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Emily Explains: Sewing on Buttons

Between work and knitting for others, it’s hard to find the time to knit for myself.  I managed to squeeze some in during my visit to the Mermaid’s Purl in Wickford, RI, knitting with Lizzie and her customers, and also on a trip to Maine. I was finally able to finish this cute wool sweater that I have been working on for months. I was so excited about finishing but I had to find the perfect buttons. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Vacation Knitting Pair Ups

It’s time for another pretty photo/knitting pattern pair up.  I had a great time on my vacation in Maine, where I had fun snapping up photos of geology, wild flowers and even a rusty ship wreck. Read more

What to Knit: Cambria

The first thing I noticed about Cambria was her height. Of course, it didn’t help that she was standing next to Norah! Cambria had warned us about her 6 ft frame before agreeing to be our What to Knit model, but we were up to the challenge and confident that a number of our new patterns would look great on her.  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

Norah’s Knits: Knitting for Great Grandma

Occasionally, we receive a letter asking why we don’t design more for woman of a certain age , implying (or just coming out and saying) that our patterns are only for the young.  The letter might mention an age of 55 or 60. This question always makes me think of Mom.  She’s 80 something and looks great in quite a few Berroco designs. Read more

What Inspires: Retro Fashion

I’ve always loved perusing books about the history of clothing. Even if I’ve looked through the same book a hundred times, it seems like there’s always something new to see.  After all, I’m looking with a different context every time. Read more

Get to Know Berroco: Bev Rykosky

I met Bev Rykosky on my first day working at Berroco. Her friendly face greeted me (as it has every morning since) when I walked through the door. She sat and talked with me for about 15 minutes before everyone else arrived. Read more

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle Modifications

Have you cast on for our Knit with Norah KAL yet? The project is Merle from Norah Gaughan vol. 13 and Norah is sharing special designer notes along the way! I’m really excited, not just to knit with Norah, but also because this project offers a few new knitting challenges for me.  Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Watermelon Pullover by Gail Pfeifle

When Gail Pfeifle couldn’t find any cute knits for kids, she decided to design her own. Nearly a decade later, she’s come up with dozens of patterns, mostly sweaters, mixing bright colorwork with playful charted designs. Read more

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