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Cotton and Cashmere Combine in Berroco Corsica

The third and final of our new spring yarns is Berroco Corsica™. This lovely yarn is a blend of 90% cotton and 10% cashmere, worked in a multi-plied construction that lends stability while maintaining the softness of cashmere. Read on for more about this great new yarn!

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New for Spring 2016! Berroco Mykonos

We’ve got three new yarns for Spring 2016, and last week I talked about my experience of knitting with Berroco Elba™. This week, I experimented with another of the new yarns, Berroco Mykonos™. Like Elba, Mykonos is a plant based-fiber yarn, but unlike Elba, a 100% cotton yarn, Mykonos is 66% linen, 26% nylon, and 8% cotton. Both Elba and Mykonos are also constructed in unique ways—Elba is a tape yarn, and Mykonos… well, Mykonos is something really special.

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Knitter Style: Banner Pullover in Ultra Alpaca Chunky

Ellen Mason has a fabulous design sense that always knocks my socks off. She has a knack for clever twists on classic concepts that feel both familiar and completely new at the same time. The result is wearable designs that blend seamlessly into an everyday wardrobe, but there is always a whimsical element that keeps the piece feeling fun and fresh.  Read more

Knitting with Cotton and Berroco’s New Yarn Elba

I have a confession to make. I kind of hate knitting with cotton. I generally find it to be too stiff and heavy for what I want—garments get too heavy and sag out of shape, which is a disappointing after spending so much time knitting with it. Cotton can even get heavy when it’s on the needles, leading to wrist pain and less time spent enjoying my hobby. I used to be staunchly anti-cotton.

Then I came across Admit, a free pattern from Norah Gaughan, and even knit it in the Berroco Modern Comfort™  and… I didn’t hate it. 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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Amy’s Thread: Toys!

Designer Spotlight: Sea Song by Sara Kay Hartmann

In a family where “hardly anyone is crafty,” Sara Kay Hartmann is the exception. She taught herself to knit and crochet in 2008 by watching videos online. Just last year, she released her first book, Poetic Crochet: 20 Shawls inspired by Classic Poems. Read more

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