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Amy’s Thread: Knitter’s Style

Angie aka silver bell on Ravelry knit Chock from Norah Gaughan vol. 14, and she styled it perfectly: a good pair of jeans, a classic button down and the cutest loafers!

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Amy’s Thread: What to Knit On the Road

The Berroco Fall ’14 collection is available in stores but I am in full summer mode – so what to knit now?

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Amy’s Thread: Have Yarn, Will Travel

It’s a holiday week in North America…time for fireworks, picnics and parades! Summertime holidays make me think of vacation. Whether you’re hitting the road or just getting away to a backyard or a park, this is the time to pack up your knitting (and crochet) and go! Read more

Amy’s Thread: What to Knit Next: Fringe

Forecasting fringe was one of the recurring themes for Spring 2o14 fashion on the runway and style blogs.

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Amy’s Thread: The Color of Summer

Here in the Berroco Design Studio we’re super excited to be rolling out the Fall 2014 collection and we are already busy planning great new things for 2015. It is so easy to get caught up in looking forward that sometimes, we forget to stop and savor the season. It’s June! Summer is here and it’s time to take a beat. I don’t know if it’s just the lingering feeling from childhood and school getting out for the summer, but June is my favorite month in New England. The summer stretches out in front of you and is still full of possibilities. Everything is so green…

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Amy’s Thread: Squa-nnabes

The Squam Spring Retreat in Holderness, New Hampshire was this last weekend. Berroco was on board with a sponsorship so it only made sense to visit for the Ravelry Revelry and Squam Art Fair.

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Amy’s Thread: Choose Your Yarn Adventure (Part II)

In my last blog post, I shared some thoughts on yarn substitution. I compared Ultra Alpaca to Maya - two yarns that look different but behave similarly. Both have good stitch definition and produce fabrics with a lot of drape, so they’re a great match. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Thoughts on Yarn Substitution

Yarn substitution is always a gamble. There is a reason that the yarn was paired to the pattern by the designer and the pattern reflects the characteristics of that yarn. Choosing an different yarn is entering at your own risk – if it doesn’t work out you’re sort of sunk. Nothing’s worse than a mismatched project and yarn. But if you can find the right alternative yarn, you’ll have a fabulous FO that you’ll love and cherish. Read more

Amy’s Thread: The New Construction of Summer Knitting

I have a great big yarn crush on chainette yarns right now. I may even be a little obsessed. For years I’ve had a personal struggle with cotton yarns – I love (LOVE!) to wear cotton sweaters in the summer but I find knitting with cotton less appealing than wool.  Read more

Amy’s Thread: Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Banana. Banana who?

 

… I don’t need to go on, do I?

 

It’s no secret that the design office here at Berroco is fond of the color orange. Norah loves it as much as I do and I did get a little mocking –  OK, a lot of mocking – in the office for blogging about it last week, so soon after her last orange post.  Read more

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