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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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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

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Guest Blogger: Teresa Gregorio Talks About the Great Northern Collection

Hi! I’m Teresa Gregorio - knitwear designer of bold, feminine, unique pieces. I’m collaborating with fellow designer Leah Coccari-Swift to create Great Northern, a collection of sweaters, accessories and housewares all inspired by the cult tv show, Twin Peaks. One of the first things Leah and I did for this collaboration was brainstorm knitting patterns. And… Continue reading Guest Blogger: Teresa Gregorio Talks About the Great Northern Collection

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Amy’s Thread: Anna Zilboorg Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Eileen, the winner of our Splendid Apparel by Anna Zilboorg (XRX, 2015) giveaway! Thank you so much to everyone who commented! There were so many great recommendations that I thought I'd recap the recurring themes from the comments for you - 3 authors in particular that came up over and over again. Several of… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Anna Zilboorg Giveaway Winner

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Amy’s Thread: Anna Zilboorg Giveaway

When I taught myself to knit (from a library copy of Montse Stanley's Knitter's Hanbook* and Leslie Stanfield's The New Knitting Stitch Library) there wasn't this amazing online community of knitters and blogs. There was no Ravelry, and most of the yarn shops were very different than they are today. I wasn't really inspired by… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Anna Zilboorg Giveaway

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Designer Spotlight: Oh, The Places You’ll Go Baby Blanket By Linda Thomas

Linda Thomas has always loved Dr. Seuss’s book “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” When she discovered the baby version, “Oh Baby, Go Baby,” she was inspired to crochet a blanket to match the book’s colorful cover. Linda’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go Baby Blanket is currently available as a free pattern on Raverly (through May… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Oh, The Places You’ll Go Baby Blanket By Linda Thomas

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Disney Classic Crochet Giveaway

We don't often get yarn requests like the one Megan Kreiner sent last April. She had just landed a contract for an exciting project with Disney and needed one skein of each of our Vintage yarn colors as soon as possible. We happily obliged because we love Megan's work...and who doesn't love Disney? It took a… Continue reading Disney Classic Crochet Giveaway

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Amy’s Thread: Forked Blanket Giveaway

This week we were sent a copy of the new book, Pick Your Stitch: Build A Blanket by Doreen Marquart (Martingale Press, 2015) to review and giveaway - better yet we're throwing in the Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn to knit the "Forked Blanket" project from the book. The book is well laid out with written instructions and… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Forked Blanket Giveaway

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Amy’s Thread: Finding Inspiration and the Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads winner!

Last week I shared a peek at Cirilia Rose's new book, Magpies, Homebodies & Nomads. Thank you so much to everyone for sharing your thoughts on how you get inspired! I've collected a few of my favorite comments to highlight for you - (If you missed the original post you can see it here, and be… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Finding Inspiration and the Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads winner!