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Amy’s Thread: Knitter Style

With simple, good designs, sometimes it’s all about the color.

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Designer Spotlight: Burren Pullover by Alexis Winslow

A self-taught knitwear designer, Alexis Winslow loves garments with stripes, modern colorwork motifs and interesting construction techniques. You can see this bold style in the 20 patterns from her new book, Graphics Knits. Read more

Style Your Knits: Clearwater

With its oversized ease and long, fringe hem, there’s no denying that Clearwater (from booklet #352 Nomad) is fabulous. But even we were surprised by its runaway success this season. It’s easily one of our most popular patterns for Fall/Winter ’14.  Read more

Van Der Zee Cloche Winner!

It has been a wonderful week reading all of your lovely responses to our Van Der Zee Cloche Giveaway. I agree with all of you, it is a beautiful pattern! Thank you all for your kind words and participation. Read more

Amy’s Thread: For the Boys

Guys get a reputation of being hard to knit for. It has been my experience that they are rather selective about what they will actually wear, but that makes it that much more satisfying when you knit a hat and he actually wears it.

Gift knitting season is sneaking up on us all so I did a little rounding up of a few favorite (free) patterns that I think he’ll really appreciate.

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Designer Spotlight: Mister Whistle by Brenda K. B. Anderson

By day, Brenda K. B. Anderson makes mascots – their costumes, at least – and yes, it’s as cool as it sounds. Her work has been used by professional sports teams and touring shows like Sesame Street Live. By night, she designs knit and crochet patterns. Occasionally, her creative outlets overlap. Read more

Get to Know Berroco: How to Share Your FOs

If you ask me, there’s nothing more inspiring than seeing a Berroco finished object being modeled by its maker. It makes me think “Ooh, I could use a cozy sweater like that” or “I never thought of using that yarn with that pattern.” And I know I’m not the only one. That’s why these are my favorite kinds of posts to share on our social media pages.  Read more

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