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Knitting Bobbles with the Bisbee Shawl

This week’s free pattern is Bisbee, a V-shaped shawl with an unusual construction. The shawl, designed by Brenda York and knit in Berroco Maya®, begins with a center diamond panel that features eyelet shapes and a flower created by cables, eyelets, and bobbles. Then the left and right wings are created by picking up stitches along the top two edges of the diamond, and knit to narrowing points. The knitting of the shawl is fairly easy, but if you need a refresher on how to knit bobbles, read on for video tutorials on knitting bobbles.

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Berroco Maya: the Perfect Alpaca and Pima Cotton Yarn

I blogged about Berroco Mixer® last week, which was featured in KnitBits #652 alongside Berroco Maya®. So this week I’m giving some attention to Berroco Maya, which we think is the perfect blend of alpaca and Pima cotton in a worsted weight yarn. Let’s take a look at Maya!

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Designer Spotlight: Zihua Cardigan by Joann Rogers


Joann Rogers knows what she likes – contemporary clothing with “non-fussy” stitch patterns – and that’s what she knits. She’s been designing her own patterns for three years and shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, she says she never has enough time to keep up with her “idea file.” Read more

Designer Spotlight: Whakamārie Top by Françoise Danoy

Françoise Danoy is a quick study when it comes to knitting and designing. She taught herself how to knit in January 2014 as a New Year’s resolution. Since then, she’s published 22 original knitwear patterns! Read more

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.

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Emily Explains: Getting Started With Chock

In the summertime, I love having a simple shawl at hand in case I need to cover up from the sun or a cool breeze. Chock, a beautiful lace pattern from Norah Gaughan vol. 14, knit in Maya is a perfect choice. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Knitter Style – Chock

Angie aka silver bell on Ravelry knit Chock from Norah Gaughan vol. 14, and she styled it perfectly: a good pair of jeans, a classic button down and the cutest loafers!

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