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Amy’s Thread: On Location

It's March! That means that we are nearing the finish line for our Fall 2016 collection. The knitted pieces have been pouring into the office lately and we just completed our first day of shooting. Here is a tiny peek behind the scenes of our photoshoot for Portfolio Volume 2.     For Portfolio Volume… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: On Location

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Emily Explains: How to make the welt in Tove

Yesterdays's free pattern, Tove by Amy Christoffers, is a beautiful, easy lace top with welt details knit in one of our new spring yarns, Corsica. A simple-to-knit eyelet rib forms the body of this sleeveless tee, which is knit flat in two pieces and seamed. The welts are easy to work and create a sophisticated design element.… Continue reading Emily Explains: How to make the welt in Tove

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Amy’s Thread: Spring Knitting

A few weeks ago I wrote  a post about finding seasonal yarn substitutions  for our new yarn Mykonos. In that post I proposed substituting Cosma for Mykonos, this week I thought I'd look in the other direction. I have rounded up a few pattern suggestions for substituting some of our Spring yarns for some classic… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Spring Knitting

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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. They are super simple, but if you have any trouble remembering what to do for which side (like me),… Continue reading Emily Explains: Left and Right Lifted Increases

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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… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: All Seasons Knitting

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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. Measure these swatches.           2. Swatch in… Continue reading Emily Explains: Quick #BerrocoKAL Tips

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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… Continue reading Emily Explains: Swatching for Helen/Ellen KAL