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Emily Explains: Dropped-Stitch Lace Pattern from Enso

Our entire Spring/Summer '14 collection is special for me because it was my first season with Berroco, but Booklet#344 Berroco Folio was especially fun to design. When you're working with a yarn like Folio, it's easy to get excited to knit! Light, soft and fluffy, Folio makes beautiful swatches on a wide range of needle sizes. I… Continue reading Emily Explains: Dropped-Stitch Lace Pattern from Enso

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Get to Know Berroco: Bev Rykosky

I met Bev Rykosky on my first day working at Berroco. Her friendly face greeted me (as it has every morning since) when I walked through the door. She sat and talked with me for about 15 minutes before everyone else arrived. She did the same thing for Emily last month and I'm guessing many… Continue reading Get to Know Berroco: Bev Rykosky

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Norah’s Knits: Variations on a Theme, Cable Knit Cardigans

I love designing with cables and designing new stitches. Sometimes the "invention" of a new knit cable is little more than a simple recombination of long loved stitches. To come up with the cable pattern for my Kaide cardigan, I started with this very basic easy honeycomb pattern in two sizes. I added a few columns… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Variations on a Theme, Cable Knit Cardigans

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Hooks & Needles Rap

Have you ever gone to YouTube to learn about a new knitting technique, only to find yourself listening to a song about how much someone loves yarn?  I love these accidental discoveries, so I thought I’d share one of my favorites. I can’t remember what I was looking for when I came across Yorkshire Yarns’… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Hooks & Needles Rap

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Countdown to TNNA Winter 2013

It’s hard to believe that in just a few weeks Norah, Amanda and I will be on our way to sunny Long Beach, California.  We won’t be wasting any time on the ocean, though.  We’ll be at The National Needlearts Association’s annual winter trade show. TNNA, as its more commonly known, holds two big trade… Continue reading Countdown to TNNA Winter 2013

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Fall/Winter 2012 – Video Highlights

I wasn't at the photo shoot for our fall/winter 2012 pattern booklets, but after I watched this video, I felt like I was. There aren't any words spoken, but you still get a sense of the models' personalities.  You can't feel the wind, but you do get a feel for the different locations.  When it… Continue reading Fall/Winter 2012 – Video Highlights

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Get to Know Berroco: Company History

“Ever since we were teenagers we worked in the mill, doing various jobs, learning the business, so we got to know the people, and they knew us..." quote from 1994 interview with Philip, Arthur & Strickland Wheelock Berroco has been in the yarn business for more than 40 years.  But did you know that our company’s… Continue reading Get to Know Berroco: Company History

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KnitBits Preview: How-To (and why to) Visit Berroco’s Video Library

As you may have read in a previous post, I’ve been trying to brush up on my knitting techniques. I love when I can use a video to learn new stitches because I can start and stop it as I need. Of course, I usually have to replay it when I come across the same… Continue reading KnitBits Preview: How-To (and why to) Visit Berroco’s Video Library

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Behind the Scenes: Spring 2013 Photo Shoot

If changing leaves and a crisp autumn breeze don’t make you think spring, chances are you’ve never been a part of a Berroco photo shoot.  It may have been a bit cool for the girls modeling colorful beach knits, but we definitely got some great shots for the new booklets.  Before I tell you anymore… Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Spring 2013 Photo Shoot