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Emily Explains: Picot Cast On

I’m always looking for new ways to embellish my knits and the picot cast on was at the top of my list. I finally had the chance this week to learn how it’s done.  Read more

Emily Explains: How-To Cast on More Stitches in Your Knitting

The other day, Ashley started knitting her very own Barrison Bear for our new knit-along. After knitting the legs the separately, the pattern tells you to join the two pieces, casting on one stitch in the middle. Read more

Emily Explains: How-To Make Twisted Fringe

Sometimes it’s fun to see what can happen when you just play with yarn. Read more

Emily Explains: “TBL” (Through the Back Loop)

The other day the design studio recieved an email asking for clarification on Lawson’s ribbing. The directions for the ribbing are to P2, K1 TBL, repeat. Read more

Emily Explains: Exposed Seams

It seems like every week I uncover a new favorite design from the Berroco archives. Right now, I’m madly in love with Wakame - a cropped, asymmetrical sweater that drapes just perfectly. Wakame was first published in booklet #262 Yin and Yang, but it was such a hit that we reintroduced it as one of our free patterns! Read more

Emily Explains: Arm Knitting!

Every once in a while, I see a post on Pinterest or another of my favorite inspirtation sites, about a technique famously known as arm kniting. I look at it, admire the bulky scarf made, and move on. I love knitting with bulky yarn and bulky needles. Why would I need to knit with my arms? Read more

Emily Explains: Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

I  love the holidays. Growing up, our dining room and kitchen would be overflowing with garland, twinkle lights, wrapping paper and handmade gifts from my mom. It was a whole month of crafting, baking and  singing along with Bing Crosby. Read more

Emily Explains: Ways to Wear a Triangle Shawl

This summer I found a shawl at a flea market in Portland, ME. It’s a triangle shawl made of white silky yarn and trimmed with fringe that sways with my every move. This shawl has become one of my favorite accessories because it can be manipulated and worn in a variety of ways, making the form look  different each time! Read more

Emily Explains: Feather and Fan Stitch

I’ve recently realized that in my free time I want to be knitting something special but…very simple. Read more

Emily Explains: Ways to Wear Big Scarves

The air is chilly again today and I officially want to be snuggled in a blanket all the time. This becomes a bit of a problem when life resumes and, you know… I have to go out in public. My best solution? Knit a big cozy scarf…

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