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Welcome Cirilia!

Yippee, yahoo… the search for an assistant designer is over! I am so very pleased to announce that Cirilia Rose is now working with us in the Berroco design studio. Cirilia jumped right in, multitasking from the start. During her first two days we have had her editing Knitbits, planning future issues, fully participating in design meetings, swatching, and, even though it wasn’t part of the work agreement, we persuaded her to model for a few minutes too.:)

As many of you know already from, the book and from the audio slide show, the NGV3 cover cardigan, Violette-le-duc, was photographed “upside down”. I think it looks truly lovely this way. The flip was due to a flash of brilliance on Margery’s part while acting as stylist for the book –  picking all of the clothing and accessories and making it all work on the models. Now, of course, folks would like to see what the cardigan looks like “right side up”.

To the right is Cirilia, styled by Margery, shown in the “right side up” Violette-le-duc. Thank you, Cirilia – and welcome!

P.S. Cirilia will be co-hosting this blog with me.  Look for an entry soon.

24 Comments Post a comment
  1. I can’t think of a better fit! Congratulations Berroco and Cirilia!:)

    August 7, 2008
  2. wow. who knew that being your assistant also entailed being so beautiful!😉

    i don’t know which way i like the sweater better! the great news is that i love it both ways. i cannot wait to make it! gorgeous!

    August 7, 2008
  3. another norah #

    How exciting! Congratulations to Cirilia!

    August 7, 2008
  4. emily #

    yay! that’s very exciting. also I really like this other way of wearing it; thank you for the picture.

    August 7, 2008
  5. you’ve stolen my friendly neighborhood yarn pusher! the berroco design team is like a pack of superheroes now!

    August 7, 2008
  6. I love it ‘right side up’!
    Congrats to you and Cirilia!

    August 7, 2008
  7. stacy #

    Ah this is great! I’m even more excited to knit this now. I have all the yarn ready to go once I finish Peterhof. Congrats to Cirilia on her new position:)

    August 7, 2008
  8. Kate G. #

    I agree with Melissa. Superheroes, yes!

    Thanks for posting the second view of the cardigan. I like both versions, but I REALLY like that Margery took the risk and turned the work upside down for the photoshoot. Now that’s Wonder Woman thinking.

    August 7, 2008
  9. I like the sweater much better “right side up!” Congrats to Cirilia…(What a lovely name!)

    August 7, 2008
  10. Upside down…not so much… right side up I LOVE………

    And congrats:-) a steady skilled hand in any office is an awesome thing to have.

    August 7, 2008
  11. WEBS’s loss is Berroco’s gain! I’m looking forward to Cirilia’s posts on the blog and her future designs.

    August 7, 2008
  12. Hi Nora,
    I really enjoyed the Art House Audio tour this morning. I am hoping that you post more about your process for Portrait. I’d love to see the evolution of the chart from initial image to final (tweaked) form.

    August 8, 2008
  13. missscarlett #

    So exciting!
    Favourite designer and favourite budding designer on one blog now!!

    Congrats Cirilia

    August 8, 2008
  14. Cirilia will be a perfect fit——— congratulations and best wishes to everyone for years of lovely collaboration!

    August 9, 2008
  15. kathy #

    Yes, our loss is Berroco’s gain! We are so sad to lose Cirilia, but so thrilled about her great new opportunity! As for Violetta – I’m a right-side up kinda gal, but I’m sure that doesn’t surprise anyone:)

    August 9, 2008
  16. Jen #

    Wow… the Berroco team surely is a knit/crochet force to be reckoned with! Congrats to Cirilia and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

    August 11, 2008
  17. Oh, how perfect! Both the “right side up” version of the sweater (so lovely!), and of course Cirilia joining you! Congrats!

    August 11, 2008
  18. jan #

    Beautiful sweater — either side up. Does the sweater work without the closure? Thanks.

    August 12, 2008
  19. Nice to know Cirilia went on to a terrific opportunity at Berroco! It’ll be great to see what she does next.

    August 13, 2008
  20. Oh man- it’s beautiful both ways! I can see I’ll have to buy this book!

    August 14, 2008
  21. Congratulations on finding a new team member. Your post prompts a question I’ve been wondering about — who styles your photography for pattern booklets, etc? Is it Margery? I was looking through the Woodland Gothic/Art House collections and I was taken by the knits, of course, but thought the styling was brilliant. Those gorgeous skirts! Anyway, beautiful styling that highlighted the pieces. Job well done.

    August 15, 2008
  22. norahgaughan #

    Yes, Margery has been doing all of the brilliant styling.

    August 16, 2008
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    September 12, 2008
  24. Linda #

    I have just begun working with Inca Gold. What wonderful yarn! I am making Violette-le-duc for my daughter who is six feet tall. Has anyone made this sweater yet? If so, is there a place where I might lengthen it more easily than another? Also, does anyone have a picture of the back of the sweater?
    Thanks. Linda

    January 31, 2009

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