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!” Cheri, who designs under the name C2Knits,… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Suzi Tee by Cheri Christian
While many locals know the Stanley Woolen Mill as a landmark of the early American textile industry, we here at Berroco think of it as our company's roots. After all, it's where the idea for a establishing a yarn company was born. Read more: Get to Know Berroco: Company History Of course, if you've ever seen… Continue reading Get to Know Berroco: Hollywood Connection
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? Between the top-down, seamless knits in Norah Gaughan Vol. 13 and the… Continue reading Fall/Winter 2013 Preview
You know, learning to fix dropped stitches is kind of like learning to ride a bike. At first everything seems wobbly and out of control, but once you start to get the hang of it, it begins to feel like second nature - and before long, you’ll wonder why it seemed so intimidating in the… Continue reading Ask Amanda: How do I fix a dropped stitch?
Amy Grace is always trying to think up cute and practical knits for kids. And she says yarn is one of the most important considerations. “If it’s ‘too itchy’ they will not wear it.” Luckily, she found Berroco Ultra Alpaca to be kid friendly and a perfect fit for her latest design. The Diamond Panel… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Diamond Panel Pullover by Amy Grace
When I invited Barrison to join me on a trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, she asked what she should wear. Hmmm....spring in the U.P.? That could be tricky! I told her it better be warm enough to handle snow, but light enough to be comfortable in the sun. And orange, definitely orange, because something's always in… Continue reading Barrison’s Travels: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
This has happened to me suprisingly frequently: I’ve picked out yarn for a new sweater, and I’m standing at the yarn shop counter with my wallet in hand when the yarn shop employee asks, “Would you like your yarn wound?” I have a tendency to freeze and start overthinking in situations like this... The convenience… Continue reading Ask Amanda: Should I wind all my hanks right away?
In March and April I managed to carve out some time to visit a few New England yarn shops. Andra, the area's sales rep, and I traveled with a trunk show of sweaters in a variety of sizes and encouraged knitters to try them all on. It's a fun, party-like atmosphere with sweaters and compliments… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: What I learned in the Yarn Shop
Kim McClellan almost never leaves home without her knitting bag. She’s been known to knit while waiting in line, watching movies and touring with her musician husband. Of course, her always on-the-go lifestyle makes it harder for her to keep organized. In particular, Kim says she spends a lot of time digging through her bag… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Zip-N-Zag Bag by Kim McClellan
Pauline Bristowe worked for Berroco as a pattern sample knitter more than thirty years ago. Now, she's a proud mother & grandmother of nine and still, a knitting enthusiast. She is also today’s guest blogger. Knitting was a way of life in my day—more of a necessity than a pastime. My first knitting memory is… Continue reading A Personal Knitting Story by Pauline Bristowe