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Portfolio Party Recap

We had a great time at our Berroco Portfolio/Ultra Alpaca Party last weekend. With 10 years of this great yarn and a fabulous new pattern collection, there was a lot to celebrate! We want to thank everyone who joined us for the fun and also share a few pictures for those of you who couldn't… Continue reading Portfolio Party Recap

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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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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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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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Amy’s Thread: Slater Mill/Portfolio Vol.1 Salon

Berroco Portfolio vol. 1 is near and dear to my heart - something I dreamed about doing - and getting to finally see the book come to life was the highlight of my first year at Berroco. This coming Sunday (October 25th) we will be hosting a designer salon to celebrate this collection. If you are… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Slater Mill/Portfolio Vol.1 Salon

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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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Emily Explains: How do you keep track of your knitting?

For this month's Sweater Challenge (I like to call it the sweater smackdown), everyone in the office is knitting Calleta. I'm not sure that I am going to finish my Calleta by the end of the month, but I do hope to finish the project because I love the sweater so much! I am a bit… Continue reading Emily Explains: How do you keep track of your knitting?

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Amy’s Thread: We’re having a party and you are invited!

Berroco Portfolio Salon: Open House / Trunk Show Berroco is teaming up with Trad Arts Studio @ Slater Mill to host a trunk show and celebration of the Portfolio collection Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT) at the Slater Mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Berroco Portfolio vol.1 celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Berroco Ultra… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: We’re having a party and you are invited!

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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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Emily Explains: Dyeing Yarn with Pokeberries

This past weekend I spent the day exploring one of my favorite places - Beavertail State Park in Jamestown, RI. It has magical pathways that lead to small coves along the coastline filled with bunnies, butterflies and flowering trees. I know it sounds too good to be true, but trust me... this place is the a… Continue reading Emily Explains: Dyeing Yarn with Pokeberries