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Emily Explains: How do I seam the Ultra Alpaca MKAL blanket?

Last week, I got to seam the the squares from our Ultra Alpaca MKAL and finally see our finished blanket. It was so exciting! But before I joined any of the squares we had to agree on a layout. Looking at all the pieces spread out on the ground, there were so many possibilities. When Amy and… Continue reading Emily Explains: How do I seam the Ultra Alpaca MKAL blanket?

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Designer Spotlight: Seattle Knitters Guild 30th Anniversary Hat by Jessica Rose

Jessica Rose has gone through phases of scrapbooking, quilting, soap making and more. Her husband even once called her “compulsively crafty.” But knitting is one thing she hasn’t phased out. Earlier this year, the Seattle Knitters Guild asked Jessica to design a pattern in honor of their 30th Anniversary – hence her Seattle Knitters Guild… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Seattle Knitters Guild 30th Anniversary Hat by Jessica Rose

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Ashley’s Adventures in Design: Inspiration for my MKAL Block

While there are many varied tasks associated with my role as Social Media Director for Berroco, designing is no where in the job description. That said, I've been fortunate to be involved in several team projects, including this summer's Ultra Alpaca Mystery Knit-Along! Amy picked 10 shades of Berroco Ultra Alpaca and told us to use as… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Design: Inspiration for my MKAL Block

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Ashley’s Adventures in Crochet: Building on a Blank Slate

While I'm not the most (or even third most) creative person in our design office (there are four of us, in case you're wondering), I do enjoy a pattern that allows for a bit of customization. Sutton, a simple, single-crochet bolster pillow from our new collection is the perfect example. When I first saw the… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Crochet: Building on a Blank Slate

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Designer Spotlight: Modern Stripes Baby Blanket by Kelly Komejan

Kelly Komejan is living the dream… or at least working it. As an employee at her LYS, Country Needleworks, Kelly not only spends her days surrounded by yarn, she also gets to teach classes on knitting, crochet and beading. It’s a great way to fund her habit! Kelly’s Modern Stripes Baby Blanket is a reversible,… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Modern Stripes Baby Blanket by Kelly Komejan

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Designer Spotlight: Alphabet Headband by Kelly McClure

For Kelly McClure, knitting is more than a means to an end. It’s a social tie to people she otherwise would not have met – people from her local yarn shop and halfway around the world. In addition to her Bohoknits label, Kelly designs for Ambler Hats, a company that employs and empowers women in… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Alphabet Headband by Kelly McClure

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What Inspires: Wyeth’s Wind from the Sea

If someone was to ask me today who my favorite American painters is, I might pause because it is a tough question, but ultimately, I know I would say Andrew Wyeth. Son of the infamous illustrator, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew was raised in a family that encouraged imagination and creativity. He painted for the majority of his… Continue reading What Inspires: Wyeth’s Wind from the Sea

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Disney Classic Crochet Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered our Disney Classic Crochet Giveaway! I really enjoyed reading about your favorite Disney characters. Congratulations to our two giveaway winners... Anna Cruz (entered April 23) Michelle (entered April 27) You each will receive your own copy of Megan Kreiner's adorable book, Disney Classic Crochet & the Berroco yarn to make her… Continue reading Disney Classic Crochet Winner

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Disney Classic Crochet Giveaway

We don't often get yarn requests like the one Megan Kreiner sent last April. She had just landed a contract for an exciting project with Disney and needed one skein of each of our Vintage yarn colors as soon as possible. We happily obliged because we love Megan's work...and who doesn't love Disney? It took a… Continue reading Disney Classic Crochet Giveaway

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Emily Explains: Wet Blocking and Blocking Wires

It's the first day of our Fall/Winter '15 photo shoot, which means the past couple of weeks have been all about finishing touches. One part of the process that is especially important is wet blocking. I thought I knew how to do it, but the girls in the office gave me a few pointers to… Continue reading Emily Explains: Wet Blocking and Blocking Wires