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Emily Explains: How to Alter Emmeline

April has been a beautiful month so far, and after the long winter we had, I really can’t complain. But springtime brings some style obstacles that I struggle with each year. Read more

Emily Explains: Eula’s Capped Sleeves

Eula is a great summer pattern, designed by Amy, that I have been thinking about a lot lately. I love the capped sleeve detail – a shape that’s flattering on women of all sizes. My curvy self felt pretty great in it when I tried it on! Read more

Amy’s Thread: What to Knit for Spring

Spring is trickling slowly but surely into the Northeast. After a few days of rain followed by some chilly, bright sunshine, we can even see a bit of lawn starting to reappear. It’s still too cold here to really start thinking about wearing summer clothes, but I’ve hit my limit with the repetition of the winter wardrobe. This is when I reach for quick to knit projects in warmer weather yarns.

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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

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