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Designer Spotlight: Wildlings Toddler Leg Warmers by Nat Raedwulf

Nat Raedwulf says her designs typically arise from a specific need – often one identified in the midst of an adventure. Whether she’s at home or on vacation, she’ll drop everything else and follow that inspiration. It almost always leads her to a local yarn shop! Nat’s Wildlings Toddler Leg Warmers are the perfect example… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Wildlings Toddler Leg Warmers by Nat Raedwulf

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: My First Zipper

I it find equally awesome and intimidating that knitting has seemingly endless techniques to be learned. When I cast on for Willard in our Berroco Home Crochet & Knit-Along at the end of June, I decided it was the right time to try sewing in a zipper. It helped that I had more than a month to mentally… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: My First Zipper

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Designer Spotlight: Punch Pillow by April Garwood

April Garwood began designing in 2010 when she was expecting her fourth daughter. Her first pattern was a crochet baby dress that she made for a special church ceremony. She’s published more than 50 patterns since and has even begun expanding into knit design. April’s Punch Pillow, is a new pattern featured in the special… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Punch Pillow by April Garwood

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Designer Spotlight: Seattle Knitters Guild 30th Anniversary Hat by Jessica Rose

Jessica Rose has gone through phases of scrapbooking, quilting, soap making and more. Her husband even once called her “compulsively crafty.” But knitting is one thing she hasn’t phased out. Earlier this year, the Seattle Knitters Guild asked Jessica to design a pattern in honor of their 30th Anniversary – hence her Seattle Knitters Guild… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Seattle Knitters Guild 30th Anniversary Hat by Jessica Rose

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: My (Inter)Continental Hopedale Scarf

As much as I love knitting now, the pain and frustration of learning to knit (3 or 4 separate times, mind you) is still fresh in my mind. I've been wanting to try Continental knitting for a while, but dreaded the learning curve. I made it my New Year's resolution for 2015, and just a… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: My (Inter)Continental Hopedale Scarf

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Designer Spotlight: Trapeze Net Scarf by Elen Brandt

Elen Brandt isn’t exaggerating when she says she has an “intense need to multitask.” She’s lawyer, painter and musician – as if that isn’t enough – with a knack for knitting and design. Though her interests are varied, she approaches each one like a puzzle. She visualizes a solution first and then figures out how… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Trapeze Net Scarf by Elen Brandt

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Ashley’s Adventures in Design: Inspiration for my MKAL Block

While there are many varied tasks associated with my role as Social Media Director for Berroco, designing is no where in the job description. That said, I've been fortunate to be involved in several team projects, including this summer's Ultra Alpaca Mystery Knit-Along! Amy picked 10 shades of Berroco Ultra Alpaca and told us to use as… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Design: Inspiration for my MKAL Block

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Designer Spotlight: Whakamārie Top by Françoise Danoy

Françoise Danoy is a quick study when it comes to knitting and designing. She taught herself how to knit in January 2014 as a New Year’s resolution. Since then, she’s published 22 original knitwear patterns! As a Franco-Māori American Australian (that’s right, she has four citizenships), Françoise tries to bring a rich sense of heritage… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Whakamārie Top by Françoise Danoy

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Designer Spotlight: Laurel Hat by Megan Sanders

When Megan Sanders gets some “me time,” she puts on a good TV show and picks up her knitting. Despite being a busy mom of two, Megan describes herself as an avid TV viewer – her Ravelry group is called TV Nerd Knits and she names all of her designs after characters from her favorite… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Laurel Hat by Megan Sanders

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Designer Spotlight: Wiggle by Lisa Doherty

A freelance violinist/violist, Lisa Doherty stays busy playing at weddings, concerts, church services and theaters – she’s even worked with some touring Broadway shows! But music isn’t Lisa’s only passion. She spends her “down time” knitting and crocheting. In fact, she’s spun her yarn obsession into a side business, selling designs on Ravelry. Wiggle is… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Wiggle by Lisa Doherty