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Emily Explains: “TBL” (Through the Back Loop)

The other day the design studio recieved an email asking for clarification on Lawson’s ribbing. The directions for the ribbing are to P2, K1 TBL, repeat. I realized that I had never knitted a stitch quite like this before. TBL stands for "through the back loop." Knitting or purling through the back loop causes the… Continue reading Emily Explains: “TBL” (Through the Back Loop)

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Designer Spotlight: Library Window Watchcap by Christine Guest

Between homeschooling three children, keeping two blogs and publishing knitting patterns, Christine Guest spends a lot of time at her local library. So much time, in fact, that library’s architecture actually inspired a recent design! “I noticed that the windows have the decoration of a square with an x and a cross, so I started… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Library Window Watchcap by Christine Guest

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Vintage Tops

I love browsing the recently finished projects in our Berroco Lovers forum.  It’s fun to see which patterns others are making, but it’s also really interesting for me to see which yarns people favor for certain kinds of projects. Our Vintage yarn shows up in a variety of finished projects, but lately I’ve seen it… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Vintage Tops

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KnitBits Preview: Favorite Designs of 2012

It’s hard to believe another year is almost over.  For Berroco, one of the highlights of 2012 was launching our newly redesigned website! I can’t wait to see what exciting changes 2013 will bring.  At the very least, I can promise it will include new yarns and more beautiful patterns to knit and crochet! But… Continue reading KnitBits Preview: Favorite Designs of 2012

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KnitBits Preview: Inspiration for Babies & Toddlers

I love when designers share their knitting inspiration. If you’re like me, you’ll want to check out tomorrow’s KnitBits. It features a beautiful video about the design process behind our latest book, Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers.  Some of the objects that influenced our patterns might surprise you! Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies &… Continue reading KnitBits Preview: Inspiration for Babies & Toddlers