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Emily Explains: Left and Right Lifted Increases

Hows the Berroco KAL going? With a little more than 7 weeks left, it is definitely not too late to start! Today’s post demonstrates how to make left and right lifted increases used in Helen and Ellen. Read more

Amy’s Thread: All Seasons Knitting

The Berroco Spring launched in January featuring 3 new yarns for 2016 and a collection of new patterns to go with them. Here in the northeast United States, temperatures have settled in to seasonal norms (high today of 28F) and I’m more anxious to start new projects that will keep me cozy while I knit then I am to day dream about summer vacation.

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Emily Explains: Turning a Pullover into a Cardigan

I have decided that as much as I love Helen just the way it is, I think I will wear it more if it is a cardigan. So, with this in mind, I am going to cast on for my Helen just a bit differently than the pattern calls for and give steeking a try for the first time. (AHHH!!!) Read more

Amy’s Thread: Colorways

Choosing colors always the hardest part of a stranded knitting project for me. This is one the most common questions we get, so I’m guessing it is for you too! The Helen/Ellen KAL kicks off tomorrow, for those of you still working out the perfect color ways I’ve got a strategy for you.

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Emily Explains: Quick #BerrocoKAL Tips

          1. Swatch in your colors! 

Sometimes the dye can ever so slightly effect the weight of the yarn. Make a color work swatch and a stockinette swatch in the color you plan to knit the body of your sweater with. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Toys!

Emily Explains: Swatching for Helen/Ellen KAL


For this winter’s KAL I am excited to knit Helen, a Bohus inspired top down color work pullover designed by Amy Christoffers. I adore the colors that Amy chose for the piece photographed in Portfolio Vol. 1. They are definitely “my” colors, but if I were to be honest with myself, my winter wardrobe consists of mostly dark neutrals, so I wanted to swatch with this palette in mind. I gave Ultra Alpaca and Blackstone Tweed a try. Read more


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