I've always gravitated toward things that are a bit quirky and clothes are no exception. When sketching, I like to imagine asymmetrical lines and shapes on the body. To make these forms come to life, I needed to learn how to use short rows in my knitting. Short rows literally mean knitting for some of… Continue reading Emily Explains: Wrap and Turn
A little sunshine for your Monday (apologies to Frank) All images found via my Orange board on Pinterest. Happy Monday all!
When it comes to designing, Linda Gavaldon sees herself as a problem-solver. She starts with an idea that’s a bit out of the ordinary and then gets to work -- playing around with different stitches, layouts and colors until it matches her vision. She’s particularly creative when it comes to designing personalized baby blankets. Linda’s… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Baby Cakes by Linda Gavaldon
Mending handknit socks, sweaters, scarves or just your favorite knits in general is so important. They are precious to us and, with the proper restoration, can be worn and loved forever. There are several ways you can repair those worn out spots and here are some tools you will need for mending.... 1) darning needle … Continue reading Emily Explains: Knitted Patches
It's been almost nine years since my first day on the job at Berroco. I've enjoyed my time...learning, stretching, growing and spending time with all of you. And all that time, I've been commuting weekly between two states. Berroco is a great place to work, but I've been feeling the call to settle down and live in… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: À bientôt
We lovingly refer to Andra Asars (our New England sales rep) as “the hurricane.” She talks a mile a minute, decides whether or not she likes a yarn in a single touch and knows our collections better than anyone. Her visits are equally exciting and exhausting, though she seems to leave with more energy than she… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Striped Trap by Andra Asars
Thanks to everyone who entered our Happy Feet Giveaway...it was a real kick to read your reasons for loving sock knitting! So without further ado (or foot puns) here is the name and comment of our lucky winner: Congratulations, Carolsue! You've won a copy of Happy Feet by Cathy Carron and the yarn to… Continue reading Giveaway Winner: Happy Feet
I've demonstrated a few instances of decreasing in pattern and I thought I was finally starting to get it. But as I approached the armhole decrease in Fleta (the latest project on my needles) I realized I was totally in over my head. Decreasing into a cable can be confusing. Lucky for me, we have a… Continue reading Emily Explains: Letting Go… A Lesson of Decreasing in Pattern
As promised I finished my Knik shrug! It was a quick project and very satisfying! I followed the pattern almost to the letter and the only difference between mine and the Berroco sample is that I blocked mine a little more aggressively - literally. I didn't pin it, but I really shook it out and… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Finished Object!!
The third time was the charm for Elizabeth Smith’s latest design. She knew she had the right yarn, she just needed to make a few modifications. So she knit and frogged (and knit and frogged) and knit it again until she was completely satisfied. Elizabeth is a bit of a perfectionist and Berroco Ultra Alpaca… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Brassica Pullover by Elizabeth Smith