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Norah’s Knits: Summer Knitting

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Am I crazy? It is so very cold and snowy outside today in New England. Why would I want to start thinking about summer knits?  Five reasons come to mind:

Presents 

Quite a few folks on my gift list have summer birthdays, AND John and I are looking forward to three new grandchildren this summer. If I start now, I can be ready when these joyous family events occur.

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Key-Lime Blanket, Pomelo Slice, Citrus grove Blanket

Newness

Summer yarns are hitting stores now. Like many people, I can’t resist something new.   Don’t I need a need a nice light sweater knit in Maya for those first warmish days of the year? I want that yarn in my hands.

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Niche, Biscuitroot and Enter

Vacations

A late April jaunt to the Northwest may require a summer knit hat or a light weight scarf.

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Phacelia, Quirk and Polaire

Ground Hog Predictions

Hey, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow–that means an early spring, right?

Year-round use

Many of Berroco’s summer yarns are great for yarn wearing year round. Fuji, for example can be a great substitute for any Ultra Alpaca patterns.

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Stibnite, Runcorn and Avocet-B

What are you looking forward to making to welcome in warmer weather?

9 Comments Post a comment
  1. Susan Mayhew #

    I found you on Ravelry while looking for the Artful Yarn Candy #92147 – can you tell me where i can find a copy (my grand daughter took it to school and lost it!)- AND most important, is this is best site to find your designs?

    February 25, 2013
    • norahgaughan #

      The Artful Yarn leaflet is something I designed when I was working for a different company, JCA / Artful yarns, which has since gone out of business. I don’t have access to any of the patterns. You can try Pattern Fish (patternfish.com). They may have it. Berroco.com is the best place to find almost everything I’ve designed for the past 7 years, as design director here at Berroco. However, if a design appeared in a magazine, like Vogue Knitting or Interweave Knits, then the magazine is the place to go for the pattern. Hope that helps!

      February 25, 2013
    • norahgaughan #

      I just did a google search and it looks like this shop may have the pattern you are looking for:
      http://www.calyarn.com/patternindex2.htm

      February 25, 2013
  2. Donna Treloar #

    I’m knitting the Cabled Watch Cap from the Vogue Ultimate Hat Book. After I got through the second set of cables, realized there is no ribbed edging as in the photo. Am I missing something?

    March 4, 2013
    • norahgaughan #

      Hi, Sorry but you’ll have to ask Vogue Knitting about his one. – Norah

      March 4, 2013
      • Donna Treloar #

        Oh sorry. They had given you credit as the designer.

        March 4, 2013
  3. Andrea Donaldson #

    Hi! I love your lace designs in Vol. 12 – especially Quirk! Could you direct me to the pattern. All the links I’ve found go round-and-round without ever leading to the actual pattern :-(
    thanks in advance,
    Andrea

    March 5, 2013
    • norahgaughan #

      Sorry, you can’t buy the pattern from our web site, only from a yarn store (or on-line yarn store).

      March 8, 2013
      • Andrea Donaldson #

        Thanks!

        March 8, 2013

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