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
Amy’s Thread: Fishbones!
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!
Emily Explains: Belting Ponchos
It is no secret that I love ponchos. I love anything that is loose and can be worn draped around the body in many ways. I joke that the style allows me to keep a cozy blanket wrapped around me and still look fabulous! It is an accessory that you can wear to an important… Continue reading Emily Explains: Belting Ponchos
Amy’s Thread: What to Wear With Rye
Thea Colman's sweater Rye from the Portfolio Collection is a great transitional sweater. This is one to start knitting now so you'll finish just as the evenings start to get a little cooler but before it's time to pack away the summer dresses for the season. (Dress, shoes, jewelry) How will you wear Rye?
Amy’s Thread: Fuji Knitter’s Style
This Knitter's Style features Kathie, a woman who make all the things happen here at Berroco. Berroco Fuji is a great yarn for summer knitting. This yarn feels both warm and cool at the same time, so it adds a nice layer for comfort without being heavy. Kathie is wearing Tracery from Norah Gaughan vol. 12 knit in… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Fuji Knitter’s Style
Amy’s Thread: What to Wear With Frances
Frances from booklet #355 Berroco Fiora is shows how great design comes from restraint. Frances was designed by Emily who has an innate talent for perfectly sweet details. In this case, it's a simple raglan tee with lace edging and a key-hole button detail on the neck back. This is one of those pieces you could… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: What to Wear With Frances
Style Your Knits: Eula
Eula was a given when we started picking designs for this season's Style Your Knits videos. Not only does it look great on a variety of body types, it also can be worn forwards or backwards. It almost like you're getting two tops out of one knit! This versatile tee is knit flat in two pieces, which are… Continue reading Style Your Knits: Eula
Amy’s Thread: What to Wear with Louise
Louise is one of my favorite pieces in the spring 2015 collection because it is such a versatile, wearable cardi. In booklet#355 Berroco Fiora, we created a beachy, romantic outfit. To recreate this timeless look, slip on a vintage style linen dress, some simple sandals and maybe personalize with a bauble or two. Louise features one… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: What to Wear with Louise
Style Your Knits: Prickly Poppy
No matter how warm it gets, I never go anywhere in the summer without a lightweight cardigan. Prickly Poppy is a perfect summer cardi! Knit in Berroco Indigo - our new recycled cotton blend - this sweater is worked in reverse stockinette with eyelet patterns down the front and on the sleeve cuffs. You can throw… Continue reading Style Your Knits: Prickly Poppy
Amy’s Thread: Trend Spotting
Knitted dresses and skirts are back! Handknitted dresses and skirts aren't really a new trend. Skirts and dresses were popular knitting project in the 1930s-1950s. Women knitted themselves spectacular suits in silk or wool bouclé on fine gauge needles. In the 1960s and 70s the trend went with chunkier, quicker knits in the form of shift dress… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Trend Spotting