We've been talking about chunky yarns lately—Berroco Ultra® Alpaca Chunky and Berroco Gusto®—so today I thought I'd go in the opposite direction and talk about a yarn that's on the lighter side. Let's take a look at Berroco Ultra® Alpaca Light! You probably already figured this out—Ultra Alpaca Light is the exact same base as Ultra… Continue reading Get to Know Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light
I am in love with the Fishbones pattern by Mary Jane Muckelstone for Portfolio Vol. 1, and I'm not the only one. Some of you have been knitting this pattern in multiples. A new hat is a great way to liven up the a winter wardrobe. Fishbones is a whimsical hat worked in the round with a traditional… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Fishbones!
Carol Feller, the designer behind the pattern line Stolen Stitches, has just released her 3rd book, Short Row Knits (now available at bookstores and yarn shops everywhere!). I am particularly excited about, Tempisque, a colorwork shawl from the book knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light. From the website Stolen Stitches: This workshop-in-a-book demystifies short row knitting, an easy method for… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Short Row Knits Giveaway
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?
Emma Welford likes to think she has an open mind and a broad palate when it comes to design. She likes cables, lace, colorwork, negative ease, positive ease, accessories, garments and almost every color there is. In other words, she doesn’t often get stuck in a rut. Her new design, Cables ‘N’ Cats, is a flattering… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Cables ‘N’ Cats by Emma Welford
I love embellishments of all kinds but embroidery and a little bit of lace are my favorite. I went through a phase in college where I sewed lace onto all of my wool boot socks. I loved wearing my lace socks with my beat up doc martens and floral dresses. It is the perfect balance of silliness… Continue reading Emily Explains: Embellished Socks
Anne Podlesak’s design process often begins with a bit of research. She’ll go to Google or Pinterest and spend hours looking at photos, browsing until she gets some flash of inspiration. Even she doesn’t know where it will take her. Anne’s Beowulf Sweater is a striking, unisex design named after the classic Scandinavian folktale. While… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Beowulf Sweater by Anne Podlesak
Stephanie Mason describes herself as an “all around crafty lady.” She knits, crochets, embroiders and whips up beautiful new designs at an impressive pace. Recently, she set a lofty creative goal – to design and publish 100 baby sweater patterns in one year! She’s even set up a website to share her progress. #16 on… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Snowflake by Stephanie Mason
When you live in New England, you quickly realize that the start of spring, according to the calendar, has nothing to do with the start of spring weather. Designer Amanda Lilley has lived in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, so I can only imagine she had spring in mind when knitting her beautiful Fern Fingerless… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Fern Fingerless Gloves by Amanda Lilley
It's time, once again, to showcase you fantastic knitters out there - our customers. Here are five sweaters designed by me and interpreted by Ravelers to fit their individual tastes and needs. KallieKY's assemblage is knit in Inca Gold. The pattern calls for Pure Merino dk , but as you can clearly see Inca Gold works… Continue reading Ravelers Rock