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Emily Explains: Working the Lace Pattern for Nina

Fibers and materials I like to wear change as the seasons change, but all year round I like to wear loose swingy tops and dresses. In booklet #354 Berroco Mixer, our “disco” collection, I designed an a-line tank top, that fits this flowing description. Read more

FAQs: Keeping in Pattern While Decreasing in Fredrika

From time to time, I see the same question about a particular pattern pop-up in our pattern support inbox. This spring, several knitters have asked us how to keep the sweet little flowers in Fredrika‘s charted stitch pattern lined up when beginning decreases on the body.

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Emily Explains: Customizing Cecelia

Our Cecelia Knit-Along officially starts this Friday, and it is really exciting to see the buzz already forming on Ravelry. Thanks everyone! Cecelia can be knit in a variety of yarns (as seen in Amy’s recent blog post) but the measurements of the final piece will end up being a little bit different, as each yarn creates a different gauge. Some of you may want to consider knitting more or fewer rounds than the pattern suggests to make your Cecelia just the size you’d like! Read more

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


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