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Norah’s Knits: Small Projects for Spring – Hand Warmers

I quit wearing my coat a few weeks ago.  It’s not that the weather was warm – far from it, actually – but I am simply done with winter. This time of year, sometimes a pair of hand warmers can make the difference between being cold and being comfortable. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Icelandic Influences

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Amy’s Thread: Which comes first the yarn or the pattern?

Whether I’m designing or knitting for fun, my knitting choices tend to start with the yarn. I fall in love with the yarn first and the pattern follows. I find tweedy yarns irresistible and, this week, I’ve been hunting for the perfect pattern for a sweater’s worth of Berroco Remix in the shade “Night Fall”   Read more

Norah’s Knits: Orange!

Today, I am thinking about orange. 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

Norah’s Knits: Winter Lace

I’m sure you’ve noticed that we’ve been featuring our spring ’14 patterns since January while across the country it just keeps snowing and snowing some more.  Who wants to think about lacy tops right now? I heard that it’s colder in Florida that at the Winter games in Russia!   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: Women Come in Different Shapes and Sizes

Many of you have noticed that I make it a point to photograph sweaters from my booklets on a variety of body types. 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

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

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