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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

Style Your Knits: Prickly Poppy

No matter how warm it gets, I never go anywhere in the summer without a lightweight cardigan. 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

Agave: Inspiration & Color Play

I’m delighted that our next Berroco knit-along is Agave, the yoke pullover I designed for booklet #360 Folk Art. For this collection, the design team was inspired by the bold colors and style of artist Frida Kahlo. Amy gave me this photo to interpret into a yoke sweater. Read more

Style Your Knits: Emmeline

Emmeline might just be the dress version of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Take four women of various ages, heights and sizes, add this knitted dress, and, if I do say so myself, the results are pretty fabulous! 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

Aidez KAL: Adjusting Decreases for Raglan Armhole

Hi everyone, I’m Alison and I do a little bit of everything for the design team. I don’t normally write on the blog, but I wanted to share an easy equation that should help a lot of you participating in our Aidez KAL. Read more

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