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How to Knit a Sweater from the Bottom Up: Adding Waist Shaping

Traditionally, Lopi sweaters are straight up and down through the body, with no waist shaping to nip in just a bit at the smallest part of a body. Some designers are adding just a bit of waist shaping—you can find very gentle shaping in Ysolda Teague's Strokkur pattern (shown above), for example. If you are… Continue reading How to Knit a Sweater from the Bottom Up: Adding Waist Shaping

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Choosing a Size for Seamless Raglan Sweaters

Are you joining us for the Berroco Portfolio 4 knit-along? I'll be there, and I'm knitting Allison Jane's Isthmus Pullover.  I've already done a swatch (we encourage you to knit your swatch before the knit-along starts), and now I'm at the point of choosing which size I'm going to knit. Isthmus is a top-down sweater… Continue reading Choosing a Size for Seamless Raglan Sweaters

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Understanding Ease in Knitting and Crochet Patterns

We get a lot of questions about ease very frequently. So I wanted to write a blog that we could share with knitters and crocheters when questions arise—this will ideally be a living document that's updated when people have questions that aren't already answered in the post. Let's begin with a discussion of what exactly… Continue reading Understanding Ease in Knitting and Crochet Patterns

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Anil Cardigan in Summer Knitscene

The Summer 2016 Knitscene has a new patterns by both of the Amys here in the Berroco Design office. One of my favorite things about designing for magazine editorial is feeling like I get to work with my friends. Check out Amy P.'s dreamy Ipomoea scarf here or continue reading for thoughts and fit advice on the… Continue reading Anil Cardigan in Summer Knitscene

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Emily Explains: How to Alter Emmeline

April has been a beautiful month so far, and after the long winter we had, I really can't complain. But springtime brings some style obstacles that I struggle with each year. The sun warms up and I'm ready to pull out my summer dresses and sandals, but the wind still has a cool breeze left over… Continue reading Emily Explains: How to Alter Emmeline

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Style Your Knits: Prickly Poppy

No matter how warm it gets, I never go anywhere in the summer without a lightweight cardigan. Prickly Poppy is a perfect summer cardi! Knit in Berroco Indigo - our new recycled cotton blend - this sweater is worked in reverse stockinette with eyelet patterns down the front and on the sleeve cuffs. You can throw… Continue reading Style Your Knits: Prickly Poppy

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Style Your Knits: Emmeline

Emmeline might just be the dress version of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Take four women of various ages, heights and sizes, add this knitted dress, and, if I do say so myself, the results are pretty fabulous! In addition to its magical fit, Emmeline makes a great trans-seasonal garment. It's knit in our new… Continue reading Style Your Knits: Emmeline