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Spring Inspiration for Pima 100

Berroco Pima 100™ is the newest addition to the Berroco stable of workhorse yarns. This 100% cotton is spun into a 4-ply yarn for  softness and superior stitch definition. Unmercerized cotton has a matte finish making it a staple for wardrobe building sweaters and summer accessories. The Pima 100 pattern collection features 6 patterns, but with… Continue reading Spring Inspiration for Pima 100

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Knitting Gauge with Berroco Indigo

Gauge is one of those things we talk a lot about as knitters but don't always take the time to explore. For this week's yarn post, I'm excited to talk about knitting gauge, specifically with regards to Berroco Indigo™, our great 100% recycled fibers yarn. Before I get into the swatches, let's talk a bit about what we… Continue reading Knitting Gauge with Berroco Indigo

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Anil Cardigan in Summer Knitscene

The Summer 2016 Knitscene has a new patterns by both of the Amys here in the Berroco Design office. One of my favorite things about designing for magazine editorial is feeling like I get to work with my friends. Check out Amy P.'s dreamy Ipomoea scarf here or continue reading for thoughts and fit advice on the… Continue reading Anil Cardigan in Summer Knitscene

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Emily Explains: Ultra Alpaca MKAL Alternatives

There are many ways to alter and change a pattern. These choices are exciting but can also be so overwhelming! Today I wanted to share some ideas for substituting the yarn or altering the size of the Ultra Alpaca Mystery blanket. Without ruining the surprise, I can tell you that the mystery blanket is made up of… Continue reading Emily Explains: Ultra Alpaca MKAL Alternatives

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What Inspires: Wyeth’s Wind from the Sea

If someone was to ask me today who my favorite American painters is, I might pause because it is a tough question, but ultimately, I know I would say Andrew Wyeth. Son of the infamous illustrator, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew was raised in a family that encouraged imagination and creativity. He painted for the majority of his… Continue reading What Inspires: Wyeth’s Wind from the Sea

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Amy’s Thread: Knitter Style – Sandbells

We work so hard to bring our pattern collections from swatches and sketches into reality. What makes it really rewarding is seeing what you make from it. One of my favorite parts of this job is checking on Ravelry for finished objects form our patterns. This week, I'm smitten with this version of Sandbells from our spring collection knitted… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitter Style – Sandbells

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Style Your Knits: Prickly Poppy

No matter how warm it gets, I never go anywhere in the summer without a lightweight cardigan. Prickly Poppy is a perfect summer cardi! Knit in Berroco Indigo - our new recycled cotton blend - this sweater is worked in reverse stockinette with eyelet patterns down the front and on the sleeve cuffs. You can throw… Continue reading Style Your Knits: Prickly Poppy

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Amy’s Thread: Thinking About Cotton

Last night we got another blanket of snow here in New England, but it's now March, 'in like a lion, out like a lamb' right? Time to start dreaming and scheming about spring and summer knits. Spring weather is fickle. Chilly mornings can turn into balmy afternoons that quickly cool back down as soon as the… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Thinking About Cotton