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Amy’s Thread: Orange is the happiest color

A little sunshine for your Monday (apologies to Frank) Read more

What Inspires: A New York City Knitting Adventure

I’m always knitting for work, but when it comes to knitting for me, I tend to get into slumps where I don’t pick up my needles for a while. I get overwhelmed by all of the projects and ideas that run through my head. Does this happen to you, too? Read more

What Inspires: Color Apps

Have you ever wished you could capture the scene in front of you and make it into a color palette?  I know I’ve been amazed by fall foliage or enamored by a bouquet and then, regrettably, forgotten all about it.  Recently, I’ve started using two iPhone/iPad apps to help choose and record colorways.  It’s an awful lot of fun. Read more

What Inspires: Deadlines!

While I like to dream of designing in calm and peace at my own pace, the truth is that deadlines can do wonders for productivity. Read more

What Inspires: Variations on a Theme

Sometimes the best inspiration is one’s own past work. I had to get over the feeling that it’s cheating, because a good idea is worth further exploration.  It’s really exciting for me when I think of different ways to use an idea. Read more

What Inspires: Runway Fashions

While we are not slaves to fashion, the Berroco Design team likes to be in touch with what’s happening on the runway – to see new silhouettes, proportions and details, like necklines. I’ve taken some screen shots on two of my favorite fashion sites to illustrate what kinds of ideas we are looking at and the ideas we might be gleaning from them.

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What inspires: Shapes from Nature – Hexagons

It feels like ages since I wrote Knitting Nature, but the process of writing it left an indelible influence on my work. Spirals, fractals and other shapes in nature provided great fodder for designs in my book and still rattle around in my head, but it’s polygons, especially hexagons, that have become a permanent part of my design vocabulary. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Books about Knitting

I have a lot of books. I can’t seem to resist buying these packages filled with possibilities. Craft, interior design books and knitting books are special temptations. If a book has any possibility of being useful to my design process, it’s even harder to resist. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Aquarium of the Pacific – Future sweaters?

While we were in California for the trade show last week Amanda, Ashley and I took the time to visit The Aquarium of the Pacific. We needed the break after our long flight , before we got started  with the hard work of setting up the booth. Turns out though, that we just can’t stopping working – and that work in the design department can be fun. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Where do we come up with this stuff?  Sweater trends and where to see them.

A friend of the Berroco blog recently wrote in to remind us that that we promised, with creation of our blog, to let you in on some of the inner workings of our design department. True to our word and intent, here is a little insight into what Amanda and I are currently looking at to stir our imaginations:

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