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Amy’s Thread: Spring?

The North Eastern US is shoveling out from under the first significant snow storm of 2016 but at Berroco we’re thinking spring.

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What Inspires: Ceramic Art

This week’s free pattern, Lyra, is a pair of mittens knit in Berroco Artisan. It features knitted leaves on the top of each hand – a design inspired by imagery that continuously catches my eye as I scroll through Pinterest. Read more

Amy’s Thread: How to Turn Your Mittens into a Hat

As soon as I cast off my last Hanne mitten, I wanted to make the pattern into hat. Actually, I want to turn it into multiple hats, because I can’t stop thinking of different variations and colorways that I want to experiment with.

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Amy’s Thread: Gauge Matters

Today I have a cautionary tale to share. This is a story about checking gauge.

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What Inspires: Georgia O’Keefe

All this week I am on location for photography of our Spring/Summer 2016 collection! The design team and I collaborated on many of the books together, but I was assigned one book using two favorite Berroco yarns to design all on my own. I usually need a story in my head before designing. I turn to painters and other designers from the past to inspire and lead me to my own creations.  Read more

Amy’s Thread: Martha Wissing, Designer to Watch

Last month Martha Wissing released a great pattern, the Rosalie Poncho.

Martha’s poncho was written for Berroco Ultra Alpaca or Modern Cotton,  it is a versatile garment that is adaptable to your climate. The lace boarder detail adds knitterly interest and shows Martha’s great talent for subtly feminine, incredibly wearable designs.

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What Inspires: Hinckley Boats

When I was a little girl my parents and I lived in Camden, Maine – a small town where the mountains meet the sea. Read more

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