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Knitter’s Spotlight: Karma Kables by Linda Benne

It takes lots of practice to become the fastest knitter in North America. Just ask Linda Benne. She earned that title in 2004, knitting 253 stitches in just three minutes! Of course, she doesn’t mind slowing her needles to perfect a design. Karma Kables is a seamless, short-sleeve cardigan knit in Berroco Karma. While Linda claims she’s… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Karma Kables by Linda Benne

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What Inspires: Variations on a Theme

Sometimes the best inspiration is one's own past work. I had to get over the feeling that it's cheating, because a good idea is worth further exploration.  It's really exciting for me when I think of different ways to use an idea. I'll explain what I mean with examples. I designed Flower Child (upper left) a few… Continue reading What Inspires: Variations on a Theme

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle Progress & Prize Info

Finally, I'm making some progress. If you read my last post, you'll recall I was feeling somewhat defeated by all the increases. Turns out, I was doing twice as many increases as the pattern called for....grrrr. After some frogging and a lot of re-knitting, my Merle is back on track! And I'm starting to see… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle Progress & Prize Info

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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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Norah’s Knits: Top-Down Knitting (or Never Say Never)

Over the years I've designed a lot of  sweaters with seams and I can still think of a slew of reasons to like pieced and seamed knitting, but that's not where this discussion is heading. As I've mentioned previously, I started out preferring to knit in the round. The first few sweaters I ever designed… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Top-Down Knitting (or Never Say Never)

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Suzi Tee by Cheri Christian

Cheri Christian claims her favorite project is always her next one. “I love the creative part, the drawing, starting with nothing and having a great design at the end.” Still, she’s pretty proud of the success of her latest design, Suzi Tee. “It’s been going like gangbusters, so far!” Cheri, who designs under the name C2Knits,… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Suzi Tee by Cheri Christian

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Fall/Winter 2013 Preview

Can you believe it's almost time for a new season of Berroco patterns? That means eight new booklets with more than 70 beautiful patterns! We'll be sharing our full collection for Fall/Winter '13 in just a few weeks! But really, who can wait that long?  Between the top-down, seamless knits in Norah Gaughan Vol. 13 and the… Continue reading Fall/Winter 2013 Preview