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Berroco Flicker and Berroco Marmot in knit.wear Spring/Summer 2016: Veronica Vest by Joann Rogers

We love seeing how designers combine Berroco yarns into projects, and the Veronica Vest from knit.wear Spring/Summer 2016 is simply stunning! Designer Joann Rogers combined Berroco Marmot® and Berroco Flicker® to create a one-of-a-kind pullover that perfectly merges form and function with just a hint of glitz. I asked Joann to talk about her design—read… Continue reading Berroco Flicker and Berroco Marmot in knit.wear Spring/Summer 2016: Veronica Vest by Joann Rogers

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Designer Spotlight: Grain of Sand Sweater by Gabrielle Vézina

When Gabrielle Vézina quit smoking several years ago, she picked up knitting to keep her hands busy. She describes it as replacing one addiction with another that is far more rewarding - for her and for everyone who now gets to knit her patterns! Gabrielle’s Grain of Sand Sweater came from an impulse yarn purchase.… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Grain of Sand Sweater by Gabrielle Vézina

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Amy’s Thread: Swatches for Cecelia

Our next knit-along starts soon - we're going to be knitting Cecelia from booklet #357 Comfort for Baby. Emily designed this beautiful baby blanket with Berroco Comfort Chunky, so it's a quick knit. But if baby knits aren't up your ally, this project makes a beautiful lap blanket or shawl, too! We couldn't resist making a… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Swatches for Cecelia

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Style Your Knits: Paget

What's better than a cozy knit? A cozy knit that can be worn multiple ways! Paget from booklet #350 Clouds is one such versatile knit. The design team planned it as a kind of retro pullover with a button-down back and textured sleeves. But it looks just as great as a cardigan, too! Watch our new Style… Continue reading Style Your Knits: Paget

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Emily Explains: How to Make a Pom-Pom With a Fork!

I love the holidays or really any excuse to hang warm, twinkling lights everywhere. Normally, I adorn the rooms of my home with crocheted snowflakes, miniature knits, pom-poms and Christmas tree swag. Unfortunately, I have been so busy this month that I have not decked a single hall! But today I started working on some small pom-poms… Continue reading Emily Explains: How to Make a Pom-Pom With a Fork!

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Cape Vertigo Winner!

From the response we got to last week's Cape Vertigo Giveaway, I can tell you all like this design as much as I do! Congratulations to our giveaway winner: Sara Mattson! Please contact me (apalumbo@berroco.com) within the next week to collect your prize.         Click here to purchase this pattern from the… Continue reading Cape Vertigo Winner!

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Cape Vertigo Giveaway!

Have you seen the new collection from Holla Knits? From the modern silhouettes to the bold colorwork and innovative textures, any of these designs could be the statement piece for your Fall '14 wardrobe! View the Collection: Holla Knits Fall '14 My needles (and my closet) are just itching for me to cast on Leah Coccari-Swift's Cape Vertigo.… Continue reading Cape Vertigo Giveaway!

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Designer Spotlight: Movie Theatre Hat by Stephanie Engle

You never know when inspiration will hit. For Stephanie Engle, it happened while she was at the movies with her daughter. She saw a cute hat on a woman sitting in front of them and kept the stitch patterns in mind for a future project. It was nearly a year before Stephanie put those ideas… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Movie Theatre Hat by Stephanie Engle

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Designer Spotlight: Fringeworthy by Shelley Brander

They say two heads are better than one. That’s especially true when those heads belong to two talented knitters and shop owners! In this case, it started with a “recipe” that Shelli Westcott, owner of Knitterly, came up with for a self-fringing shawl. She shared it with Shelley Brander, owner of Loops, who added a… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Fringeworthy by Shelley Brander

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Independent Designs

This week the spotlight is on our independent designers.  We’re always amazed when we see all the beautiful and varied ways you’re using our yarn.  With the official start of winter just a week away, I decided to focus on patterns that will keep you warm! Eledixon made this “Blue Hen Blankie” for a University… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Independent Designs