The world has been (understandably) overrun with thoughts and feelings about the cabled sweater worn by actor Chris Evans in Knives Out. The Aran-style sweater has been the talk of the town but sadly not too many of those discussions have been focused around knitting your own cabled sweater. But cables are one of my… Continue reading Cable Sweaters Forever!
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?
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!
All this week I am on location for photography of our Spring/Summer 2016 collection! The design team and I collaborated on many of the books together, but I was assigned one book using two favorite Berroco yarns to design all on my own. I usually need a story in my head before designing. I turn to […]
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
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
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
Guys get a reputation of being hard to knit for. It has been my experience that they are rather selective about what they will actually wear, but that makes it that much more satisfying when you knit a hat and he actually wears it. This week I've rounded up a few accessory patterns we've designed specifically… Continue reading Quick Knits for the Guys
I found my pin loom in a rummage sale. I was drawn to the packaging, and at that time I had never heard of them or even seen one before, but I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun way to swatch yarns for rigid heddle weaving. In the last few… Continue reading Swatches for Weavers
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