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A week on Instagram

Last week the Design Team was on location again photographing the Fall/Winter 2016 collection. Shooting "Fall" in Spring can be a challenge but this year the weather obliged us with a late season Nor'easter that quickly melted away over the course of a single day.   Chris Vaccaro, our photographer for this shoot, found us this… Continue reading A week on Instagram

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Portfolio Party Recap

We had a great time at our Berroco Portfolio/Ultra Alpaca Party last weekend. With 10 years of this great yarn and a fabulous new pattern collection, there was a lot to celebrate! We want to thank everyone who joined us for the fun and also share a few pictures for those of you who couldn't… Continue reading Portfolio Party Recap

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Amy’s Thread: Squam’s Inspiration

In the last two weeks, I traveled from Rhode Island to Columbus, Ohio for TNNA, the knitting industry trade show, back to Rhode Island and then to the Squam Art Workshops retreat in Holderness, New Hampshire. If you've been following the Amy's Thread link for a while, you might remember my post last June about my… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Squam’s Inspiration

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Amy’s Thread: Squa-nnabes

The Squam Spring Retreat in Holderness, New Hampshire was this last weekend. Berroco was on board with a sponsorship so it only made sense to visit for the Ravelry Revelry and Squam Art Fair.   Squan·na·be [sk-won-nuh-bee] noun, plural Squan·na·bes. Informal. One who aspires, or envies another's attendance at a Squam retreat. Origin:  2014;  attributed to Thea Colman Used in a sentence: I am a squa-nnabe! Everyone I know… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Squa-nnabes

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Amy’s Thread: Knitter Fidelity

Are you loyal to your knitting projects? Do you work on one project at a time or do you shop around...different projects for different moods? Two weeks ago, the weather was beautiful. The warm March sunshine had me thinking spring-y thoughts. I cast on with Berroco Remix for the Beatnik pattern and was merrily knitting along when the… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitter Fidelity

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On Location: Fall/Winter ’14 Photography

It's hard to believe we're already closing in on the final day of photography for our Fall/Winter '14 season. It seems like just the other day, Norah and Emily were discussing themes, picking locations and anxiously  awaiting the arrival of finished pieces. Well to be honest, those last two things were still occurring just a… Continue reading On Location: Fall/Winter ’14 Photography

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Norah’s Knits: Preparing for Fall ’14

It's that frenetic time again. In only a few short weeks we'll be photographing our next fall line.  Every season I swear I'll cut back and not knit as much - especially at the last minute - but when it comes down to it, I can't help myself.  We've  got so many nice new yarns… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Preparing for Fall ’14

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Norah’s Knits: Vogue Knitting Live Cable Design Class

I always have so much fun at Vogue Knitting LIVE! This year, I decided to offer a new class on one of my favorite topics - designing cables. I began by sharinga lot of pictures and knitted swatches from my past designs. I briefly explained my process and then I challenged my students start designing… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Vogue Knitting Live Cable Design Class