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Ask Amy: How does a side-to-side sweater work?

Have you ever knit a sweater from sleeve to sleeve? This type of garment construction is really interesting and allows for some clever details, such as the lace panel that forms the top of the sleeves and shoulders in Diane, a free knitting pattern. For Diane, you cast on at one sleeve edge, work the twisted… Continue reading Ask Amy: How does a side-to-side sweater work?

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Soft, squishable fun to knit with Berroco Plush

Berroco Plush® is back! Along with Berroco Suede™, we've re-released two shades of Berroco Plush—classic Cream and inky Black. This 100% nylon yarn is great for adding a shearling-like trim to projects, such as Gardiner, from Booklet #383 Berroco Suede. But it's great for so much more! Berroco Plush and Berroco Suede are a great pairing… Continue reading Soft, squishable fun to knit with Berroco Plush

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Berroco Mixer: Thick and Thin Summer Yarn

This week I'm taking a look at Berroco Mixer®, a thick and thin yarn that's perfect for summer knitting. Mixer blends cotton, polyester, rayon, and nylon into a thick and thin tape yarn that creates a one-of-a-kind fabric. Read on for more about Berroco Mixer.  Mixer is a unique yarn in the Berroco line up. The fibers are… Continue reading Berroco Mixer: Thick and Thin Summer Yarn

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Amy’s Thread: Which comes first the yarn or the pattern?

Whether I’m designing or knitting for fun, my knitting choices tend to start with the yarn. I fall in love with the yarn first and the pattern follows. I find tweedy yarns irresistible and, this week, I’ve been hunting for the perfect pattern for a sweater's worth of Berroco Remix in the shade “Night Fall”… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Which comes first the yarn or the pattern?