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Amy’s Thread: Speckle & Stone Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago, Alexis Winslow sent me a preview of her latest collection, Speckle & Stone - an ebook she is self-publishing from her website, Knit Darling. I'm excited to get to share this beautiful collection with you today and to announce a giveaway! One lucky commenter will receive yarn from Berroco to knit the Brenta Hat, as well as a… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Speckle & Stone Giveaway

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Emily Explains: My yarn broke and there is a hole in my knitting… help!

The other day I noticed a small hole in my handknit sweater. Alas, my yarn had worn down to almost nothing and snapped! I was lucky because I had an extra skein of the yarn that I made the sweater with. Using the duplicate stitch I wove a new piece of yarn into the row where the yarn… Continue reading Emily Explains: My yarn broke and there is a hole in my knitting… help!

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Amy’s Thread: We’re having a party and you are invited!

Berroco Portfolio Salon: Open House / Trunk Show Berroco is teaming up with Trad Arts Studio @ Slater Mill to host a trunk show and celebration of the Portfolio collection Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT) at the Slater Mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Berroco Portfolio vol.1 celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Berroco Ultra… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: We’re having a party and you are invited!

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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