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Emily Explains: Patterns With a Sewn Bind Off

This week my mind has turned to jello, flooded with ideas and designs for spring 2016. One technique I keep coming back for shawls is the sewn bind-off.
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Designer Spotlight: Wiggle by Lisa Doherty

A freelance violinist/violist, Lisa Doherty stays busy playing at weddings, concerts, church services and theaters – she’s even worked with some touring Broadway shows! But music isn’t Lisa’s only passion. She spends her “down time” knitting and crocheting. In fact, she’s spun her yarn obsession into a side business, selling designs on Ravelry. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Arlene is Not a Yak by Holly Janzen

 

If you’re like me, you appreciate an interesting pattern name. When I wrote Holly Janzen to ask about featuring her pattern, Arlene is Not a Yak, I had to know the story behind the name. As it turns out, Holly designed this pattern for a friend who owns a plush ostrich named, Arlene. So really, Arlene is not a yak! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Promenade en Forêt by Julie Archambault

When Julie Archambault first learned to knit, her mother and aunt told her she was holding her needles incorrectly. Julie continued to knit her way and proved she could do it well. These days, she’s the one teaching them new techniques! Read more

Emily Explains: Cimone Fringe

Today I am hoping for spring and loving Cimone, a fringed shawl from booklet #356 Espresso. This collection is really cool because every pattern can be made in Espresso, a colorful cotton blend, or Karma, a 100% cotton yarn that reminds me of water colors. Karma is one of my favorite summer yarns we have at Berroco, so I used it to make a swatch for Cimone. Read more

Amy’s Thread: What to Knit for Spring

Spring is trickling slowly but surely into the Northeast. After a few days of rain followed by some chilly, bright sunshine, we can even see a bit of lawn starting to reappear. It’s still too cold here to really start thinking about wearing summer clothes, but I’ve hit my limit with the repetition of the winter wardrobe. This is when I reach for quick to knit projects in warmer weather yarns.

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Designer Spotlight: American Blue by Gus Baxter

Gus Baxter picked up knitting pretty quickly. It was only a year ago that he signed up for his first lesson at Close Knit. Two months later, the owners called to offer him a job. Now he’s working to become a full-time designer. Read more

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