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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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Countdown to TNNA Winter 2013

It’s hard to believe that in just a few weeks Norah, Amanda and I will be on our way to sunny Long Beach, California.  We won’t be wasting any time on the ocean, though.  We’ll be at The National Needlearts Association’s annual winter trade show.

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Fall 2012 Favorite Knits

While we’re proud of all our new patterns, it’s always fun to see which knits are the favorites among our fans.  That’s part of the reason we love having a Berroco trunk show at the historic Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI.  It’s a rare opportunity for the local knitting community to try on samples and chat with our design team – and it’s a lot of fun!

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Curvy Girl Crochet

Tired of patterns that don’t fit your shape?  Or maybe you’re looking for a way to make crochet less boxy?  Whatever the problem, designer Mary Beth Temple has a solution in her latest book, Curvy Girl Crochet.

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New Book: Crochet Saved My Life

Creating things with yarn is a great way to express your creativity, and it’s also good for your mental and physical wellbeing. Read more

Shape + Form

Cookie A, a designer famous for her amazingly architectural sock designs, recently released a fantastic new collection of knitting patterns. Read more

Wearwithall

Recently reviewed by Clara Parkes in Knitter’s Review, Wearwithall: Knits for Your Life is a great new collection of patterns put together by a group of knitters from The Yarnery in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Read more

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