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Archive for March, 2014

What Inspires: Norah

I first “met” Norah Gaughan in the book Knitting in America: Patterns, Profiles, & Stories of America’s Leading Artisans by Melanie Falick. That book came out in 1996, but it was probably around 2001-2002, when the Tweedy Aran Cardigan came out in Interweave Knits, that she inspired me to take my knitting beyond rectangles and into garments. By the time Norah came out with Knitting Nature in 2006, I was in total “design crush.”

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Emily Explains: Slip, Slip, Slip, Knit (sssk)

Sometimes I come across symbols in my knitting, read them – thinking I know exactly what they mean – and knit on. Soon I come to realize that I did not look closely enough at the symbol in my pattern. Talk about frustrating! Read more

Norah’s Knits: Orange!

Today, I am thinking about orange. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Noe Valley Sweater by Katherine Lee

Whenever she would run errands or drive her kids around town, Katherine Lee wished she had something warm to throw on in the car – especially on those chilly mornings. In particular, she wanted something that would work over a variety of outfits and could keep her neck nice and cozy. She came up with a general design and started knitting. Read more

On Location: Fall/Winter ’14 Photography

It’s hard to believe we’re already closing in on the final day of photography for our Fall/Winter ’14 season. It seems like just the other day, Norah and Emily were discussing themes, picking locations and anxiously  awaiting the arrival of finished pieces. Well to be honest, those last two things were still occurring just a few days ago. But despite a major time crunch, everything came together as usual.

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Emily Explains: Cabled Arm-Knitting!

The design team and I have been racking our brains these past two weeks, thinking of a fun new arm-knitting video to make. A lot of crazy ideas came to mind…Martha, Norah, Ashley and me using our arms and knitting in a giant circle? Didn’t pan out. Finally, we turned to a fun and easy technique to give arm knitting a creative twist.  Read more

Norah’s Knits: 9 Free Hat Patterns

One taste of 40 degree weather and I think it’s spring. I should have worn a little more to keep warm this morning! The truth is, it is still cold out there in a lot of the U.S. and – even if it is beginning to get warmer – sometimes a hat is just what you need.  Here is a round up of my favorite free hat patterns from Berroco.   Read more

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