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Ashley’s Adventures in Crochet: Building on a Blank Slate

While I'm not the most (or even third most) creative person in our design office (there are four of us, in case you're wondering), I do enjoy a pattern that allows for a bit of customization. Sutton, a simple, single-crochet bolster pillow from our new collection is the perfect example. When I first saw the… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Crochet: Building on a Blank Slate

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Designer Spotlight: Eleonora Shawlette by Andee Graves

Andee Graves learned to crochet from her mother when she was a little girl. More than 44 years later, she still loves crocheting, designing and generally playing with yarn. Andee designed her Eleonora Shawlette after falling in love with Berroco Boboli Lace at her local yarn shop. She got the idea to crochet a mesh… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Eleonora Shawlette by Andee Graves

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Designer Spotlight: Free Bird by Margeau Soboti

After several years working for Gucci and Vogue Knitting, among others, Margeau Soboti decided to focus on independent knitwear design. Her first book, Margeau Chapeau, comes out soon and she’s already working on a second! Margeau’s latest design, Free Bird, is a beautiful, oversized top knit in Berroco Folio. Knit in flat pieces, the front… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Free Bird by Margeau Soboti

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Designer Spotlight: Modern Stripes Baby Blanket by Kelly Komejan

Kelly Komejan is living the dream… or at least working it. As an employee at her LYS, Country Needleworks, Kelly not only spends her days surrounded by yarn, she also gets to teach classes on knitting, crochet and beading. It’s a great way to fund her habit! Kelly’s Modern Stripes Baby Blanket is a reversible,… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Modern Stripes Baby Blanket by Kelly Komejan

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Designer Spotlight: Arlene is Not a Yak by Holly Janzen

  If you’re like me, you appreciate an interesting pattern name. When I wrote Holly Janzen to ask about featuring her pattern, Arlene is Not a Yak, I had to know the story behind the name. As it turns out, Holly designed this pattern for a friend who owns a plush ostrich named, Arlene. So… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Arlene is Not a Yak by Holly Janzen

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Sneak Peek: Fall/Winter 2015 Atmosphere

What's in store for Fall/Winter 2015? To start, we'll be introducing 6 new yarns, 7 new pattern booklets from the Berroco Design Team and the first volume of an exciting collaborative project with some of your favorite independent designers! Are you excited? There's so much more I want to tell you about, but that will… Continue reading Sneak Peek: Fall/Winter 2015 Atmosphere

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Designer Spotlight: Alphabet Headband by Kelly McClure

For Kelly McClure, knitting is more than a means to an end. It’s a social tie to people she otherwise would not have met – people from her local yarn shop and halfway around the world. In addition to her Bohoknits label, Kelly designs for Ambler Hats, a company that employs and empowers women in… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Alphabet Headband by Kelly McClure

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Designer Spotlight: Sandy Shores Buttoned Top by Vera Sanon

Vera Sanon says that yarn is her passion, but you might say it’s in her blood. Her great-grandmother was a master of all needle arts and taught Vera to knit and crochet as young girl. Her mom owned a yarn shop, where Vera got her start in knitwear design. Vera’s Sandy Shores Buttoned Top is… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Sandy Shores Buttoned Top by Vera Sanon

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Designer Spotlight: Promenade en Forêt by Julie Archambault

When Julie Archambault first learned to knit, her mother and aunt told her she was holding her needles incorrectly. Julie continued to knit her way and proved she could do it well. These days, she’s the one teaching them new techniques! Julie recently began publishing her own designs, starting with a shawl she knit in… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Promenade en Forêt by Julie Archambault

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Designer Spotlight: Lady Edith Hat by by Jamie Rathbone

After 30 years of crocheting off and on, Jamie Rathbone developed a bit of a fiber obsession. She learned to knit and has started experimenting with spinning, dyeing and weaving, too! Jamie designed the Lady Edith Hat after a friend showed her a picture and asked if she could make something similar. She started with… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Lady Edith Hat by by Jamie Rathbone