We finished our Lopi sweater knit-along a few weeks ago, but before I did a whole round-up post, I wanted to give some people a little more time to post photos, so it could be a very comprehensive post. So here we are, with some of the finished projects from our latest knit-along! SO… Continue reading Lopi Sweater Knit-along: That’s a wrap!
The random number generator has spoken and Cheryl is our giveaway winner! We've just mostly wrapped up our Lopi Sweater knit-along! I say mostly because not everyone is finished, and some of us (yours truly included) have cast on for more than one so we'll still be chatting in the Berroco Lovers group on Ravelry… Continue reading Jennifer Steingass Talks Top-Down Sweater Knitting + Dreyma
We're getting ready to start our first knit-along of 2018, and this time our focus is on the seamless colorwork sweater knitting patterns from Iceland! Berroco is the North American distributor for Ístex Lopi yarns, meaning they ship the yarn to us and we send it out to the local yarn stores in the United… Continue reading Knit a Lopi Sweater with Us!
Congrats to Sarah for winning this giveaway! Pom Pom Quarterly just released their Winter 2017 volume and it is the perfect antidote to the dark days of Winter. I am especially excited because I contributed a design to this beautiful collection—Bindrune, in the always lovely Lettlopi by our partner brand Istex. This cozy cardigan/jacket is… Continue reading CLOSED: Pom Pom Winter + Giveaway
Congrats to Anne G who was randomly chosen as the winner of the giveaway! The Glaswegian sweater was designed for the Deep Fall 2017 issue of Knitty. The cardi is named for an unexpected detour taken with my friend Thea Colman (designer of the Clover Club, the Rye Cardigan, and the Baby Cocktails Patterns) on the road to… Continue reading CLOSED The Glaswegian Cardigan Free pattern and contest!
How many Lopi sweaters are too many Lopi sweaters? My own personal odyssey with Lopi sweaters starts only about 14 months ago. On a whim I ordered a copy of Iceland Lopi, a Japanese knitting book. I found the photography and styling really engaging. Little did I know it would completely change the course of… Continue reading Lopi Week: Lopi Love
The Berroco design team obviously has a lot of love for Ístex Lopi yarns, but it's one thing to just talk about the yarn. Today we're going to talk about the sweaters—specifically, the first lopi sweaters that three of us have knit so far. I knit my first Lopi sweater four years ago—I'd seen Lopi… Continue reading Lopi Week: Our First Lopi Sweaters
Ístex Lopi yarns, like any other 100% wool yarn, are incredibly rewarding to knit and crochet. But some crafters have concerns about working with the yarn, and how to wear it once you make a garment. Here are some facts about working with Lopi that will make your project easy and fun! Fact: Lopi sweaters… Continue reading Lopi Week: Tips for working with Icelandic Yarn
Berroco is happy to announce that, in addition to LANGYARNS, Amano, and James C. Brett, we are now the distributor in the United States and Canada for Ístex Lopi yarns! To celebrate this new partnership and to introduce (or re-introduce) this incredible yarn, we've declared this week to be Lopi week. If you follow us… Continue reading Lopi Week: Introducing Ístex Lopi Yarns (and a Giveaway!) GIVEAWAY CLOSED