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Our Next Berroco Knit-along: the Odora Shawl

Have you ever done a knit-along? I’ve done a few in the last handful of years, and I always enjoy the process, even if I don’t always “successfully” complete the project for whatever reason. (We all have those projects!) We wrapped up our Berroco Winter KAL, featuring the Helen Sweater and Ellen Cardigan, a few weeks ago, and now we’re looking to start our next KAL! We’ll be knitting the Odora Shawl, designed by Emily Nora O’Neil, from Booklet #372 Folio + Fiora.  This is my first Berroco Knit-along in which I’ve participated and I’m really excited to get started knitting!   Read more

Designer Spotlight: Red Poppy Poncho by Martha Wissing

Martha Wissing is an amazing knitter, talented designer and a generally wonderful human being. In addition to previously owning her own yarn shop, Martha was my co-worker here at Berroco for nearly two years.* Most recently, she collaborated with Laura Zukaite in designing the first collection of patterns for AMANO Yarns. Read more

Emily Explains: How do I choose the right needles for my yarn?

When I first learned how to knit I was given a set of pink size 11 metal needles and a skein of hot pink yarn – a bulky wool and mohair blend. The needles felt long and a little awkward in my hands but I eventually got the hang of it and began knitting away. For the longest time, I didn’t understand that when I changed my yarn I should probably switch the size and type of my needles.

Here is what I have come to find…  Read more

Designer Spotlight: Gilraen’s Cowl by Mindy Dykman

After realizing that she was the only female in her family without a craft, Mindy Dykman asked her high school boyfriend’s mother to teach her how to knit. That was 30 years ago. The relationship ended, but the knitting stuck. Read more

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. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Laurel Hat by Megan Sanders

When Megan Sanders gets some “me time,” she puts on a good TV show and picks up her knitting. Despite being a busy mom of two, Megan describes herself as an avid TV viewer – her Ravelry group is called TV Nerd Knits and she names all of her designs after characters from her favorite shows. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Wiggle by Lisa Doherty

A freelance violinist/violist, Lisa Doherty stays busy playing at weddings, concerts, church services and theaters – she’s even worked with some touring Broadway shows! But music isn’t Lisa’s only passion. She spends her “down time” knitting and crocheting. In fact, she’s spun her yarn obsession into a side business, selling designs on Ravelry. Read more

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