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CLOSED. Giveaway! Berroco + Annie’s Autumn Glow Collection

EDIT: Congratulations to Kathy for winning this giveaway! We wrote about Annie's brand new Autumn Glow collection a couple of weeks ago, focusing on the great designs from Berroco team members Amy Christoffers and Alison Green. But there are even more amazing patterns using Berroco yarns in the brand new design collection from Annie's Signature… Continue reading CLOSED. Giveaway! Berroco + Annie’s Autumn Glow Collection

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New patterns in Vintage DK and Berroco Fiora for the Annies Signature Design Collection

Annie’s Signature Designs just launched the Autumn Glow Collection, an eclectic mix of knit and crochet patterns, and featuring 2 design contributions from the Berroco Design Team. Lena Skvagerson, the lead designer for Annie's Signature Collections, curated this collection. “Through my own experience, I gather inspiration from all that I see around me. I can see how a… Continue reading New patterns in Vintage DK and Berroco Fiora for the Annies Signature Design Collection

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Fiora and the Drop Dead Easy Knits Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Tamara from MA, the winner of a copy of Drop Dead Easy Knits by  Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan, and Kirsten Kapur (author) and the Fiora yarn to knit the Keynote Pullover. Thanks so much! From the first yarn swatches in the design office to seeing what all of you have knit with this yarn, Fiora remains a design team favorite. This… Continue reading Fiora and the Drop Dead Easy Knits Giveaway Winner

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Berroco Fiora is a Cotton Blend Yarn for Summer

The weather's finally warming up here in New England so I'm looking at my warm-weather knits and trying to figure out what to wear. One of the key components of knitwear for summer is picking a yarn that will be lightweight and comfortable against the skin, and cotton blend yarns such as Berroco Fiora® fit… Continue reading Berroco Fiora is a Cotton Blend Yarn for Summer

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Emily Explains: An artist’s muse

  The styling, design, and photography for book #372 Fiora + Folio  was very much influenced by Alfred Stieglitz photographs of Georgia O'Keefe, and by her spirit, paintings, sculpture, and their surrounding desert landscape. This work acted as a sort of muse, just as the landscape was a muse for O'Keefe and O'Keefe was a muse for Stieglitz. After lots… Continue reading Emily Explains: An artist’s muse

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Amy’s Thread: Knitters Resolutions

Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you keep them? I'm not really one to make a lot of resolutions for January 1,  but I'd really like to commit 2016 to knitting more of the things I want to wear instead of always only knitting the things I want to design. I have a short… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitters Resolutions

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: October Sweater Challenge

This is the first time I'm writing about a knitting adventure that has yet to happen. The October Sweater Challenge is the next knit-along that I'll be hosting in the Berroco Lovers group on Ravelry and it's pretty much what it sounds like - one month to make one sweater. I've done it before, and… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: October Sweater Challenge

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Amy’s Thread: What to Wear With Frances

Frances from booklet #355 Berroco Fiora is shows how great design comes from restraint. Frances was designed by Emily who has an innate talent for perfectly sweet details. In this case, it's a simple raglan tee with lace edging and a key-hole button detail on the neck back. This is one of those pieces you could… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: What to Wear With Frances

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FAQs: Keeping in Pattern While Decreasing in Fredrika

From time to time, I see the same question about a particular pattern pop-up in our pattern support inbox. This spring, several knitters have asked us how to keep the sweet little flowers in Fredrika's charted stitch pattern lined up when beginning decreases on the body. Whenever you're working any kind of allover pattern, you… Continue reading FAQs: Keeping in Pattern While Decreasing in Fredrika

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Amy’s Thread: What to Wear with Louise

Louise is one of my favorite pieces in the spring 2015 collection because it is such a versatile, wearable cardi. In booklet#355 Berroco Fiora, we created a beachy, romantic outfit. To recreate this timeless look, slip on a vintage style linen dress, some simple sandals and maybe personalize with a bauble or two. Louise features one… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: What to Wear with Louise