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Converting a seamed sweater to seamless

In last week’s blog post I shared our Unofficial Summer Remix KAL—everyone on the Berroco Design Team is knitting the same sweater, but being designers, we can’t help changing things just a little. Donna and I have opted to work our Astilbe without side seams. The set-up row takes a little extra time, but for me it’s worth it.

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Odora KAL Cast-On

Hopefully you all have your yarn in hand for the Odora KAL cast-on today? The Design Team and I have cast-on and we’re flying through chart 1. I love how satisfying the early progress is when knitting top-down shawls.

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Chasing Clara: Knitlandia by Clara Parkes

The first time I saw Clara Parkes was at my first TNNA (the hand knitting industry’s trade show), in the lobby of the hotel where lots of designers and yarn people were gathered in small groups and socializing. I was standing with my friend Julia feeling utterly overwhelmed. Clara passed through the lobby stopping to say hello to friends and sharing a few of her famous handmade caramels (Claramels). At that point I had been a regular reader of Knitter’s Review for a good 10+ years and had been keeping my copy of the Knitter’s Book of Wool within arms reach. So when Clara handed Julia and I each a Claramel, I was so starstruck I’m not even sure whether I stammered out the appropriate thank you or if I just blushed.

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Emily Explains: My yarn broke and there is a hole in my knitting… help!

The other day I noticed a small hole in my handknit sweater. Alas, my yarn had worn down to almost nothing and snapped! I was lucky because I had an extra skein of the yarn that I made the sweater with. Read more

Emily Explains: Colorwork With Two Hands

For those of you who have not seen it already, booklet #360 Folk Art is full of beautiful garments and accessories using colorwork. I’m dying to knit Dahlia and Agave for this spring. Read more

Emily Explains: Emily Ocker’s Cast On

I got a great question on Ravelry this week. A knitter asked how to start Cecelia, the big circular blanket from booklet #357 Berroco Comfort for Baby. Read more

Amy’s Thread: See You in 2015

We are all busy, busy, busy, so there is nothing like the gift of time.  I love knitting above all of my other hobbies for the fact that it allows me to be able to sneak a few moments of bliss into my day here and there. But there is also something really magical about the opportunity to attend a knitting retreat and immerse oneself in crafty pursuits. I’m thrilled to share a few retreats that Berroco and I will be involved with in 2015!

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