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Amy’s Thread: Swatches for Cecelia

Our next knit-along starts soon – we’re going to be knitting Cecelia from booklet #357 Comfort for Baby.

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Designer Spotlight: Head Scarf by Kathy North

Kathy North had no formal introduction to knitting, crochet or design. Instead, she’s spent the past few decades figuring it out as she goes. Kathy says her “big break” came when one of her patterns made the cover of magazine in 2007. Read more

GIVEAWAY WINNER: Furls Crochet Hook & Dionne Shawl Kit

We had a great response to our giveaway with Furls Crochet! I hope you all get to try one of these hooks at some point. Read more

Emily Explains: Cimone Fringe

Today I am hoping for spring and loving Cimone, a fringed shawl from booklet #356 Espresso. This collection is really cool because every pattern can be made in Espresso, a colorful cotton blend, or Karma, a 100% cotton yarn that reminds me of water colors. Karma is one of my favorite summer yarns we have at Berroco, so I used it to make a swatch for Cimone. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Knitter Style – Sandbells

We work so hard to bring our pattern collections from swatches and sketches into reality. What makes it really rewarding is seeing what you make from it. One of my favorite parts of this job is checking on Ravelry for finished objects form our patterns.

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Designer Spotlight: Rainbow Chevron Pillow by Mary Beth Temple

Mary Beth Temple says she’s never not knitting or crocheting. She teaches at conferences across the country, as well as online, and has authored eleven books about yarn crafts, with more on the way. Chances are you’ve come across some of her designs. Read more

Win a Furls Crochet Hook & Dionne Shawl Kit!

In the nearly 10 years I’ve been crocheting, I’ve used a lot of different hooks – big, small, wood, metal, plastic, etc. I even used a broken pen cap once when I was desperate! But just this week I got to try a hook like none of the others…

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