Need a Breath of Fresh Air?
Now that spring is in the air, you’ll consider “Cubist” a colorful way to welcome in the new season. This free neckerchief pattern is available exclusively on the Creative Knitting editor’s blog for or a limited time only.
Go get your free pattern HERE!
I’m so excited to share a short tutorial for how to make this design which involves one of my favorite things — minimal sewing! In this post, I’ll show you to pick up and knit stitches so you can create this gorgeous free neckerchief pattern, made with Boboli Lace from Berroco.
As a bonus, I’ll also share a behind-the-scenes look at my recent trip to the Berroco design studio and production facility, so you can get a glimpse at what it takes to design a yarn collection.
The Colors of Spring
The colors of Boboli Lace are simply brilliant this spring. If you have trouble picking your favorite, don’t worry because Cubist is made with three beautiful colors. However, if you fall in love with just one, it can be made with just two balls of one colorway if you prefer.
Playing with Shapes
Let’s first take a look at the construction of Cubist. Watch this short video snippet of me showing you how this design is made:
Let’s Make Cubist
Step #1: Get to know your pattern
I don’t think I say this enough, but this really is a necessary set. I mean, would you really set out on an unknown road trip without consulting a map? Of course not. The same holds true with knitting, so get to know your pattern!
Go get it HERE!
Step #2: Create the Center Panel
Tip: If you prefer not to count your pattern repeats, just count the number of purl ridges. After you have 37, work Row 2 once more, bind off. (110 rows total)
Step #3: Pick up and Knit
As an alternative, you can also try a crochet hook…
If you mastered how to pick up and knit stitches, the rest is a breeze, and if you have any questions, you know I’m always here to help!
Now, here’s my little extra-special treat for you– a few months ago, the Annie’s editorial and catalog team visited the Berroco design studio and production facility, where we received an inside look at what it takes to create a collection.
Our day was filled with choosing yarns and patterns for the coming season, and creatively brainstorming about special promotions such as tutorial videos and knitalongs.
It was a great opportunity to meet the whole team face-to-face and get a taste for how designs are conceived and chosen. There’s nothing like being in one room together, generating ideas and new concepts. This is a special kind of creative energy that you just can’t get through email.
After a full day of working together planning the Annie’s collection of Berroco yarns for the coming season, the catalog team and I were given a special tour through the warehouse. We were escorted up and down aisles and aisles of fiber eye candy!
In closing, I’d like to send out a BIG thank you to the entire Berroco team for a productive time filled with creative collaboration. I can’t wait for our next visit!