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Emily Explains: Van Der Zee Cloche and a Giveaway!

When I first opened Amy’s book, New American Knits, I fell in love with the Van Der Zee Cloche immediately. I quickly added it to my queue on Ravelry and anxiously waited for the time to knit it. Although the yarn Amy used in her book is beautiful, I chose Berroco Abode  in color #8802 (pattern requires 2 skeins) for my hat. Abode is perfect for the pattern! It has beautiful color variation and is incredibly soft, made of 100% merino wool.  Read more

Amy’s Thread: 21st Century Knitting – the First 10 Years

In the beginning there were blogs, (actually I think LiveJournal came first but this phase skipped over me).  When I started knitting in the late 1990s the world was a very different place. Berroco was around of course, but we’ve changed too, keep reading for a brief timeline of some of the highlights of knitting in the 2000s:

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Designer Spotlight: Little Man Waistcoat by Lissa Snyder

Lissa Snyder knows that designing is a process – sometimes, a very frustrating process. From mismatched pinstripes to a run-in with a hungry kitten, her latest design truly tested her patience. Despite those and other problems, she kept knitting until she got it right. She says it’s now one of her favorites! Read more

What Inspires: A Little Bit of Hocus Pocus

Fall is such a magical time of year in New England. The trees fill with color, the streets fill with leaves, the weather has a bit of chill and Halloween creeps up on us. I was always told that Halloween is the one day of the year that spirits of the past walked among us. Easily scared as a child (…still am, really), I had to believe that most of these spirits were good even if they looked spooky. Read more

Style Your Knits: Halyard

We like to joke that there’s a dividing line of color preferences in the design office. Amy and Emily are metaphorically (and physically, with our desk arrangement) on one side with their love of neutrals and classic earth tones, while Alison and I prefer jewel tones (Alison even has a pink streak in her hair) and follow a the-brighter-the-better philosophy.

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Emily Explains: Embroidery Ideas for Minutia ’14

In this year’s adorable free Minutia patterns, I designed Blitzen, the quirky little mitten. I was inspired by embroidered and knitted Scandinavian and Norwegian mittens. The embroidery on these mittens is exquisite! Read more

Amy’s Thread: Alternative Yarns for Grace

Christmas is less than two months away…have you started knitting? Read more

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