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Fiora and the Drop Dead Easy Knits Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Tamara from MA, the winner of a copy of Drop Dead Easy Knits by  Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan, and Kirsten Kapur (author) and the Fiora yarn to knit the Keynote Pullover. Thanks so much! From the first yarn swatches in the design office to seeing what all of you have knit with this yarn, Fiora remains a design team favorite. This… Continue reading Fiora and the Drop Dead Easy Knits Giveaway Winner

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Lopi Week: Tips for managing colorwork

There are two things that are most appealing about knitting Lopi sweaters—the fact that they're mostly seamless (you have to seam or graft the underarm, usually) and they have some great colorwork patterns in the yokes. The trick with knitting colorwork yokes is making sure that your tension stays even, and that is partly achieved by making sure… Continue reading Lopi Week: Tips for managing colorwork

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Lopi Week: Tips for working with Icelandic Yarn

Ístex Lopi yarns, like any other 100% wool yarn, are incredibly rewarding to knit and crochet. But some crafters have concerns about working with the yarn, and how to wear it once you make a garment. Here are some facts about working with Lopi that will make your project easy and fun! Fact: Lopi sweaters… Continue reading Lopi Week: Tips for working with Icelandic Yarn

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Berroco Loves Knitty

The Berroco design team stays pretty busy designing the collections that Berroco produces each season—we estimate that this department produces over 200 knitting and crochet patterns each year—but we also love to design for editorial, too. Working with a publication like Knitty gives us designers a chance to cut loose from what Berroco wants and… Continue reading Berroco Loves Knitty

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Projects you *could* make in under a week

Every year around the holidays, I'm struck with inspiration for a little last minute gift-knitting insanity. I think I sneak one more project in—something special for a friend or family member who deserves something from the heart even, if I didn't have the foresight to knit it in October like I should have. If you,… Continue reading Projects you *could* make in under a week