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Knitter’s Spotlight: Football Helmet by Breanna Brummer

For many people, Labor Day weekend is the unofficial start of fall. The kids go back to school, the air feels a bit cooler and football season kicks off. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: No. 269 Fuji Shawl by Darlene Joyce

Darlene Joyce was a on a mission to prove that a beautiful knitted shawl does not have to be made with fine weight yarns. That’s how she came up with the pattern for her No. 269 Fuji Shawl, knit in Berroco Fuji!

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Versatile Pandora Necklace by Laura Biondi

Laura Biondi’s Versatile Pandora Necklace started as a gift to herself. She had received one skein of Berroco Versa for her birthday and wanted to make something extra special with it. She designed a cute crochet necklace pattern featuring Pandora style beads on three i-chords (which could be knit, as well!). Since then, she’s been flooded with compliments and requests for the pattern. “I’m also teaching a class on the necklace at my LYS, The Red Thread, and the waiting list is full!” Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Overstuffed Seat Cushions by Ellen Gormley

If you love to crochet, you’ve probably seen, and maybe made, one of Ellen Gormley’s patterns. She has more than 200 designs listed under her Ravelry profile, GoCrochet, and she’s always coming up with new designs for her beloved crochet motifs. “I’ve recently been enamored with oval motifs, which continue to pop-up sporadically in my work.” Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Mitten Pocket Cardi by Loren Cherensky

Loren Cherensky’s first knitting lessons didn’t go so well. She was only five at the time and a lefty, so it was hard for her to learn from her right-handed mother. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Playful Stripes Blanket by Meridith Shepherd

When Meridith Shepherd was working at her LYS, The Studio Knitting & Needlepoint, it seemed like every customer that came in had the same request: knitted baby blankets. She had no problem directing them to yarn. “I was recommending Berroco Weekend because of the ease of care and because the knitter was working towards spring and summer baby arrivals.” But Meridith couldn’t find the right pattern. So she designed her own! Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Knits & Zips Cabled Dresses by Laura Zwanziger

When Laura Zwanziger emailed us last year, she had sketches and a plan. An aspiring knitwear designer and college student, Laura was making two dresses for Cornell University’s annual fashion show and she knew she wanted to use Berroco yarns. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Watermelon Pullover by Gail Pfeifle

When Gail Pfeifle couldn’t find any cute knits for kids, she decided to design her own. Nearly a decade later, she’s come up with dozens of patterns, mostly sweaters, mixing bright colorwork with playful charted designs. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Sartoria Monica Stole by Anthony Butts

Georgia teen Anthony Butts has only been knitting for a year and a half, but he’s already designing his own patterns and teaching advanced knitting classes at his local yarn shop, Sartoria Monica. He credits the shops owners with inspiring his latest design. “They were so excited and so encouraging.” Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Emilia the Elephant by Adriana Aguirre

Adriana Aguirre has been crocheting and knitting for years, but she only recently started designing. She published her first three amigurumi crochet patterns this year, all inspired by animals she loves. Read more

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