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Emily Explains: A Center Double Decrease (CDD)

Sometimes a pattern calls for you to decrease more than one stitch. This is when a double decrease is used. There are a few ways to do this. Read more

Emily Explains: Knit and Purl Through the Back Loop

Only three more days until the release of this seasons new Spring/Summer collection! In preparation, I thought I’d demonstrate a commonly used abbreviation that you will find in many Berroco patterns: knit through the back loop (k tbl) and purl through the back loop (p tbl). By working a stitch through the back loop you are deliberately twisting your stitch. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Seamless Aidez (part 2)

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a grand holiday and a successful cast on for the Aidez KAL!

This post is part 2 of 2 on converting Aidez from working flat (in pieces) to in the round (seamless), if you missed the first post, you can find it here.

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Emily Explains: How To Make Holiday Trees!

December has flown by with work, friends and creative projects. I love the holidays so much, but this year I haven’t had the time to decorate my home. I didn’t even get around to finding the perfect tree until late last night. I got home from a long day of work and holiday worries and knew a Christmas tree was just the thing to lift my spirits. My boyfriend and I brought it home and decorated it. Our tree is perfect, smelling of fresh pine and sparkling with colorful, twinkling lights. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Knitting a Seamed Sweater in the Round


Our Aidez knit-along kicks off on January 1st and to help everyone get ready, I’m sharing my project notes as I plan my Aidez with modifications.

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Style Your Knits: Paget

What’s better than a cozy knit? A cozy knit that can be worn multiple ways! Read more

Emily Explains: How to Make a Pom-Pom With a Fork!

I love the holidays or really any excuse to hang warm, twinkling lights everywhere. Normally, I adorn the rooms of my home with crocheted snowflakes, miniature knits, pom-poms and Christmas tree swag. Unfortunately, I have been so busy this month that I have not decked a single hall! But today I started working on some small pom-poms to make a holiday garland. I used Berroco Flicker for a little bit of sparkle, but you could use any of our wooly yarns and hold it with some holiday tinsel to make them shimmer. Read more


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