I’m still working on my Calleta today and loving the project so much! The girls in the office are cruising ahead on their knitting, but I am working slow and steady, a little bit each day. Today I have finished the sleeve, used the cable cast on to add stitches for the front and back, and begun working the lace panel chart. It’s a lot to keep track of, but I made little notes in the margins of my pattern book to keep track of what I’m doing. Now I’m at the part where I’m decreasing and increasing in the same row to create the cardigan’s high-low hem. Suddenly, it all feels like too much to keep track of in my pattern books margins! Read more
Berroco Portfolio vol. 1 is near and dear to my heart – something I dreamed about doing – and getting to finally see the book come to life was the highlight of my first year at Berroco. This coming Sunday (October 25th) we will be hosting a designer salon to celebrate this collection. If you are local to New England, we hope you’ll join us in Pawtucket at the Slater Mill museum for an afternoon of knitting, demonstrations and fun.
Elizabeth Cala stays up at night visualizing how the pieces of her future designs will come together. The loss of sleep takes nothing away from the thrill she gets in creating something from nothing. Read more
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
After realizing that she was the only female in her family without a craft, Mindy Dykman asked her high school boyfriend’s mother to teach her how to knit. That was 30 years ago. The relationship ended, but the knitting stuck. Read more
Have you ever decreased with a cable needle? I hadn’t either until recently, but the technique is so easy and cool! With stitches on a cable needle, you work one stitch from your left hand needle together with one stitch from your cable needle, either held behind or in front, to decrease one stitch. This decrease is used in Jib, a great cabled hat perfect for him or her. Read more