1. Swatch in your colors!
Sometimes the dye can ever so slightly effect the weight of the yarn. Make a color work swatch and a stockinette swatch in the color you plan to knit the body of your sweater with. Read more
The styling, design, and photography for book #372 Fiora + Folio was very much influenced by Alfred Stieglitz photographs of Georgia O’Keefe, and by her spirit, paintings, sculpture, and their surrounding desert landscape. This work acted as a sort of muse, just as the landscape was a muse for O’Keefe and O’Keefe was a muse for Stieglitz. Read more
Yesterday Berroco released a new free pattern, Mira, a color work hat designed in Berroco Abode by Amy Christoffers, our fabulous design director. Mira is a beautiful hat that I was so excited to swatch for because knitting with Abode is simply scrumptious. It is a 100% merino wool, loosely spun, single ply yarn that goes from thick to thin. The colors are painted on the white wool yarn so when knitted, the color work looks a bit like a water color painting. Read more
First designed as a block of the month club, Norah’s Vintage Afghan is made up of 20 unique cabled blocks worked in 5 colors to measure 48″ x 60″. Due to the blanket’s huge success and popularity, we decided to release the pattern as a free PDF! Now everyone can knit the blanket and there are a variety of ways to make it your own. Read more
You have one day left to pick a New Year’s Resolution. Is anyone’s resolution to learn how to knit? Knitting is a great new craft to learn as we enter the quiet winter season and Berroco.com has some great how-to, beginner videos in the archives to learn from! Read more
This week I think I have holiday brain. My mind rapidly jumps around as I think about the many things I’m juggling at work and the things I’m hoping to do for fun. When I sat down to write today’s blog post my mind turned blank. What on earth can I help you all with today?! Read more