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Norah’s Knits: Crochet Red

Yes, I do knit way more than I crochet, but the craft I learned first – the one that really got me started making up my own designs – is crochet.  So when Laura Zander asked me for a design for her book, Crochet Red, I didn’t hesitate. I even whipped up the piece myself, which turned out to be a fun break from knitting! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Poncho Zillah by Jessica Mounts

Jessica Mounts loves knitting for her nieces and nephews. In fact, her latest design was inspired by and named after her baby niece, Zillah! Read more

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Barrison 2.0

After taking several trips with Barrison Bear last year, I’m really excited to finally be knitting a Barrison of my own!  Read more

Emily Explains: How-To Make Twisted Fringe

Sometimes it’s fun to see what can happen when you just play with yarn. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Skullcracker by Carissa Browning

Carissa Browning wouldn’t design just any old hat. She prefers to “fiddle around with unusual construction methods.” That’s how she came up with her latest design, Skullcracker. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Get-up-and-go Cowl by Diane Augustin

Diane Augustin has been knitting and crocheting for most of her life. What’s she’s learned over the years, is that it’s still the simple one or two skein projects that make her happiest. That goes for knitting and designing. Her Ravelry designer page is filled with beautiful cowls and other accessories– many also featuring her love for beadwork.

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Emily Explains: Exposed Seams

It seems like every week I uncover a new favorite design from the Berroco archives. Right now, I’m madly in love with Wakame - a cropped, asymmetrical sweater that drapes just perfectly. Wakame was first published in booklet #262 Yin and Yang, but it was such a hit that we reintroduced it as one of our free patterns! Read more

Norah’s Knits: Knit for Yourself!

The rush of the gift-giving season has subsided and the cold of winter is setting in. This is about the time I dream of knitting for myself.  I’m hoping to have more free time to snuggle up on the couch with a cat or two, get an old movie playing and knit. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Snowflake by Stephanie Mason

Stephanie Mason describes herself as an “all around crafty lady.” She knits, crochets, embroiders and whips up beautiful new designs at an impressive pace. Recently, she set a lofty creative goal – to design and publish 100 baby sweater patterns in one year! She’s even set up a website to share her progress. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Bella Necklace Trio by Shelby Allaho

When it comes to designing crochet patterns, Shelby Allaho tends to go with the flow. She works mainly in free-form crochet, which gives her the flexibility change paths mid-project. As she’s found, sometimes the kerchief you planned to design really just wants to be a purse. Read more

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