A few weeks ago I wrote a post about finding seasonal yarn substitutions for our new yarn Mykonos. In that post I proposed substituting Cosma for Mykonos, this week I thought I'd look in the other direction. I have rounded up a few pattern suggestions for substituting some of our Spring yarns for some classic… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Spring Knitting
As you saw in the last post, I worked the yoke in the round and the body of the cardigan flat, so that I only have to cut my yoke. Today I am ready to cut the steek! Following instructions from 150 Scandinavian Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone, I crocheted a chain on either side of my six-stitch… Continue reading Emily Explains: Cutting the Steek!
Not me Amy, this Amy*! This isn't going to be at all confusing. I am so excited to introduce the newest member of the Berroco Design Team, Amy Palmer. Amy is joining Berroco as the new Media Director. This is not her first appearance on the Berroco blog, I featured her Daqin pullover here and… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Welcome Amy!
Hows the Berroco KAL going? With a little more than 7 weeks left, it is definitely not too late to start! Today's post demonstrates how to make left and right lifted increases used in Helen and Ellen. They are super simple, but if you have any trouble remembering what to do for which side (like me),… Continue reading Emily Explains: Left and Right Lifted Increases
The Berroco Spring launched in January featuring 3 new yarns for 2016 and a collection of new patterns to go with them. Here in the northeast United States, temperatures have settled in to seasonal norms (high today of 28F) and I'm more anxious to start new projects that will keep me cozy while I knit… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: All Seasons Knitting
I have decided that as much as I love Helen just the way it is, I think I will wear it more if it is a cardigan. So, with this in mind, I am going to cast on for my Helen just a bit differently than the pattern calls for and give steeking a try for… Continue reading Emily Explains: Turning a Pullover into a Cardigan
Choosing colors always the hardest part of a stranded knitting project for me. This is one the most common questions we get, so I'm guessing it is for you too! The Helen/Ellen KAL kicks off tomorrow, for those of you still working out the perfect color ways I've got a strategy for you. Color is very personal.… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Colorways
1. Swatch in your colors! Sometimes the dye can ever so slightly effect the weight of the yarn. Make a color work swatch and a stockinette swatch in the color you plan to knit the body of your sweater with. Measure these swatches. 2. Swatch in… Continue reading Emily Explains: Quick #BerrocoKAL Tips