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Style Your Knits: Clearwater

With its oversized ease and long, fringe hem, there’s no denying that Clearwater (from booklet #352 Nomad) is fabulous. But even we were surprised by its runaway success this season. It’s easily one of our most popular patterns for Fall/Winter ’14.  Read more

Van Der Zee Cloche Winner!

It has been a wonderful week reading all of your lovely responses to our Van Der Zee Cloche Giveaway. I agree with all of you, it is a beautiful pattern! Thank you all for your kind words and participation. Read more

Amy’s Thread: For the Boys

Guys get a reputation of being hard to knit for. It has been my experience that they are rather selective about what they will actually wear, but that makes it that much more satisfying when you knit a hat and he actually wears it.

Gift knitting season is sneaking up on us all so I did a little rounding up of a few favorite (free) patterns that I think he’ll really appreciate.

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Designer Spotlight: Mister Whistle by Brenda K. B. Anderson

By day, Brenda K. B. Anderson makes mascots – their costumes, at least – and yes, it’s as cool as it sounds. Her work has been used by professional sports teams and touring shows like Sesame Street Live. By night, she designs knit and crochet patterns. Occasionally, her creative outlets overlap. Read more

Get to Know Berroco: How to Share Your FOs

If you ask me, there’s nothing more inspiring than seeing a Berroco finished object being modeled by its maker. It makes me think “Ooh, I could use a cozy sweater like that” or “I never thought of using that yarn with that pattern.” And I know I’m not the only one. That’s why these are my favorite kinds of posts to share on our social media pages.  Read more

Emily Explains: Van Der Zee Cloche and a Giveaway!

When I first opened Amy’s book, New American Knits, I fell in love with the Van Der Zee Cloche immediately. I quickly added it to my queue on Ravelry and anxiously waited for the time to knit it. Although the yarn Amy used in her book is beautiful, I chose Berroco Abode  in color #8802 (pattern requires 2 skeins) for my hat. Abode is perfect for the pattern! It has beautiful color variation and is incredibly soft, made of 100% merino wool.  Read more

Designer Spotlight: Little Man Waistcoat by Lissa Snyder

Lissa Snyder knows that designing is a process – sometimes, a very frustrating process. From mismatched pinstripes to a run-in with a hungry kitten, her latest design truly tested her patience. Despite those and other problems, she kept knitting until she got it right. She says it’s now one of her favorites! Read more

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