If you’ve been following our Merle Cardigan KAL, you know that both Ashley and I have been knitting right along with the rest of the Ravelers and we’re both looking forward to wearing our FO’s. Making a Merle for myself was a great reminder of the all the places along the way that might be tricky – that I have a few tips for and opinions about. I posted some of these thoughts in the thread of the KAL, but I thought it would be a good idea to gather them together in one place, for easy reference. Read more
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After 21 years working for an international architectural firm, Donna Palicka left the corporate world and opened her own yarn shop – the Sister-Arts Studio in Chicago. Her goal then, and still today, was to teach the fiber arts to all ages, or as she puts it, “teach love.” Read more
Raveler bonniejacobs is as generous as she is talented. She’s been crocheting for as long as she can remember, but she only picked up knitting (or at least, it finally stuck) a few years ago. Shortly after, she turned her new hobby into a beautiful charity effort to help bring smiles to the faces of homeless children. Read more
Did you know the Berroco Design Team creates nearly 200 new patterns every year? While we’re constantly thinking up new designs, we still love to see that people are continuing to knit some of our enduring favorites. You know the ones I mean. They’re the designs you make in multiple colors or for every family member. The sweater you knit when it’s new and again, when you’ve worn out the first one.
Berroco yarn is manufactured in mills all over the world, but we do most of our buying twice a year at a huge trade show in Florence, Italy. That’s where our beautiful Berroco Cirrus comes from. There’s an interesting story about this fine Italian yarn, and the family that makes it, in tomorrow’s KnitBits.
I love when designers share their knitting inspiration. If you’re like me, you’ll want to check out tomorrow’s KnitBits.