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Amy’s Thread: Bohus Inspiration

The style of Bohus knitting (pronounced “Bo-Huss”) was the inspiration behind the Helen Cardigan designed for Portfolio Vol.1. Really it’s the inspiration behind a lot of what I design so this week I want to share a little glimpse of what makes this style so special.

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Emily Explains: A Color Option for Mira

 

Yesterday Berroco released a new free pattern, Mira, a color work hat designed in Berroco Abode by Amy Christoffers, our fabulous design director. Mira is a beautiful hat that I was so excited to swatch for because knitting with Abode is simply scrumptious. It is a 100% merino wool, loosely spun, single ply yarn that goes from thick to thin. The colors are painted on the white wool yarn so when knitted, the color work looks a bit like a water color painting. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Fishbones!

I am in love with the Fishbones pattern by Mary Jane Muckelstone for Portfolio Vol. 1, and I’m not the only one. Some of you have been knitting this pattern in multiples.

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Designer Spotlight: Sea Song by Sara Kay Hartmann

In a family where “hardly anyone is crafty,” Sara Kay Hartmann is the exception. She taught herself to knit and crochet in 2008 by watching videos online. Just last year, she released her first book, Poetic Crochet: 20 Shawls inspired by Classic Poems. Read more

Sneak Peek: Spring/Summer ’16 Atmosphere

It might not feel like it, but spring is right around the corner… at least in the knitting world! We’ll be launching Berroco‘s new collection for Spring/Summer ’16 in less than two weeks. Read more

Emily Explains: Modifying Norah’s Vintage Afghan

First designed as a block of the month club, Norah’s Vintage Afghan is made up of 20 unique cabled blocks worked in 5 colors to measure 48″ x 60″. Due to the blanket’s huge success and popularity, we decided to release the pattern as a free PDF!  Now everyone can knit the blanket and there are a variety of ways to make it your own. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Knitters Resolutions

Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you keep them?

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