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Emily Explains: Wet Blocking and Blocking Wires

It’s the first day of our Fall/Winter ’15 photo shoot, which means the past couple of weeks have been all about finishing touches. One part of the process that is especially important is wet blocking. I thought I knew how to do it, but the girls in the office gave me a few pointers to achieve my ultimate blocking potential. Read more

Emily Explains: A Quick Knit for Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Today was off to a horrible start when I realized I forgot to wear something green! With some yarn and needles, I got right to work during my lunch break to solve this problem. I knitted myself a four leaf clover!

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Emily Explains: Provisional Cast Ons for Spring Knits

As I hunker down to write this post, there are 10 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes until spring. It has been a long winter but I think we have made it! The sun is beginning to shine brighter each day and the birds are singing. It’s perfect timing for quick spring knits like Carrot and Rabbit. Read more

Emily Explains: Writing Out Charts

My first stitch dictionary I ever had was Barbara Walker’s Volume II. The endless pages of patterns were eye-opening to me, and the book was perfect because each row was written out stitch by stitch. When I started my job at Berroco, I was introduced to Lesley Stanfield’s The New Knitting Stitch Library of charted knitting stitch patterns. Read more

Emily Explains: Knit From the Red Carpet

When I was a little girl I absolutely loved the Oscars. At the time, I was too young to really know what movies or actors were being honored. I only cared about one thing – the red carpet and the designers.

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Emily Explains: Garter Tab Cast On

I designing a shawl a few months ago, when the girls in the office taught me how to do a garter tab cast on. Since then, I’ve used it in almost every shawl I make. Read more

Emily Explains: Colorwork With Two Hands

For those of you who have not seen it already, booklet #360 Folk Art is full of beautiful garments and accessories using colorwork. I’m dying to knit Dahlia and Agave for this spring. Read more

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