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Designer Spotlight: Zihua Cardigan by Joann Rogers

  Joann Rogers knows what she likes - contemporary clothing with “non-fussy” stitch patterns – and that’s what she knits. She’s been designing her own patterns for three years and shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, she says she never has enough time to keep up with her “idea file.” The idea for… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Zihua Cardigan by Joann Rogers

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Emily Explains: How to Knit the Cluster Stitch for Sangria

Alison's new pattern, Sangria, is a fabulous new sweater knit in Berroco Artisan. It is a lace pullover that is cozy and warm for fall and winter. The lace is formed by knitting several stitches together as a cluster. Watch my demonstration below: Now give the pattern a try! Happy Making, Emily

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Designer Spotlight: Whakamārie Top by Françoise Danoy

Françoise Danoy is a quick study when it comes to knitting and designing. She taught herself how to knit in January 2014 as a New Year’s resolution. Since then, she’s published 22 original knitwear patterns! As a Franco-Māori American Australian (that’s right, she has four citizenships), Françoise tries to bring a rich sense of heritage… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Whakamārie Top by Françoise Danoy

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Ultra Alpaca MKAL: Yarn Quantities

If your interest is piqued to participate in our Ultra Alpaca MKAL, you're probably wondering how much yarn you need for the project! Here is some information to help you. Please note: all of these are only rough estimates. Your mileage (yardage) may vary! To make the whole blanket - comprised of 5 of each… Continue reading Ultra Alpaca MKAL: Yarn Quantities

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Emily Explains: A Quick Knit for Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Today was off to a horrible start when I realized I forgot to wear something green! With some yarn and needles, I got right to work during my lunch break to solve this problem. I knitted myself a four leaf clover! It is really very simple, all you need is a… Continue reading Emily Explains: A Quick Knit for Saint Patrick’s Day

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Amy’s Thread: Knitter Style – Sislana

Finished projects from Berroco's Fall/Winter '14 collection are popping up on Ravelry - and I am super excited to see this amazing Sislana from Norah Gaughan vol. 15 in Berroco Elements knit by Amy (threadpanda on Ravelry). Sislana is one of my favorite patterns from Norah's most recent collection; it has a little of everything. It's knit… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitter Style – Sislana

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How-To: Fix a Forgotten Yarn-Over

For the past month I've been carrying around the most perfect fluffy yellow yarn. I can't show you the yarn just yet - it is a new one for fall - but I can tell you that it is simply fabulous! I finally began playing with the yarn for a special project. The pattern stitch… Continue reading How-To: Fix a Forgotten Yarn-Over