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Designer Spotlight: Evergreen Basket by Darla Fanton

After nearly half a century knitting and crocheting, it’s fair to say Darla Fanton is something of an expert. She has produced more than 100 designs over the years and is known for reintroducing and popularizing old techniques. Read more

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Discom-bobble-ated

I came across Lorraine Pistorio’s Knit Colors “Count”-erpillar pattern last December and I knew I had to make it for my niece’s first birthday. She was only a month old, so I had plenty of time.

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Designer Spotlight: Burren Pullover by Alexis Winslow

A self-taught knitwear designer, Alexis Winslow loves garments with stripes, modern colorwork motifs and interesting construction techniques. You can see this bold style in the 20 patterns from her new book, Graphics Knits. Read more

Style Your Knits: Clearwater

With its oversized ease and long, fringe hem, there’s no denying that Clearwater (from booklet #352 Nomad) is fabulous. But even we were surprised by its runaway success this season. It’s easily one of our most popular patterns for Fall/Winter ’14.  Read more

Designer Spotlight: Mister Whistle by Brenda K. B. Anderson

By day, Brenda K. B. Anderson makes mascots – their costumes, at least – and yes, it’s as cool as it sounds. Her work has been used by professional sports teams and touring shows like Sesame Street Live. By night, she designs knit and crochet patterns. Occasionally, her creative outlets overlap. Read more

Get to Know Berroco: How to Share Your FOs

If you ask me, there’s nothing more inspiring than seeing a Berroco finished object being modeled by its maker. It makes me think “Ooh, I could use a cozy sweater like that” or “I never thought of using that yarn with that pattern.” And I know I’m not the only one. That’s why these are my favorite kinds of posts to share on our social media pages.  Read more

Designer Spotlight: Little Man Waistcoat by Lissa Snyder

Lissa Snyder knows that designing is a process – sometimes, a very frustrating process. From mismatched pinstripes to a run-in with a hungry kitten, her latest design truly tested her patience. Despite those and other problems, she kept knitting until she got it right. She says it’s now one of her favorites! Read more

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