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Get to Know Berroco: Color Cards

I’ve worked at Berroco for nearly two years, but I only just recently learned how our color cards are made. Twice a year, we fire up a special machine in the warehouse that produces cards for all of our new yarns and old yarns with new shades.  Read more

Designer Spotlight: Riflebird Wrap by Jennifer Raymond

Sometimes an artist or designer gets hooked on a theme and explores all the possible variations. Picasso had his Blue Period and Jennifer Raymond, at least for the moment, is fascinated by crochet worked through the back loops. Read more

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: So Many KALs, So Little Time

I love knitting and crocheting all year round – day or night, no matter the weather. That said, I do find it hard to balance my desire to knit with my desire to soak up the all-to-few beautiful days of summer. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Campfire Shawl by Lucinda Iglesias

Knitting for 12 years and crocheting most of her life, Lucinda Iglesias claims she still can’t really follow a pattern. But that hasn’t stopped her from designing patterns of her own! She just grabs yarn (she owns a LYS called Mont Tricot, so she’s got plenty to choose from) and starts playing. Read more

New American Knits Winner

We were blown away by the response to our New American Knits giveaway! I wish we could give you all a a copy of Amy’s book, if only so I could see her Parrish Mitts in all those different Berroco Ultra Alpaca color combos! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Learn Reversible Intarsia Sampler by Laurinda Reddig

There’s nothing that can make up for the loss of a child, but when Laurinda Reddig lost her baby daughter, Rowan, she used crochet to help cope with her grief. Inspired by a blanket she had received while her daughter was in hospital, Laurinda designed her first crochet sampler afghan and started a NICU blanket project in Rowan’s memory. In addition to donating her own crochet blankets, Laurinda encourages others to do the same by sharing her designs and crochet techniques. Read more

Barrison’s Travels: 4th of July

Barrison Bear loves to travel the world, but for this 4th of July she decided to explore a little closer to home. She dreamed up a sassy summer dress and planned a weekend filled with friends and fun activities. Then Hurricane Arthur stormed up the East Coast and, quite literally, rained on her parade.

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