I love holidays and any reason to knit or crochet. You might not think there would be much to make for smaller celebrations like Valentine’s Day, but I found quite a few patterns on Ravelry.
Posts from the ‘yarn’ Category
I’ve been a glove girl for years, but I’m ready for a change. Mittens are on my “Must Knit” list this winter because they’re warmer, easier to slip on and tend to be more colorful – so I can easily spot the one that inevitably falls out of my pocket in a dark parking lot! Read more
When I was a little girl, I would have loved to have a knitted sweater coat like the ones Jessie Rayot made for her four-year-old twins. Okay, if I’m being totally honest I still want one as an adult! With beautiful colored panels, a full skirt for spinning and an adorable elfin hood, Rayot’s Kat Coat may look as though it’s straight out of a fairy tale. But she openly admits her inspiration came from the upcycled sweater coats featured on Katwise.com. Read more
You’ve seen our new yarns and our beautiful new designs for Spring/Summer 2013. Now you can watch the behind the scenes video from our photo shoot on Cape Cod last fall.
In my opinion, there’s nothing like a new knitted winter hat to get you excited to be out in the cold. It might sound silly, but I speak from experience. I used to live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and some days, the opportunity to show off my “chook” (that’s what Yoopers call a knit hat – don’t ask me why) was all that got me out of bed. Read more
When it comes to unveiling a new collection, I’m honestly not sure who is more excited. We know a lot of you have been eagerly awaiting our new yarns and spring & summer knitting patterns. But everyone in the Berroco design office is thrilled to finally share the secrets we’ve kept for months!
Did you know the Berroco Design Team creates nearly 200 new patterns every year? While we’re constantly thinking up new designs, we still love to see that people are continuing to knit some of our enduring favorites. You know the ones I mean. They’re the designs you make in multiple colors or for every family member. The sweater you knit when it’s new and again, when you’ve worn out the first one.
What would you do if you lost your house and all of your possessions? What if your business was swept away? Could you go on, knowing friends and maybe even family members were missing? It’s so hard to imagine even one of these devastating losses, but for thousands of people in Japan all three have been a reality.
Berroco yarn is manufactured in mills all over the world, but we do most of our buying twice a year at a huge trade show in Florence, Italy. That’s where our beautiful Berroco Cirrus comes from. There’s an interesting story about this fine Italian yarn, and the family that makes it, in tomorrow’s KnitBits.