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Emily Explains: Embellished Socks

I love embellishments of all kinds but embroidery and a little bit of lace are my favorite. I went through a phase in college where I sewed lace onto all of my wool boot socks. Read more

Emily Explains: Getting Started With Chock

In the summertime, I love having a simple shawl at hand in case I need to cover up from the sun or a cool breeze. Chock, a beautiful lace pattern from Norah Gaughan vol. 14, knit in Maya is a perfect choice. Read more

Emily Explains: How To Wear Laodi

When designing each season there is always a rush of designing that happens before the photoshoot. It is both exhilarating and exhausting. Last season, we were so lucky to have Martha Wissing, a talented designer who handled our pattern support questions at the time, knock out a few accessories. Laodi, featured in booklet #348, is a gorgeous, lace scarf knit in Cosma that is very long. Read more

Emily Explains: Naturally Dyeing with Red Onions

I fell in love with dyeing fabrics and yarns in college. White yarns and fabrics are blank canvases with endless possibilities. Read more

Emily Explains: A Sewn Bind Off

Choosing a bind-off technique for your knitting project can be a difficult decision. There are so many options! I’m almost done knitting a shrug in Berroco Maya, and after the countless hours of work I’ve put into it, I need a bind off that is both flexible and elastic.   Read more

Emily Explains: A Little Trick For Picking Up Stitches

I have always liked garments with seams. I understand seamed garments. My mind visualizes in flat patterns, that can be put together to create a new form. However, I’m slowly learning seamless knitting techniques, which means little to no finishing! In my opinion that is pretty awesome, except for one small detail…picking up the stitches. Read more

Emily Explains: Staying Cool With Your Summer Knitting

Even with the temperature rising, I’m determined to keep knitting. Luckily, New England summers involve beautiful sunny days and breezy nights, so I get to knit and wear my knitting, too! Read more

Emily Explains: Seaming Elongated Stitches

Seaming and finishing can be tricky sometimes, especially when your stitch pattern is something other than stockinette or garter stitch. A few weeks ago, someone emailed and asked how we would recommend seaming the Dyssodia pattern from booklet #340 Berroco Maya vol. 2, which has stitches that range in size. Here’s my advice: Read more

Emily Explains: Nijo Pattern Stitch

I’m so excited that the weather is finally warming up around here! I practically live in dresses during the summer, so I’ve been thinking about knitting a lightweight cover-up that I can throw on over my outfit for that occasional chill. Nijo from booklet #344 is at the top of my list. Read more

How-To: Fix a Forgotten Yarn-Over

For the past month I’ve been carrying around the most perfect fluffy yellow yarn. I can’t show you the yarn just yet – it is a new one for fall – but I can tell you that it is simply fabulous! I finally began playing with the yarn for a special project. The pattern stitch is made up of a series of yarn-overs that create a pretty lace design that’s simple to knit. Read more

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