My first stitch dictionary I ever had was Barbara Walker’s Volume II. The endless pages of patterns were eye-opening to me, and the book was perfect because each row was written out stitch by stitch. When I started my job at Berroco, I was introduced to Lesley Stanfield’s The New Knitting Stitch Library of charted knitting stitch patterns. Read more
Posts tagged ‘Berroco Comfort’
It’s hard to believe that Knit and Crochet Now! is already starting its sixth season! That means 13 new episodes featuring more than 40 patterns – not to mention, new techniques and tips from host Brett Bara, designers Ellen Gormley, Robyn Chachula and Kristin Nicholas, as well as a few special guests. Read more
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.
There’s nothing that can make up for the loss of a child, but when Laurinda Reddig lost her baby daughter, Rowan, she used crochet to help cope with her grief. Inspired by a blanket she had received while her daughter was in hospital, Laurinda designed her first crochet sampler afghan and started a NICU blanket project in Rowan’s memory. In addition to donating her own crochet blankets, Laurinda encourages others to do the same by sharing her designs and crochet techniques. Read more
As a teenager, Tracie Taggart often designed her own clothing – relying on her mom to sew them into reality. Then she started knitting and realized she could do it all herself! After a bit of trial and error, Tracie started producing patterns under her label, PETALKNITS. Read more
Knock, knock. Who’s there? Banana. Banana who?
… I don’t need to go on, do I?
It’s no secret that the design office here at Berroco is fond of the color orange. Norah loves it as much as I do and I did get a little mocking – OK, a lot of mocking – in the office for blogging about it last week, so soon after her last orange post. Read more