One of the newest yarns in our collection is Arno™ a dk weight cotton wool blend. The yarn produces a beautiful stitch definition with a light hand and has become a quick favorite amongst the design team! Arno was also featured in this week’s Knit Bits with the Creek Sweater, a simple textured pullover. If… Continue reading Yarn Spotlight: Arno
One of my most favorite designs from the Berroco Fall collection was the Purga Pullover from the Pixel PDF collection. The combination of Berroco Pixel and Ultra Wool DK is *just perfect*. The original sample uses Pixel in shade #2203 Coconut (MC) and Ultra® Wool DK in shade #83113 Black Pepper (CC). When I find time… Continue reading Purga Sweater: Alternate Colorways
With all the changes and new faces here at Berroco, I thought it was a good time for re-introductions! So here are 20 Things About Me, Amy Christoffers, Berroco Design Director and sometime-reluctant blog poster. Many of of my earliest memories are of hanging out in my grandmother's yarn shop (it was called the Village Shop)… Continue reading 20 Things About Me: Amy Christoffers Edition
Meet our new Media Director, Margaux, and learn a few things about her!
Love the look of lace knitting patterns but want to knit them up quickly? Barbara Benson's Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits (Stackpole Books, 2019) is a perfect choice! This collection of 20 knitting patterns features a range of lace patterns (from basic eyelets to more intricate patterns) in bulky yarns that will work up in… Continue reading Book Review: Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits by Barbara Benson
The world has been (understandably) overrun with thoughts and feelings about the cabled sweater worn by actor Chris Evans in Knives Out. The Aran-style sweater has been the talk of the town but sadly not too many of those discussions have been focused around knitting your own cabled sweater. But cables are one of my… Continue reading Cable Sweaters Forever!
I don't know about you, but I'm somewhat notorious for buying single skeins of yarn and then ...having absolutely no clue what to do with them. Maybe they appealed to my sense of color, maybe they were some luxurious fiber, maybe I was just having a bad day, but these beautiful skeins of yarn show… Continue reading Book Review: One Skein Crochet by Ellen Gormley
If you are not a person who enjoys whimsical crocheted toys and/or dinosaurs, this post is not for you (and that's okay). But if you do like crocheted toys and/or soft, squishy dinosaurs, well, you need Megan Kreiner's book Dinosaurs to Crochet (Spring House Press, 2019). This book is stuffed to the tiny T-rex arms… Continue reading Book Review: Dinosaurs to Crochet by Megan Kreiner
We're in the home stretch! We've had a lot of lovely finished Happy Harvest sets, and we'll do a round-up of them in a future post, but for those of us still working on our ponchos, Elizabeth has a great tutorial on the final step—sewing on buttons! The armholes in Happy Harvest are created by… Continue reading Happy Harvest Knit-along: Attaching No-Show Buttons
Hello Happy Harvest knitters! We're a little over halfway through the Happy Harvest knit-along and pretty soon you should be getting ready to pick up stitches to knit the neckband. Elizabeth wrote a blog post to help you do just that! One of the last steps in Happy Harvest is picking up stitches along the… Continue reading Happy Harvest Knit-along: Picking Up Neckline Stitches