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Designer Spotlight: Grey Dolman Cardigan by Irina Anikeeva

Irina Anikeeva grew up in Russia with a mom who knit and sewed for a living. Knowing her mom didn’t have much time to make anything else, Irina asked her mom to teach her the basics. She says it was “love at first stitch.” Now living in California, Irina was looking for a roomy cardigan… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Grey Dolman Cardigan by Irina Anikeeva

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Barrison’s Travels: 4th of July

Barrison Bear loves to travel the world, but for this 4th of July she decided to explore a little closer to home. She dreamed up a sassy summer dress and planned a weekend filled with friends and fun activities. Then Hurricane Arthur stormed up the East Coast and, quite literally, rained on her parade. Barrison didn't… Continue reading Barrison’s Travels: 4th of July

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Emily Explains: Naturally Dyeing with Red Onions

I fell in love with dyeing fabrics and yarns in college. White yarns and fabrics are blank canvases with endless possibilities. Recently, I've been using natural materials to create the colors that I want to wear. I love the earthy hues that natural dyes create. They remind me of the water colors that fill my sketchbooks. This… Continue reading Emily Explains: Naturally Dyeing with Red Onions

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Get to Know Berroco: Where to Find Yarn Amounts

One of the questions we get most often about our website is, "How can I buy a pattern when you don't tell me the amount of yarn I need to make it?" Another common question, "Why don't your patterns say what sizes they come in?" The thing is, our website does have this information. You… Continue reading Get to Know Berroco: Where to Find Yarn Amounts

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Designer Spotlight: Striped Trap by Andra Asars

We lovingly refer to Andra Asars (our New England sales rep) as “the hurricane.” She talks a mile a minute, decides whether or not she likes a yarn in a single touch and knows our collections better than anyone. Her visits are equally exciting and exhausting, though she seems to leave with more energy than she… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Striped Trap by Andra Asars

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Emily Explains: Letting Go… A Lesson of Decreasing in Pattern

I've demonstrated a few instances of decreasing in pattern and I thought I was finally starting to get it. But as I approached the armhole decrease in Fleta (the latest project on my needles) I realized I was totally in over my head. Decreasing into a cable can be confusing. Lucky for me, we have a… Continue reading Emily Explains: Letting Go… A Lesson of Decreasing in Pattern

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Amy’s Thread: Knitter Fidelity

Are you loyal to your knitting projects? Do you work on one project at a time or do you shop around...different projects for different moods? Two weeks ago, the weather was beautiful. The warm March sunshine had me thinking spring-y thoughts. I cast on with Berroco Remix for the Beatnik pattern and was merrily knitting along when the… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitter Fidelity

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Emily Explains: Sliding Loop in Crochet

Recently, we got a question about one of our crochet patterns that begins in the round with a sliding loop. I crocheted a lot for a previous job, but I had never heard of a sliding loop for crochet. After a quick Google search, I realized this technique is also known as a magic ring or… Continue reading Emily Explains: Sliding Loop in Crochet

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Norah’s Knits: Icelandic Influences

Iceland is an amazing place. From glaciers to lichen cover lava fields, geysers to waterfalls, there is a new specactular view around every turn in the road.  I was lucky enough to take a trip there about ten years ago.  Here's a taste of the inspiring landscape John and I encountered (Thanks for the photos,… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Icelandic Influences

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Emily Explains: Dropped-Stitch Lace Pattern from Enso

Our entire Spring/Summer '14 collection is special for me because it was my first season with Berroco, but Booklet#344 Berroco Folio was especially fun to design. When you're working with a yarn like Folio, it's easy to get excited to knit! Light, soft and fluffy, Folio makes beautiful swatches on a wide range of needle sizes. I… Continue reading Emily Explains: Dropped-Stitch Lace Pattern from Enso