Sometimes our knitting samples do not come out as we anticipate - something get lost in translation between desiging and knitting and you end up with this... You might not recognize it, but this is what our most recent Knitbits pattern, Malemute, looked like a few weeks before our photo shoot. For a few moments, it felt… Continue reading Emily Explains: Knitting Surgery
We're just back from a week-long photo shoot for our Spring/Summer '15 collection. I can't show you any designs, but I can share a sneak peek from our Instagram photos! All of these images below are from my @savoryknitting account. You can see what Ashley (our social media maven) posted by following @berrocodesign on Instagram.
Patricia Hart grew up watching her mom make beautiful things without any patterns. Patricia says that this creativity she witnessed as a child inspired her own design career with knitting and crochet. The Avoca Fingerless Gloves & Mittens pattern is one of Patricia’s most recent creations. Knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca from cuff to fingers,… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Avoca Fingerless Gloves & Mittens by Patricia Hart
We're in the middle of our Spring/Summer 2015 photo shoot right now (I can't believe it!) and all I can think about is styling. Styling for the photoshoot (spring/summer style), styling for fall (what am I wearing?!?) and how to wear my beloved handknits with the rest of my wardrobe. This last one I find… Continue reading Emily Explains: Styling Knits for In-Between Weather
Finishing isn't just the final slog of assembling the pieces - it is the details that make the design. Choosing the right way to finish a project really starts at the beginning. The right cast on complements the bind off and the finishing techniques. After weeks of deliberating over the best possible yarn shade, I finally cast… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Good Finishing Starts at the Beginning
After more than a decade working as a college history professor, Elizabeth Green Musselman was ready for a change. She traded in the textbooks for knitting needles, focusing on a future in knitwear design and editing. Kung-Fu Knits is a combination knitting pattern and comic book that Elizabeth designed with active little boys in mind.… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Kung Fu Knits by Elizabeth Green Musselman
From the response we got to last week's Cape Vertigo Giveaway, I can tell you all like this design as much as I do! Congratulations to our giveaway winner: Sara Mattson! Please contact me (email@example.com) within the next week to collect your prize. Click here to purchase this pattern from the… Continue reading Cape Vertigo Winner!
There is a chill in the air today that has me desperately searching for my cozy fall sweaters and scarves. I'm already searching for a hat pattern to cast on my needles, too. Monday was "Make a Hat Day" so I'm already a little behind! I'm thinking a simple classic 2 x 2 rib hat… Continue reading Emily Explains: How to Assemble Orpheus
New England has taken a turn into fall weather - in the last week we went from beach weather to beautifully moody gray skies and brisk morning temperatures - sweater knitting season is here! In my last post, I mentioned that I'm playing along with the Fringe and Friends Amanda Knit-Along. This is really a cardigan knit-along so… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: What’s On the Needles
When Jean Chung needed something to break up the reading and studying in law school, she got serious about knitting. So serious that, within two years, she was designing her patterns of her own. Since then, she’s had designs appear in Knitscene, Twist Collective and Knitty, among others. This year, Jean decided to focus on… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Hearts & Flowers Shawl by Jean Chung