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Emily Explains: How do you keep track of your knitting?

For this month’s Sweater Challenge (I like to call it the sweater smackdown), everyone in the office is knitting Calleta. I’m not sure that I am going to finish my Calleta by the end of the month, but I do hope to finish the project because I love the sweater so much! Read more

Amy’s Thread: We’re having a party and you are invited!

Berroco Portfolio Salon: Open House / Trunk Show

Berroco is teaming up with Trad Arts Studio @ Slater Mill to host a trunk show and celebration of the Portfolio collection Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT) at the Slater Mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

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Designer Spotlight: Zihua Cardigan by Joann Rogers


Joann Rogers knows what she likes – contemporary clothing with “non-fussy” stitch patterns – and that’s what she knits. She’s been designing her own patterns for three years and shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, she says she never has enough time to keep up with her “idea file.” Read more

Emily Explains: Dyeing Yarn with Pokeberries

This past weekend I spent the day exploring one of my favorite places – Beavertail State Park in Jamestown, RI. It has magical pathways that lead to small coves along the coastline filled with bunnies, butterflies and flowering trees. I know it sounds too good to be true, but trust me… this place is the a hidden gem! As I was driving into the park, I was even more excited because I spotted pokeberries along the road. I recognized them immediately from reading one of my favorite natural dyeing books, Harvesting Color by Rebecca Burgess. Read more

Designer Spotlight: My Friend Virginia by Rose Williams

Rose Williams has been knitting and crocheting for most of her life, but this year her projects have added meaning. She set a personal challenge to design patterns in honor of friends – picking one friend for each letter of the alphabet. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Short Row Knits Giveaway

Carol Feller, the designer behind the pattern line Stolen Stitches, has just released her 3rd book, Short Row Knits (now available at bookstores and yarn shops everywhere!). I am particularly excited about, Tempisque, a colorwork shawl from the book knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light.

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Designer Spotlight: Spice Cake by Michelle Blohm

A New Jersey native living in Florida, Michelle Blohm jumps at any chance to wear her finished objects, whether it’s shopping in an air-conditioned mall or traveling to a colder climate. On those occasions, Michelle struggles to choose just one or two pieces from her collection (a self-imposed rule she follows to avoid “looking like a yarn shop vomited on me”). But the mild temps haven’t cooled her passion for crochet and design. Read more


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