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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: Quick #BerrocoKAL Tips

          1. Swatch in your colors!  Sometimes the dye can ever so slightly effect the weight of the yarn. Make a color work swatch and a stockinette swatch in the color you plan to knit the body of your sweater with. Measure these swatches.           2. Swatch in… Continue reading Emily Explains: Quick #BerrocoKAL Tips

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Emily Explains: Finger Puppets!

Looking for a fun project to do this holiday break with little ones? We introduced free finger puppet patterns in this week's KnitBits as something quick to make but loads of fun to play with. Each finger puppet is introduced below along with links to helpful how-to videos on techniques you'll learn/need to know. First meet Holly… Continue reading Emily Explains: Finger Puppets!

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Emily Explains: Yarn and Color Alternatives for Mille

This week's free pattern Mille, designed by Amy Christoffers, is perfect for the chilly months. It is a large, seed stitch cowl that can be wrapped around your neck a few times to keep you looking stylish but feeling warm. Mille is knit in Berroco North Star, made with palette of sophisticated neutrals, five of the seven North… Continue reading Emily Explains: Yarn and Color Alternatives for Mille

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Emily Explains: My yarn broke and there is a hole in my knitting… help!

The other day I noticed a small hole in my handknit sweater. Alas, my yarn had worn down to almost nothing and snapped! I was lucky because I had an extra skein of the yarn that I made the sweater with. Using the duplicate stitch I wove a new piece of yarn into the row where the yarn… Continue reading Emily Explains: My yarn broke and there is a hole in my knitting… help!

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Emily Explains: How do I make an afterthought thumb?

One of our latest free patterns, Hanne, is a seriously beautiful pair of mittens designed by Amy. They sit on her desk across from me in the office and I want to steal them! They are a pair of stranded colorwork, Scandinavian mittens with an afterthought thumb. I just learned the afterthought thumb technique and it is blowing my… Continue reading Emily Explains: How do I make an afterthought thumb?

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Amy’s Thread: Gauge Matters

Today I have a cautionary tale to share. This is a story about checking gauge. Last week my free pattern, Hanne, was released in Knitbits. Hanne is a pair of Scandi style colorwork mittens. I used two colors of Berroco's new Ultra Alpaca Tonal yarn. This is the same worsted yarn as Berroco Ultra Alpaca, but it's kettle dyed… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Gauge Matters

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Emily Explains: How do I keep track of multiple instructions?

I'm still working on my Calleta today and loving the project so much! The girls in the office are cruising ahead on their knitting, but I am working slow and steady, a little bit each day. Today I have finished the sleeve, used the cable cast on to add stitches for the front and back, and… Continue reading Emily Explains: How do I keep track of multiple instructions?

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Emily Explains: Belting Ponchos

It is no secret that I love ponchos. I love anything that is loose and can be worn draped around the body in many ways. I joke that the style allows me to keep a cozy blanket wrapped around me and still look fabulous! It is an accessory that you can wear to an important… Continue reading Emily Explains: Belting Ponchos