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Ask Amy: What does “Work Even in Pattern” mean?

Knitting or crochet patterns can get kind of confusing if the designer writes the same direction over and over again, so sometimes we use the phrase "work even" to keep the pattern instructions as simple as possible. But what exactly does that mean?Simply put, "work even" is a short-hand way of seeing "just keep doing… Continue reading Ask Amy: What does “Work Even in Pattern” mean?


Soft, squishable fun to knit with Berroco Plush

Berroco Plush® is back! Along with Berroco Suede™, we've re-released two shades of Berroco Plush—classic Cream and inky Black. This 100% nylon yarn is great for adding a shearling-like trim to projects, such as Gardiner, from Booklet #383 Berroco Suede. But it's great for so much more! Berroco Plush and Berroco Suede are a great pairing… Continue reading Soft, squishable fun to knit with Berroco Plush

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Berroco Loves Knitty

The Berroco design team stays pretty busy designing the collections that Berroco produces each season—we estimate that this department produces over 200 knitting and crochet patterns each year—but we also love to design for editorial, too. Working with a publication like Knitty gives us designers a chance to cut loose from what Berroco wants and… Continue reading Berroco Loves Knitty

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Amy’s Thread: Storm Prep for Knitters

If you're not in the Northeast, bear with might have heard we're preparing for an epic blizzard. First things first, check your head lamps for batteries! You don't want to get caught in the dark with nothing to do. Next, check your stash. I don't know what it is about big weather events, but they… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Storm Prep for Knitters

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Amy’s Thread: Thoughts on Yarn Substitution

Yarn substitution is always a gamble. There is a reason that the yarn was paired to the pattern by the designer and the pattern reflects the characteristics of that yarn. Choosing an different yarn is entering at your own risk - if it doesn't work out you're sort of sunk. Nothing's worse than a mismatched… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Thoughts on Yarn Substitution

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Norah’s Knits: Icelandic Influences

Iceland is an amazing place. From glaciers to lichen cover lava fields, geysers to waterfalls, there is a new specactular view around every turn in the road.  I was lucky enough to take a trip there about ten years ago.  Here's a taste of the inspiring landscape John and I encountered (Thanks for the photos,… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Icelandic Influences