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Norah’s Knits: More Ideas for Marmot

While we concentrated on smaller items in the Marmot booklet, this yarn is so soft and wonderful, I’ve been finding myself dreaming of knitting a cozy sweater to live in this winter. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Vacation Knitting Pair Ups

It’s time for another pretty photo/knitting pattern pair up.  I had a great time on my vacation in Maine, where I had fun snapping up photos of geology, wild flowers and even a rusty ship wreck. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Handknit Pillows

The other day, I was  looking at all the beautiful handknit cabled pillows for sale on home decorating sites and yearning to have some in MY  living room.  I started out bemoaning the fact that we haven’t really concentrated on home decor at Berroco, when it struck me  – Read more

Norah’s Knits: Knitting for Great Grandma

Occasionally, we receive a letter asking why we don’t design more for woman of a certain age , implying (or just coming out and saying) that our patterns are only for the young.  The letter might mention an age of 55 or 60. This question always makes me think of Mom.  She’s 80 something and looks great in quite a few Berroco designs. Read more

What Inspires: Retro Fashion

I’ve always loved perusing books about the history of clothing. Even if I’ve looked through the same book a hundred times, it seems like there’s always something new to see.  After all, I’m looking with a different context every time. Read more

Norah’s Knit’s: More ideas in Abode

We’ve designed 9 pieces in Abode so far – from smaller accessories, like the Lawson hand warmers in booklet #333, to Hume, the generous swing cardi from Norah Gaughan vol 13, Top Down. Read more

Norah’s Knits: What to Knit, Boboli Lace

Berroco Boboli Lace is amazingly versatile. While the gauge we suggest on the label is 6 sts per inch, we’ve knit it more firmly for gloves and much, much more loosely for lace scarves, using anything from a size 5 to a size 10 needle (US). Read more

Norah’s Knits: Top-Down Knitting (or Never Say Never)

Over the years I’ve designed a lot of  sweaters with seams and I can still think of a slew of reasons to like pieced and seamed knitting, but that’s not where this discussion is heading. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Knitting for Men

I’m a very lucky woman. My husband wears sweaters. In fact he loves sweaters so much he doesn’t even wear a coat. Instead he’ll pile on two sweaters and walk out the door. John’s also an old fashion New Englander when it comes to understanding the virtues of wool – warmth being paramount.

If that weren’t reason enough to love him Read more

Norah’s Knits: Pattern Search Tips

I love change, it’s exciting and stimulating – energizing, even….BUT sometimes when you are used to doing something a particular way, especially when it comes to computers, something new can slow you down. I’m thinking about the pattern search on our new (well, 6 month old) website.

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