Sometimes I come across symbols in my knitting, read them – thinking I know exactly what they mean – and knit on. Soon I come to realize that I did not look closely enough at the symbol in my pattern. Talk about frustrating! Read more
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Whenever she would run errands or drive her kids around town, Katherine Lee wished she had something warm to throw on in the car – especially on those chilly mornings. In particular, she wanted something that would work over a variety of outfits and could keep her neck nice and cozy. She came up with a general design and started knitting. Read more
One taste of 40 degree weather and I think it’s spring. I should have worn a little more to keep warm this morning! The truth is, it is still cold out there in a lot of the U.S. and – even if it is beginning to get warmer – sometimes a hat is just what you need. Here is a round up of my favorite free hat patterns from Berroco. Read more
In last week’s KnitBits, we introduced booklet #342 Berroco Linus, and it was a hit! The response was especially good for our short-sleeve lace cardigan, Harbour. Since this pattern includes a few tricky spots, I thought it would be the perfect topic for this week’s blog.
I mentioned this trend a while back, but it seems like a good time to expand on my thoughts. Berroco has caught the triangle scarf bug, myself included. From the start, I’ve been a sweater knitter. I love to wear sweaters. I love to design sweaters. I love to knit sweaters. Soooo, I may have been a bit slow to this new scarf/shawl party. Read more
Working as a school teacher in New Brunswick, Brittany (a.k.a. Rosencrantz Knits) has plenty of opportunity to show off her collection of colorful and “cableicious” handknits. In fact, her students have come to expect it! While many of Brittany’s designs are inspired by her love of literature, her latest came from a more practical place – specifically, recess duty, and her feet were freezing! Read more
If you haven’t heard, our latest knit-along started this week featuring our new free pattern, Udina. This beautiful sweater – designed by the one and only Norah Gaughan – features an interesting new cable pattern that requires two cable needles for one of the stitches. Luckily, it only sounds hard! Read more