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

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Maxim Sweater by XXKnitWhispererXX

Booklet #303 Berroco Remix is full of classic patterns for the entire family.  If you’re looking for a great knit for kids, you’ll love the textured sweater, Maxim. XXKnitWhispererXX recently made Maxim for her daughter and she’s gotten a lot of compliments on it.  She says she loves knitting with Remix because it’s machine washable.… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Maxim Sweater by XXKnitWhispererXX

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KnitBits Preview: Favorite Designs of 2012

It’s hard to believe another year is almost over.  For Berroco, one of the highlights of 2012 was launching our newly redesigned website! I can’t wait to see what exciting changes 2013 will bring.  At the very least, I can promise it will include new yarns and more beautiful patterns to knit and crochet! But… Continue reading KnitBits Preview: Favorite Designs of 2012

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Countdown to TNNA Winter 2013

It’s hard to believe that in just a few weeks Norah, Amanda and I will be on our way to sunny Long Beach, California.  We won’t be wasting any time on the ocean, though.  We’ll be at The National Needlearts Association’s annual winter trade show. TNNA, as its more commonly known, holds two big trade… Continue reading Countdown to TNNA Winter 2013

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Wink Pattern

Pre-knitted yarns are a big trend this year.  They look cool and they tend to be a quick knit.  That’s the case with our free pattern Wink, which is knit with Berroco Link. It’s an easy scarf pattern that makes for a great beginner knitting project.  If you can knit & purl, cast on &… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Wink Pattern

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KnitBits Preview: Season’s Greetings

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?  With only five days to go, it might be time to take snowmaking matters into your own hands.  Berroco is happy to help. We’re including a free snowflake pattern in tomorrow’s KnitBits.   It’s the perfect knitted decoration to create a snowy celebration, even if you live somewhere warm!… Continue reading KnitBits Preview: Season’s Greetings

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Fall/Winter 2012 – Video Highlights

I wasn't at the photo shoot for our fall/winter 2012 pattern booklets, but after I watched this video, I felt like I was. There aren't any words spoken, but you still get a sense of the models' personalities.  You can't feel the wind, but you do get a feel for the different locations.  When it… Continue reading Fall/Winter 2012 – Video Highlights

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Ask Amanda: Why is my bind-off so tight?

Binding off in knitting can be one of the most exciting steps of the project, since every stitch takes you closer to finishing. While the actual motion of binding off (alternatively called casting off) is very similar to knitting, there is an important difference. A standard bind-off row naturally has less elasticity than your typical… Continue reading Ask Amanda: Why is my bind-off so tight?

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Independent Designs

This week the spotlight is on our independent designers.  We’re always amazed when we see all the beautiful and varied ways you’re using our yarn.  With the official start of winter just a week away, I decided to focus on patterns that will keep you warm! Eledixon made this “Blue Hen Blankie” for a University… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Independent Designs