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Introducing Berroco Folio Color

We've got another new addition to the Berroco Folio® family—Berroco Folio® Color is the same blend of 65% alpaca and 35% nylon that we love in Berroco Folio, but this new line features five long-color repeating shades that do provide an added punch of color. I wrote about Berroco Folio and Berroco Folio® Luxe (with a… Continue reading Introducing Berroco Folio Color

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Shawl Knitting with Berroco Folio and Berroco Folio Luxe

We announced the next Berroco Knit-along for the Odora Shawl earlier this week. Odora was designed by Emily Nora O'Neil and uses four balls of Berroco Folio®, so for this week's swatching post, I wanted to talk a little bit more about this great yarn! The first time I used Berroco Folio was when I was swatching… Continue reading Shawl Knitting with Berroco Folio and Berroco Folio Luxe

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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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Designer Spotlight: Odeseed by Chris Rieffer

As the owner of Linden Yarn & Textiles, Inc., Chris Rieffer sees customers ranging in age from 5 to 95 – all excited about the possibility of making something new. She also spends her days surrounded by beautiful yarns and colors. What more could a knitter and designer ask for? Odeseed is a colorful, seed… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Odeseed by Chris Rieffer

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Designer Spotlight: Spice Cake by Michelle Blohm

A New Jersey native living in Florida, Michelle Blohm jumps at any chance to wear her finished objects, whether it’s shopping in an air-conditioned mall or traveling to a colder climate. On those occasions, Michelle struggles to choose just one or two pieces from her collection (a self-imposed rule she follows to avoid “looking like… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Spice Cake by Michelle Blohm

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Designer Spotlight: Filigree by Karin Bole Tupper

If a hurricane hit a yarn shop, it might look something like Karin Bole Tupper’s workspace mid-design. Her process might not be pretty, but the results are! Filigree is a textured scarf with feminine details that Karin designed in Berroco Folio. The pattern starts with a provisional cast on and is knit with alternating panels… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Filigree by Karin Bole Tupper

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Amy’s Thread: Back-to-School Cardigan

The beginning of August is the dog days of summer for most, but for me it's time to start planning for my back-to-school fall wardrobe. The back-to-school sweater is the staple sweater you wear everyday, with everything, like a uniform. These are relatively easy knits (or crochets!) - projects that make for good summer take-along knitting.… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Back-to-School Cardigan

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Designer Spotlight: Eleonora Shawlette by Andee Graves

Andee Graves learned to crochet from her mother when she was a little girl. More than 44 years later, she still loves crocheting, designing and generally playing with yarn. Andee designed her Eleonora Shawlette after falling in love with Berroco Boboli Lace at her local yarn shop. She got the idea to crochet a mesh… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Eleonora Shawlette by Andee Graves

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Designer Spotlight: Free Bird by Margeau Soboti

After several years working for Gucci and Vogue Knitting, among others, Margeau Soboti decided to focus on independent knitwear design. Her first book, Margeau Chapeau, comes out soon and she’s already working on a second! Margeau’s latest design, Free Bird, is a beautiful, oversized top knit in Berroco Folio. Knit in flat pieces, the front… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Free Bird by Margeau Soboti

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Designer Spotlight: Green Apple Tank by Amy Palmer

Working in the world of knitting magazines has definite perks. As editor for Knitscene, Knitscene Accessories and Sockupied, Amy Palmer gets all kinds of new yarn samples to play with. She had been eager to design with Berroco Folio since the first skein crossed her desk. Amy’s Green Apple Tank is the perfect pattern for… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Green Apple Tank by Amy Palmer