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Quick and Easy (Free!) Scarf Knitting Pattern for James C. Brett Northern Lights

As you may know, Berroco is the U.S. distributor for select James C. Brett yarns. One of the new yarns that we've brought in this year is Northern Lights. Ever since I saw this fun and colorful yarn, flecked with little tweedy bits, I knew I wanted to knit this scarf pattern. It's super simple,… Continue reading Quick and Easy (Free!) Scarf Knitting Pattern for James C. Brett Northern Lights

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Emily Explains: Working the Lace Pattern for Nina

Fibers and materials I like to wear change as the seasons change, but all year round I like to wear loose swingy tops and dresses. In booklet #354 Berroco Mixer, our "disco" collection, I designed an a-line tank top, that fits this flowing description. Nina is a simple top worked from the bottom up in… Continue reading Emily Explains: Working the Lace Pattern for Nina

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Norah’s Knits: Knit & Crochet Afghans

While I'm not ready for the summer to be over, I have to admit I'm enjoying the cool crisp nights in New England this week.  The  thought of having an afghan in progress draped across my lap is suddenly appealing. I just have to decide which one to knit or crochet. This one?  Meant to… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Knit & Crochet Afghans

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Norah’s Knits: Knitting Patterns for Beginners

A friend of mine recently asked me to teach her how to knit. This got me thinking about when I was a beginner knitter. What seemed difficult? Which techniques were confusing?  The thing I remember the most clearly is that I could overcome almost any obstacle if I was knitting a piece I really wanted… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Knitting Patterns for Beginners

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Norah’s Knits: Free Easy Knitting Patterns

We’re two weeks away from our BIG week of photography for our BIG season – Fall.  Amanda, Brenda and I have been sketching, swatching and sending instructions to knitters for a couple of months now, at an increasingly frantic rate. At this point, my brain is fried! I can’t think of knitting anything unless it… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Free Easy Knitting Patterns