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Norah’s Knits: Crochet Red

Yes, I do knit way more than I crochet, but the craft I learned first – the one that really got me started making up my own designs – is crochet.  So when Laura Zander asked me for a design for her book, Crochet Red, I didn’t hesitate. I even whipped up the piece myself, which turned out to be a fun break from knitting! Read more

Norah’s Knits: Design Classes at Vogue Knitting Live

Will you be attending this weekend’s  Vogue Knitting Live? I hope to see you there!  This year I’m concentrating on teaching design. On Saturday, I’ll be giving a slide show lecture on pattern stitch development. Read more

Norah’s Knits: What Everyone is Knitting

I’m about to tell you about our most popular patterns this season. Why should that matter? If everyone else was  jumping off a cliff, would you jump too?

Which reminds me of this GREAT video. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Knit for Yourself!

The rush of the gift-giving season has subsided and the cold of winter is setting in. This is about the time I dream of knitting for myself.  I’m hoping to have more free time to snuggle up on the couch with a cat or two, get an old movie playing and knit. Read more

Norah’s Knits: (Almost) Forgotten Free Patterns

I was wandering about on our web site, looking for an older free pattern, when I realized how many great patterns I had forgotten about.  I get the feeling that if I have forgotten about them, chances are everyone else has too. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Knitting Stars

I hear a lot of talk about knitting stars (celebrities), but it’s geometric stars that I’m talking about today. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Super Quick Knits, More Ideas for Brio

Compellingly sparkly and oh so quick to knit, Berroco Brio has suddenly become the yarn of the season. We have 5 patterns designed especially for Brio, but I found more hidden treasures in our pattern library, where Brio can be used for a little more variety. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Easy Fairisle Knits

Don’t be afraid of Fair Isle knitting. You can do it!  When my friend Grace taught me how to knit, she really pushed the limits by having me make a Fair Isle hat in 2 colors on a circular size 4 needle.   Read more

Norah’s Knits: Twists and Turns (or Rectangles Rule!)

It’s amazing how a little twist or fold can turn a rectangle into something so much more. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Easy Baby Patterns

The warmer fall weather held out in New England yesterday, allowing us a fun playground adventure with four of our five grandchildren. They were all looking so adorable in their little hipster hats and handknits gifted by friends and family (but alas, not by me).   Read more

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