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Designer Spotlight: Baby Cakes by Linda Gavaldon

When it comes to designing, Linda Gavaldon sees herself as a problem-solver. She starts with an idea that’s a bit out of the ordinary and then gets to work — playing around with different stitches, layouts and colors until it matches her vision. She’s particularly creative when it comes to designing personalized baby blankets. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Striped Trap by Andra Asars

We lovingly refer to Andra Asars (our New England sales rep) as “the hurricane.” She talks a mile a minute, decides whether or not she likes a yarn in a single touch and knows our collections better than anyone. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Brassica Pullover by Elizabeth Smith

The third time was the charm for Elizabeth Smith’s latest design. She knew she had the right yarn, she just needed to make a few modifications. So she knit and frogged (and knit and frogged) and knit it again until she was completely satisfied. Elizabeth is a bit of a perfectionist and Berroco Ultra Alpaca didn’t disappoint! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Twisted Rib Cardigan by Renee Lorion

If you’ve ever knit (or shopped) for a little boy, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a real deficit in terms of selection and style. Designer Renee Lorion is helping to change that with her brand, Tot Lot, offering a collection of handknitting patterns that she’s coined “hip knit duds for little dudes.” Read more

Designer Spotlight: Beowulf Sweater by Anne Podlesak

Anne Podlesak’s design process often begins with a bit of research. She’ll go to Google or Pinterest and spend hours looking at photos, browsing until she gets some flash of inspiration. Even she doesn’t know where it will take her. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Effloresce Shawl by Amy Antler

Amy Antler loves to flip through her many knitting magazines for design inspiration. She can look at the same issue again and again, and each time, something different catches her eye. Her love of mixing and matching stitch patterns is especially evident in her newest design. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Noe Valley Sweater by Katherine Lee

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

Designer Spotlight: Helena Bean Cardigan by Jenni Lansing

Between two moves, work and taking care of her two young kids, it took Jenni Lansing about a year to finish her first design. But it was time well spent. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Breakfast Waffles Socks by Rosencrantz Knits

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

Designer Spotlight: Movie Theatre Hat by Stephanie Engle

You never know when inspiration will hit. For Stephanie Engle, it happened while she was at the movies with her daughter. She saw a cute hat on a woman sitting in front of them and kept the stitch patterns in mind for a future project. Read more

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