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What Inspires: Magical Movies

When I am at a loss for inspiration, a walk, beautiful music or a good movie can pull me back into my creative spirit. One of my favorite albums to listen to when I am feeling like this is the soundtrack to Amélie. A friend gave it to me when I was in college. We would play the beautiful music through the night in our studio as we worked. I absolutely love it! The funny thing is, I had listened to the soundtrack for a few years before I ever saw the movie!

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Designer Spotlight: Grace Notes Doll & Clothing by Beth Webber

Making dolls is Beth Webber’s passion – and more than that, it’s her talent. Whether sewn, crocheted or knit, she sees each one as “a tangible expression of grace.”

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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

Amy’s Thread: The Color of Summer

Here in the Berroco Design Studio we’re super excited to be rolling out the Fall 2014 collection and we are already busy planning great new things for 2015. It is so easy to get caught up in looking forward that sometimes, we forget to stop and savor the season. It’s June! Summer is here and it’s time to take a beat. I don’t know if it’s just the lingering feeling from childhood and school getting out for the summer, but June is my favorite month in New England. The summer stretches out in front of you and is still full of possibilities. Everything is so green…

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: The Nijo Uh-Oh or How I Got a New Infinity Scarf

So I’ll admit, I was feeling pretty smug going into our Nijo Knit-Along. It’s been a while since I’ve had any major knitting uh-ohs and honestly, I wasn’t sure what I’d write about. 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

Designer Spotlight: Fresh T-Shirt by Edna Hart

Edna Hart’s design process often starts with yarn and color. From there she looks for an easy and memorable pattern stitch. She prefers to keep her patterns basic, so the yarn can really shine. Read more

What to Knit: Pat

It can be hard to judge personality from a single photograph, but we knew immediately that Pat Philbin could work it in front of the camera! Since she also lives nearby, Pat and Norah were able to meet up prior to our What to Knit shoot for an afternoon shopping trip. They picked up a few fun wardrobe pieces to complement both Pat’s personal style and Norah’s designs. 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

Designer Spotlight: Gracie Tank Top & Pantaloons by Tracie Taggart

As a teenager, Tracie Taggart often designed her own clothing – relying on her mom to sew them into reality. Then she started knitting and realized she could do it all herself! After a bit of trial and error, Tracie started producing patterns under her label, PETALKNITS. Read more

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