Mim Bird has been knitting since she was 7 and teaching since she was 9. So it’s no surprise that she grew up to own her own LYS, Over the Rainbow Yarn in Rockland, Maine. Mim and her staff often produce patterns for the shop, particularly for their 12 Weeks of Christmas event. Table Top… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Table Top Tree by Mim Bird
Last week I shared a peek at Cirilia Rose's new book, Magpies, Homebodies & Nomads. Thank you so much to everyone for sharing your thoughts on how you get inspired! I've collected a few of my favorite comments to highlight for you - (If you missed the original post you can see it here, and be… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Finding Inspiration and the Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads winner!
The long awaited release of Cirilia Rose's book Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads: A Modern Knitter's Guide to Discovering and Exploring Style (2014 Stewart, Tabori and Chang) finally came at the beginning of the month - and it's a stunner. Cirilia was the Design Assistant here at Berroco from 2008 to 2011, where she designed a… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Exploring Style with Cirilia
We like to joke that there's a dividing line of color preferences in the design office. Amy and Emily are metaphorically (and physically, with our desk arrangement) on one side with their love of neutrals and classic earth tones, while Alison and I prefer jewel tones (Alison even has a pink streak in her hair)… Continue reading Style Your Knits: Halyard
Heather Dixon’s love of knitting started early on. She says she asked her mom to teach her when she was just four or five, but her mom was too busy. Instead, Heather got a “Learn to Knit Kit” and taught herself – knitting and reknitting until she got it right. Apparently, all that practice paid… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Woodstock Dress by Heather Dixon