I've always gravitated toward things that are a bit quirky and clothes are no exception. When sketching, I like to imagine asymmetrical lines and shapes on the body. To make these forms come to life, I needed to learn how to use short rows in my knitting. Short rows literally mean knitting for some of… Continue reading Emily Explains: Wrap and Turn
Mending handknit socks, sweaters, scarves or just your favorite knits in general is so important. They are precious to us and, with the proper restoration, can be worn and loved forever. There are several ways you can repair those worn out spots and here are some tools you will need for mending.... 1) darning needle … Continue reading Emily Explains: Knitted Patches
As promised I finished my Knik shrug! It was a quick project and very satisfying! I followed the pattern almost to the letter and the only difference between mine and the Berroco sample is that I blocked mine a little more aggressively - literally. I didn't pin it, but I really shook it out and… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Finished Object!!
Are you loyal to your knitting projects? Do you work on one project at a time or do you shop around...different projects for different moods? Two weeks ago, the weather was beautiful. The warm March sunshine had me thinking spring-y thoughts. I cast on with Berroco Remix for the Beatnik pattern and was merrily knitting along when the… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitter Fidelity
You never know when inspiration will hit. For Stephanie Engle, it happened while she was at the movies with her daughter. She saw a cute hat on a woman sitting in front of them and kept the stitch patterns in mind for a future project. It was nearly a year before Stephanie put those ideas… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Movie Theatre Hat by Stephanie Engle
It's that frenetic time again. In only a few short weeks we'll be photographing our next fall line. Every season I swear I'll cut back and not knit as much - especially at the last minute - but when it comes down to it, I can't help myself. We've got so many nice new yarns… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Preparing for Fall ’14
Fall is creeping on in, which means it's time for me to start pulling out my beloved woolens. I love basic hats to keep me warm throughout the fall and winter, but I've been thinking it might be fun to embellishing them with a bit of embroidery. I adore these vintage bathing caps from the… Continue reading Emily Explains: Creative Embroidery
On my last trip to Maine, I was sitting on the porch with my mom and flipping through Barbara Walker's Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. She'd given me this book as a gift, at a time when I believed I would never become a good knitter. It has been an endless source of inspiration and… Continue reading Emily Explains: Knitting a Flat Pattern in the Round
If you read my post last week, you’ll know that I've been trying to teach myself how to use the magic loop method. I promised that I would start my next pair of socks using this method... I didn't get too far on my new sock, but I did get the chance to visit another… Continue reading Emily Explains: Knitting with Two Circular Needles
We’ve had a busy week here in the design office with a photo shoot, design meetings and even a visit to the Yarn Sellar in Maine (Thank you, Carrie!). I am so happy to be back in the office today to write and reflect on it all. Since starting at Berroco, I’ve realized how important… Continue reading Emily Explains : What does SSK really mean?