Our Next Berroco Knit-along: the Odora Shawl

Have you ever done a knit-along? I've done a few in the last handful of years, and I always enjoy the process, even if I don't always "successfully" complete the project for whatever reason. (We all have those projects!) We wrapped up our Berroco Winter KAL, featuring the Helen Sweater and Ellen Cardigan, a few weeks ago, and… Continue reading Our Next Berroco Knit-along: the Odora Shawl


Winter KAL Wrap-Up

Our Helen/Ellen Winter KAL has concluded, and it was great fun! The Ravelry thread was active for the duration, with participants sharing their progress and modifications, and asking questions. One of the most fun aspects of a colorwork project is choosing a palette. There were some inspired choices that were vastly different from the original, such as… Continue reading Winter KAL Wrap-Up


Emily Explains: Left and Right Lifted Increases

Hows the Berroco KAL going? With a little more than 7 weeks left, it is definitely not too late to start! Today's post demonstrates how to make left and right lifted increases used in Helen and Ellen. They are super simple, but if you have any trouble remembering what to do for which side (like me),… Continue reading Emily Explains: Left and Right Lifted Increases

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Emily Explains: Quick #BerrocoKAL Tips

          1. Swatch in your colors!  Sometimes the dye can ever so slightly effect the weight of the yarn. Make a color work swatch and a stockinette swatch in the color you plan to knit the body of your sweater with. Measure these swatches.           2. Swatch in… Continue reading Emily Explains: Quick #BerrocoKAL Tips

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Amy’s Thread: What’s on Your Needles?

Do you knit (and/or crochet) in the summer? If you are knitting, do your pattern and yarn choices change for the season? Since the Fall 2015 collection launched at the end of June, it has been thrilling to see what pieces knitters are excited about. Mrs. Watson, by the incredibly talented Martina Behm, has an impressive… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: What’s on Your Needles?