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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.

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The welts create a unique fabric, but are really very simple to make. The pattern calls for knitting four rows of stockinette, then, on the wrong side, picking up the stitch three rows below and purling it together with the stitch on your needle, creating a small ridge on the right side. To get the hang of it follow, along with my how-to video below.Screen Shot 2016-02-17 at 3.01.59 PM

 

I hope this helps as you work on your Tove! Corsica comes in ten shades of a sophisticated palette—our sample was knit in Nutmeg, but imagine how it would look in Cayenne or Venus. Find Corsica at a local yarn store near you so you can start knitting your Tove!

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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 then I am to day dream about summer vacation.

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Emily Explains: A Color Option for Mira

 

Yesterday Berroco released a new free pattern, Mira, a color work hat designed in Berroco Abode by Amy Christoffers, our fabulous design director. Mira is a beautiful hat that I was so excited to swatch for because knitting with Abode is simply scrumptious. It is a 100% merino wool, loosely spun, single ply yarn that goes from thick to thin. The colors are painted on the white wool yarn so when knitted, the color work looks a bit like a water color painting. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Knitters Resolutions

Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you keep them?

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Amy’s Thread: What’s on Your Needles?

Do you knit (and/or crochet) in the summer? If you are knitting, do your pattern and yarn choices change for the season?

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Amy’s Thread: Anna Zilboorg Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Eileen, the winner of our Splendid Apparel by Anna Zilboorg (XRX, 2015) giveaway!

Thank you so much to everyone who commented! There were so many great recommendations that I thought I’d recap the recurring themes from the comments for you – 3 authors in particular that came up over and over again.

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Amy’s Thread: Jamestown Pullover

The First Fall issue of Knitty came out last week and I’m really excited about the project I have in it: The Jamestown Pullover is knit in one of our new for Fall 2015 yarns Artisan.

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