It's hard to believe there are only a few hours left in 2014. It was a great year for Berroco (I hope for you, too) and we're all excited to see what 2015 will bring. One thing you can count on is a fabulous new collection for Spring/Summer '15. Are you excited? On January 9th, we'll be… Continue reading Sneak Peek: Spring/Summer ’15
With a new season coming out soon, I've been brushing up on some of our commonly used techniques. Make 1 left (M1L) and Make 1 right (M1R) are my go-to increases when I am designing. Almost invisible, the increase is created by picking up the strand of yarn that runs between the stitch you just… Continue reading Emily Explains: Make 1 Right and Left
We are all busy, busy, busy, so there is nothing like the gift of time. I love knitting above all of my other hobbies for the fact that it allows me to be able to sneak a few moments of bliss into my day here and there. But there is also something really magical about… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: See You in 2015
December has flown by with work, friends and creative projects. I love the holidays so much, but this year I haven't had the time to decorate my home. I didn't even get around to finding the perfect tree until late last night. I got home from a long day of work and holiday worries and knew… Continue reading Emily Explains: How To Make Holiday Trees!
Our Aidez knit-along kicks off on January 1st and to help everyone get ready, I'm sharing my project notes as I plan my Aidez with modifications. Aidez is a really easy sweater to make in-the-round. In some patterns you have to add or subtract stitches for selvages, but in this case converting a seamed sweater… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitting a Seamed Sweater in the Round
Mim Bird has been knitting since she was 7 and teaching since she was 9. So it’s no surprise that she grew up to own her own LYS, Over the Rainbow Yarn in Rockland, Maine. Mim and her staff often produce patterns for the shop, particularly for their 12 Weeks of Christmas event. Table Top… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Table Top Tree by Mim Bird
What's better than a cozy knit? A cozy knit that can be worn multiple ways! Paget from booklet #350 Clouds is one such versatile knit. The design team planned it as a kind of retro pullover with a button-down back and textured sleeves. But it looks just as great as a cardigan, too! Watch our new Style… Continue reading Style Your Knits: Paget
I love the holidays or really any excuse to hang warm, twinkling lights everywhere. Normally, I adorn the rooms of my home with crocheted snowflakes, miniature knits, pom-poms and Christmas tree swag. Unfortunately, I have been so busy this month that I have not decked a single hall! But today I started working on some small pom-poms… Continue reading Emily Explains: How to Make a Pom-Pom With a Fork!
It's coming down to crunch time for the gift giving season. Not sure what to give to the knitters in your life? Or maybe you need to send some ideas to the loved ones who are desperate to find something to give you? This week I've rounded up a wish-list of perfectly practical gifts for… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Last Minute Gifts for Knitters
Joleen Kraft is a freelance copy editor and pattern designer who moonlights at her LYS, The Beehive Wool Shop. It’s a great job for connecting with other makers and expanding her fiber knowledge. Joleen’s designs are often inspired by different places she’s visited around the world. But her Zig Zag Mittens came from something a little… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Zig Zag Mittens by Joleen Kraft