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Norah’s Knits: What Everyone is Knitting

I’m about to tell you about our most popular patterns this season. Why should that matter? If everyone else was  jumping off a cliff, would you jump too?

Which reminds me of this GREAT video. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Knit for Yourself!

The rush of the gift-giving season has subsided and the cold of winter is setting in. This is about the time I dream of knitting for myself.  I’m hoping to have more free time to snuggle up on the couch with a cat or two, get an old movie playing and knit. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Bella Necklace Trio by Shelby Allaho

When it comes to designing crochet patterns, Shelby Allaho tends to go with the flow. She works mainly in free-form crochet, which gives her the flexibility change paths mid-project. As she’s found, sometimes the kerchief you planned to design really just wants to be a purse. Read more

Designer Spotlight: DC State Fair Fingerless Mitts by Whitney Meagher

After years of experimenting other designers’ knitting patterns, Whitney Meagher took the next step – entering her own design in a recent knitting and crochet contest at the DC State Fair. The only requirement was to incorporate the District of Columbia flag. Whitney came up with a pair of fingerless gloves, which ended up taking the top prize! Read more

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.

If that weren’t reason enough to love him Read more

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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