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Designer Spotlight: Reel of Cables Shell by Bonnie Barker

Above all else, Bonnie Barker loves to just hang out with her husband and five kids. But it’s hard to believe she finds the time with all of her hobbies! When she’s not decorating cakes, experimenting with photography, biking, playing tennis or one her musical instruments, she’s likely crocheting new designs. Read more

Emily Explains: A Little Trick For Picking Up Stitches

I have always liked garments with seams. I understand seamed garments. My mind visualizes in flat patterns, that can be put together to create a new form. However, I’m slowly learning seamless knitting techniques, which means little to no finishing! In my opinion that is pretty awesome, except for one small detail…picking up the stitches. Read more

Sneak Peek: Fall/Winter ’14 Atmosphere

While fall weather is (thankfully) still a few months away, the time to talk fall knitting is now! We’re just a week away from officially unveiling our new collection for Fall/Winter ’14. Can’t wait that long? Here’s what you need to know… Read more

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: The Nijo Uh-Oh or How I Got a New Infinity Scarf

So I’ll admit, I was feeling pretty smug going into our Nijo Knit-Along. It’s been a while since I’ve had any major knitting uh-ohs and honestly, I wasn’t sure what I’d write about. Read more

Emily Explains: Staying Cool With Your Summer Knitting

Even with the temperature rising, I’m determined to keep knitting. Luckily, New England summers involve beautiful sunny days and breezy nights, so I get to knit and wear my knitting, too! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Fresh T-Shirt by Edna Hart

Edna Hart’s design process often starts with yarn and color. From there she looks for an easy and memorable pattern stitch. She prefers to keep her patterns basic, so the yarn can really shine. Read more

Emily Explains: Seaming Elongated Stitches

Seaming and finishing can be tricky sometimes, especially when your stitch pattern is something other than stockinette or garter stitch. A few weeks ago, someone emailed and asked how we would recommend seaming the Dyssodia pattern from booklet #340 Berroco Maya vol. 2, which has stitches that range in size. Here’s my advice: Read more

Amy’s Thread: Choose Your Yarn Adventure (Part II)

In my last blog post, I shared some thoughts on yarn substitution. I compared Ultra Alpaca to Maya - two yarns that look different but behave similarly. Both have good stitch definition and produce fabrics with a lot of drape, so they’re a great match. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Gracie Tank Top & Pantaloons by Tracie Taggart

As a teenager, Tracie Taggart often designed her own clothing – relying on her mom to sew them into reality. Then she started knitting and realized she could do it all herself! After a bit of trial and error, Tracie started producing patterns under her label, PETALKNITS. Read more

Emily Explains: Nijo Pattern Stitch

I’m so excited that the weather is finally warming up around here! I practically live in dresses during the summer, so I’ve been thinking about knitting a lightweight cover-up that I can throw on over my outfit for that occasional chill. Nijo from booklet #344 is at the top of my list. Read more

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