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Posts from the ‘designing’ Category

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

Amy’s Thread: Building Your Ultra Alpaca MKAL Blanket

The final post with the reveal of the layout for our Ultra Alpaca MKAL will be out this week. As thrilled as I am with how this piece turned out, I couldn’t resist the temptation to come up with some fun alternate options. Read more

Ashley’s Adventures in Design: Inspiration for my MKAL Block

While there are many varied tasks associated with my role as Social Media Director for Berroco, designing is no where in the job description. That said, I’ve been fortunate to be involved in several team projects, including this summer’s Ultra Alpaca Mystery Knit-Along!

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