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 twist collective Summer 2009
Ashbury_z_500_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 5
Ng5_heron_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 5
Ng5_cormorant_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Men
Ng_men_wilson_hat_lg_small
from Berroco #288, Blackstone Tweed
288_nesselrode_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Men
Ng_men_geoffroy_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Men
Ng_men_wilson_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 5
Ng5_osprey_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 5
Ng5_hypatia_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 5
Ng5_grebe_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Men
Ng_men_jura_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Men
Ng_men_feldspar_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 5
Ng5_willet_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 5
Ng5_goodall_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Men
Ng_men_gull_hat_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 5
Ng5_giliani_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Men
Ng_men_cuvier_scarf_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 5
Ng5_faber_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Men
Ng_men_cuvier_op_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 5
Ng5_morveau_lg_small
from Berroco #291, Comfort Book for Girls
291_ferris_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Men
Ng_men_feldspar_scarf_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 5
Ng5_curie_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Men
Ng_men_silures_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 5
Ng5_plover_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Men
Ng_men_gull_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Men
Ng_men_devon_hat_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Men
Ng_men_jura_scarf_lg_small
from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2009
Vkspring09_small
from Interweave Knits, Spring 2009
Saoirse-shawl-3_small_best_fit
from Berroco #282, Latitude
282_avery_lg_small
from Berroco #284, Family Comfort
284_raam_op_small
from Reversible Knitting: 50 Brand-New, Gr...
Reversibleknitting98057j_small
from Knitty, Winter 2008
Surfacebigwrap_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 4
Pucker-4559_small_best_fit
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 4
Ng4_flowerchild_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 4
P-480-320-b8cdeb04-271b-4701-a3a2-1bf2986ade4d_small_best_fit
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 4
Ng4_happiness_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 4
Ng4_tuck_lg_small
from Berroco #284, Family Comfort
284_aram_lg_small
from Berroco #286, Mica
286_barnard_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 4
Ng4_flutter_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 4
Ng4_frond_lg_small
from Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 4
Ng4_woodstock_lg_small
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