We are sharing ways to use our Fall/Winter Yarn Tasting Kit! Please check back here tomorrow for more Berroco mini ball projects! Every season Berroco creates mini sample balls for Yarn Tasting Parties for our LYS and last year we made them available to home makers through our Berroco 123 DropShip program. With their popularity… Continue reading Yarn Tasting Kit Idea: A knitted Pennant!
Selecting the right yarn for a project should always be first and foremost about what you want to make with it. Maybe you always knit the yarn suggested in the pattern. Maybe you always like to go your own way. Many yarns seem really similar which makes it can be hard to choose which one… Continue reading Choose your own (worsted weight) adventure
Have you tried Mosaic knitting yet? It is a colorwork technique, popularized by Barbara Walker that uses only 1 working yarn for each row or round and slipped stitches to create the pattern. It is usually worked in garter stitch (as shown here) but it can also be done in Stockinette stitch. Either way, all… Continue reading Mosaic Knitting with Berroco Ultra Wool
It might feel like the first weeks of summer but today it is officially fall here at Berroco! Our Fall/Winter 2020 collection has launched! We poured our hearts into this collection filled with knitting and crochet patterns that we hope you find inspiring, fun to make, and easy to wear. There are 3 new print… Continue reading Behind The Scenes of Berroco Fall
Julia Farwell Clay is the kind of designer who's work is always smart - actually it's really, really smart. Think layers upon layers of smart, like a good novel both completely engrossing and fun and then at the end you realize you've also just learned something kind of smart. Her designs for the Berroco Portfolio… Continue reading New in the Queue: Wool Blossoms by Julia Farwell Clay
We know that the local yarn shops are the heartbeat of our maker community and so Berroco introduced a few new services in the last few weeks as a response to the current situation. We have initiated a DropShip program that will allow you to purchase any of our products through your local shop and… Continue reading Project of the Week: Lovage
The Berroco Cardi House Party is ON! What are you going to make? I am leaning toward Laurel Cardigan from Knitty. I originally designed this for Berroco Tuscan Tweed and in a fit of generosity gave mine to my dear friend (and Berroco co-worker) Donna Yacino and I've been anxious to make another ever since.… Continue reading Its Cardi House Party Time!
One of my most favorite designs from the Berroco Fall collection was the Purga Pullover from the Pixel PDF collection. The combination of Berroco Pixel and Ultra Wool DK is *just perfect*. The original sample uses Pixel in shade #2203 Coconut (MC) and Ultra® Wool DK in shade #83113 Black Pepper (CC). When I find time… Continue reading Purga Sweater: Alternate Colorways
With all the changes and new faces here at Berroco, I thought it was a good time for re-introductions! So here are 20 Things About Me, Amy Christoffers, Berroco Design Director and sometime-reluctant blog poster. Many of of my earliest memories are of hanging out in my grandmother's yarn shop (it was called the Village Shop)… Continue reading 20 Things About Me: Amy Christoffers Edition
The Marne Cardigan from the Berroco #399 Brielle was one of the most fun projects to design from the Fall 2018 collection. I had long dreamed of a perfect cropped tweed jacket in the style of the iconic Chanel jackets. Brielle is a worsted weight yarn with a brushed wool/alpaca blend and cotton/poly strand plied together… Continue reading Color ways for the Marne Cardigan