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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: Handmade Wedding Gifts

The etiquette involving wedding presents seems to be constantly changing and differs so very much family to family. I wouldn’t dream of advising anyone on the proper gift to give to friends or family on their happy day, but I do know that the handmade gifts I’ve received have meant a lot to me, and I’m sure a lot of you feel the same. If you’re thinking about unique gift options, why not knit consider knitting something for the bride and groom?

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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.

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Norah’s Knits: Knitting Patterns for Beginners

A friend of mine recently asked me to teach her how to knit. This got me thinking about when I was a beginner knitter. What seemed difficult? Which techniques were confusing?   Read more

Norah’s Knits: Knitting for Babies

While I missed out on having babies of my own, in my 40s I was lucky enough to marry a man with three grown children. I am now very happily “Grandma Norah” to three little ones, and there are two more on the way! How could I not think about knitting for babies? Read more

Norah’s Knits: What I learned in the Yarn Shop

In March and April I managed to carve out some time to visit a few New England yarn shops. Andra, the area’s sales rep, and I traveled with a trunk show of sweaters in a variety of sizes and encouraged knitters to try them all on. It’s a fun, party-like atmosphere with sweaters and compliments flying freely from knitter to knitter. We’ve done this a bit in the past, and there are always surprises. Read more

Norah’s Knit’s: Summer Accessories

In celebration of a long awaited, and now much enjoyed Spring I’ve put together a little photo essay combining snippets of what’s happening in my New Hampshire yard co-ordinated with Some spring /summer  accessories from our collections. Click on the image for pattern name and more info. Read more

Norah’s Knits: A Case for Muddy Colors

Ever since I was a kid I’ve been stumped by this simple question – “What is your favorite color?  My favorite color for what? Do you mean my favorite color to wear, or my favorite room color, my favorite color from nature, favorite accent color, favorite car color? Read more

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