What do you do with all the swatches you have on hand? Make a cardigan of course!
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… Continue reading Converting a seamed sweater to seamless
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. Odora is written for a garter-tab cast on, a very traditional method of constructing this style of shawl.… Continue reading Odora KAL Cast-On
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… Continue reading Chasing Clara: Knitlandia by Clara Parkes
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. Using the duplicate stitch I wove a new piece of yarn into the row where the yarn… Continue reading Emily Explains: My yarn broke and there is a hole in my knitting… help!
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. I do not have a lot of experience with colorwork, so to refresh my memory I've been swatching with some yarns used… Continue reading Emily Explains: Colorwork With Two Hands
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. As written, the pattern calls for you to cast on 10 sts and divide them onto 3 needles to begin working in the round. This cast on will leave a hole… Continue reading Emily Explains: Emily Ocker’s Cast On
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… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: See You in 2015
Our Aidez knit-along kicks off on January 1st and to help everyone get ready, I'm sharing my project notes as I plan my Aidez with modifications. Aidez is a really easy sweater to make in-the-round. In some patterns you have to add or subtract stitches for selvages, but in this case converting a seamed sweater… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitting a Seamed Sweater in the Round
For every knitter, there comes a time when your project takes more than one skein of yarn. This leads you to a crossroads. How do you join a new skein? There are so many methods to choose from. A good method for lace is Russian splicing. This method is a little tricky but, when done… Continue reading Emily Explains: A Few Methods of Yarn Splicing