The Teeter Totter Shawl from Berroco Portfolio Vol 2 is a great crescent-shaped shawl worked in five colors of Berroco Ultra® Alpaca Fine. The shawl does use just a little bit of intarsia to join colors at points along the mid-section of the shawl, but it's really easy intarsia knitting—you're only working with two colors in a… Continue reading Simple Intarsia Knitting with the Teeter Totter Shawl
Last week the Design Team was on location again photographing the Fall/Winter 2016 collection. Shooting "Fall" in Spring can be a challenge but this year the weather obliged us with a late season Nor'easter that quickly melted away over the course of a single day. Chris Vaccaro, our photographer for this shoot, found us this… Continue reading A week on Instagram
Ellen Mason has a fabulous design sense that always knocks my socks off. She has a knack for clever twists on classic concepts that feel both familiar and completely new at the same time. The result is wearable designs that blend seamlessly into an everyday wardrobe, but there is always a whimsical element that keeps the… Continue reading Knitter Style: Banner Pullover in Ultra Alpaca Chunky
I am in love with the Fishbones pattern by Mary Jane Muckelstone for Portfolio Vol. 1, and I'm not the only one. Some of you have been knitting this pattern in multiples. A new hat is a great way to liven up the a winter wardrobe. Fishbones is a whimsical hat worked in the round with a traditional… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Fishbones!
Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you keep them? I'm not really one to make a lot of resolutions for January 1, but I'd really like to commit 2016 to knitting more of the things I want to wear instead of always only knitting the things I want to design. I have a short… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitters Resolutions
Beautiful work by Independent Designers gets published everyday, we try to highlight as many as we can in our Designer Spotlight series and in my occasional Designer to Watch Series. Here is a short list of a standouts we didn't get to talk enough about from 2015. The Swope Cowl by Whitney Hayward, knit in… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Great Work from Indy Designers
Looking for a fun project to do this holiday break with little ones? We introduced free finger puppet patterns in this week's KnitBits as something quick to make but loads of fun to play with. Each finger puppet is introduced below along with links to helpful how-to videos on techniques you'll learn/need to know. First meet Holly… Continue reading Emily Explains: Finger Puppets!
Last week I rounded up some favorite gift ideas for knitters, if you missed the post you can find it here. This week I've got a few super-last minute gift ideas for the knitters on your list, things that aren't "things" and don't require shipping fees or deadlines. In just the last season Berroco has started… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Extra-Last-Minute-Gift ideas for Knitters
This week's free pattern, Lyra, is a pair of mittens knit in Berroco Artisan. It features knitted leaves on the top of each hand - a design inspired by imagery that continuously catches my eye as I scroll through Pinterest.Over and over, I have pinned floral ceramic plates that I now know are by the contemporary ceramic artist, Makoto Kagoshima.… Continue reading What Inspires: Ceramic Art