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Amy’s Thread: Building Your Ultra Alpaca MKAL Blanket

The final post with the reveal of the layout for our Ultra Alpaca MKAL will be out this week. As thrilled as I am with how this piece turned out, I couldn’t resist the temptation to come up with some fun alternate options. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Bubble Star!

Around the time that the Artisan yarn samples were arriving in the Berroco offices, Misa Erder’s pattern Bubble Star came out on Ravelry, and I knew I’d found a perfect match of yarn and pattern. Bubble Star is a perfect first colorwork project for an adventurous beginning knitter. The easy to read chart is only 14 rounds of knitting with 2 colors, the rest of the hat is simple stockinette stitch.

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Amy’s Thread: What’s on Your Needles?

Do you knit (and/or crochet) in the summer? If you are knitting, do your pattern and yarn choices change for the season?

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Amy’s Thread: Back-to-School Cardigan

The beginning of August is the dog days of summer for most, but for me it’s time to start planning for my back-to-school fall wardrobe.

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Amy’s Thread: What to Wear With Rye

 Thea Colman’s sweater Rye from the Portfolio Collection is a great transitional sweater. This is one to start knitting now so you’ll finish just as the evenings start to get a little cooler but before it’s time to pack away the summer dresses for the season.

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Amy’s Thread: Fuji Knitter’s Style

This Knitter’s Style features Kathie, a woman who make all the things happen here at Berroco. Berroco Fuji is a great yarn for summer knitting. This yarn feels both warm and cool at the same time, so it adds a nice layer for comfort without being heavy.

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Amy’s Thread: Ultra Alpaca MKAL Color Inspiration

Growing up, I spent a lot of happy summer days sitting in my paternal grandmother’s sewing room. She was a talented quilter with an eye for juxtapositions of colors and patterns. I’ve never felt like I’ve achieved her level of boldness or brilliance at this but I love the adventure of creating colorways. If I learned anything from her talent, it is that there isn’t always one right answer, sometimes it is about trial and error, and taking a few chances.

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