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Designer Spotlight: Brassica Pullover by Elizabeth Smith

The third time was the charm for Elizabeth Smith’s latest design. She knew she had the right yarn, she just needed to make a few modifications. So she knit and frogged (and knit and frogged) and knit it again until she was completely satisfied. Elizabeth is a bit of a perfectionist and Berroco Ultra Alpaca… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Brassica Pullover by Elizabeth Smith

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle & the Never-Ending Increases

I've paused my knitting to write this post, set my needles adrift in the sea of stockinette stitches that is my Merle project. It's two weeks into our Knit with Norah KAL, and I'm losing momentum with every eight stitches I add to my increase rows. I never realized how depressing increases could be! It's… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle & the Never-Ending Increases

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Knits & Zips Cabled Dresses by Laura Zwanziger

When Laura Zwanziger emailed us last year, she had sketches and a plan. An aspiring knitwear designer and college student, Laura was making two dresses for Cornell University’s annual fashion show and she knew she wanted to use Berroco yarns. “I found the Berroco Comfort Chunky and loved the way it felt. The Metallic FX… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Knits & Zips Cabled Dresses by Laura Zwanziger

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Cardamom by Whatthehay

We had a few sweaters this season that seemed to catch everyone’s eye.  Cardamom was definitely one of them.  Knit in the super bulky Berroco Peruvia Quick, it goes without saying that this cardigan doesn’t take long to make.  It’s also cozy and has great texture, combining stockinette stitches, ribbing and a clever cabled button… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Cardamom by Whatthehay