When Gabrielle Vézina quit smoking several years ago, she picked up knitting to keep her hands busy. She describes it as replacing one addiction with another that is far more rewarding - for her and for everyone who now gets to knit her patterns! Gabrielle’s Grain of Sand Sweater came from an impulse yarn purchase.… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Grain of Sand Sweater by Gabrielle Vézina
Elizabeth Smith designs under her line, The Brown Stitch. Recently, she has recently come out with a series of beautifully simple patterns in Berroco yarns that are not only photographed beautifully, her styling is spot on. The first time Elizabeth's work caught my eye was in 2009 with the pattern Mud Season (which was knit in Berroco's discontinued… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Elizabeth Smith, Designer to Watch
For this month's Sweater Challenge (I like to call it the sweater smackdown), everyone in the office is knitting Calleta. I'm not sure that I am going to finish my Calleta by the end of the month, but I do hope to finish the project because I love the sweater so much! I am a bit… Continue reading Emily Explains: How do you keep track of your knitting?
This is the first time I'm writing about a knitting adventure that has yet to happen. The October Sweater Challenge is the next knit-along that I'll be hosting in the Berroco Lovers group on Ravelry and it's pretty much what it sounds like - one month to make one sweater. I've done it before, and… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: October Sweater Challenge
Alison's new pattern, Sangria, is a fabulous new sweater knit in Berroco Artisan. It is a lace pullover that is cozy and warm for fall and winter. The lace is formed by knitting several stitches together as a cluster. Watch my demonstration below: Now give the pattern a try! Happy Making, Emily
The beginning of August is the dog days of summer for most, but for me it's time to start planning for my back-to-school fall wardrobe. The back-to-school sweater is the staple sweater you wear everyday, with everything, like a uniform. These are relatively easy knits (or crochets!) - projects that make for good summer take-along knitting.… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Back-to-School Cardigan
Françoise Danoy is a quick study when it comes to knitting and designing. She taught herself how to knit in January 2014 as a New Year’s resolution. Since then, she’s published 22 original knitwear patterns! As a Franco-Māori American Australian (that’s right, she has four citizenships), Françoise tries to bring a rich sense of heritage… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Whakamārie Top by Françoise Danoy
This week my mind has turned to jello, flooded with ideas and designs for spring 2016. One technique I keep coming back for shawls is the sewn bind-off. I am in love with the result of a sewn bind off finishing. It is so simple and easy! It creates a finish that is not too loose and… Continue reading Emily Explains: Patterns With a Sewn Bind Off
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?
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