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Norah’s Knits: 9 Free Hat Patterns

One taste of 40 degree weather and I think it’s spring. I should have worn a little more to keep warm this morning! The truth is, it is still cold out there in a lot of the U.S. and – even if it is beginning to get warmer – sometimes a hat is just what you need.  Here is a round up of my favorite free hat patterns from Berroco.   Read more

Designer Spotlight: Helena Bean Cardigan by Jenni Lansing

Between two moves, work and taking care of her two young kids, it took Jenni Lansing about a year to finish her first design. But it was time well spent. Read more

Emily Explains: Lace Increases in our Harbour Pattern

In last week’s KnitBits, we introduced booklet #342 Berroco Linus, and it was a hit! The response was especially good for our short-sleeve lace cardigan, Harbour. Since this pattern includes a few tricky spots, I thought it would be the perfect topic for this week’s blog.

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Norah’s Knits: Triangulate!

I mentioned this trend a while back, but it seems like a good time to expand on my thoughts. Berroco has caught the triangle scarf bug, myself included. From the start, I’ve been a sweater knitter.  I love to wear sweaters. I love to design sweaters. I love to knit sweaters.  Soooo, I may have been a bit slow to this new scarf/shawl party.   Read more

Designer Spotlight: Breakfast Waffles Socks by Rosencrantz Knits

Working as a school teacher in New Brunswick, Brittany (a.k.a. Rosencrantz Knits) has plenty of opportunity to show off her collection of colorful and “cableicious” handknits. In fact, her students have come to expect it! While many of Brittany’s designs are inspired by her love of literature, her latest came from a more practical place – specifically, recess duty, and her feet were freezing! Read more

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Udina KAL

If you haven’t heard, our latest knit-along started this week featuring our new free pattern, Udina. This beautiful sweater – designed by the one and only Norah Gaughan – features an interesting new cable pattern that  requires two cable needles for one of the stitches. Luckily, it only sounds hard! Read more

Emily Explains: Getting Creative with Iwo

I’m excited to say that Iwo is one of our most popular designs for Spring/Summer 2014. This two-tone shawl is knit in Berroco Folio which is a great trans-seasonal yarn made from alpaca and viscose. It’s so soft and light, it can work as an accessory in the spring and summer, but it’s also warm enough to keep cozy in the winter. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Movie Theatre Hat by Stephanie Engle

You never know when inspiration will hit. For Stephanie Engle, it happened while she was at the movies with her daughter. She saw a cute hat on a woman sitting in front of them and kept the stitch patterns in mind for a future project. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Preparing for Fall ’14

It’s that frenetic time again. In only a few short weeks we’ll be photographing our next fall line.  Every season I swear I’ll cut back and not knit as much – especially at the last minute – but when it comes down to it, I can’t help myself.   Read more

Designer Spotlight: The Little House by Mary Lee

Mary Lee loves knitting Christmas ornaments for her friends and family. After all, they’re cute, quick to knit and one size fits everyone! This year she came up with a new ornament design, which can be customized to celebrate any special event! Read more

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