It’s hard to believe another year is almost over. For Berroco, one of the highlights of 2012 was launching our newly redesigned website! I can’t wait to see what exciting changes 2013 will bring. At the very least, I can promise it will include new yarns and more beautiful patterns to knit and crochet! But… Continue reading KnitBits Preview: Favorite Designs of 2012
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? With only five days to go, it might be time to take snowmaking matters into your own hands. Berroco is happy to help. We’re including a free snowflake pattern in tomorrow’s KnitBits. It’s the perfect knitted decoration to create a snowy celebration, even if you live somewhere warm!… Continue reading KnitBits Preview: Season’s Greetings
As you may have read in a previous post, I’ve been trying to brush up on my knitting techniques. I love when I can use a video to learn new stitches because I can start and stop it as I need. Of course, I usually have to replay it when I come across the same… Continue reading KnitBits Preview: How-To (and why to) Visit Berroco’s Video Library
This fall, Donna’s become entangled in an unexpected love triangle. The players? Donna, Remix, and the Sawtelle Adult cardigan pattern. It started out as an easy children’s sweater (Sawtelle) in garter stitch, destined for our KnitBits newsletter. Donna mentioned to me that she would wear that sweater in an adult size, and after hearing the… Continue reading Donna and Sawtelle
Read on to hear some behind the scenes scoop from the authors of New England Knits, Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre. CR: Hey ladies! Why don't we start by explaining how you know each other? We first met many years ago through mutual friends, but because we lived in different places, we lost touch. When… Continue reading New England Knits!
June has been exactly like a summer storm. A bit scary, very unpredictable, fast-moving, and at times refreshing and beautiful. It has been an exhausting but inspiring month... Norah and I spent the first half of the month consumed by TNNA! If you weren't following our updates on Twitter you can see a wonderful recap… Continue reading Whirlwind June…
Did you see today's free pattern? Biff is based on Baffin, a baby pattern from Booklet #292 DK Baby. I was completely tickled to see this video from the NY Times. This booklet is for the fashion forward baby, yo! CR
Find more information and an entry form in KnitBits #300! Dig into your stash or head to your LYS for these eligible yarns: Berroco Sox, Berroco Sox Metallic, Comfort Sock and Ultra Alpaca Fine and start sketching, swatching, SCHEMING! I'm busily preparing to head to Sock Summit 2009 where you can visit the Berroco booth (#418)… Continue reading Be a Sock STAR!
Working in the world of knitwear design means that your calendar is more than a little screwy. Deadlines and lead times require you to be mentally "out of season" pretty much all the time. I've modeled heavy alpaca sweaters in July, knit angora in August and sketched summery tanks in September. Perhaps the craziest part… Continue reading Berroco Behind the Scenes
For this week's KnitBits holiday greeting, I whipped up some festive holiday orbs! These yarn balls are so evocative, they simultaneously remind me of evergreens, presents, snowballs, ornaments...all things sparkly and bright! They were very easy to make, if you made Morty or don't own a ballwinder, you can totally handle these holiday spheres. … Continue reading Sparkling spangles!