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Designer Spotlight: Starbrook Pullover by Cassie Castillo

You know how you can have a closet full of clothing and nothing to wear? Cassie Castillo can relate. A talented knitwear designer, Cassie says she had fallen into a bad habit of designing clothing and accessories that she “aspired” to wear. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Garden Gate and Ivy by Stephanie Dosen

With her “knitting wands” and whimsy to spare, Stephanie Dosen has whipped up dozens of popular patterns under her design label, Tiny Owl Knits. 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

Knitter’s Spotlight: Braid Station by Angela Dickson

As I near the end of my very first cable-knitting project, I’m not sure why I waited so long to give this technique a try. I guess I thought something so pretty would be more complicated!

If you’re new to cables, too, or just looking for a beautiful project, Angela Dickson’s Braid Station is a perfect place to start! 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: 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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Norah’s Knit’s: Getting Ready for Photography

Our five days of photography starts today! Last week I steamed a lot of garments and I’ve gotten to know all 90 something of them inside and out. Of course, I was already pretty familiar with the ones I designed, after making up new cable patterns writing instructions for my knitters. Still, there were a few surprises.

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Centre-Ville Dress and Cardigan by Nancy Eiseman

Nancy Eiseman must have creativity to spare. By day, she designs jacquard-woven fabrics that are used for upholstery. By night (or really, whenever she’s off the clock) she designs with her needles and yarn.

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Colorful Mittens

I’ve been a glove girl for years, but I’m ready for a change.  Mittens are on my “Must Knit” list this winter because they’re warmer, easier to slip on and tend to be more colorful – so I can easily spot the one that inevitably falls out of my pocket in a dark parking lot! Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Cool Winter Hat Patterns

In my opinion, there’s nothing like a new knitted winter hat to get you excited to be out in the cold.  It might sound silly, but I speak from experience.  I used to live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and some days, the opportunity to show off my “chook” (that’s what Yoopers call a knit hat – don’t ask me why) was all that got me out of bed. Read more

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