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Ask Amy: How does a side-to-side sweater work?

Have you ever knit a sweater from sleeve to sleeve? This type of garment construction is really interesting and allows for some clever details, such as the lace panel that forms the top of the sleeves and shoulders in Diane, a free knitting pattern. For Diane, you cast on at one sleeve edge, work the twisted… Continue reading Ask Amy: How does a side-to-side sweater work?

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Berroco at New York Sheep and Wool Festival!

The annual New York Sheep and Wool Festival was held this past weekend in Rhinebeck, New York. This mega-fiber festival calls to fiber enthusiasts from far and wide, to come to the gorgeous Hudson River Valley for a few days for a fantastic experience. Many crafters work furiously to create their "Rhinebeck sweater," a garment… Continue reading Berroco at New York Sheep and Wool Festival!

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Queueing up Remix Light

Yesterday on the blog we announced our next knit-along—it's a Berroco Remix® Light KAL! This lighter-weight version of Berroco Remix® is the same wool-free yarn made of 100% recycled fibers that you love to knit and crochet. Perfect for those with fiber sensitivity, it's also great for light-weight warm-weather knits. One of the many things that I love about… Continue reading Queueing up Remix Light

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Spring Inspiration for Pima 100

Berroco Pima 100™ is the newest addition to the Berroco stable of workhorse yarns. This 100% cotton is spun into a 4-ply yarn for  softness and superior stitch definition. Unmercerized cotton has a matte finish making it a staple for wardrobe building sweaters and summer accessories. The Pima 100 pattern collection features 6 patterns, but with… Continue reading Spring Inspiration for Pima 100

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Projects you *could* make in under a week

Every year around the holidays, I'm struck with inspiration for a little last minute gift-knitting insanity. I think I sneak one more project in—something special for a friend or family member who deserves something from the heart even, if I didn't have the foresight to knit it in October like I should have. If you,… Continue reading Projects you *could* make in under a week

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Teddy Girls, The Rolling Stones and Tuscan Tweed

For the Tuscan Tweed collection, I was inspired by the yarn, the colors and textures of this wool, viscose, and a tiny-amount-of-mohair blend. I started out thinking about tweedy traditional British knitwear and wandered into the rock and roll culture of the UK in the 1950s and 60s. 'Ted' or Teddy fashion evolved as a… Continue reading Teddy Girls, The Rolling Stones and Tuscan Tweed