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Designer Spotlight: Effloresce Shawl by Amy Antler

Amy Antler loves to flip through her many knitting magazines for design inspiration. She can look at the same issue again and again, and each time, something different catches her eye. Her love of mixing and matching stitch patterns is especially evident in her newest design. Amy’s Effloresce Shawl is full of texture and interesting details.… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Effloresce Shawl by Amy Antler

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Emily Explains: Dropped-Stitch Lace Pattern from Enso

Our entire Spring/Summer '14 collection is special for me because it was my first season with Berroco, but Booklet#344 Berroco Folio was especially fun to design. When you're working with a yarn like Folio, it's easy to get excited to knit! Light, soft and fluffy, Folio makes beautiful swatches on a wide range of needle sizes. I… Continue reading Emily Explains: Dropped-Stitch Lace Pattern from Enso

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Designer Spotlight: Helena Bean Cardigan by Jenni Lansing

Between two moves, work and taking care of her two young kids, it took Jenni Lansing about a year to finish her first design. But it was time well spent. The Helena Bean Cardigan is a sweet little sweater that’s bursting with texture. Its mix of cables, lace and bobbles is impressive, especially for a… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Helena Bean Cardigan by Jenni Lansing

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Emily Explains: Lace Increases in our Harbour Pattern

In last week's KnitBits, we introduced booklet #342 Berroco Linus, and it was a hit! The response was especially good for our short-sleeve lace cardigan, Harbour. Since this pattern includes a few tricky spots, I thought it would be the perfect topic for this week's blog. When I first began to swatch, I have to admit… Continue reading Emily Explains: Lace Increases in our Harbour Pattern

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Designer Spotlight: Starbrook Pullover by Cassie Castillo

You know how you can have a closet full of clothing and nothing to wear? Cassie Castillo can relate. A talented knitwear designer, Cassie says she had fallen into a bad habit of designing clothing and accessories that she “aspired” to wear. In reality, most of these items just stayed in her closet. That’s when… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Starbrook Pullover by Cassie Castillo

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Holiday Gift KAL

I've been dying to get my hands (or more accurately, my needles) on Berroco Kodiak, so I was thrilled that Aude was chosen as the project for our Holiday Gift Knit-Along! Now I get to play with Kodiak and I don't have to feel bad about buying more yarn, because I'm making it as a… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Holiday Gift KAL

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Emily Explains: How to Read a Lace Chart

I don't know about you, but I was a totally intimidated the first time I looked at charted patterns. All of those little boxes, foreign symbols and lines going every which way -- it’s enough to give a girl knitting nightmares! But once I faced my fears, I realized that it wasn’t so bad. Now… Continue reading Emily Explains: How to Read a Lace Chart

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Norah’s Knits: What to Knit, Boboli Lace

Berroco Boboli Lace is amazingly versatile. While the gauge we suggest on the label is 6 sts per inch, we’ve knit it more firmly for gloves and much, much more loosely for lace scarves, using anything from a size 5 to a size 10 needle (US). When I’m knitting with Boboli Lace I find myself… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: What to Knit, Boboli Lace