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
We've got three new yarns for Spring 2016, and last week I talked about my experience of knitting with Berroco Elba™. This week, I experimented with another of the new yarns, Berroco Mykonos™. Like Elba, Mykonos is a plant based-fiber yarn, but unlike Elba, a 100% cotton yarn, Mykonos is 66% linen, 26% nylon, and 8%… Continue reading New for Spring 2016! Berroco Mykonos
Are you loyal to your knitting projects? Do you work on one project at a time or do you shop around...different projects for different moods? Two weeks ago, the weather was beautiful. The warm March sunshine had me thinking spring-y thoughts. I cast on with Berroco Remix for the Beatnik pattern and was merrily knitting along when the… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitter Fidelity
There are a lot of things that make Berroco Remix a special yarn. Even before I knit my Adeline in it, I was intrigued by its rustic look and the way it felt - soft but full of texture. How does Remix get such a unique look and feel? It's actually an interesting story... Remix is… Continue reading Get to Know Berroco: Berroco Remix
I learned how to knit during my first year at college. I took a machine knitting class where I made my very first knitted garment (a pink dress covered in pink florals)! At the end of the class, I immediately begged my friends to teach me everything they knew about handknitting. I was completely hooked.… Continue reading Emily Explains: What if I have to unravel my knitting again… Is this okay?
As many of you know, we switched manufacturers last year, which caused a delay with some of our Berroco Comfort yarns. It was tough because - as much as we knew we wanted to take the time to make sure our new Comfort yarn was as good or better than our old Comfort yarn -… Continue reading Get to Know Berroco: Shipping
Back when I was still a new knitter, I came across a gorgeous hank of alpaca in a really pretty color. I knew it would make a beautiful sweater, but there was only one hank of the color I liked on the yarn shop’s shelf. When I took it up to the counter to ask… Continue reading Ask Amanda: What’s a dye lot?
Hi again, just a quick addendum to the Vest-uary post. I completely spaced out on a very cute vest pattern! It's the Ribby-Yo Vest by Cathy Carron. Knit in Peruvia Quick, it's available now in the Spring 2009 issue of Knitscene, one of my favorite knitting publications... This vest was featured in a… Continue reading One more!
In the last post, Norah described Pure Merino Heathers as having a "slightly dry hand," and blog reader Marty asked us to elaborate on this. "Hand" is an elusive, idiosyncratic when it comes to yarn. I like to borrow a few terms from the culinary world to explain what hand means--it is similar to the… Continue reading Feel it out…