With all the changes and new faces here at Berroco, I thought it was a good time for re-introductions! So here are 20 Things About Me, Amy Christoffers, Berroco Design Director and sometime-reluctant blog poster. Many of of my earliest memories are of hanging out in my grandmother's yarn shop (it was called the Village Shop)… Continue reading 20 Things About Me: Amy Christoffers Edition
Meet our new Media Director, Margaux, and learn a few things about her!
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
Not me Amy, this Amy*! This isn't going to be at all confusing. I am so excited to introduce the newest member of the Berroco Design Team, Amy Palmer. Amy is joining Berroco as the new Media Director. This is not her first appearance on the Berroco blog, I featured her Daqin pullover here and… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Welcome Amy!
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?
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
As soon as I cast off my last Hanne mitten, I wanted to make the pattern into hat. Actually, I want to turn it into multiple hats, because I can't stop thinking of different variations and colorways that I want to experiment with. The Hanne mittens are written for Berroco Ultra Alpaca or Berroco Ultra Alpaca Tonal, either yarn also… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: How to Turn Your Mittens into a Hat
Last month Martha Wissing released a great pattern, the Rosalie Poncho. Martha's poncho was written for Berroco Ultra Alpaca or Modern Cotton, it is a versatile garment that is adaptable to your climate. The lace boarder detail adds knitterly interest and shows Martha's great talent for subtly feminine, incredibly wearable designs. Full discloser, Martha is a… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Martha Wissing, Designer to Watch