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Emily Explains: Pippin’s Flower Petals

Last Friday, we introduced booklet #341 Lake House. I had a lot of fun designing this book and, even though it is just a little tunic, Pippin is my favorite design. With Pippin, I got to play with color and scale to make something whimsical and fun. I have to admit… I kind of want one in my size. Read more

Emily Explains: How-To Pick Up a Dropped Garter Stitch

For the past few days, I have been furiously knitting a garter stitch scarf for our upcoming photo shoot (I’d tell you more about it, but then I’d have to kill you). What I can say, is that garter stitch makes a beautiful fabric and is a wonderful stitch to practice when you’re learning to knit. Unfortunately, my harried pace has led to some painful complications…dropped stitches. Read more

Emily Explains: Picot Cast On

I’m always looking for new ways to embellish my knits and the picot cast on was at the top of my list. I finally had the chance this week to learn how it’s done.  Read more

What Inspires: A New York City Knitting Adventure

I’m always knitting for work, but when it comes to knitting for me, I tend to get into slumps where I don’t pick up my needles for a while. I get overwhelmed by all of the projects and ideas that run through my head. Does this happen to you, too? Read more

Emily Explains: How-To Cast on More Stitches in Your Knitting

The other day, Ashley started knitting her very own Barrison Bear for our new knit-along. After knitting the legs the separately, the pattern tells you to join the two pieces, casting on one stitch in the middle. Read more

Emily Explains: How-To Make Twisted Fringe

Sometimes it’s fun to see what can happen when you just play with yarn. Read more

Emily Explains: “TBL” (Through the Back Loop)

The other day the design studio recieved an email asking for clarification on Lawson’s ribbing. The directions for the ribbing are to P2, K1 TBL, repeat. Read more

Emily Explains: Exposed Seams

It seems like every week I uncover a new favorite design from the Berroco archives. Right now, I’m madly in love with Wakame - a cropped, asymmetrical sweater that drapes just perfectly. Wakame was first published in booklet #262 Yin and Yang, but it was such a hit that we reintroduced it as one of our free patterns! Read more

Emily Explains: Arm Knitting!

Every once in a while, I see a post on Pinterest or another of my favorite inspirtation sites, about a technique famously known as arm kniting. I look at it, admire the bulky scarf made, and move on. I love knitting with bulky yarn and bulky needles. Why would I need to knit with my arms? Read more

Emily Explains: Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

I  love the holidays. Growing up, our dining room and kitchen would be overflowing with garland, twinkle lights, wrapping paper and handmade gifts from my mom. It was a whole month of crafting, baking and  singing along with Bing Crosby. Read more

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