When we were photographing the patterns for the new Berroco Mykonos® Stonewash, I immediately thought the Sevilla pattern would be perfect for my mom, who lives in Florida and greatly appreciates handknits, even though she doesn't always have the opportunity to wear them. The Derecho top that I made for her last year out of… Continue reading How to Wind Berroco Mykonos Stonewash and Other Slippery Yarns
This week's free pattern, Cunningham, is a sweet blanket knit in Berroco Modern Cotton™ or Berroco Pima 100™. It begins with a circular cast-on method, called Emily Ocker's cast-on, and works out in a simple lace pattern. The lace pattern is charted and is also pretty basic—yarnovers, knit two togethers (k2tog), and slip-slip-knit (ssk) stitches, but… Continue reading Ask Amy: How do I work a sl 1, k2tog, psso (sk2p) knitting stitch? [VIDEO]
I kept seeing designer Paula Leme's gorgeous patterns for kiddos show up on Instagram and I just fell in love with them! The designs are so classic and cute and it doesn't hurt that she has the most adorable models. PLUS, Paula designs many of her patterns for Berroco yarns! So of course we had… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Paula Leme
In some patterns, when a project is worked flat (such as a scarf or perhaps a garment that's worked in pieces and seamed, like Beleza shown above), the required tools section may list straight needles. But as many of you know, you can use circular needles to work flat pieces. We've been asked about using… Continue reading Ask Amy: Can I use circular needles instead of straight needles?
Knitting or crochet patterns can get kind of confusing if the designer writes the same direction over and over again, so sometimes we use the phrase "work even" to keep the pattern instructions as simple as possible. But what exactly does that mean?Simply put, "work even" is a short-hand way of seeing "just keep doing… Continue reading Ask Amy: What does “Work Even in Pattern” mean?
We finished our Lopi sweater knit-along a few weeks ago, but before I did a whole round-up post, I wanted to give some people a little more time to post photos, so it could be a very comprehensive post. So here we are, with some of the finished projects from our latest knit-along! SO… Continue reading Lopi Sweater Knit-along: That’s a wrap!