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Emily Explains: Color Options for Splice

What is soft, cuddly and furry all over? Marmot! This yarn’s soft fur-like texture lends itself to many fun accessory patterns, but Norah believed it would make a lovely garment, too! Splice is a simple pullover that combines both Vintage DK for the sleeves and Marmot for the body. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Knitter Style

Finished projects from Berroco‘s Fall/Winter ’14 collection are popping up on Ravelry – and I am super excited to see this amazing Sislana from Norah Gaughan vol. 15 in Berroco Elements knit by Amy (threadpanda on Ravelry).

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Designer Spotlight: Spring Flowers Shawl by Wendy Easton

Wendy Easton first learned to crochet in the 1960s, during a family trip to London. She visited a LYS, where some ladies taught her the basics and sent her off with cotton yarn and instructions for a dress. She still has the dress, which has also been worn by her youngest daughter! Read more

Emily Explains: How To Crochet the Pattern Stitch for Bantry

August is here and I am thoroughly enjoying flipping through the latest fashion magazines to see what is new for Fall ’14. I love this spread in W so much, it is actually making me long for sweater weather!

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Designer Spotlight: “Thanks! Piet” Wrap by Candy Key

Candy Key says that her life changed when a “real yarn shop” finally opened in her area. Yarnies, located in Abilene, TX, allowed Candy to build a stash with fabulous yarns, which continues to inspire her knitting! Read more

Amy’s Thread: Knitter’s Vacation

What’s on the needles? Nothing! OK, not nothing, but we are giving the knitting needles a break.

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Designer Spotlight: Grey Dolman Cardigan by Irina Anikeeva

Irina Anikeeva grew up in Russia with a mom who knit and sewed for a living. Knowing her mom didn’t have much time to make anything else, Irina asked her mom to teach her the basics. She says it was “love at first stitch.” Read more

Get to Know Berroco: Color Cards

I’ve worked at Berroco for nearly two years, but I only just recently learned how our color cards are made. Twice a year, we fire up a special machine in the warehouse that produces cards for all of our new yarns and old yarns with new shades.  Read more

Emily Explains: Fixing a Cable

I am very lucky to be surrounded by talented makers here in the design studio. Whenever I am at a loss for a how-to video idea they jump to my help. ( Thank you, guys! ) Alison suggested a technique to help fix a mistake you find a few rows after you twist a cable the wrong way. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Riflebird Wrap by Jennifer Raymond

Sometimes an artist or designer gets hooked on a theme and explores all the possible variations. Picasso had his Blue Period and Jennifer Raymond, at least for the moment, is fascinated by crochet worked through the back loops. Read more

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