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Norah’s Knits: Crochet Red

Yes, I do knit way more than I crochet, but the craft I learned first - the one that really got me started making up my own designs - is crochet.  So when Laura Zander asked me for a design for her book, Crochet Red, I didn't hesitate. I even whipped up the piece myself, which… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Crochet Red

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What Inspires: All the Wonderful People at Knitter’s Review Retreat

My mind is still bursting with excitement from a recent trip Norah and I took to the Knitter's Review Retreat in Canandaigua, New York. The retreat is held once a year and run by a team of amazing women. There was so much to take in from the weekend, I feel I could write a… Continue reading What Inspires: All the Wonderful People at Knitter’s Review Retreat

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Norah’s Knits: Fair Isle Style – Win a book!

I was very excited when I received my copy of  Mary Jane Mucklestone's new book, Fair Isle Style.  An admired colleague and personal friend,  Mary Jane is our secret weapon when it come to photo shoots. She's been our stylist for the last few years, choosing the clothes and jewelry to best show off our knitwear. Her consummate eye and… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Fair Isle Style – Win a book!

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TNNA in Review – June 2013

The past few weeks have been whirlwind. I know I say this a lot, but it's true! We brought on our new designer, Emily, we announced our new collection for Fall/Winter '13 and last Friday night, we debuted a few of our favorite new designs on the runway at The National Needlearts Association's (TNNA) Fashion… Continue reading TNNA in Review – June 2013

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Norah’s Knits: Knitting Patterns for Beginners

A friend of mine recently asked me to teach her how to knit. This got me thinking about when I was a beginner knitter. What seemed difficult? Which techniques were confusing?  The thing I remember the most clearly is that I could overcome almost any obstacle if I was knitting a piece I really wanted… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Knitting Patterns for Beginners

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Norah’s Knits: What I learned in the Yarn Shop

In March and April I managed to carve out some time to visit a few New England yarn shops. Andra, the area's sales rep, and I traveled with a trunk show of sweaters in a variety of sizes and encouraged knitters to try them all on. It's a fun, party-like atmosphere with sweaters and compliments… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: What I learned in the Yarn Shop

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An Alternative Experience

For five weeks, Berroco was lucky enough to work with John Yonda, David Meaden & Richard Earley.  None of these men had been to a yarn warehouse before, but they mastered many of the tasks required to package and ship our products to all of our retail stores. They came to Berroco as part of… Continue reading An Alternative Experience

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Fall 2012 Favorite Knits

While we're proud of all our new patterns, it's always fun to see which knits are the favorites among our fans.  That’s part of the reason we love having a Berroco trunk show at the historic Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI.  It’s a rare opportunity for the local knitting community to try on samples and… Continue reading Fall 2012 Favorite Knits