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Designer Spotlight: Red Poppy Poncho by Martha Wissing

Martha Wissing is an amazing knitter, talented designer and a generally wonderful human being. In addition to previously owning her own yarn shop, Martha was my co-worker here at Berroco for nearly two years.* Most recently, she collaborated with Laura Zukaite in designing the first collection of patterns for AMANO Yarns. *If my description of… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Red Poppy Poncho by Martha Wissing

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Emily Explains: Cimone Fringe

Today I am hoping for spring and loving Cimone, a fringed shawl from booklet #356 Espresso. This collection is really cool because every pattern can be made in Espresso, a colorful cotton blend, or Karma, a 100% cotton yarn that reminds me of water colors. Karma is one of my favorite summer yarns we have… Continue reading Emily Explains: Cimone Fringe

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Emily Explains: Fringe

Fringe is so easy and so fabulous. Grab all the yarn that your pattern calls for and knit your piece. Assemble it and get ready for the best part of the pattern...cutting and knotting your fringe! I had a lot of fun adding fringe to the designs in booklet #352 Nomad. Here's a how-to video… Continue reading Emily Explains: Fringe

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Amy’s Thread: What to Knit Next: Fringe

Forecasting fringe was one of the recurring themes for Spring 2o14 fashion on the runway and style blogs. The trend continues for Fall 2014:   Emily has this fashion moment covered in booklet #347 Nomad, part of our new collection for Fall/Winter '14. She composed this collection with layers of shimmery, tonal, variegated yarns in a fun mix of weights and… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: What to Knit Next: Fringe

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Emily Explains: How-To Make Twisted Fringe

Sometimes it's fun to see what can happen when you just play with yarn. A few months ago, I was designing this way - knitting and mixing lots of colors, while working out a pattern in mind for a playful accessory. Ultimately I was left with dozens of colorful ends. I really dislike weaving in… Continue reading Emily Explains: How-To Make Twisted Fringe