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Emily Explains: Cable Decreasing

Have you ever decreased with a cable needle? I hadn’t either until recently, but the technique is so easy and cool! With stitches on a cable needle, you work one stitch from your left hand needle together with one stitch from your cable needle, either held behind or in front, to decrease one stitch. This decrease is used in Jib, a great cabled hat perfect for him or her.  Read more

Emily Explains: Dyeing Yarn with Pokeberries

This past weekend I spent the day exploring one of my favorite places – Beavertail State Park in Jamestown, RI. It has magical pathways that lead to small coves along the coastline filled with bunnies, butterflies and flowering trees. I know it sounds too good to be true, but trust me… this place is the a hidden gem! As I was driving into the park, I was even more excited because I spotted pokeberries along the road. I recognized them immediately from reading one of my favorite natural dyeing books, Harvesting Color by Rebecca Burgess. Read more

What Inspires: Georgia O’Keefe

All this week I am on location for photography of our Spring/Summer 2016 collection! The design team and I collaborated on many of the books together, but I was assigned one book using two favorite Berroco yarns to design all on my own. I usually need a story in my head before designing. I turn to painters and other designers from the past to inspire and lead me to my own creations.  Read more

Emily Explains: Belting Ponchos

It is no secret that I love ponchos. I love anything that is loose and can be worn draped around the body in many ways. I joke that the style allows me to keep a cozy blanket wrapped around me and still look fabulous! It is an accessory that you can wear to an important event and will want to keep on when you end your day relaxing at home. Read more

What Inspires: Hinckley Boats

When I was a little girl my parents and I lived in Camden, Maine – a small town where the mountains meet the sea. Read more

Emily Explains: How do I seam the Ultra Alpaca MKAL blanket?

Last week, I got to seam the the squares from our Ultra Alpaca MKAL and finally see our finished blanket. It was so exciting! But before I joined any of the squares we had to agree on a layout.

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Emily Explains: How do I create a removable pom-pom?

In this week’s Amy’s Thread, Amy shared a project she’d recently finished. It’s a super cute hat designed by Misa Erder called Bubble Star. She used a clever technique, also used in Mary Jane Mucklestone’s Fishbones pattern from Portfolio vol. 1, to attach a removable pom-pom to the hat. Want to learn how it’s done? Read more


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