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Emily Explains: Styling my Helen

I am officially done with my Helen cardigan! I love it so much, it may be my favorite sweater I have ever made for myself. Read more

Emily Explains: Colorwork on the sleeves

I love how the Ellen cardigan’s sleeves have some pattern so much that I wanted to give my Helen cardigan some pattern too. I played around with Helen’s chart to try a few patterns out on the wrist.

 

 

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little chart I made from Helen’s original chart

Deciding after my first try, I wanted to keep the patterning simple. I decided to keep with the first 7 rows of the chart. So I tried again.

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second try

The pattern was close but still not quite right. I rearranged my chart one more time.

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Chart taken from Helen’s original chart used in the yoke

Can you notice the difference? It is subtle. The grey lines alter in length every other time they appear vs. every third time they appear in my first and second try.

I hope you all are enjoying your sweater knitting as much as I have. Don’t forget to share your progress with the #BerrocoKAL !

Emily

 

 

 

 

Emily Explains: A Color Option for Mira

 

Yesterday Berroco released a new free pattern, Mira, a color work hat designed in Berroco Abode by Amy Christoffers, our fabulous design director. Mira is a beautiful hat that I was so excited to swatch for because knitting with Abode is simply scrumptious. It is a 100% merino wool, loosely spun, single ply yarn that goes from thick to thin. The colors are painted on the white wool yarn so when knitted, the color work looks a bit like a water color painting. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Odeseed by Chris Rieffer

As the owner of Linden Yarn & Textiles, Inc., Chris Rieffer sees customers ranging in age from 5 to 95 – all excited about the possibility of making something new. She also spends her days surrounded by beautiful yarns and colors. What more could a knitter and designer ask for? Read more

Designer Spotlight: Flower Fairy by Nicky Epstein

A talented knitter, innovative designer and best-selling author, Nicky Epstein is also the only person licensed to knit for Barbie! Her work covers everything from high fashion to whimsy, but she is particularly well known for her love of dolls. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Toothless Dragon Graphgan by Sarita Kumar

Sarita Kumar spent a lot of time on bed rest during her two pregnancies, but she made the best of it by learning to knit and later, crochet. She mostly crochets now, using her skills to make creative toys and gifts for family and friends. Read more

Emily Explains: How do I make an afterthought thumb?

One of our latest free patterns, Hanne, is a seriously beautiful pair of mittens designed by Amy. They sit on her desk across from me in the office and I want to steal them! They are a pair of stranded colorwork, Scandinavian mittens with an afterthought thumb. I just learned the afterthought thumb technique and it is blowing my mind how great it is! Read more

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