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Emily Explains: Knit and Purl Through the Back Loop

Only three more days until the release of this seasons new Spring/Summer collection! In preparation, I thought I’d demonstrate a commonly used abbreviation that you will find in many Berroco patterns: knit through the back loop (k tbl) and purl through the back loop (p tbl). By working a stitch through the back loop you are deliberately twisting your stitch. Read more

Emily Explains: Make 1 Right and Left

With a new season coming out soon, I’ve been brushing up on some of our commonly used techniques. Make 1 left (M1L) and Make 1 right (M1R) are my go-to increases when I am designing. Read more

Emily Explains: How To Make Holiday Trees!

December has flown by with work, friends and creative projects. I love the holidays so much, but this year I haven’t had the time to decorate my home. I didn’t even get around to finding the perfect tree until late last night. I got home from a long day of work and holiday worries and knew a Christmas tree was just the thing to lift my spirits. My boyfriend and I brought it home and decorated it. Our tree is perfect, smelling of fresh pine and sparkling with colorful, twinkling lights. Read more

Emily Explains: How to Make a Pom-Pom With a Fork!

I love the holidays or really any excuse to hang warm, twinkling lights everywhere. Normally, I adorn the rooms of my home with crocheted snowflakes, miniature knits, pom-poms and Christmas tree swag. Unfortunately, I have been so busy this month that I have not decked a single hall! But today I started working on some small pom-poms to make a holiday garland. I used Berroco Flicker for a little bit of sparkle, but you could use any of our wooly yarns and hold it with some holiday tinsel to make them shimmer. Read more

Emily Explains: A Few Methods of Yarn Splicing

For every knitter, there comes a time when your project takes more than one skein of yarn. This leads you to a crossroads. How do you join a new skein? There are so many methods to choose from. Read more

Emily Explains: Fringe

Fringe is so easy and so fabulous. Grab all the yarn that your pattern calls for and knit your piece. Assemble it and get ready for the best part of the pattern…cutting and knotting your fringe! Read more

Emily Explains: Knitting with Beads (as you go)

For this week’s how-to video, I’m showing you a new way to knit with beads. I was motivated to learn this technique when I was putting together next week’s KnitBits. It features a soon-to-be-released free pattern in Cirrus that I’ve been eyeing in the design office for months now! I can’t wait for all of you to see it, too. Read more

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