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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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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: My First Zipper

I it find equally awesome and intimidating that knitting has seemingly endless techniques to be learned. When I cast on for Willard in our Berroco Home Crochet & Knit-Along at the end of June, I decided it was the right time to try sewing in a zipper. It helped that I had more than a month to mentally… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: My First Zipper

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Emily Explains: A Quick Knit for Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Today was off to a horrible start when I realized I forgot to wear something green! With some yarn and needles, I got right to work during my lunch break to solve this problem. I knitted myself a four leaf clover! It is really very simple, all you need is a… Continue reading Emily Explains: A Quick Knit for Saint Patrick’s Day

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Designer Spotlight: Black Baccara Cardigan by Nancy Vandivert

When Nancy Vandivert teaches knitting and crochet classes, she likes to share this mantra with her students, “take a deep breath and remember that you are the goddess of your project.” And she speaks from experience. Nancy has been knitting and designing for years, and she became a TGKA-certified master knitter in 2010. Nancy’s Black… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Black Baccara Cardigan by Nancy Vandivert

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Flaherty With a Bit of Flair

My Flaherty has flair...at least that's my official position. In reality, I royally flubbed this project. And I didn't notice my mistakes until I was 14 inches and several months in. I fell in love with this design the day I saw the sample. Here's a picture of me modeling it just minutes after we… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Flaherty With a Bit of Flair

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Emily Explains: Letting Go… A Lesson of Decreasing in Pattern

I've demonstrated a few instances of decreasing in pattern and I thought I was finally starting to get it. But as I approached the armhole decrease in Fleta (the latest project on my needles) I realized I was totally in over my head. Decreasing into a cable can be confusing. Lucky for me, we have a… Continue reading Emily Explains: Letting Go… A Lesson of Decreasing in Pattern