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Emily Explains: Color Options for Splice

What is soft, cuddly and furry all over? Marmot! This yarn’s soft fur-like texture lends itself to many fun accessory patterns, but Norah believed it would make a lovely garment, too! Splice is a simple pullover that combines both Vintage DK for the sleeves and Marmot for the body. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Knitter Style

Finished projects from Berroco‘s Fall/Winter ’14 collection are popping up on Ravelry – and I am super excited to see this amazing Sislana from Norah Gaughan vol. 15 in Berroco Elements knit by Amy (threadpanda on Ravelry).

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Emily Explains: Reaching the End of Your Shawl, Chock

For those of you who are participating in the Chock knit-along, you are doing great! Read more

What to Knit: Pat

It can be hard to judge personality from a single photograph, but we knew immediately that Pat Philbin could work it in front of the camera! Since she also lives nearby, Pat and Norah were able to meet up prior to our What to Knit shoot for an afternoon shopping trip. They picked up a few fun wardrobe pieces to complement both Pat’s personal style and Norah’s designs. Read more

Norah’s Knits: À bientôt

It’s been almost nine years since my first day on the job at Berroco. I’ve enjoyed my time…learning, stretching, growing and spending time with all of you. And all that time, I’ve been commuting weekly between two states. Read more

Emily Explains: Letting Go… A Lesson of Decreasing in Pattern

I’ve demonstrated a few instances of decreasing in pattern and I thought I was finally starting to get it. But as I approached the armhole decrease in Fleta (the latest project on my needles) I realized I was totally in over my head. Decreasing into a cable can be confusing. Lucky for me, we have a sample of the sweater in the office and my desk is conveniently located right next to the designer! Read more

Amy’s Thread: Knitter Fidelity

Are you loyal to your knitting projects? Do you work on one project at a time or do you shop around…different projects for different moods? Read more

Amy’s Thread: Which comes first the yarn or the pattern?

Whether I’m designing or knitting for fun, my knitting choices tend to start with the yarn. I fall in love with the yarn first and the pattern follows. I find tweedy yarns irresistible and, this week, I’ve been hunting for the perfect pattern for a sweater’s worth of Berroco Remix in the shade “Night Fall”   Read more

What Inspires: Norah

I first “met” Norah Gaughan in the book Knitting in America: Patterns, Profiles, & Stories of America’s Leading Artisans by Melanie Falick. That book came out in 1996, but it was probably around 2001-2002, when the Tweedy Aran Cardigan came out in Interweave Knits, that she inspired me to take my knitting beyond rectangles and into garments. By the time Norah came out with Knitting Nature in 2006, I was in total “design crush.”

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On Location: Fall/Winter ’14 Photography

It’s hard to believe we’re already closing in on the final day of photography for our Fall/Winter ’14 season. It seems like just the other day, Norah and Emily were discussing themes, picking locations and anxiously  awaiting the arrival of finished pieces. Well to be honest, those last two things were still occurring just a few days ago. But despite a major time crunch, everything came together as usual.

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