Audioslideshow Norah Gaughan vol.4
Norah Gaughan vol. 4 is the 4th seasonal collection from Design Director and Knitting Nature author Norah Gaughan. As with past booklets, Norah brings us two distinct stories fit and flatter, inspiring knitters of all persuasions to take up the needles and take on an adventure. The second half of vol. 4 is called Excess. Here, MicaNorah has interpreted trends like draping, ruching and tucking excess fabric to create a unique silhouette with a relaxed but luxurious feel.

Texture is also important to this story and Norah chose a selection of yarns known for their subdued shine - Mica™, Lumina™ and Seduce®. These special Luminafibers are what Norah calls "shine for the person who doesn't like shiny yarns". These fibers won't make you feel like a Las Vegas showgirl...they're more like shimmering mermaid scales.Seduce

Whether you like to dress up or dress down on hot summer days, the Excess collection has you covered. Flutter and Pucker are essentially glammed up tees, one with a flounce and one with a gathered neckline. Both flatter and add interest. Pushing the textural envelope even further are Tuck and Fold. Tuck is a vest sculpted with tuck stitches while Fold is an artfully draped tank that looks Audio Slideshowpuzzling but isn't! All will bring a touch of artistry to your summer wardrobe.

Be sure to watch the audio slideshow to hear our thoughts on the design process, photo shoots and garment details and to see alternate views of every garment. Catch up on our entire season here.

  Flutter Tuck Frond Accord  
    Pucker Fold    

This utilitarian office accessory, Lobster, started out as a swatch. The original Lobster was a swatch knit in Mica™ and it eventually turned into a vest, Tuck from Norah Gaughan vol. 4. We're big on repurposing here so Norah simply tacked it to her bulletin board and used it to hold her bamboo knitting needles. This version is knit in Berroco Jasper® and felted for a beautifully striped shibori-like needle holder.


Knit & felted in Berroco Jasper®
Skill level: Intermediate
FREE pattern instructions



Happy knitting,

Cirilia Rose

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