baby sweater patterns in one year! She’s even set up a website to share her progress. Read more

Norah’s Knits: (Almost) Forgotten Free Patterns

I was wandering about on our web site, looking for an older free pattern, when I realized how many great patterns I had forgotten about.  I get the feeling that if I have forgotten about them, chances are everyone else has too. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Bella Necklace Trio by Shelby Allaho

When it comes to designing crochet patterns, Shelby Allaho tends to go with the flow. She works mainly in free-form crochet, which gives her the flexibility change paths mid-project. As she’s found, sometimes the kerchief you planned to design really just wants to be a purse. Read more

Emily Explains: Arm Knitting!

Every once in a while, I see a post on Pinterest or another of my favorite inspirtation sites, about a technique famously known as arm kniting. I look at it, admire the bulky scarf made, and move on. I love knitting with bulky yarn and bulky needles. Why would I need to knit with my arms? Read more

Norah’s Knits: Knitting Stars

I hear a lot of talk about knitting stars (celebrities), but it’s geometric stars that I’m talking about today. Read more

Designer Spotlight: DC State Fair Fingerless Mitts by Whitney Meagher

After years of experimenting other designers’ knitting patterns, Whitney Meagher took the next step – entering her own design in a recent knitting and crochet contest at the DC State Fair. The only requirement was to incorporate the District of Columbia flag. Whitney came up with a pair of fingerless gloves, which ended up taking the top prize! Read more

Barrison’s Travels: Ireland

Barrison loves being home for the holidays but before settling down for a cozy New England winter, she squeezed in one more adventure to Ireland. Our sales rep Betsy, who’s also a flight attendant, got a her a great deal on airfare and offered to be Barrison’s personal tour guide! Read more

Emily Explains: Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

I  love the holidays. Growing up, our dining room and kitchen would be overflowing with garland, twinkle lights, wrapping paper and handmade gifts from my mom. It was a whole month of crafting, baking and  singing along with Bing Crosby. Read more

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