Adriana Aguirre has been crocheting and knitting for years, but she only recently started designing. She published her first three amigurumi crochet patterns this year, all inspired by animals she loves. While all of Adriana’s amigurumi animals are cute, Emilia the Elephant seems to be the favorite so far! Adriana used our Vintage yarn to… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Emilia the Elephant by Adriana Aguirre
The past few weeks have been whirlwind. I know I say this a lot, but it's true! We brought on our new designer, Emily, we announced our new collection for Fall/Winter '13 and last Friday night, we debuted a few of our favorite new designs on the runway at The National Needlearts Association's (TNNA) Fashion… Continue reading TNNA in Review – June 2013
Have you ever been happily knitting away when you look down at your needles and, to your surprise, realize you have the wrong stitch count? Confused, you look over all of your knitting (both right and wrong sides) and can’t seem to find a mistake. What do you do next!? This happens a lot when… Continue reading Emily Explains: What if I can’t find my mistake?
I’m a very lucky woman. My husband wears sweaters. In fact he loves sweaters so much he doesn’t even wear a coat. Instead he’ll pile on two sweaters and walk out the door. John’s also an old fashion New Englander when it comes to understanding the virtues of wool – warmth being paramount. If that… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Knitting for Men
It started with a simple request on a knitting forum last November. A mom was looking for a pattern to match a picture of a cardigan her daughter desperately wanted. Hundreds of knitters responded, but no one knew where to find anything like it. EDIT: This pattern is no longer available through Ravelry or Erica's website.… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Sunburst Cable Cardigan by Erica Patberg
Are you excited for our Fall/Winter 2013 collection? We'll be sharing it with the rest of the knitting industry at this weekend's TNNA (The National Needlearts Association) trade show, but you can get the inside details tomorrow's KnitBits! Watch the video below for a behind the scenes look at the making of our beautiful booklets.… Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Fall/Winter 2013 Photo Shoot
Norah Gaughan is probably the first name that pops into your head when you think of Berroco's design team. And why not? Norah's fabulous. But it's her collaboration with our other designers, that keeps Berroco patterns fresh season after season. Amanda Keep has filled this role for the past two years. A Traverse City, MI native, Amanda… Continue reading Get to Know Berroco: Our Designers
A few years ago, I was working in a yarn shop when one of our most frequent customers came in with a pattern question. She was an excellent knitter and had tackled lots of challenging projects, but her question that day was a very simple one. She pulled out an almost-completed sweater worked from the… Continue reading Ask Amanda: What does “bind off in pattern” mean?
I love change, it’s exciting and stimulating - energizing, even....BUT sometimes when you are used to doing something a particular way, especially when it comes to computers, something new can slow you down. I’m thinking about the pattern search on our new (well, 6 month old) website. It is SO great to see all of… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Pattern Search Tips
If there’s one thing cuter than a new baby, it’s a new baby wearing something made of yarn! Just ask Melody Rogers. Over the past few years, she’s cornered the market in knits for babies. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she’s a newborn photographer with an endless supply of adorable models! Melody’s latest design… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Strawberry Shorts Set by Melody Rogers