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Modifications to Stranded Knitting Pattern: Alison’s Finished Helen

The Winter Knitalong is still going strong, but Alison has finished knitting her Helen sweater-dress! The finished project is absolutely stunning, because Alison truly made it her own. The original Helen, a sweater knitting pattern designed by Amy Christoffers, is a hip-length sweater with a stranded knitting pattern at the yoke. The pattern calls for Ultra Alpaca,… Continue reading Modifications to Stranded Knitting Pattern: Alison’s Finished Helen

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Amy’s Thread: How to Turn Your Mittens into a Hat

As soon as I cast off my last Hanne mitten, I wanted to make the pattern into hat. Actually, I want to turn it into multiple hats, because I can't stop thinking of different variations and colorways that I want to experiment with. The Hanne mittens are written for Berroco Ultra Alpaca or Berroco Ultra Alpaca Tonal, either yarn also… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: How to Turn Your Mittens into a Hat

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Emily Explains: Belting Ponchos

It is no secret that I love ponchos. I love anything that is loose and can be worn draped around the body in many ways. I joke that the style allows me to keep a cozy blanket wrapped around me and still look fabulous! It is an accessory that you can wear to an important… Continue reading Emily Explains: Belting Ponchos

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: My First Zipper

I it find equally awesome and intimidating that knitting has seemingly endless techniques to be learned. When I cast on for Willard in our Berroco Home Crochet & Knit-Along at the end of June, I decided it was the right time to try sewing in a zipper. It helped that I had more than a month to mentally… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: My First Zipper

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: My (Inter)Continental Hopedale Scarf

As much as I love knitting now, the pain and frustration of learning to knit (3 or 4 separate times, mind you) is still fresh in my mind. I've been wanting to try Continental knitting for a while, but dreaded the learning curve. I made it my New Year's resolution for 2015, and just a… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: My (Inter)Continental Hopedale Scarf

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Ashley’s Adventures in Crochet: Building on a Blank Slate

While I'm not the most (or even third most) creative person in our design office (there are four of us, in case you're wondering), I do enjoy a pattern that allows for a bit of customization. Sutton, a simple, single-crochet bolster pillow from our new collection is the perfect example. When I first saw the… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Crochet: Building on a Blank Slate

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Changing Charts & Colorwork Challenges

I cannot wait to cast on for our Agave KAL! So many gorgeous colors and textures combined in a fun and flattering sweater - I honestly don't think Alison could have designed it any better. And that's my problem... I have a bit of a contrarian streak when it comes to picking project colors. I… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Changing Charts & Colorwork Challenges