You have one day left to pick a New Year's Resolution. Is anyone's resolution to learn how to knit? Knitting is a great new craft to learn as we enter the quiet winter season and Berroco.com has some great how-to, beginner videos in the archives to learn from! First choose a yarn. Berroco has LOTS to… Continue reading Emily Explains: Knitting for the first time
Beautiful work by Independent Designers gets published everyday, we try to highlight as many as we can in our Designer Spotlight series and in my occasional Designer to Watch Series. Here is a short list of a standouts we didn't get to talk enough about from 2015. The Swope Cowl by Whitney Hayward, knit in… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Great Work from Indy Designers
Looking for a fun project to do this holiday break with little ones? We introduced free finger puppet patterns in this week's KnitBits as something quick to make but loads of fun to play with. Each finger puppet is introduced below along with links to helpful how-to videos on techniques you'll learn/need to know. First meet Holly… Continue reading Emily Explains: Finger Puppets!
Last week I rounded up some favorite gift ideas for knitters, if you missed the post you can find it here. This week I've got a few super-last minute gift ideas for the knitters on your list, things that aren't "things" and don't require shipping fees or deadlines. In just the last season Berroco has started… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Extra-Last-Minute-Gift ideas for Knitters
Mandi Yelland knits and designs primarily for newborn photographers, which means she almost always gets to see her items in use (and on adorable babies!). That includes her Darling Little Romper, a classic onesie knit in Andean Mist. The romper comes in three sizes (0-3 months, 3-6 and 6-12). It is worked entirely in stockinette… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Darling Little Romper by Mandi Yelland
This week I think I have holiday brain. My mind rapidly jumps around as I think about the many things I'm juggling at work and the things I'm hoping to do for fun. When I sat down to write today's blog post my mind turned blank. What on earth can I help you all with today?!… Continue reading Emily Explains: How-To Make Last Minute Mistletoe!
Wondering what to buy for a knitter? It can be hard... we all love yarn but how do we choose yarn for someone else? Instead, I've brainstormed a short list of a few ideas for fun or useful, non-yarn, knitting themed gifts. The Mason Dixon girls have the perfect solution - A Coloring Book for… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Last Minute Gifts for Crafters
Martha Wissing is an amazing knitter, talented designer and a generally wonderful human being. In addition to previously owning her own yarn shop, Martha was my co-worker here at Berroco for nearly two years.* Most recently, she collaborated with Laura Zukaite in designing the first collection of patterns for AMANO Yarns. *If my description of… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Red Poppy Poncho by Martha Wissing
This week's free pattern Mille, designed by Amy Christoffers, is perfect for the chilly months. It is a large, seed stitch cowl that can be wrapped around your neck a few times to keep you looking stylish but feeling warm. Mille is knit in Berroco North Star, made with palette of sophisticated neutrals, five of the seven North… Continue reading Emily Explains: Yarn and Color Alternatives for Mille
Are you knitting any gifts this year? Every year I promise myself I won't this time, but every year I get a gentle nudge from a friend or family member who would really appreciate it and I end up knitting into the 11th hour of the holiday season. So what is the perfect gift? For… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Super-Quick Gift Knitting