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Amy’s Thread: Knitting a Seamed Sweater in the Round

  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

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Amy’s Thread: Upcoming Knit-Along with the Berroco Design Team

With the holiday season hitting full stride, usually the last thing we think about is what to knit for ourselves. Or at least in theory, but sometimes planning the next project is the carrot on the stick to get us to the finish line.  We're all for a good carrot - how about a New Year, New… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Upcoming Knit-Along with the Berroco Design Team

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Emily Explains: Embroidery Ideas for Minutia ’14

In this year's adorable free Minutia patterns, I designed Blitzen, the quirky little mitten. I was inspired by embroidered and knitted Scandinavian and Norwegian mittens. The embroidery on these mittens is exquisite! The color pattern and motifs are so inspiring. If I had the option, I would love to be dressed in these patterns from head… Continue reading Emily Explains: Embroidery Ideas for Minutia ’14

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Emily Explains: Reaching the End of Your Shawl, Chock

For those of you who are participating in the Chock knit-along, you are doing great! I hope you are enjoying your knitting. I know being in the middle of a project can be both exhilarating and exhausting. Don't give up my strong knitters! The end is near. Some of you who have reached the point where… Continue reading Emily Explains: Reaching the End of Your Shawl, Chock

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: The Nijo Uh-Oh or How I Got a New Infinity Scarf

So I'll admit, I was feeling pretty smug going into our Nijo Knit-Along. It's been a while since I've had any major knitting uh-ohs and honestly, I wasn't sure what I'd write about. Yeah, I'd have a few dropped stitches, but Emily's quick fix video would help with that. I knit up a swatch, did… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: The Nijo Uh-Oh or How I Got a New Infinity Scarf

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Udina KAL

If you haven't heard, our latest knit-along started this week featuring our new free pattern, Udina. This beautiful sweater - designed by the one and only Norah Gaughan - features an interesting new cable pattern that  requires two cable needles for one of the stitches. Luckily, it only sounds hard! Watch Emily's How-To Video: Typically, we… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Udina KAL

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Barrison 2.0

After taking several trips with Barrison Bear last year, I'm really excited to finally be knitting a Barrison of my own! To start, I should mention that I’m using Berroco Marmot instead of Berroco Nanuk, which was recently discontinued. Find a LYS: Store Locator I was able to get a very similar gauge (12 stitches by 20 rows)… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Barrison 2.0

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Norah’s Knits: Cable Cardigan Tips and Tricks

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

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle & the Never-Ending Increases

I've paused my knitting to write this post, set my needles adrift in the sea of stockinette stitches that is my Merle project. It's two weeks into our Knit with Norah KAL, and I'm losing momentum with every eight stitches I add to my increase rows. I never realized how depressing increases could be! It's… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle & the Never-Ending Increases

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Herbie

I was really excited to get to work today and cast on for our Berroco Karma Knit-Along! So excited, in fact, that I forgot my needles at home (mental head slap). Off to a great start! Luckily, we have plenty of spares in the design office. I borrowed a pair, I wound my first hank… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Herbie