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Designer Spotlight: Reduce, Reuse Market Bag by Kirstin Webb

When it comes to knitting, crocheting and designing, Kirstin Webb tends to “wing it.” She learned the basics from a grandmother when she was young and got a refresher from her husband’s family as an adult. From there, she did a lot of reading and experimentation. Kirstin’s Reduce, Reuse Market Bag is the first pattern… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Reduce, Reuse Market Bag by Kirstin Webb

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Amy’s Thread: The Season of Cabled Pullovers

My favorite trend that I'm seeing this fall is big, cozy, cabled pullovers. The kind that knit up double quick in chunky gauges with bold cable patterns, that transition from fall jacket to winter weekend staple. My personal favorite from our current collection is Wicklow from booklet #346 Inca Tweed (from left to right: Diggory, Analogia and a detail from Wicklow)… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: The Season of Cabled Pullovers

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Amy’s Thread: Knitter Fidelity

Are you loyal to your knitting projects? Do you work on one project at a time or do you shop around...different projects for different moods? Two weeks ago, the weather was beautiful. The warm March sunshine had me thinking spring-y thoughts. I cast on with Berroco Remix for the Beatnik pattern and was merrily knitting along when the… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitter Fidelity

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Amy’s Thread: Which comes first the yarn or the pattern?

Whether I’m designing or knitting for fun, my knitting choices tend to start with the yarn. I fall in love with the yarn first and the pattern follows. I find tweedy yarns irresistible and, this week, I’ve been hunting for the perfect pattern for a sweater's worth of Berroco Remix in the shade “Night Fall”… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Which comes first the yarn or the pattern?

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Norah’s Knits: Orange!

Today, I am thinking about orange. My car: My grandson, Ollie, in this adorable orange Aran: http://www.berroco.com/patterns/diggory An orange gift to knit: http://www.berroco.com/patterns/bleddyn An orange summer hat: http://www.berroco.com/patterns/slice-ruffled-cap And of course, an orange themed giveaway!! (Not a great segue, but who cares when there's FREE YARN involved?!?) How to enter: Tell me what you love… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Orange!

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Get to Know Berroco: Berroco Remix

There are a lot of things that make Berroco Remix a special yarn. Even before I knit my Adeline in it, I was intrigued by its rustic look and the way it felt - soft but full of texture. How does Remix get such a unique look and feel? It's actually an interesting story... Remix is… Continue reading Get to Know Berroco: Berroco Remix

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Yarn Bombed Upcycled Chair by Lorna Watt

Lorna Watt likes to knit fast and crochet creatively. And she uses both of these talents for good. For every item she sells, she donates a tree to The Nature Conservancy. She’s like a superhero with an Esty shop - saving the planet one design at a time. Recently, she combined two of her passions… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Yarn Bombed Upcycled Chair by Lorna Watt

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Maxim Sweater by XXKnitWhispererXX

Booklet #303 Berroco Remix is full of classic patterns for the entire family.  If you’re looking for a great knit for kids, you’ll love the textured sweater, Maxim. XXKnitWhispererXX recently made Maxim for her daughter and she’s gotten a lot of compliments on it.  She says she loves knitting with Remix because it’s machine washable.… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Maxim Sweater by XXKnitWhispererXX