When you live in New England, you quickly realize that the start of spring, according to the calendar, has nothing to do with the start of spring weather. Designer Amanda Lilley has lived in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, so I can only imagine she had spring in mind when knitting her beautiful Fern Fingerless… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Fern Fingerless Gloves by Amanda Lilley
I'm writing today from the beautiful village of Wickford, located on Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. Photo shoots are so much fun! I've been sharing pictures from our Fall/Winter 2013 photo shoot all week, but I thought I'd talk a little more about the cool locations we've visited. deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum - Lincoln, MA… Continue reading On Location: Fall/Winter 2013 Photo Shoot
We have a new winner in our Intarsia Delight contest! Congratulations to Laura Fugate who said, "I’ve only done intarsia once, but it’s a nice way to do colorwork without the double-thickness of stranding. By the way, LOVE Berocco Vintage yarn!" Please contact me (email@example.com) within the next week to collect your prize. ________________________________________________________________________________ We have… Continue reading Winners: Intarsia Delight Contest
Back when I was still a new knitter, I came across a gorgeous hank of alpaca in a really pretty color. I knew it would make a beautiful sweater, but there was only one hank of the color I liked on the yarn shop’s shelf. When I took it up to the counter to ask… Continue reading Ask Amanda: What’s a dye lot?
Our five days of photography starts today! Last week I steamed a lot of garments and I've gotten to know all 90 something of them inside and out. Of course, I was already pretty familiar with the ones I designed, after making up new cable patterns writing instructions for my knitters. Still, there were a… Continue reading Norah’s Knit’s: Getting Ready for Photography
I’ve always thought of socks as great way to express my personality. With the exception of holiday socks (always in style), my preferences have changed a lot over the years. When I was little, my socks were white with lots of ruffles. In my early teens, I mostly wore ankle socks with cute prints. During… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Handknit Socks
When it comes to choosing a project, especially a garment, it isn't just about how well you knit, but also, how well the finished object will fit. That's one of the reasons I love our traveling trunk shows! You can touch and try on one of our new designs before you invest all of your… Continue reading Spring/Summer 2013 Trunk Shows
Have you picked up the latest issue of Creating Knitting? If not, you're missing out on three fun new patterns using Berroco yarn! Lucky for you, we're giving away two copies of Creative Knitting Spring 2013 along with enough Vintage yarn to make the largest size of Galina Carroll's Intarsia Delight! The funky oversized sweater looks… Continue reading Contest: Win an Intarsia Delight Sweater Kit!
One of my first design projects was a tank top knit with a beautiful blue bamboo yarn. I happily planned out the design, then knitted it. Once it was finally finished, I could hardly wait to try it on, but when I took a look in the mirror, I noticed that the armholes went down… Continue reading Ask Amanda: What’s the best way to measure my knitting?
I spent most of last weekend knitting, knitting and knitting until I couldn't knit any more. I was compelled to knit just one more piece for my next volume (that's Norah Gaughan vol 13). Next week is the big photo shoot, and all of my knitters were busy with other items for our Fall/Winter booklets.… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: A Walk in the Woods for Inspiration