Berroco Tuscan Tweed™ was introduced for Fall 2017 as a replacement for Berroco Blackstone Tweed, which has been discontinued. I loved Blackstone Tweed and was sad to see it go, but Tuscan Tweed is such a perfect substitute, similar and yet not the same, that I'm completely converted. Tuscan Tweed is a blend of wool, viscose, and mohair… Continue reading Tuscan Tweed Knitters Style
Last week the Design Team was on location again photographing the Fall/Winter 2016 collection. Shooting "Fall" in Spring can be a challenge but this year the weather obliged us with a late season Nor'easter that quickly melted away over the course of a single day. Chris Vaccaro, our photographer for this shoot, found us this… Continue reading A week on Instagram
It's March! That means that we are nearing the finish line for our Fall 2016 collection. The knitted pieces have been pouring into the office lately and we just completed our first day of shooting. Here is a tiny peek behind the scenes of our photoshoot for Portfolio Volume 2. For Portfolio Volume… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: On Location
The North Eastern US is shoveling out from under the first significant snow storm of 2016 but at Berroco we're thinking spring. We have the "Spring" photography in September when things are starting to turn from bright greens toward rusty golds. To escape the turning leaves we shot in Southern Rhode Island where we get… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Spring?
The styling, design, and photography for book #372 Fiora + Folio was very much influenced by Alfred Stieglitz photographs of Georgia O'Keefe, and by her spirit, paintings, sculpture, and their surrounding desert landscape. This work acted as a sort of muse, just as the landscape was a muse for O'Keefe and O'Keefe was a muse for Stieglitz. After lots… Continue reading Emily Explains: An artist’s muse
Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you keep them? I'm not really one to make a lot of resolutions for January 1, but I'd really like to commit 2016 to knitting more of the things I want to wear instead of always only knitting the things I want to design. I have a short… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitters Resolutions
When I taught myself to knit (from a library copy of Montse Stanley's Knitter's Hanbook* and Leslie Stanfield's The New Knitting Stitch Library) there wasn't this amazing online community of knitters and blogs. There was no Ravelry, and most of the yarn shops were very different than they are today. I wasn't really inspired by… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Anna Zilboorg Giveaway
In the last two weeks, I traveled from Rhode Island to Columbus, Ohio for TNNA, the knitting industry trade show, back to Rhode Island and then to the Squam Art Workshops retreat in Holderness, New Hampshire. If you've been following the Amy's Thread link for a while, you might remember my post last June about my… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Squam’s Inspiration
Our Aidez knit-along kicks off on January 1st and to help everyone get ready, I'm sharing my project notes as I plan my Aidez with modifications. Aidez is a really easy sweater to make in-the-round. In some patterns you have to add or subtract stitches for selvages, but in this case converting a seamed sweater… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitting a Seamed Sweater in the Round
Last week I shared a peek at Cirilia Rose's new book, Magpies, Homebodies & Nomads. Thank you so much to everyone for sharing your thoughts on how you get inspired! I've collected a few of my favorite comments to highlight for you - (If you missed the original post you can see it here, and be… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Finding Inspiration and the Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads winner!