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Knitter’s Spotlight: Ona’s Slouchy Tee by Donna Palicka

After 21 years working for an international architectural firm, Donna Palicka left the corporate world and opened her own yarn shop – the Sister-Arts Studio in Chicago. Her goal then, and still today, was to teach the fiber arts to all ages, or as she puts it, “teach love.” Read more

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

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle Progress & Prize Info

Finally, I’m making some progress. If you read my last post, you’ll recall I was feeling somewhat defeated by all the increases. Turns out, I was doing twice as many increases as the pattern called for….grrrr. 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

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle & the Never-Ending Increases

I’ve paused my knitting to write this post, set my needles adrift in the sea of stockinette stitches that is my Merle project. It’s two weeks into our Knit with Norah KAL, and I’m losing momentum with every eight stitches I add to my increase rows. I never realized how depressing increases could be! 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

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