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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

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: 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: Skirting the Issue – Knitted Skirts

Confession – While I was planning Norah Gaughan vol. 13,  I thought Dickson was a poncho. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Robyn Chachula

Robyn Chachula claims that her transition from structural engineer to crochet designer was relatively smooth. She simply changed her medium from concrete to yarn! Read more

Norah’s Knits: Fair Isle Style – Win a book!

I was very excited when I received my copy of  Mary Jane Mucklestone‘s new book, Fair Isle Style.  An admired colleague and personal friend,  Mary Jane is our secret weapon when it come to photo shoots. She’s been our stylist for the last few years, choosing the clothes and jewelry to best show off our knitwear. Her consummate eye and ability to keep a view of the big picture is invaluable. Read more

What Inspires: Deadlines!

While I like to dream of designing in calm and peace at my own pace, the truth is that deadlines can do wonders for productivity. Read more

What Inspires: Variations on a Theme

Sometimes the best inspiration is one’s own past work. I had to get over the feeling that it’s cheating, because a good idea is worth further exploration.  It’s really exciting for me when I think of different ways to use an idea. 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

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