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

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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
from Berroco #316, Versa™
316_ferah_lg_small
from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2011/2012
Vkw11_relax_02_small_best_fit
from Knitty, Winter bis 2011
Valebeauty_small_best_fit
from Berroco
Prokop_lg_small_best_fit
from Berroco
Freddo_lg_small_best_fit
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 9
Ng9_aeneas_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 9
Ng9_zazanna_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 9
Ng9_parlan_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 9
Ng9_tavis_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 9
Ng9_gullveig_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 9
Ng9_nyx_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 9
Ng9_kaide_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 9
Ng9_seumus_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 9
Ng9_callen_lg_small
from Berroco #311, Berroco Flicker™
311_nurmi_lg_small_best_fit
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 9
Ng9_breena_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 9
Ng9_fleta_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 9
Ng9_geordie_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 9
Ng9_auberon_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 9
Ng9_ion_lg_small
from Berroco #315, Bohemian Mix
315_jalija_a_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 9
Ng9_rosina_lg_small
from Berroco #315, Bohemian Mix
315_moravia_lg_small
from Berroco
Cloos_lg_small_best_fit
from 10 Secrets of the LaidBack Knitters: ...
Norahs-scarf-for-bill1_small_best_fit
from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2011
Vkss11_22d_small
from Berroco
Bowen_lg_small_best_fit
from Berroco
Bascom_lg_small_best_fit
from The Knitter's Book of Socks
Rocaille_small_best_fit
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 8
Ng8_nespelem_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 8
Ng8_schwaan_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 8
Ng8_peterborough_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 8
Ng8_nidden_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 8
Ng8_ogunquit_lg_small
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