How many Lopi sweaters are too many Lopi sweaters? My own personal odyssey with Lopi sweaters starts only about 14 months ago. On a whim I ordered a copy of Iceland Lopi, a Japanese knitting book. I found the photography and styling really engaging. Little did I know it would completely change the course of… Continue reading Lopi Week: Lopi Love
This week's free pattern is Bisbee, a V-shaped shawl with an unusual construction. The shawl, designed by Brenda York and knit in Berroco Maya®, begins with a center diamond panel that features eyelet shapes and a flower created by cables, eyelets, and bobbles. Then the left and right wings are created by picking up stitches along… Continue reading Knitting Bobbles with the Bisbee Shawl
We're chugging away on our Odora Shawl KAL! For anyone who is knitting with us but is new to lace knitting, you might have some questions about the chart repeat section that shows up on Chart 2. Understanding knitting charts can be really easy once you understand the mechanics, so let's take a look at… Continue reading How to Read Knitting Charts for the Odora Shawl
The North Eastern US is shoveling out from under the first significant snow storm of 2016 but at Berroco we're thinking spring. We have the "Spring" photography in September when things are starting to turn from bright greens toward rusty golds. To escape the turning leaves we shot in Southern Rhode Island where we get… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Spring?
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!
It might not feel like it, but spring is right around the corner... at least in the knitting world! We'll be launching Berroco's new collection for Spring/Summer '16 in less than two weeks. What you can expect? In addition to three gorgeous new yarns, there seven inspiring new pattern booklets. You can get a taste of… Continue reading Sneak Peek: Spring/Summer ’16 Atmosphere
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
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!
Mandi Yelland knits and designs primarily for newborn photographers, which means she almost always gets to see her items in use (and on adorable babies!). That includes her Darling Little Romper, a classic onesie knit in Andean Mist. The romper comes in three sizes (0-3 months, 3-6 and 6-12). It is worked entirely in stockinette… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Darling Little Romper by Mandi Yelland