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Giveaway: Happy Feet

Looking for knits that’ll knock your socks off? Cathy Carron‘s latest book, Happy Feet, has more than 40 patterns – some with multiple variations – that will satisfy sock knitters of every skill.

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Giveaway: Crocheting Clothes Kids Love

When I’m making a gift for one the many adorable kids in my life, I tend to prefer crochet over knitting. There are few reasons for this, but mainly, it’s because crochet is quick (and they grow so fast) and a great way to get creative!

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Norah’s Knits: Crochet Red

Yes, I do knit way more than I crochet, but the craft I learned first – the one that really got me started making up my own designs – is crochet.  So when Laura Zander asked me for a design for her book, Crochet Red, I didn’t hesitate. I even whipped up the piece myself, which turned out to be a fun break from knitting! Read more

Get to Know Berroco: How to Buy Our Individual Pattern PDFs

This is a very exciting day at Berroco, because we finally get to tell you about the PDF Pattern Program we’ve been working on for so long! You’ve asked and asked, and, believe me, we’ve listened. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Fair Isle Style – Win a book!

I was very excited when I received my copy of  Mary Jane Mucklestone‘s new book, Fair Isle Style.  An admired colleague and personal friend,  Mary Jane is our secret weapon when it come to photo shoots. She’s been our stylist for the last few years, choosing the clothes and jewelry to best show off our knitwear. Her consummate eye and ability to keep a view of the big picture is invaluable. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Overstuffed Seat Cushions by Ellen Gormley

If you love to crochet, you’ve probably seen, and maybe made, one of Ellen Gormley’s patterns. She has more than 200 designs listed under her Ravelry profile, GoCrochet, and she’s always coming up with new designs for her beloved crochet motifs. “I’ve recently been enamored with oval motifs, which continue to pop-up sporadically in my work.” Read more

Norah’s Knits: Top-Down Knitting (or Never Say Never)

Over the years I’ve designed a lot of  sweaters with seams and I can still think of a slew of reasons to like pieced and seamed knitting, but that’s not where this discussion is heading. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Knitting for Men

I’m a very lucky woman. My husband wears sweaters. In fact he loves sweaters so much he doesn’t even wear a coat. Instead he’ll pile on two sweaters and walk out the door. John’s also an old fashion New Englander when it comes to understanding the virtues of wool – warmth being paramount.

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Knitted Blankets

Is there anything better than a handmade gift that’s truly loved? J’s Blanket – project by mgustafson06 (pattern by Norah Gaughan) Read more

A Short Story About Designer Cathy Carron

Cathy Carron’s grandmother taught her continental knitting when she was just 10 years old.  More than four decades later, she’s still at it.  Her popular designs have been featured in top knitting magazines and, of course, her four books.  Her newest collection, Short Story, features 35 cool crops for layering…including four patterns that are knit in Berroco yarn!

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