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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… Continue reading Emily Explains: A Color Option for Mira

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Emily Explains: Dyeing Yarn with Pokeberries

This past weekend I spent the day exploring one of my favorite places - Beavertail State Park in Jamestown, RI. It has magical pathways that lead to small coves along the coastline filled with bunnies, butterflies and flowering trees. I know it sounds too good to be true, but trust me... this place is the a… Continue reading Emily Explains: Dyeing Yarn with Pokeberries

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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!

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Emily Explains: Van Der Zee Cloche and a Giveaway!

When I first opened Amy's book, New American Knits, I fell in love with the Van Der Zee Cloche immediately. I quickly added it to my queue on Ravelry and anxiously waited for the time to knit it. Although the yarn Amy used in her book is beautiful, I chose Berroco Abode  in color #8802 (pattern… Continue reading Emily Explains: Van Der Zee Cloche and a Giveaway!

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: So Many KALs, So Little Time

I love knitting and crocheting all year round - day or night, no matter the weather. That said, I do find it hard to balance my desire to knit with my desire to soak up the all-to-few beautiful days of summer. Just last weekend, I actually contemplated the feasibility of packing my nearly finished Nijo… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: So Many KALs, So Little Time

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Emily Explains: Torrey’s Rib Pattern

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Spinning Yarns in New Hampshire for a day. I got to know Margot (the owner), Kerri, and Dianna (Margot’s mom!). It was so wonderful! I joined in on their morning class where everyone brought the project they were working on. All of the knitters were helping each other and sharing ideas. It… Continue reading Emily Explains: Torrey’s Rib Pattern

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Norah’s Knit’s: More ideas in Abode

We've designed 9 pieces in Abode so far – from smaller accessories, like the Lawson hand warmers in booklet #333, to Hume, the generous swing cardi from Norah Gaughan vol 13, Top Down. I love this yarn so much that I started thinking about which other Berroco patterns I might use to make something for myself. Ok,… Continue reading Norah’s Knit’s: More ideas in Abode