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A week on Instagram

Last week the Design Team was on location again photographing the Fall/Winter 2016 collection. Shooting "Fall" in Spring can be a challenge but this year the weather obliged us with a late season Nor'easter that quickly melted away over the course of a single day.   Chris Vaccaro, our photographer for this shoot, found us this… Continue reading A week on Instagram

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Amy’s Thread: On Location

It's March! That means that we are nearing the finish line for our Fall 2016 collection. The knitted pieces have been pouring into the office lately and we just completed our first day of shooting. Here is a tiny peek behind the scenes of our photoshoot for Portfolio Volume 2.     For Portfolio Volume… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: On Location

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Amy’s Thread: Welcome Amy!

Not me Amy, this Amy*! This isn't going to be at all confusing. I am so excited to introduce the newest member of the Berroco Design Team, Amy Palmer. Amy is joining Berroco as the new Media Director. This is not her first appearance on the Berroco blog, I featured her Daqin pullover here and… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Welcome Amy!

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Amy’s Thread: Building Your Ultra Alpaca MKAL Blanket

The final post with the reveal of the layout for our Ultra Alpaca MKAL will be out this week. As thrilled as I am with how this piece turned out, I couldn't resist the temptation to come up with some fun alternate options. Option one uses the pattern as written - 5 squares each of the… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Building Your Ultra Alpaca MKAL Blanket

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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: Have Yarn, Will Travel

It's a holiday week in North America...time for fireworks, picnics and parades! Summertime holidays make me think of vacation. Whether you're hitting the road or just getting away to a backyard or a park, this is the time to pack up your knitting (and crochet) and go! A project bag is a necessity - yarn stays clean and… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Have Yarn, Will Travel

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Norah’s Knits: À bientôt

It's been almost nine years since my first day on the job at Berroco. I've enjoyed my time...learning, stretching, growing and spending time with all of you. And all that time, I've been commuting weekly between two states. Berroco is a great place to work, but I've been feeling the call to settle down and live in… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: À bientôt

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Get to Know Berroco: Our New Design Director

If you couldn't tell from the title of this post (or the picture), I have some HUGE news to share! Next month, the oh-so-talented Amy Christoffers will be joining our team as the new Design Director! Whew...so glad I don't have to keep that secret anymore! As many of you know, Amy has designed dozens… Continue reading Get to Know Berroco: Our New Design Director