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Emily Explains: Yarn and Color Alternatives for Mille

This week's free pattern Mille, designed by Amy Christoffers, is perfect for the chilly months. It is a large, seed stitch cowl that can be wrapped around your neck a few times to keep you looking stylish but feeling warm. Mille is knit in Berroco North Star, made with palette of sophisticated neutrals, five of the seven North… Continue reading Emily Explains: Yarn and Color Alternatives for Mille

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Amy’s Thread: Elizabeth Smith, Designer to Watch

Elizabeth Smith designs under her line, The Brown Stitch. Recently, she has recently come out with a series of beautifully simple patterns in Berroco yarns that are not only photographed beautifully, her styling is spot on. The first time Elizabeth's work caught my eye was in 2009 with the pattern Mud Season (which was knit in Berroco's discontinued… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Elizabeth Smith, Designer to Watch

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What Inspires: Hinckley Boats

When I was a little girl my parents and I lived in Camden, Maine - a small town where the mountains meet the sea. I was a baby when we lived there, so my memories are a mixture of reality, dreams and stories my parents tell me now. One that I especially cherish is about… Continue reading What Inspires: Hinckley Boats

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Amy’s Thread: What to Knit for Spring

Spring is trickling slowly but surely into the Northeast. After a few days of rain followed by some chilly, bright sunshine, we can even see a bit of lawn starting to reappear. It's still too cold here to really start thinking about wearing summer clothes, but I've hit my limit with the repetition of the winter… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: What to Knit for Spring

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Amy’s Thread: Winner of the Forked Blanket Giveaway

And the winner of our Forker Blanket Giveaway is: Lauri "I have already decided my next project is a blanket and have been trying to find a pattern I want to try, but not finding it. I would so love to design my own or make a sampler one! And then make some to give away;… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Winner of the Forked Blanket Giveaway

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Amy’s Thread: Upcoming Knit-Along with the Berroco Design Team

With the holiday season hitting full stride, usually the last thing we think about is what to knit for ourselves. Or at least in theory, but sometimes planning the next project is the carrot on the stick to get us to the finish line.  We're all for a good carrot - how about a New Year, New… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Upcoming Knit-Along with the Berroco Design Team

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Designer Spotlight: Celtic Cables Hood by Lynn Venghaus

When it comes to pattern writing, Lynn Venghaus is particular about what should be included – end of row stitch counts, yardage for a long-tail cast on, predetermined decreases – the more information, the better. Poorly written patterns are her pet peeve! If you decide to knit one of her designs, you won’t have to… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Celtic Cables Hood by Lynn Venghaus

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Designer Spotlight: Aibell Pullover by Kelene Kinnersly

It seems like knitting came into Kelene Kinnersly’s life exactly when she needed it. Several years ago, she was diagnosed with a muscle disease that meant she was unable to continue running – a longtime passion. Then, a friend’s pregnancy prompted her to try knitting...and she never looked back. Kelene transitioned quickly from a self-taught… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Aibell Pullover by Kelene Kinnersly

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Barrison’s Halloween Costume

Can you believe Halloween is only two weeks away? Barrison had no idea what she wanted to dress up as, at least not until she saw Heather Seratt's sketch of a skeleton costume. She got some suggestions from the design team and started knitting! She chose our Vintage Chunky yarn for extra warmth and a quicker… Continue reading Barrison’s Halloween Costume