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The Wild One and the Great Kate Atherley

Kate Atherly is a brilliant knitting engineer—she has made a career of understanding the finer points of perfecting fit with the highest level of technical precision. Kate is a excellent designer, too, something that does not necessarily go hand in hand with her level of technical knowledge. When she mentioned to me she had an… Continue reading The Wild One and the Great Kate Atherley

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Get Ready for the Greenwood Shawl KAL

The official start date for our Greenwood Shawl KAL is fast approaching—Monday is August 1 and that's when we get to start knitting this awesome asymmetrical shawl from designer Martha Wissing. If you haven't already pulled together your materials, there's still plenty of time to head to your local yarn store to choose your Berroco Ultra®… Continue reading Get Ready for the Greenwood Shawl KAL

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Berroco Ultra Alpaca + Help Choose Our Next Knit-along

Last week, we talked a bit about Berroco Vintage®, and I mentioned that it can be interchanged with Berroco Ultra® Alpaca, making these two a perfect pairing for our Portfolio Volume 2 collection. This week, I'm diving into Berroco Ultra Alpaca. BUT FIRST! Have you voted for our Portfolio Volume 2 KAL project? Be sure to cast… Continue reading Berroco Ultra Alpaca + Help Choose Our Next Knit-along

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Rugged Knits + Berroco Ultra Alpaca GIVEAWAY CLOSED

UDPATE: We have a winner! Congratulations to Connie who won the Ultra Alpaca and Rugged Knits giveaway. We'll have more contests in the near future, so stay tuned! In May, we shared a sneak peek into Andrea Rangel's Rugged Knits book, which featured three Berroco yarns (read that post). We're excited to have a copy of… Continue reading Rugged Knits + Berroco Ultra Alpaca GIVEAWAY CLOSED

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Emily Explains: Quick #BerrocoKAL Tips

          1. Swatch in your colors!  Sometimes the dye can ever so slightly effect the weight of the yarn. Make a color work swatch and a stockinette swatch in the color you plan to knit the body of your sweater with. Measure these swatches.           2. Swatch in… Continue reading Emily Explains: Quick #BerrocoKAL Tips

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Amy’s Thread: Knitters Resolutions

Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you keep them? I'm not really one to make a lot of resolutions for January 1,  but I'd really like to commit 2016 to knitting more of the things I want to wear instead of always only knitting the things I want to design. I have a short… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitters Resolutions

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Amy’s Thread: How to Turn Your Mittens into a Hat

As soon as I cast off my last Hanne mitten, I wanted to make the pattern into hat. Actually, I want to turn it into multiple hats, because I can't stop thinking of different variations and colorways that I want to experiment with. The Hanne mittens are written for Berroco Ultra Alpaca or Berroco Ultra Alpaca Tonal, either yarn also… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: How to Turn Your Mittens into a Hat

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Portfolio Party Recap

We had a great time at our Berroco Portfolio/Ultra Alpaca Party last weekend. With 10 years of this great yarn and a fabulous new pattern collection, there was a lot to celebrate! We want to thank everyone who joined us for the fun and also share a few pictures for those of you who couldn't… Continue reading Portfolio Party Recap

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Designer Spotlight: Capilano by Susannah Hill

If Susannah Hill didn’t knit all the time, she says she’d be baking because sugar makes her happy. Lucky for us, she is knitting – and designing – beautiful things. Capilano is a large poncho that Susannah designed in Berroco Ultra Alpaca. The fabric is bursting with texture, including multiple cable patterns, bobbles and moss… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Capilano by Susannah Hill

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Amy’s Thread: Slater Mill/Portfolio Vol.1 Salon

Berroco Portfolio vol. 1 is near and dear to my heart - something I dreamed about doing - and getting to finally see the book come to life was the highlight of my first year at Berroco. This coming Sunday (October 25th) we will be hosting a designer salon to celebrate this collection. If you are… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Slater Mill/Portfolio Vol.1 Salon