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Norah’s Knits: À bientôt

It’s been almost nine years since my first day on the job at Berroco. I’ve enjoyed my time…learning, stretching, growing and spending time with all of you. And all that time, I’ve been commuting weekly between two states. Read more

What Inspires: Sonia Delaunay

In college, I had a wonderful art history teacher who believed that the best way to study great artists was to research their sketchbooks. We spent all our time looking for as many sketches and scribbles as we could find leading up to their great paintings. We rarely even bothered with the final pieces! It really opened my eyes to new artists I had never heard of before – artists I never thought I would appreciate as much as I do now. Sonia Delaunay is one of those artists that continues to inspire me. Read more

What Inspires: Good Music

With the deadline looming for our Fall/Winter 2014 photo shoot, we are all sneaking in knitting whenever we can. To keep up my physical and creative energy – and to keep from going crazy – I’ve been consuming copious amounts of coffee, tea, chocolate and good music. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Preparing for Fall ’14

It’s that frenetic time again. In only a few short weeks we’ll be photographing our next fall line.  Every season I swear I’ll cut back and not knit as much – especially at the last minute – but when it comes down to it, I can’t help myself.   Read more

Norah’s Knits: Vogue Knitting Live Cable Design Class

I always have so much fun at Vogue Knitting LIVE! This year, I decided to offer a new class on one of my favorite topics – designing cables. I began by sharing Read more

What Inspires: A New York City Knitting Adventure

I’m always knitting for work, but when it comes to knitting for me, I tend to get into slumps where I don’t pick up my needles for a while. I get overwhelmed by all of the projects and ideas that run through my head. Does this happen to you, too? Read more

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

Emily Explains: How-To Make Twisted Fringe

Sometimes it’s fun to see what can happen when you just play with yarn. 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

Spring/Summer 2014 Preview

I don’t know about you, but after experiencing this week’s polar vortex, I’m more than ready to think about spring! I’m longing for warm, sunny days, blooming flowers and beautiful lightweight knits! Are you with me?  Read more

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