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Knit Cables for Fall with Berroco!

We just wrapped up our summer knit-along, and our new knit-along (KAL) is just around the corner! This time we're digging into knitted cables—because cables + fall go hand in hand. What pattern are we knitting? Knitter's choice! The only guidelines are: • the pattern should be a garment (sweater or cardigan) that has cables… Continue reading Knit Cables for Fall with Berroco!

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How to Work the Stitch Pattern for the Isthmus Pullover

I'm making Alison Jane's Isthmus Pullover for the Portfolio Volume 4 knit-along—sort of. I have started the pullover, but I've been sidetracked by other work-related projects, so I haven't gotten nearly as far as I would like. But I'm loving knitting it so far and can't wait to finally finish it some day!  One of the things… Continue reading How to Work the Stitch Pattern for the Isthmus Pullover

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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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Emily Explains: Cabling Without A Cable Needle

With the holidays fast approaching, time is of the essence. One trick for saving time while working anything with cables is to work the project without a cable needle. This works on narrow cables wonderfully. You'll rarely use a cable needle again! For right leaning cables (where you would normally slip the first sts onto a cable needle and… Continue reading Emily Explains: Cabling Without A Cable Needle

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Designer Spotlight: Grain of Sand Sweater by Gabrielle Vézina

When Gabrielle Vézina quit smoking several years ago, she picked up knitting to keep her hands busy. She describes it as replacing one addiction with another that is far more rewarding - for her and for everyone who now gets to knit her patterns! Gabrielle’s Grain of Sand Sweater came from an impulse yarn purchase.… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Grain of Sand Sweater by Gabrielle Vézina

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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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Designer Spotlight: Whakamārie Top by Françoise Danoy

Françoise Danoy is a quick study when it comes to knitting and designing. She taught herself how to knit in January 2014 as a New Year’s resolution. Since then, she’s published 22 original knitwear patterns! As a Franco-Māori American Australian (that’s right, she has four citizenships), Françoise tries to bring a rich sense of heritage… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Whakamārie Top by Françoise Danoy

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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