holiday

Holiday Gifts you still have time to knit: Mittens

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

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CLOSED: Pom Pom Winter + Giveaway

Congrats to Sarah for winning this giveaway! Pom Pom Quarterly just released their Winter 2017 volume and it is the perfect antidote to the dark days of Winter. I am especially excited because I contributed a design to this beautiful collection—Bindrune, in the always lovely Lettlopi by our partner brand Istex. This cozy cardigan/jacket is… Continue reading CLOSED: Pom Pom Winter + Giveaway

designer spotlight

The Wild One and the Great Kate Atherley

Kate Atherly is a brilliant knitting engineer—she has made a career of understanding the finer points of perfecting fit with the highest level of technical precision. Kate is a excellent designer, too, something that does not necessarily go hand in hand with her level of technical knowledge. When she mentioned to me she had an… Continue reading The Wild One and the Great Kate Atherley

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CLOSED The Glaswegian Cardigan Free pattern and contest!

Congrats to Anne G who was randomly chosen as the winner of the giveaway! The Glaswegian sweater was designed for the Deep Fall 2017 issue of Knitty. The cardi is named for an unexpected detour taken with my friend Thea Colman (designer of the Clover Club, the Rye Cardigan, and the Baby Cocktails Patterns) on the road to… Continue reading CLOSED The Glaswegian Cardigan Free pattern and contest!

designing

New patterns in Vintage DK and Berroco Fiora for the Annies Signature Design Collection

Annie’s Signature Designs just launched the Autumn Glow Collection, an eclectic mix of knit and crochet patterns, and featuring 2 design contributions from the Berroco Design Team. Lena Skvagerson, the lead designer for Annie's Signature Collections, curated this collection. “Through my own experience, I gather inspiration from all that I see around me. I can see how a… Continue reading New patterns in Vintage DK and Berroco Fiora for the Annies Signature Design Collection

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Berroco Portfolio Vol 4 Giveaway WINNER + KAL

Congratulations to Patty! We have contacted the winner of out Portfolio 4 giveaway,  Patty's selection was to knit Courtney Spainhower's Owinja Pullover. Thanks so much to everyone who entered please join our Fall KAL-Your choice of patterns from Berroco Portfolio Volume 4 . The patterns are available as individual PDFs or as a PDF collection. Or ask your local… Continue reading Berroco Portfolio Vol 4 Giveaway WINNER + KAL