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Emily Explains: Working the Lace Pattern for Nina

Fibers and materials I like to wear change as the seasons change, but all year round I like to wear loose swingy tops and dresses. In booklet #354 Berroco Mixer, our "disco" collection, I designed an a-line tank top, that fits this flowing description. Nina is a simple top worked from the bottom up in… Continue reading Emily Explains: Working the Lace Pattern for Nina

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FAQs: Keeping in Pattern While Decreasing in Fredrika

From time to time, I see the same question about a particular pattern pop-up in our pattern support inbox. This spring, several knitters have asked us how to keep the sweet little flowers in Fredrika's charted stitch pattern lined up when beginning decreases on the body. Whenever you're working any kind of allover pattern, you… Continue reading FAQs: Keeping in Pattern While Decreasing in Fredrika

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Amy’s Thread: Swatches for Cecelia

Our next knit-along starts soon - we're going to be knitting Cecelia from booklet #357 Comfort for Baby. Emily designed this beautiful baby blanket with Berroco Comfort Chunky, so it's a quick knit. But if baby knits aren't up your ally, this project makes a beautiful lap blanket or shawl, too! We couldn't resist making a… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Swatches for Cecelia

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Emily Explains: Getting Started With Chock

In the summertime, I love having a simple shawl at hand in case I need to cover up from the sun or a cool breeze. Chock, a beautiful lace pattern from Norah Gaughan vol. 14, knit in Maya is a perfect choice. When you're just casting on, you'll want to knit somewhere quiet, maybe in the park or… Continue reading Emily Explains: Getting Started With Chock

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Amy’s Thread: The Color of Summer

Here in the Berroco Design Studio we're super excited to be rolling out the Fall 2014 collection and we are already busy planning great new things for 2015. It is so easy to get caught up in looking forward that sometimes, we forget to stop and savor the season. It's June! Summer is here and it's time… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: The Color of Summer

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: The Nijo Uh-Oh or How I Got a New Infinity Scarf

So I'll admit, I was feeling pretty smug going into our Nijo Knit-Along. It's been a while since I've had any major knitting uh-ohs and honestly, I wasn't sure what I'd write about. Yeah, I'd have a few dropped stitches, but Emily's quick fix video would help with that. I knit up a swatch, did… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: The Nijo Uh-Oh or How I Got a New Infinity Scarf

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Emily Explains: Seaming Elongated Stitches

Seaming and finishing can be tricky sometimes, especially when your stitch pattern is something other than stockinette or garter stitch. A few weeks ago, someone emailed and asked how we would recommend seaming the Dyssodia pattern from booklet #340 Berroco Maya vol. 2, which has stitches that range in size. Here's my advice: There is no right… Continue reading Emily Explains: Seaming Elongated Stitches

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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

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Emily Explains: Dyssodia Pattern Stitch

Dyssodia, an oversized pullover from booklet booklet #340 Maya Vol. 2,  is a great first time lace garment. The pattern stitch is super easy, using yarn-overs to form eyelets and dropped wraps to create elongated stitches. I love garments like this because they are big, baggy and sheer. You can throw them over just about… Continue reading Emily Explains: Dyssodia Pattern Stitch

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Designer Spotlight: Haven by Julie Turjoman

For nearly two decades, Julie Turjoman was a knitter who often “tweaked” patterns to meet her personal preferences. About 7 years ago, Julie realized her tweaks were turning more into redesigns that looked nothing like the originals. Now she’s publishing her own patterns, including a new e-book called “Knits that Breathe.” Haven is one of… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Haven by Julie Turjoman