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Amy’s Thread: Knit.Purl Spring/Summer 2015

Fiora is not so secretly my favorite yarn of the season. With the stitch definition of cotton, the drape of viscose, the bounce of wool and the subtle shimmer of alpaca, Fiora is everything I want in an all-season yarn. The design team can't stop designing with this versatile yarn! We had a romantic collection for our Fiora booklet… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knit.Purl Spring/Summer 2015

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Amy’s Thread: Marmot Day

Today, February 2nd, is Groundhog day, the day when according to some a Groundhog (AKA Woodchuck... AKA Marmots) will wake up from hibernation, look out of his hole and predict the length of winter. According to the contributors to Wikipedia, rodents are accurate predictors of the weather 39% of the time. Which is not an impressive… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Marmot Day

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Amy’s Thread: Storm Prep for Knitters

If you're not in the Northeast, bear with me...you might have heard we're preparing for an epic blizzard. First things first, check your head lamps for batteries! You don't want to get caught in the dark with nothing to do. Next, check your stash. I don't know what it is about big weather events, but they… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Storm Prep for Knitters

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Amy’s Thread: Winner of the Forked Blanket Giveaway

And the winner of our Forker Blanket Giveaway is: Lauri "I have already decided my next project is a blanket and have been trying to find a pattern I want to try, but not finding it. I would so love to design my own or make a sampler one! And then make some to give away;… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Winner of the Forked Blanket Giveaway

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Amy’s Thread: Forked Blanket Giveaway

This week we were sent a copy of the new book, Pick Your Stitch: Build A Blanket by Doreen Marquart (Martingale Press, 2015) to review and giveaway - better yet we're throwing in the Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn to knit the "Forked Blanket" project from the book. The book is well laid out with written instructions and… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Forked Blanket Giveaway

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Amy’s Thread: Knitting a Seamed Sweater in the Round

  Our Aidez knit-along kicks off on January 1st and to help everyone get ready, I'm sharing my project notes as I plan my Aidez with modifications. Aidez is a really easy sweater to make in-the-round. In some patterns you have to add or subtract stitches for selvages, but in this case converting a seamed sweater… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitting a Seamed Sweater in the Round

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Amy’s Thread: Knitter Style – Daqin

With simple, good designs, sometimes it's all about the color. I have featured Amy (aka Threadpanda) on here before for her beautiful knits. This time she out did herself. She knit Daqin from booklet #348, in the Berroco Cosma shade #2426 'Plum Blossom,' which compliments her coloring perfectly.   Nice work Amy!   Have you finished any projects… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitter Style – Daqin

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Van Der Zee Cloche Winner!

It has been a wonderful week reading all of your lovely responses to our Van Der Zee Cloche Giveaway. I agree with all of you, it is a beautiful pattern! Thank you all for your kind words and participation. Congratulations to our giveaway winner...Connie K! Connie, please contact info@berroco.com within the next week to collect… Continue reading Van Der Zee Cloche Winner!