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Designer Spotlight: Capilano by Susannah Hill

If Susannah Hill didn’t knit all the time, she says she’d be baking because sugar makes her happy. Lucky for us, she is knitting – and designing – beautiful things. Capilano is a large poncho that Susannah designed in Berroco Ultra Alpaca. The fabric is bursting with texture, including multiple cable patterns, bobbles and moss… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Capilano by Susannah Hill

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Designer Spotlight: Photoshoot-Worthy Mermaid Tail Outfit by Elizabeth Cala

Elizabeth Cala stays up at night visualizing how the pieces of her future designs will come together. The loss of sleep takes nothing away from the thrill she gets in creating something from nothing. Elizabeth’s Photoshoot-Worthy Mermaid Tail Outfit was actually inspired by her Pinterest feed. With many expecting friends sharing pictures of babies in… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Photoshoot-Worthy Mermaid Tail Outfit by Elizabeth Cala

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Designer Spotlight: Gilraen’s Cowl by Mindy Dykman

After realizing that she was the only female in her family without a craft, Mindy Dykman asked her high school boyfriend’s mother to teach her how to knit. That was 30 years ago. The relationship ended, but the knitting stuck. Gilraen’s Cowl started - like many of Mindy’s other design ideas - with the question,… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Gilraen’s Cowl by Mindy Dykman

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Designer Spotlight: Zihua Cardigan by Joann Rogers

  Joann Rogers knows what she likes - contemporary clothing with “non-fussy” stitch patterns – and that’s what she knits. She’s been designing her own patterns for three years and shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, she says she never has enough time to keep up with her “idea file.” The idea for… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Zihua Cardigan by Joann Rogers

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Designer Spotlight: My Friend Virginia by Rose Williams

Rose Williams has been knitting and crocheting for most of her life, but this year her projects have added meaning. She set a personal challenge to design patterns in honor of friends – picking one friend for each letter of the alphabet. My Friend Virginia is a lightweight mini-poncho named in honor of a fellow… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: My Friend Virginia by Rose Williams

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Designer Spotlight: Spice Cake by Michelle Blohm

A New Jersey native living in Florida, Michelle Blohm jumps at any chance to wear her finished objects, whether it’s shopping in an air-conditioned mall or traveling to a colder climate. On those occasions, Michelle struggles to choose just one or two pieces from her collection (a self-imposed rule she follows to avoid “looking like… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Spice Cake by Michelle Blohm

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Guest Blogger: Teresa Gregorio Talks About the Great Northern Collection

Hi! I’m Teresa Gregorio - knitwear designer of bold, feminine, unique pieces. I’m collaborating with fellow designer Leah Coccari-Swift to create Great Northern, a collection of sweaters, accessories and housewares all inspired by the cult tv show, Twin Peaks. One of the first things Leah and I did for this collaboration was brainstorm knitting patterns. And… Continue reading Guest Blogger: Teresa Gregorio Talks About the Great Northern Collection

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Designer Spotlight: Twigs by Novel Reed

Novel Reed had a knack for knitwear design even before she had mastered all of the basics. Her first project as an 8-year-old novice was a knitted tube dress for a Barbie doll. She couldn’t figure out how to bind off, so she slipped the tail of her yarn through the live stitches and turned… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Twigs by Novel Reed

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: October Sweater Challenge

This is the first time I'm writing about a knitting adventure that has yet to happen. The October Sweater Challenge is the next knit-along that I'll be hosting in the Berroco Lovers group on Ravelry and it's pretty much what it sounds like - one month to make one sweater. I've done it before, and… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: October Sweater Challenge

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Designer Spotlight: Filigree by Karin Bole Tupper

If a hurricane hit a yarn shop, it might look something like Karin Bole Tupper’s workspace mid-design. Her process might not be pretty, but the results are! Filigree is a textured scarf with feminine details that Karin designed in Berroco Folio. The pattern starts with a provisional cast on and is knit with alternating panels… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Filigree by Karin Bole Tupper