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GIVEAWAY CLOSED: Modern Bohemian Crochet

Congratulations Shirley! I'm one of those knitters who always wants to crochet... but I get distracted by knitting projects! That doesn't stop me from falling in love with many crochet patterns, though. Some day I will make them! Recently, many of the projects in Beth Nielsen's Modern Bohemian Crochet (Interweave/F+W Media 2017) have caught my… Continue reading GIVEAWAY CLOSED: Modern Bohemian Crochet

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The Perfect Cotton Yarn for Summer Knitting: Berroco Modern Cotton

As the temperatures heat up, we knitters look for yarns that keep us cool and comfortable in warm climates. Berroco Modern Cotton™ is a great yarn for summertime garments and accessories—it's a blend of cotton and rayon that's super soft to the touch. Modern Cotton features a generous yardage—209 yards to 100 grams—and comes in 36 shades. It knits… Continue reading The Perfect Cotton Yarn for Summer Knitting: Berroco Modern Cotton

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Amy’s Thread: Martha Wissing, Designer to Watch

Last month Martha Wissing released a great pattern, the Rosalie Poncho. Martha's poncho was written for Berroco Ultra Alpaca or Modern Cotton,  it is a versatile garment that is adaptable to your climate. The lace boarder detail adds knitterly interest and shows Martha's great talent for subtly feminine, incredibly wearable designs. Full discloser, Martha is a… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Martha Wissing, Designer to Watch

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Designer Spotlight: Trapeze Net Scarf by Elen Brandt

Elen Brandt isn’t exaggerating when she says she has an “intense need to multitask.” She’s lawyer, painter and musician – as if that isn’t enough – with a knack for knitting and design. Though her interests are varied, she approaches each one like a puzzle. She visualizes a solution first and then figures out how… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Trapeze Net Scarf by Elen Brandt

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Amy’s Thread: Back-to-School Cardigan

The beginning of August is the dog days of summer for most, but for me it's time to start planning for my back-to-school fall wardrobe. The back-to-school sweater is the staple sweater you wear everyday, with everything, like a uniform. These are relatively easy knits (or crochets!) - projects that make for good summer take-along knitting.… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Back-to-School Cardigan

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Designer Spotlight: Modern Stripes Baby Blanket by Kelly Komejan

Kelly Komejan is living the dream… or at least working it. As an employee at her LYS, Country Needleworks, Kelly not only spends her days surrounded by yarn, she also gets to teach classes on knitting, crochet and beading. It’s a great way to fund her habit! Kelly’s Modern Stripes Baby Blanket is a reversible,… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Modern Stripes Baby Blanket by Kelly Komejan

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Style Your Knits: Eula

Eula was a given when we started picking designs for this season's Style Your Knits videos. Not only does it look great on a variety of body types, it also can be worn forwards or backwards. It almost like you're getting two tops out of one knit! This versatile tee is knit flat in two pieces, which are… Continue reading Style Your Knits: Eula

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Designer Spotlight: Oh, The Places You’ll Go Baby Blanket By Linda Thomas

Linda Thomas has always loved Dr. Seuss’s book “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” When she discovered the baby version, “Oh Baby, Go Baby,” she was inspired to crochet a blanket to match the book’s colorful cover. Linda’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go Baby Blanket is currently available as a free pattern on Raverly (through May… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Oh, The Places You’ll Go Baby Blanket By Linda Thomas

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Emily Explains: Eula’s Capped Sleeves

Eula is a great summer pattern, knit in Berroco Modern Cotton™ and designed by Amy Christoffers, that I have been thinking about a lot lately. I love the capped sleeve detail - a shape that's flattering on women of all sizes. My curvy self felt pretty great in it when I tried it on! Eula's cap… Continue reading Emily Explains: Eula’s Capped Sleeves

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Barrison’s Travels: 4th of July

Barrison Bear loves to travel the world, but for this 4th of July she decided to explore a little closer to home. She dreamed up a sassy summer dress and planned a weekend filled with friends and fun activities. Then Hurricane Arthur stormed up the East Coast and, quite literally, rained on her parade. Barrison didn't… Continue reading Barrison’s Travels: 4th of July