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Emily Explains: Dropped-Stitch Lace Pattern from Enso

Our entire Spring/Summer ’14 collection is special for me because it was my first season with Berroco, but Booklet#344 Berroco Folio was especially fun to design. When you’re working with a yarn like Folio, it’s easy to get excited to knit! Read more

Get to Know Berroco: Bev Rykosky

I met Bev Rykosky on my first day working at Berroco. Her friendly face greeted me (as it has every morning since) when I walked through the door. She sat and talked with me for about 15 minutes before everyone else arrived. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Variations on a Theme, Cable Knit Cardigans

I love designing with cables and designing new stitches. Sometimes the “invention” of a new knit cable is little more than a simple recombination of long loved stitches. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Hooks & Needles Rap

Have you ever gone to YouTube to learn about a new knitting technique, only to find yourself listening to a song about how much someone loves yarn?  I love these accidental discoveries, so I thought I’d share one of my favorites.

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Countdown to TNNA Winter 2013

It’s hard to believe that in just a few weeks Norah, Amanda and I will be on our way to sunny Long Beach, California.  We won’t be wasting any time on the ocean, though.  We’ll be at The National Needlearts Association’s annual winter trade show.

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Fall/Winter 2012 – Video Highlights

I wasn’t at the photo shoot for our fall/winter 2012 pattern booklets, but after I watched this video, I felt like I was.

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Get to Know Berroco: Company History

“Ever since we were teenagers we worked in the mill, doing various jobs, learning the business, so we got to know the people, and they knew us…” quote from 1994 interview with Philip, Arthur & Strickland Wheelock

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KnitBits Preview: How-To (and why to) Visit Berroco’s Video Library

As you may have read in a previous post, I’ve been trying to brush up on my knitting techniques. I love when I can use a video to learn new stitches because I can start and stop it as I need.

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Behind the Scenes: Spring 2013 Photo Shoot

If changing leaves and a crisp autumn breeze don’t make you think spring, chances are you’ve never been a part of a Berroco photo shoot.  It may have been a bit cool for the girls modeling colorful beach knits, but we definitely got some great shots for the new booklets.  Before I tell you anymore about our week on Cape Cod, let me introduce myself.

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hexagaughan happiness

the beautiful gift

the beautiful gift

I am feeling very loved. Last evening I received an incredible gift.  My fan group on Ravelry, lead by the intrepid cadburyskeeper got together (in an on-line sense) and made an afghan for me.  The 6″ hexagons, they dubbed them “hexagaughans” since I am so into them, were  knit and crocheted by folks in nine countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Slovenia, United States.  That so amazing to me, I smile  (and tear up a bit) every time I think about it.

They asked me my fiber preference (wool) and for some ideas of the colors I go for.  I professed my love of the muddy browns and purples often found in Amish quilts with a few shots of pink and orange thrown in for contrast, and they went to work.  When I unwrapped the gift, the whole berroco office declared that it looked like me.

I see hexagaughans inspired by Aune, Joyella, the Basalt Tank, Hex coat, spiral scarf, and snapping turtle skirt, all from Knitting Nature and even some influenced by the be-bobbled Flower child, as well as originals and  hexagons from all over the world.

A million thank yous to all involved.  I am extremely touched and proud to be the recipient of such a fabulous gift!

looks good on the couch too!

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