Have you ever knit a sweater from sleeve to sleeve? This type of garment construction is really interesting and allows for some clever details, such as the lace panel that forms the top of the sleeves and shoulders in Diane, a free knitting pattern. For Diane, you cast on at one sleeve edge, work the twisted… Continue reading Ask Amy: How does a side-to-side sweater work?
In some patterns, when a project is worked flat (such as a scarf or perhaps a garment that's worked in pieces and seamed, like Beleza shown above), the required tools section may list straight needles. But as many of you know, you can use circular needles to work flat pieces. We've been asked about using… Continue reading Ask Amy: Can I use circular needles instead of straight needles?
With summer winding down, I'm scheming about what to knit next for a fall sweater. The pattern Bly, which launched in Knitbits back in February, is one of my favorite designs from the last year—so versatile and wearable! Knit seamlessly from the top down, there is minimal finishing to do at the end. I designed this… Continue reading Make the free pattern Bly your favorite all-season sweater
New England has taken a turn into fall weather - in the last week we went from beach weather to beautifully moody gray skies and brisk morning temperatures - sweater knitting season is here! In my last post, I mentioned that I'm playing along with the Fringe and Friends Amanda Knit-Along. This is really a cardigan knit-along so… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: What’s On the Needles
I mentioned this trend a while back, but it seems like a good time to expand on my thoughts. Berroco has caught the triangle scarf bug, myself included. From the start, I've been a sweater knitter. I love to wear sweaters. I love to design sweaters. I love to knit sweaters. Soooo, I may have… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Triangulate!
If you've been following our Merle Cardigan KAL, you know that both Ashley and I have been knitting right along with the rest of the Ravelers and we're both looking forward to wearing our FO's. Making a Merle for myself was a great reminder of the all the places along the way that might be… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Cable Cardigan Tips and Tricks
After 21 years working for an international architectural firm, Donna Palicka left the corporate world and opened her own yarn shop - the Sister-Arts Studio in Chicago. Her goal then, and still today, was to teach the fiber arts to all ages, or as she puts it, “teach love.” Donna has found a new use… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Ona’s Slouchy Tee by Donna Palicka
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
Raveler bonniejacobs is as generous as she is talented. She’s been crocheting for as long as she can remember, but she only picked up knitting (or at least, it finally stuck) a few years ago. Shortly after, she turned her new hobby into a beautiful charity effort to help bring smiles to the faces of… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Monsters for Hope by bonniejacobs
Did you know the Berroco Design Team creates nearly 200 new patterns every year? While we're constantly thinking up new designs, we still love to see that people are continuing to knit some of our enduring favorites. You know the ones I mean. They’re the designs you make in multiple colors or for every family… Continue reading KnitBits Preview: Enduring Favorites