Thanks for entering the giveaway! Lily is the winner of our giveaway—but stay tuned, we'll have many more! Huge congratulations to our friends Alicia Plummer and Melissa Schaschwary on their new book Plum Dandi Knits (F+W Media, 2017)! A collection of knits filled with beautiful details in Plum Dandi Knits features 23 projects that reflect the designers'… Continue reading CLOSED: Plum Dandi Knits Giveaway
Looking for that last-minute hand-made gift idea? Here'ss a round up of project ideas that won't take more than an evening or afternoon or two. Easy, fast projects, like the Sparrow Mitts, shown above, knit in Berroco North Star (substitute Catena if you're not an Alpaca fan). Most hats are quick knits but these are double-quick! Rook,… Continue reading Last-Minute-Knits you can make today
Our Portfolio Volume 4 Knit-along finished up last Friday, and we've got some great projects to share! Zaouli joined us once again and this time knit her own Millington Cardigan by Emily Ringelman! A few of our participants knit the Macaba Pullover, designed by Åsa Tricosa. Awade112 used Ultra Wool in color 33153 Heather... ...while… Continue reading Berroco Portfolio 4 Knit-along—That’s a Wrap!
I am a self-taught knitter, having learned from a book. If you, like me, prefer to learn from a book, I highly recommend a trip to the local library. Take as many books as you can, because they will all explain things a little differently, and sometimes a side-by-side comparison of the same basic instructions… Continue reading Knitting: Getting started
My heart skipped a beat when I opened my email the other day and saw these gorgeous mittens knit by Churchmouse Yarn and Teas. The Hanne Mittens are a free pattern from the Knitbits newsletter—they take just 1 skein each of two colors of Berroco Ultra Alpaca or Ultra Alpaca Tonal. You can download the… Continue reading Holiday Gifts you still have time to knit: Mittens
When my son was born, I decided to knit him a stocking. He was born in late November and in the foggy haze of those first days with a newborn, I started knitting a stocking that, due to some questionable gauge and design choices, took me a full 2 years to complete. Stranded color work… Continue reading Holiday Stockings you still have time to knit