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Designer Spotlight: Brassica Pullover by Elizabeth Smith

The third time was the charm for Elizabeth Smith’s latest design. She knew she had the right yarn, she just needed to make a few modifications. So she knit and frogged (and knit and frogged) and knit it again until she was completely satisfied. Elizabeth is a bit of a perfectionist and Berroco Ultra Alpaca didn’t disappoint! Read more

Emily Explains: Provisional Cast On

Have you been wanting to learn a provisional cast on? Today, I’m going to explain my preferred method. Truthfully, it’s the only method I know, but I still think it’s pretty great!

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Karma Kables by Linda Benne

It takes lots of practice to become the fastest knitter in North America. Just ask Linda Benne. She earned that title in 2004, knitting 253 stitches in just three minutes! Of course, she doesn’t mind slowing her needles to perfect a design. 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

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle Progress & Prize Info

Finally, I’m making some progress. If you read my last post, you’ll recall I was feeling somewhat defeated by all the increases. Turns out, I was doing twice as many increases as the pattern called for….grrrr. Read more

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle & the Never-Ending Increases

I’ve paused my knitting to write this post, set my needles adrift in the sea of stockinette stitches that is my Merle project. It’s two weeks into our Knit with Norah KAL, and I’m losing momentum with every eight stitches I add to my increase rows. I never realized how depressing increases could be! Read more

Norah’s Knits: Top-Down Knitting (or Never Say Never)

Over the years I’ve designed a lot of  sweaters with seams and I can still think of a slew of reasons to like pieced and seamed knitting, but that’s not where this discussion is heading. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Suzi Tee by Cheri Christian

Cheri Christian claims her favorite project is always her next one. “I love the creative part, the drawing, starting with nothing and having a great design at the end.” Still, she’s pretty proud of the success of her latest design, Suzi Tee. “It’s been going like gangbusters, so far!” Read more

Fall/Winter 2013 Preview

Can you believe it’s almost time for a new season of Berroco patterns? That means eight new booklets with more than 70 beautiful patterns! We’ll be sharing our full collection for Fall/Winter ’13 in just a few weeks! But really, who can wait that long?  Read more

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