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Emily Explains: How to Make a Color Blocked Pom Pom

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of playful embellishments. I’m tempted to add fringe to everything! Needless to say, I loved the colorful pom pom that’s sewn to the top of last week’s free pattern, Rist. I have been curious about making a color blocked pom pom and this design gave me the motivation to try. Read more

Emily Explains: How to Read a Lace Chart

I don’t know about you, but I was a totally intimidated the first time I looked at charted patterns. All of those little boxes, foreign symbols and lines going every which way — it’s enough to give a girl knitting nightmares! But once I faced my fears, I realized that it wasn’t so bad. Read more

Emily Explains: Knitting Two Pieces at the Same Time

My housemates have a nickname for me. They call me a “yarnie.” It’s true… I want to knit all of the time. It takes a lot of strength to try and not knit. I can’t relax without some yarn and needles in hand. I’ll admit it, I am a yarn addict. Read more

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

Emily Explains: Binding Off in the Middle of a Row

Finally getting to a point where you feel confident enough to knit sweaters is so exciting! I recommend all beginning knitters have no fear about knitting sweaters – it is so much fun!

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Barrison’s Travels: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

When I invited Barrison to join me on a trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, she asked what she should wear. Hmmm….spring in the U.P.? That could be tricky!  Read more

Barrison’s Travels: Japan

Barrison is a furry little bear who lives at Berroco. Look familiar? She was actually the inspiration for a free pattern featured in our KnitBits newsletter earlier this year!

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