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Designer Spotlight: Free Bird by Margeau Soboti

After several years working for Gucci and Vogue Knitting, among others, Margeau Soboti decided to focus on independent knitwear design. Her first book, Margeau Chapeau, comes out soon and she’s already working on a second! Margeau’s latest design, Free Bird, is a beautiful, oversized top knit in Berroco Folio. Knit in flat pieces, the front… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Free Bird by Margeau Soboti

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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

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FAQs: Keeping in Pattern While Decreasing in Fredrika

From time to time, I see the same question about a particular pattern pop-up in our pattern support inbox. This spring, several knitters have asked us how to keep the sweet little flowers in Fredrika's charted stitch pattern lined up when beginning decreases on the body. Whenever you're working any kind of allover pattern, you… Continue reading FAQs: Keeping in Pattern While Decreasing in Fredrika

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Amy’s Thread: Willow Giveaway

Spring has sprung and the season for quick change layers is here. A cozy sweater in the morning that can double as a jacket when the sun goes down is perfect for the mercurial weather of May in New England. Willow, designed by Cecily Glowick MacDonald in Berroco's Peruvia Quick, would be my choice for a… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Willow Giveaway

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Amy’s Thread: Spring Cardis

Easy breezy boxy cardigans are everywhere this spring- but they're anything but new. The basic kimono cardigan is really a series of different size rectangles sewn together. The shape was borrowed from woven garments where the size was originally dictated by the width of the weaver's loom. A beautiful handwoven cloth is a precious thing,… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Spring Cardis

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Style Your Knits: Gladys

It definitely took me the longest to pick the right outfit for this Style Your Knits video, but that's because I had so many dresses I wanted to try it on with! Gladys is a lightweight, cropped wrap sweater knit in Berroco Mixer. Because of the different fibers and how the yarn is constructed, Mixer… Continue reading Style Your Knits: Gladys

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Amy’s Thread: What to Knit for Spring

Spring is trickling slowly but surely into the Northeast. After a few days of rain followed by some chilly, bright sunshine, we can even see a bit of lawn starting to reappear. It's still too cold here to really start thinking about wearing summer clothes, but I've hit my limit with the repetition of the winter… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: What to Knit for Spring

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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

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Designer Spotlight: Boho Banded Jacket by Kathy Perry

Kathy Perry has been knitting most of her life, but she’s still picking up new techniques through her design work. Her recently published pattern, Boho Banded Jacket, came about when an editor asked Kathy to create something using reverse Fair Isle. At the time she didn’t know what that meant, but she’s a quick learner!… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Boho Banded Jacket by Kathy Perry

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Changing Charts & Colorwork Challenges

I cannot wait to cast on for our Agave KAL! So many gorgeous colors and textures combined in a fun and flattering sweater - I honestly don't think Alison could have designed it any better. And that's my problem... I have a bit of a contrarian streak when it comes to picking project colors. I… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Changing Charts & Colorwork Challenges