Knitting has been an important part of Rachel Horsting’s life since she was a little girl. Rachel’s mother taught her the basics when she was four and by the time she finished college, Rachel was coming up with her own designs. She continued knitting while she pursuing her master’s degree, working as a high school teacher and raising a family. She even continued knitting as her family traveled abroad for her husband’s research. Read more
Posts from the ‘yarn’ Category
As many of you know, we switched manufacturers last year, which caused a delay with some of our Berroco Comfort yarns. It was tough because – as much as we knew we wanted to take the time to make sure our new Comfort yarn was as good or better than our old Comfort yarn – we HATE backorders! I’m sure you can relate.
Heather Dixon’s love of knitting started early on. She says she asked her mom to teach her when she was just four or five, but her mom was too busy. Instead, Heather got a “Learn to Knit Kit” and taught herself – knitting and reknitting until she got it right.
Being stuck in bed isn’t so bad if you’re learning to knit and crochet. Just ask Shelly Stilger. Her sister-in-law taught her how to do both when she was recovering from a surgery 15 years ago. A few years later, Shelly turned her hobby into a business. Read more
I finished my second garment last week and I really think I’m starting to get the hang of this knitting thing! That’s not to say it was without mistakes, though. I’m pretty sure I created the most massively horrible dropped stitch of all time (I haven’t done any research on this, but I’m confident it’d at least crack the top five).
Want to be the star of our next “What to Knit” video? You’d get to spend the day with the Berroco Design Team being personally styled by Norah in garments from our Fall/Winter 2013 collection (before we’ve even released them to the public!). That’s not all – we’ll also have a professional hair and make up artist there to make sure you look and feel your best on camera! Still interested? Read the details below.
When you live in New England, you quickly realize that the start of spring, according to the calendar, has nothing to do with the start of spring weather. Designer Amanda Lilley has lived in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, so I can only imagine she had spring in mind when knitting her beautiful Fern Fingerless Gloves.
I’ve always thought of socks as great way to express my personality. With the exception of holiday socks (always in style), my preferences have changed a lot over the years. When I was little, my socks were white with lots of ruffles. In my early teens, I mostly wore ankle socks with cute prints. During college, I loved to show off my collection of colorful knee-highs at cheerleading practice. And when I was working as a reporter, I didn’t care what my socks looked like as long as they were dry and warm!