I’ve demonstrated a few instances of decreasing in pattern and I thought I was finally starting to get it. But as I approached the armhole decrease in Fleta (the latest project on my needles) I realized I was totally in over my head. Decreasing into a cable can be confusing. Lucky for me, we have a sample of the sweater in the office and my desk is conveniently located right next to the designer! Read more
Posts tagged ‘Norah Gaughan’
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
I first “met” Norah Gaughan in the book Knitting in America: Patterns, Profiles, & Stories of America’s Leading Artisans by Melanie Falick. That book came out in 1996, but it was probably around 2001-2002, when the Tweedy Aran Cardigan came out in Interweave Knits, that she inspired me to take my knitting beyond rectangles and into garments. By the time Norah came out with Knitting Nature in 2006, I was in total “design crush.”
It’s hard to believe we’re already closing in on the final day of photography for our Fall/Winter ’14 season. It seems like just the other day, Norah and Emily were discussing themes, picking locations and anxiously awaiting the arrival of finished pieces. Well to be honest, those last two things were still occurring just a few days ago. But despite a major time crunch, everything came together as usual.
If you haven’t heard, our latest knit-along started this week featuring our new free pattern, Udina. This beautiful sweater – designed by the one and only Norah Gaughan – features an interesting new cable pattern that requires two cable needles for one of the stitches. Luckily, it only sounds hard! Read more
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
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