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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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Designer Spotlight: Evening Whispers by Kam Baker

By day, Kam Baker is the artistan behind Everyday Peacocks, a brand of fancy stitch markers and shawls pins that she refers to as “yarn jewelry.” By night, Kam is a multitasking mom of three, often cooking, cleaning and wrangling kids while knitting. She doesn’t have as much time as she’d like to design, but… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Evening Whispers by Kam Baker

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Emily Explains: Knitting Surgery

Sometimes our knitting samples do not come out as we anticipate - something get lost in translation between desiging and knitting and you end up with this... You might not recognize it, but this is what our most recent Knitbits pattern, Malemute, looked like a few weeks before our photo shoot. For a few moments, it felt… Continue reading Emily Explains: Knitting Surgery

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Designer Spotlight: Spring Flowers Shawl by Wendy Easton

Wendy Easton first learned to crochet in the 1960s, during a family trip to London. She visited a LYS, where some ladies taught her the basics and sent her off with cotton yarn and instructions for a dress. She still has the dress, which has also been worn by her youngest daughter! Though Wendy initially… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Spring Flowers Shawl by Wendy Easton

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: So Many KALs, So Little Time

I love knitting and crocheting all year round - day or night, no matter the weather. That said, I do find it hard to balance my desire to knit with my desire to soak up the all-to-few beautiful days of summer. Just last weekend, I actually contemplated the feasibility of packing my nearly finished Nijo… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: So Many KALs, So Little Time

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Emily Explains: Nijo Pattern Stitch

I'm so excited that the weather is finally warming up around here! I practically live in dresses during the summer, so I've been thinking about knitting a lightweight cover-up that I can throw on over my outfit for that occasional chill. Nijo from booklet #344 is at the top of my list. A cropped, oversized… Continue reading Emily Explains: Nijo Pattern Stitch

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Designer Spotlight: Striped Trap by Andra Asars

We lovingly refer to Andra Asars (our New England sales rep) as “the hurricane.” She talks a mile a minute, decides whether or not she likes a yarn in a single touch and knows our collections better than anyone. Her visits are equally exciting and exhausting, though she seems to leave with more energy than she… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Striped Trap by Andra Asars

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Emily Explains: Dropped-Stitch Lace Pattern from Enso

Our entire Spring/Summer '14 collection is special for me because it was my first season with Berroco, but Booklet#344 Berroco Folio was especially fun to design. When you're working with a yarn like Folio, it's easy to get excited to knit! Light, soft and fluffy, Folio makes beautiful swatches on a wide range of needle sizes. I… Continue reading Emily Explains: Dropped-Stitch Lace Pattern from Enso

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Emily Explains: Getting Creative with Iwo

I'm excited to say that Iwo is one of our most popular designs for Spring/Summer 2014. This two-tone shawl is knit in Berroco Folio which is a great trans-seasonal yarn made from alpaca and viscose. It's so soft and light, it can work as an accessory in the spring and summer, but it's also warm enough… Continue reading Emily Explains: Getting Creative with Iwo