You probably know that we're big fans of swatching here at Berroco, but maybe you don't understand why. What's the big deal? "Swatches always lie," right? Who has time to swatch, just get to the fun part! But believe it or not, swatching is an integral part to knitting and crochet projects that have to… Continue reading The Great Swatch Experiment
Gauge is one of those things we talk a lot about as knitters but don't always take the time to explore. For this week's yarn post, I'm excited to talk about knitting gauge, specifically with regards to Berroco Indigo™, our great 100% recycled fibers yarn. Before I get into the swatches, let's talk a bit about what we… Continue reading Knitting Gauge with Berroco Indigo
About a month ago, Karen Templar of Fringe Association posted a picture of the Amanda sweater from the book "Essentially Feminine Knits" by Lene Holme Samsøe. I instantly knew that this was going to be my next knitting project - and I wasn't alone. Karen's hosting a knit-along that starts September 15th, so there is still… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Swatch like you mean it!