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
Posts tagged ‘lace knitting’
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
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
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
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
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