This week's free pattern, Calafia, is a super cozy super scarf knit in Berroco Briza®. Beginner-friendly brioche knitting creates a reversible rib-like fabric that looks great from both the right side and wrong side—and in fact, it can be difficult to remember which side is which while knitting it! I recommend using a removable marker… Continue reading Knitting for Both Sides: Reversible Knitting with Scarves
Every year around the holidays, I'm struck with inspiration for a little last minute gift-knitting insanity. I think I sneak one more project in—something special for a friend or family member who deserves something from the heart even, if I didn't have the foresight to knit it in October like I should have. If you,… Continue reading Projects you *could* make in under a week
In addition to LANGYARNS and Amano, Berroco is now the US distributor for James C. Brett yarns. James C. Brett is based in the United Kingdom, and has a great history—read more about them in this week's KnitBits. Today I'm taking a closer look at one of their outstanding yarns, the super popular Marble Chunky. Marble Chunky is a… Continue reading Get to Know James C. Brett Marble Chunky
Guys get a reputation of being hard to knit for. It has been my experience that they are rather selective about what they will actually wear, but that makes it that much more satisfying when you knit a hat and he actually wears it. This week I've rounded up a few accessory patterns we've designed specifically… Continue reading Quick Knits for the Guys
Our Tuscan Tweed Knit- or Crochet-along wrapped up last week! We were experimenting with this one—the only requirement to play along was that you had to use Berroco Tuscan Tweed™, but you could choose any pattern, knit or crochet. Let's take a look at the finished projects! Julie from Knitted Bliss knit up this adorable… Continue reading Tuscan Tweed KAL Wrap Up!
Each year, I like to compile a list of gifts to give crafters. You can see last year's post here, and the year before's post here. This year, I am focusing on gifts you don't necessarily need a yarn store to find—specifically, you can find many of these in hardware stores. As knitters, we love craft stores,… Continue reading Gift ideas for crafters
Usually I like to use Friday blog posts to swatch and talk about a particular yarn, but this week I'm talking about swatching for a particular project. We've been talking about colorwork knitting on our Facebook, Instagram, and here on the blog as well. Just as with any knitting or crochet project, swatching is super important for… Continue reading Swatching for Colorwork Projects