The author of Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook and Knitting Nature, among other books, Norah has spent her life immersed in knitting—as a freelancer for yarn companies and knitting magazines, then overseeing the Reynolds, Artful Yarns & Adrienne Vittadini Yarn lines as the design director at JCA, and as the design director at Berroco for nearly nine years.
Now an independent designer working out of her studio in historic Harrisville NH, Norah’s latest ventures include working with Brooklyn Tweed, designing a collection with The Fibre Co. and one for Quince & Co as well. Her newest labor of love, a sourcebook of twisted stitches is due out in Fall 2020.
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Twisted Stitches and Designing Twisted Stitches Patterns
Norah will show you why she loves twisted stitches while she teaches you her favorite method for knitting right twists and left twists. Yes, there is a difference between twisted stitches and 1/1 cables! Students will explore the difference, then make super easy mini cables, followed by a deeper dive into just how much you can do with the diagonal lines made by twisted stitches. Combination knitters are more than welcome. Norah knows how to make twisted stitches easy for you too! Materials - Light colored DK or worsted weight wool and the needles that go with it.
Once you have conquered the mechanics of twisted stitches and understand what they can do it's time to start making up your own arrangements. Prerequisite - Twisted Stitches
Materials - Light colored DK or worsted weight wool and the needles that go with it.
Homework - none
Mosaic Fun Make multicolor shawls and sweaters using one color per row.
Knitting 2 Sided Cables
Learn how to knit 2 different types of 2 sided cables. The first looks great on both sides because it is built of ribbing and the second has a different cable on each side. Knitting from a chart is a necessity in this class but you can learn as you go.
Norah Gaughan knitting