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Color Choices for Mary Jane Mucklestone’s Scandi Cowl

We have a giveaway winner—Jan B, check your email! Many thanks to all of you who left a comment. Mary Jane Mucklestone released her Scandi Cowl earlier this month, and we fell in love with it! She chose to use Berroco Vintage® for this gorgeous stranded colorwork cowl, and it's a great choice—this machine-washable blend of… Continue reading Color Choices for Mary Jane Mucklestone’s Scandi Cowl

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The Wild One and the Great Kate Atherley

Kate Atherly is a brilliant knitting engineer—she has made a career of understanding the finer points of perfecting fit with the highest level of technical precision. Kate is a excellent designer, too, something that does not necessarily go hand in hand with her level of technical knowledge. When she mentioned to me she had an… Continue reading The Wild One and the Great Kate Atherley

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New Seamless Sweaters from Indie Designers

Berroco's Spring 2017 collection just launched, and the yarn and pattern booklets are hitting stores, but here in the Northeast it is still snowing. To me, snow = sweater knitting season. There has recently been a wealth of beautiful new sweaters by some great independent designers  that are written for the Berroco Ultra® Alpaca yarn… Continue reading New Seamless Sweaters from Indie Designers

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Designer Spotlight: Writer’s Top by Teresa Gregorio

We love Teresa Gregorio's Writer's Top from Knitscene Spring 2017–and not just because it's designed for Berroco Mykonos™! The color combination and the simple graphic element over the shoulder is a perfect combination for a lightweight tee. We asked Teresa to tell us a little bit more about her design and what inspires her. Yarn with lustrous, silky… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Writer’s Top by Teresa Gregorio

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Designer Spotlight: Andrea Rangel and Rugged Knits

Andrea Rangel's first book, Rugged Knits, is a collection of 24 knitting patterns designed for practical wearing and enjoyable knitting. As a long-time fan of Andrea's work, I was immediately drawn to the pieces in this collection. They're all timeless pieces, inspired by a wide range of knitting styles and fashions, and infinitely wearable. I know Andrea… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Andrea Rangel and Rugged Knits

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Julia Farwell-Clay: Designer to watch

The designer Julia Farwell-Clay has a great gift for clever knitting. Her work reflects her brilliant mind, with clever twists on traditional motifs and technique. All that said, what always gets me about her work is how she uses patterns. Julia's Metronome, designed for Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, is a perfect example of what I mean.… Continue reading Julia Farwell-Clay: Designer to watch

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Designer Spotlight: Kristen TenDyke’s Homa Sweater

Kristen TenDyke is a prolific knitwear designer, best known for her creative ways of making seamless sweater knitting patterns—she's written two books on the subject and released many beautiful garment patterns that require very little finishing. Her latest pattern release is the Homa Sweater, for which she used Berroco Remix® in the cheery Buttercup color. In… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Kristen TenDyke’s Homa Sweater

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Through The Loops Giveaway Winner

Wow! I'm so glad you were all as excited about the beautiful Astor Place Mitts designed by Kirsten Kapur as I was. This giveaway of a the PDF and the yarn to knit it, 2 skeins of Berroco Artisan had a fabulous response, but we can only have one winner. To select our winner, we… Continue reading Through The Loops Giveaway Winner