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Quick Knitting Patterns in Berroco Inca Tweed

We don't hide our love for tweedy yarns here at Berroco. There's just something about those soft little flecks of color in a yarn that delights us. We've talked about Berroco Tuscan Tweed® before, and today we're looking at Berroco Inca Tweed®. Berroco Inca Tweed is made up of 50% wool, 30% alpaca, 14% acrylic, and 6% rayon.… Continue reading Quick Knitting Patterns in Berroco Inca Tweed

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Substitute yarns for Berroco Voyage

Berroco's Voyage yarn was one of my all time favorite yarns- it had a beautiful heather color palette, a soft hand, and, because of the chainette construction, it was light—practically weightless despite being a chunky yarn. Sadly Voyage was discontinued—so what yarn should you choose to use to make some of the great patterns that… Continue reading Substitute yarns for Berroco Voyage

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Designer Spotlight: Red Poppy Poncho by Martha Wissing

Martha Wissing is an amazing knitter, talented designer and a generally wonderful human being. In addition to previously owning her own yarn shop, Martha was my co-worker here at Berroco for nearly two years.* Most recently, she collaborated with Laura Zukaite in designing the first collection of patterns for AMANO Yarns. *If my description of… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Red Poppy Poncho by Martha Wissing

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Ashley’s Adventures in Crochet: Building on a Blank Slate

While I'm not the most (or even third most) creative person in our design office (there are four of us, in case you're wondering), I do enjoy a pattern that allows for a bit of customization. Sutton, a simple, single-crochet bolster pillow from our new collection is the perfect example. When I first saw the… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Crochet: Building on a Blank Slate

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Designer Spotlight: Lady Edith Hat by by Jamie Rathbone

After 30 years of crocheting off and on, Jamie Rathbone developed a bit of a fiber obsession. She learned to knit and has started experimenting with spinning, dyeing and weaving, too! Jamie designed the Lady Edith Hat after a friend showed her a picture and asked if she could make something similar. She started with… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Lady Edith Hat by by Jamie Rathbone

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What Inspires: A Little Bit of Hocus Pocus

Fall is such a magical time of year in New England. The trees fill with color, the streets fill with leaves, the weather has a bit of chill and Halloween creeps up on us. I was always told that Halloween is the one day of the year that spirits of the past walked among us. Easily… Continue reading What Inspires: A Little Bit of Hocus Pocus

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Emily Explains: Casting on with Two Circular Needles for Corker

My apartment was chilly this morning and as I rummaged through my sock drawer I was disappointed with the number of bulky socks I found. I don't have nearly enough to wear with my favorite fall and winter boots! Obviously, the answer to my problem is to knit myself a pair. Corker is a knee-high sock knitting… Continue reading Emily Explains: Casting on with Two Circular Needles for Corker

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Emily Explains: Donnely’s Fisherman’ s Rib

This weekend I traveled up to Maine and explored Monhegan Island for the day. As always, it was beautiful with a foggy morning that turned into a bright and sunny day. I love seeing all the different people on the island - the working boats, pulling up traps and the artists tucked in the gardens or along the cliffs… Continue reading Emily Explains: Donnely’s Fisherman’ s Rib

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Emily Explains: How To Crochet the Pattern Stitch for Bantry

August is here and I am thoroughly enjoying flipping through the latest fashion magazines to see what is new for Fall '14. I love this spread in W so much, it is actually making me long for sweater weather! Okay, okay...I'm not ready for summer to be over just yet, but I am working with tweeds and… Continue reading Emily Explains: How To Crochet the Pattern Stitch for Bantry