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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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Emily Explains: Color Combinations

I have to be honest, sometimes I find working with color to be extremely difficult. Seriously, I mean how can one possibly narrow down just a few colors of beautifully spun yarn to work with! And to make that decision quickly?! No way. Read more

Emily Explains: Stranded Knitting in the Round

One of my best friends from high school is from Iceland. She used to go home to visit and come back with photos that looked as if they came from a stunning fashion magazine. The sweaters on her friends and family members were  gorgeous! Many were made by hand, gifts from someone special. I’ll never forget the pictures of those sweaters. Read more

Emily Explains: Assembly for Gazost

Last Thanksgiving, long before my time at Berroco, I was sitting on the couch with my dad watching an old movie, when all of a sudden, he paused it and had an idea. Read more

Emily Explains: Duplicate Stitch

We all love Fair Isle and intarsia, but sometimes those techniques can be a little intimidating. And what if you only want to add color in a small section of your knitted piece? Read more

Emily Explains: Knitting Swatches for Inspiration

I have to be honest…sometimes I get so overhwelmed by choosing a project that it keeps me from starting anything. I end up knitting many swatches instead. Read more

Emily Explains: Creative Embroidery

Fall is creeping on in, which means it’s time for me to start pulling out my beloved woolens. I love basic hats to keep me warm throughout the fall and winter, but I’ve been thinking it might be fun to embellishing them with a bit of embroidery. Read more

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