Norah Gaughan

Norah Gaughan

An Independent designer since 2014, I’ve been juggling design projects and traveling to teach at festivals and yarn shops with writing a new book. it’s a big serious new book on cables, due out in October ‘16, details to come. Published by Stewart Tabori and Chang, edited by Melanie Falick and Jared Flood did the awesome photography.

– I’m proud and happy to be a member of the Brooklyn Tweed design team.

– The Fibre Co provided an opportunity to design a modern new collection focusing on being fun and easy to knit.

– If you can’t come to class in person, you’ll find me on Creativebug.


A bit of history – I freelanced for years, for yarn companies and magazines, like Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits. Through an agent, I had fun selling swatches to 7th avenue. He was off pounding the pavement while I was home delving deeper and deeper into twisted stitches and cables. For 6 years I was the design director at JCA Crafts which included Reynolds Yarn, Artful Yarns and Adrienne Vittadini Handknitting yarns. Most recently, I spent 9 years as the Design Director at Berroco Yarns.

Note: Sometimes it’s hard to fathom how very different the model of business was when I freelanced. I don’t own those designs (or write the finished patterns, or have any records of the patterns). The same is true for my stints on staff at yarn companies. The companies own the patterns, provided the tech editing and pattern support, etc. No complaints from me, I was paid fairly for my work, it’s just that I can’t really help much with pattern questions.

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original designs  

original designs

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from Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & ...
Rag_rug_lg_small
from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2012
15vkf12_aran_09_small
from Berroco
Ruckle_lg_small_best_fit
from twist collective Fall 2012
Crosstrail_z_500_small_best_fit
from Vogue Knitting, Early Fall 2012
14vkef12_ruffles_08rav_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 11
Ng11_connate_lg_small
from Knit Red: Stitching for Women's Heart...
Norah_gaughan_small_best_fit
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 11
Ng11_reciproca_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 11
Ng11_akin_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 11
Ng11_twin_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 11
Ng11_consonia_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 11
Ng11_kindra_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 11
Ng11_proxy_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 11
Ng11_linea_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 11
Ng11_furthermore_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 11
Ng11_germane_lg_small_best_fit
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 11
Ng11_apropos_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 11
Ng11_analogia_lg_small
from knit.wear, Spring 2012
Cortexcardigan_small_best_fit
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 11
Ng11_likewise_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 11
Ng11_tanta_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 11
Ng11_carbon_lg_small
from Berroco
Meteor_lg_small_best_fit
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 10
Ng10_levanto_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 10
Ng10_taku_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 10
Ng10_gregale_lg_small
from Berroco #319, Linsey™ Geometry
319_gauss_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 10
Ng10_pampero_lg_small
from Berroco #319, Linsey™ Geometry
319_monge_lg_small
from Berroco #318, Berroco Captiva™
318_lazio_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 10
Ng10_kaver_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 10
Ng10_etesian_santa_ana_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 10
Ng10_kink_lg_small
from Berroco #318, Berroco Captiva™
318_vasari_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 10
Ng10_santa_ana_d_lg_small_best_fit
from Berroco #319, Linsey™ Geometry
319_zariski_lg_small
from Berroco #319, Linsey™ Geometry
319_steiner_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 10
Ng10_vardar_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 10
Ng10_coromuel_lg_small
from Berroco #319, Linsey™ Geometry
319_descartes_lg_small
from Berroco #319, Linsey™ Geometry
319_euclid_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 10
Ng10_foehn_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 10
Ng10_austru_lg_small
from Berroco #318, Berroco Captiva™
318_veneto_lg_small
from Berroco #319, Linsey™ Geometry
319_riemann_lg_small
from Berroco #316, Versa™
316_ayazma_lg_small
from Berroco #319, Linsey™ Geometry
319_severi_lg_small
from Berroco #320, Big Kids/Little Kids
320_miller_lg_small
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