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Norah’s Knit’s: Getting Ready for Photography

Our five days of photography starts today! Last week I steamed a lot of garments and I’ve gotten to know all 90 something of them inside and out. Of course, I was already pretty familiar with the ones I designed, after making up new cable patterns writing instructions for my knitters. Still, there were a few surprises.

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Norah’s Knits: A Walk in the Woods for Inspiration

I spent most of last weekend knitting, knitting and knitting until I couldn’t knit any more.  I was compelled to knit just one more piece for my next volume (that’s Norah Gaughan vol 13). Next week is the big photo shoot, and all of my knitters were busy with other items for our Fall/Winter booklets. Besides, I really wanted to knit this one.   Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Avi by Eileen Vito

Eileen Vito’s first knitting project went to the dogs.  I mean that literally, of course. She knit sweaters for her two dogs.  Unfortunately, both dogs gained weight and the sweaters got too tight.  Eileen says she’s pretty sure this is just a coincidence and not a reflection of their feelings about her knitting!  Either way, she was hooked on her new hobby.  As she puts it, “Once I started, there was no looking back.” Read more

Norah’s Knits: Variations on a Theme, Cable Knit Cardigans

I love designing with cables and designing new stitches. Sometimes the “invention” of a new knit cable is little more than a simple recombination of long loved stitches. Read more

Fall/Winter 2012 – Video Highlights

I wasn’t at the photo shoot for our fall/winter 2012 pattern booklets, but after I watched this video, I felt like I was.

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Independent Patterns, July Edition

It’s time for another roundup of independently designed patterns using Berroco yarns… This time, we’ll be looking at interesting new garments, as well as a couple of cute scarves. Read more

Even More Independent Patterns

We’re always delighted when independent designers choose our yarn for their patterns, and lately I’ve come across some really great designs… Read more

Great Independent Designs

I’ve stumbled across some beautiful independently designed patterns lately, all making great use of Berroco yarns. Read more

More Independent Favorites

I’ve been cruising around on Ravelry again, and I’ve found some beautiful new patterns to share. It’s exciting to see what independent designers are doing with our yarns!

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Crazy for Cowls

Cowls are everywhere! They’re quick to make, fun to wear, and they make great gifts. Since many of them only require a few skeins, they’re a practical way to try out a new yarn without a big commitment. Read more

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