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Designer Spotlight: Helena Bean Cardigan by Jenni Lansing

Between two moves, work and taking care of her two young kids, it took Jenni Lansing about a year to finish her first design. But it was time well spent. The Helena Bean Cardigan is a sweet little sweater that’s bursting with texture. Its mix of cables, lace and bobbles is impressive, especially for a… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Helena Bean Cardigan by Jenni Lansing

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Get to Know Berroco: Our New Design Director

If you couldn't tell from the title of this post (or the picture), I have some HUGE news to share! Next month, the oh-so-talented Amy Christoffers will be joining our team as the new Design Director! Whew...so glad I don't have to keep that secret anymore! As many of you know, Amy has designed dozens… Continue reading Get to Know Berroco: Our New Design Director

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Emily Explains: Lace Increases in our Harbour Pattern

In last week's KnitBits, we introduced booklet #342 Berroco Linus, and it was a hit! The response was especially good for our short-sleeve lace cardigan, Harbour. Since this pattern includes a few tricky spots, I thought it would be the perfect topic for this week's blog. When I first began to swatch, I have to admit… Continue reading Emily Explains: Lace Increases in our Harbour Pattern

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Norah’s Knits: Triangulate!

I mentioned this trend a while back, but it seems like a good time to expand on my thoughts. Berroco has caught the triangle scarf bug, myself included. From the start, I've been a sweater knitter.  I love to wear sweaters. I love to design sweaters. I love to knit sweaters.  Soooo, I may have… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Triangulate!

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Designer Spotlight: Breakfast Waffles Socks by Rosencrantz Knits

Working as a school teacher in New Brunswick, Brittany (a.k.a. Rosencrantz Knits) has plenty of opportunity to show off her collection of colorful and "cableicious" handknits. In fact, her students have come to expect it! While many of Brittany's designs are inspired by her love of literature, her latest came from a more practical place… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Breakfast Waffles Socks by Rosencrantz Knits

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Udina KAL

If you haven't heard, our latest knit-along started this week featuring our new free pattern, Udina. This beautiful sweater - designed by the one and only Norah Gaughan - features an interesting new cable pattern that  requires two cable needles for one of the stitches. Luckily, it only sounds hard! Watch Emily's How-To Video: Typically, we… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Udina KAL

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Emily Explains: Getting Creative with Iwo

I'm excited to say that Iwo is one of our most popular designs for Spring/Summer 2014. This two-tone shawl is knit in Berroco Folio which is a great trans-seasonal yarn made from alpaca and viscose. It's so soft and light, it can work as an accessory in the spring and summer, but it's also warm enough… Continue reading Emily Explains: Getting Creative with Iwo

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Norah’s Knits: Winter Lace

I'm sure you've noticed that we've been featuring our spring '14 patterns since January while across the country it just keeps snowing and snowing some more.  Who wants to think about lacy tops right now? I heard that it's colder in Florida that at the Winter games in Russia!  Well, Emily and I like to… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Winter Lace

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Designer Spotlight: Movie Theatre Hat by Stephanie Engle

You never know when inspiration will hit. For Stephanie Engle, it happened while she was at the movies with her daughter. She saw a cute hat on a woman sitting in front of them and kept the stitch patterns in mind for a future project. It was nearly a year before Stephanie put those ideas… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Movie Theatre Hat by Stephanie Engle

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What Inspires: Good Music

With the deadline looming for our Fall/Winter 2014 photo shoot, we are all sneaking in knitting whenever we can. To keep up my physical and creative energy - and to keep from going crazy - I've been consuming copious amounts of coffee, tea, chocolate and good music. I can't remember how exactly, but sometime during… Continue reading What Inspires: Good Music