Norah Gaughan returns to Loop on Saturday and Sunday, March 18 & 19, 2017. She’s teaching 4 classes on knitting and designing cables. Read on for the descriptions and sign up today!
Norah is one of knitting’s top designers, teachers, and authors. She served as design director at JCA Yarns and at Berroco Yarns for many years and she is the author of several pattern books.
Norah’s most recent book, Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook, is a must-have for every knitter’s library. It contains more than 150 new cable stitch patterns, how to design your own, and how to mix and match cables in a knitting pattern, 15 new patterns for wraps, sweaters, and accessories, and photography by Jared Flood.
We’re thrilled that Norah is able to visit us again. Don’t miss this chance to experience a class with her!
$75 – Saturday, March 18 from 10am-1pm
Design a cabled hat without the hard work part. Choose from a variety of different cable charts designed for the class, and learn how to complete your hat by following pre-written design templates for a beanie, slouchy hat or beret. All three styles can be knit seamlessly in the round or flat, then seamed. Experience reading charts is helpful, but if you’ve never done it before, you can learn it here.
The variety of charts will include a range of difficulty so intermediate or advanced knitters can forge ahead and take on a more challenging chart while beginners can keep it simple.
Homework: Test your yarn to make sure it makes an attractive, firm fabric at 5 sts / inch. Bring your blocked swatch to class.
Materials: Approximately 200 yds of worsted weight yarn – gauge 20 sts / inch. Needles to get gauge + 2 sizes smaller, your choice of straight, 2 circulars or double points. Two circulars are recommended so you can learn the method of seamless knitting using 2 circular needles at once. Cable needle or dp needle to use as a cable needle
Knitting 2 Sided Cables
$75 – Saturday, March 18 from 2-5pm
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.
Materials: Worsted weight wool in a light or medium color. Needles to match the yarns + cable needle or dpn.
$75 – Sunday, March 19 from 10am-1pm
Learn some of Norah’s favorite techniques while knitting her cabled cloche and customizing it for yourself. You can knit it as shown in the photo or substitute your own choice of cables from Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook.
Materials: 200 yards of worsted weight yarn, US 7 & US 8 needles, cable needle or dpn, and stitch markers.
Make It Your Own – Patterned Yoke
$75 – Sunday, March 19 from 2-5pm
Do you love knitting from the top down? Do you love the idea of designing your own cabled yoke cowl, poncho or even sweater without having to do the hard part? Join designer Norah Gaughan for this fun hands-on workshop. Begin by choosing from the variety of textures or cables Norah has designed and practice on a cowl. Learn how to easily maneuver details like sleeve length, body shape and neck finishing to suit your own likes and quirks with Norah’s ‘fill in the blanks’ template.
Materials: Bring a variety of knitting needles for knitting swatches with worsted or bulky weight yarn. Grab Sizes 7-10 so you’ll have the right needle for both ribbing and the pattern stitch. You’ll need both 16 and 24″ lengths. Bring a couple of cable needles or double pointed needles.
PLEASE NOTE: Non-refundable pre-payment is required to reserve your space. Please make sure you can make the class when you register.