Posts by amychristoffers
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
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…
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
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
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
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