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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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Sneak Peek: Fall/Winter ’14 Atmosphere

While fall weather is (thankfully) still a few months away, the time to talk fall knitting is now! We’re just a week away from officially unveiling our new collection for Fall/Winter ’14. Can’t wait that long? Here’s what you need to know… Read more

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

Amy’s Thread: Squa-nnabes

The Squam Spring Retreat in Holderness, New Hampshire was this last weekend. Berroco was on board with a sponsorship so it only made sense to visit for the Ravelry Revelry and Squam Art Fair.

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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

Amy’s Thread: Choose Your Yarn Adventure (Part II)

In my last blog post, I shared some thoughts on yarn substitution. I compared Ultra Alpaca to Maya – two yarns that look different but behave similarly. Both have good stitch definition and produce fabrics with a lot of drape, so they’re a great match. 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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