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Weaving in ends with Mykonos

One of our new yarns, Berroco Mykonos™, is a little different from the rest. Mykonos is a core-spun yarn, which means it’s really two yarns, one wrapped around the other. The core of Mykonos is a super strong linen, which give this yarn its beautiful drape. The linen is covered in a wrapper of rayon which gives it the shimmery, slippery surface. Lovely to work with and to wear but how to weave in the ends?

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Julia Farwell-Clay: Designer to watch

The designer Julia Farwell-Clay has a great gift for clever knitting. Her work reflects her brilliant mind, with clever twists on traditional motifs and technique. All that said, what always gets me about her work is how she uses patterns. Julia’s Metronome, designed for Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, is a perfect example of what I mean.

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Odora KAL Cast-On

Hopefully you all have your yarn in hand for the Odora KAL cast-on today? The Design Team and I have cast-on and we’re flying through chart 1. I love how satisfying the early progress is when knitting top-down shawls.

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Amirisu Wisteria

The Spring 2016 issue of the Amirisu Magazine launched with a cardigan knit in Berroco’s Corsica on the cover! The collection includes 8 designs for light weight spring and summer knitting, as well as articles that range from a city guide with profiles of some of the amazing artisans working in Nashville to new books and tools of note. We are so thrilled to be included in this beautiful collection featuring many of our favorite designers.

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Odora KAL- Yarn Selection

Beginning Monday, May 2, we’ll be knitting the Odora Shawl. For more information about the KAL, check out the Knitbits #653 then click over to the Berroco Lover’s Ravelry Group to join us. Berroco has how-to’s to help you through every step of the way from the garter tab cast-on to the bind-off and in between. Today we’re helping you get started with some alternative yarn suggestions.  Read more

Through The Loops Giveaway Winner

Wow! I’m so glad you were all as excited about the beautiful Astor Place Mitts designed by Kirsten Kapur as I was. This giveaway of a the PDF and the yarn to knit it, 2 skeins of Berroco Artisan had a fabulous response, but we can only have one winner.

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Kirsten Kapur’s Astor Place Mitts Giveaway

The Astor Place Mitts pattern was just released by Kirsten Kapur as part of the Through The Loops 10th Anniversary Collection. The mitts were designed to make the most of the deliciously slubby, tweedy texture of Berroco Artisan, a worsted weight wool/silk blend workhorse yarn. From Kirsten: “I adored Artisan from the moment you put a skein of it in my hands…It worked up beautifully, and the tweedy texture gives the design a lot of extra surface interest.”

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