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Emily Explains: Quick #BerrocoKAL Tips

          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

Emily Explains: An artist’s muse

 

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

Emily Explains: A Color Option for Mira

 

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

Emily Explains: Modifying Norah’s Vintage Afghan

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

Emily Explains: Knitting for the first time

 

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

Emily Explains: Finger Puppets!

Looking for a fun project to do this holiday break with little ones? We introduced free finger puppet patterns in this week’s KnitBits as something quick to make but loads of fun to play with. Read more

Emily Explains: How-To Make Last Minute Mistletoe!

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

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