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Amy’s Thread: For the Boys

Guys get a reputation of being hard to knit for. It has been my experience that they are rather selective about what they will actually wear, but that makes it that much more satisfying when you knit a hat and he actually wears it. Gift knitting season is sneaking up on us all so I… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: For the Boys

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Designer Spotlight: Learn Reversible Intarsia Sampler by Laurinda Reddig

There’s nothing that can make up for the loss of a child, but when Laurinda Reddig lost her baby daughter, Rowan, she used crochet to help cope with her grief. Inspired by a blanket she had received while her daughter was in hospital, Laurinda designed her first crochet sampler afghan and started a NICU blanket… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Learn Reversible Intarsia Sampler by Laurinda Reddig

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Designer Spotlight: Gracie Tank Top & Pantaloons by Tracie Taggart

As a teenager, Tracie Taggart often designed her own clothing – relying on her mom to sew them into reality. Then she started knitting and realized she could do it all herself! After a bit of trial and error, Tracie started producing patterns under her label, PETALKNITS. The Gracie Tank Top & Pantaloons are just… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Gracie Tank Top & Pantaloons by Tracie Taggart

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Amy’s Thread: Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?

Knock, knock. Who's there? Banana. Banana who?   ... I don't need to go on, do I?   It's no secret that the design office here at Berroco is fond of the color orange. Norah loves it as much as I do and I did get a little mocking -  OK, a lot of mocking - in the office for… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?

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Designer Spotlight: Baby Cakes by Linda Gavaldon

When it comes to designing, Linda Gavaldon sees herself as a problem-solver. She starts with an idea that’s a bit out of the ordinary and then gets to work -- playing around with different stitches, layouts and colors until it matches her vision. She’s particularly creative when it comes to designing personalized baby blankets. Linda’s… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Baby Cakes by Linda Gavaldon

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Designer Spotlight: Dogwood Beanie by Kendall Nahorniak

Kendall Nahorniak learned the basics of crochet when she was 8 years old, but she didn’t do much with her skills until a couple of years ago. And it wasn't long before she was designing popular patterns of her own. Kendall’s Dogwood Beanie is a warm winter hat with lots texture. The main section of… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Dogwood Beanie by Kendall Nahorniak

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Overstuffed Seat Cushions by Ellen Gormley

If you love to crochet, you’ve probably seen, and maybe made, one of Ellen Gormley’s patterns. She has more than 200 designs listed under her Ravelry profile, GoCrochet, and she’s always coming up with new designs for her beloved crochet motifs. “I’ve recently been enamored with oval motifs, which continue to pop-up sporadically in my… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Overstuffed Seat Cushions by Ellen Gormley

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Knits & Zips Cabled Dresses by Laura Zwanziger

When Laura Zwanziger emailed us last year, she had sketches and a plan. An aspiring knitwear designer and college student, Laura was making two dresses for Cornell University’s annual fashion show and she knew she wanted to use Berroco yarns. “I found the Berroco Comfort Chunky and loved the way it felt. The Metallic FX… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Knits & Zips Cabled Dresses by Laura Zwanziger

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Strawberry Shorts Set by Melody Rogers

If there’s one thing cuter than a new baby, it’s a new baby wearing something made of yarn! Just ask Melody Rogers. Over the past few years, she’s cornered the market in knits for babies. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she’s a newborn photographer with an endless supply of adorable models! Melody’s latest design… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Strawberry Shorts Set by Melody Rogers