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Designer Spotlight: Arlene is Not a Yak by Holly Janzen

 

If you’re like me, you appreciate an interesting pattern name. When I wrote Holly Janzen to ask about featuring her pattern, Arlene is Not a Yak, I had to know the story behind the name. As it turns out, Holly designed this pattern for a friend who owns a plush ostrich named, Arlene. So really, Arlene is not a yak! Read more

Sneak Peek: Fall/Winter 2015 Atmosphere

What’s in store for Fall/Winter 2015? To start, we’ll be introducing 6 new yarns, 7 new pattern booklets from the Berroco Design Team and the first volume of an exciting collaborative project with some of your favorite independent designers! Read more

Emily Explains: Working the Lace Pattern for Nina

Fibers and materials I like to wear change as the seasons change, but all year round I like to wear loose swingy tops and dresses. In booklet #354 Berroco Mixer, our “disco” collection, I designed an a-line tank top, that fits this flowing description. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Squam’s Inspiration

In the last two weeks, I traveled from Rhode Island to Columbus, Ohio for TNNA, the knitting industry trade show, back to Rhode Island and then to the Squam Art Workshops retreat in Holderness, New Hampshire.

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Designer Spotlight: Alphabet Headband by Kelly McClure

For Kelly McClure, knitting is more than a means to an end. It’s a social tie to people she otherwise would not have met – people from her local yarn shop and halfway around the world. In addition to her Bohoknits label, Kelly designs for Ambler Hats, a company that employs and empowers women in developing countries through handknitting. Read more

What Inspires: Ladies of Soul and Disco

Music has a tendency to inspire me in many ways. It holds memories, improves my concentration and helps a shy girl like me get up from my seat and boogie down on the dance floor. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Fall Collection Sneak Peek

The Berroco team (Emily, Alison, Ashley and I) are on the road this week, presenting the Fall 2015 collection at The National Needlearts Association trade show in Columbus, Ohio. The show is where we get to share our new yarns and designs with yarn shops from all over.

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