In knitting there is truly no "wrong way" to do anything. But it often happens that what made sense to one does not suit another. Today we are looking at the neck and arm shaping on Astilbe and making our knitting what we want it to be. The pattern for Astilbe has you begin the… Continue reading Own your Knitting: Decreasing
We're excited to announce our new summer promotion—Berroco Bingo! Designed to be a fun way for you to interact with Berroco and your local yarn stores, Berroco Bingo is easy to play and offers a chance to win an incredible prize. At the end of Berroco Bingo, we'll randomly select ten winners to receive one of… Continue reading Berroco Bingo is Here!
Love beautifully variegated yarns? Berroco Boboli Lace is a must-knit yarn for anyone who loves multi-colored yarn. This single-spun, slightly thick-and-thin yarn has great depths of color in both the variegated and semi-solid colorways and knits up lovely to boot! Boboli Lace is listed as a sport weight yarn (not a laceweight). It's the "kid… Continue reading Get to Know Berroco Boboli Lace
We're back from a whirlwind weekend of yarn and monuments—this year's summer conference of The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) was held in Washington, D.C. Each summer, the organization hosts a trade-show in which yarn companies such as Berroco can show off their new fall/winter yarns to yarn store owners. We set up our booth to display… Continue reading Berroco Yarn and TNNA in Washington, D.C.
In last week's blog post I shared our Unofficial Summer Remix KAL—everyone on the Berroco Design Team is knitting the same sweater, but being designers, we can't help changing things just a little. Donna and I have opted to work our Astilbe without side seams. The set-up row takes a little extra time, but for me… Continue reading Converting a seamed sweater to seamless
We here at Berroco like to experiment with different yarn constructions, and Berroco Linus® is no exception. This unique yarn is a great choice for summer, as it's super light and contains no animal fiber. Let's take a closer look at Linus!Berroco Linus is a blend of 50% acrylic, 20% linen, 18% nylon, and 12% rayon—this… Continue reading Knitting with Berroco Linus
Our latest knit-along for the Odora Shawl officially finished last week! Here's a few of the fantastic finished shawls that were posted in our Ravelry group. Tina knit her Odora in Berroco Folio, color #4515 Spruce, as a gorgeous shop sample. Myriam has participated in so many Berroco Knit-alongs and has so many incredible projects… Continue reading Odora Knit-Along Wrap-Up
The Design Team has just wrapped up (some might still be wrapping up) the Berroco Spring KAL, the Odora Shawl but we've already started an unofficial office KAL for the pattern Astilbe from the booklet #374. It all started with Remix. Donna Yacino, the voice of reason behind the pattern support email here at Berroco and… Continue reading Unofficial Summer Remix Knit-Along
As the temperatures heat up, we knitters look for yarns that keep us cool and comfortable in warm climates. Berroco Modern Cotton™ is a great yarn for summertime garments and accessories—it's a blend of cotton and rayon that's super soft to the touch. Modern Cotton features a generous yardage—209 yards to 100 grams—and comes in 36 shades. It knits… Continue reading The Perfect Cotton Yarn for Summer Knitting: Berroco Modern Cotton
Tomorrow marks the official end of our Odora Knitalong. How's your Odora coming along? Once you finish the knitting, the last thing to do is to work a bind off—and as with all projects, you want to choose the bind off that best suits the pattern. All too often, the bind-off edge can be too tight,… Continue reading Use a Stretchy Bind-Off to Finish Your Odora