From the editors of knit.wear, a magazine that focuses on unexpectedly modern and wearable hand knitting patterns, we bring you Wool Studio Vol. 4: The Norah Gaughan Collection! This book is a collection of modern and exciting projects by hand knitwear designer, Norah Gaughan. Read on for a peek at several projects from this collection!
In Wool Studio Vol. IV, Norah gives us designs that are self-expressive, artistic, and everyday wearable. It’s just what we’ve come to expect from the mind of such an experienced designer, one who is well known for her intricate details and unexpected construction. This print edition gives you all the knitting patterns and plenty of beautiful photography of each project.
For the Avery Shawl, Gaughan uses geometric shapes and modular knitting to create an intriguingly seamless, distinctive piece.
Size: 31″ edge to edge at widest point, 8.5″ tall at genter back, 34″ along inside edge
Gauge: 26 stitches and 42 rounds to 4″ in St st on size US 3 double-pointed needles (project requires two sets of dpn’s)
Yarn: 720 yards (4 balls) soft sport weight such as Jo Sharp Mulberry Silk Georgette Yarn
You might not believe me when I tell you this, but the Emerson Stole (shown above) is completely reversible! This pattern includes charts to help navigate the fancy stitch work. Knit up in a soft yarn with just a small amount of fuzz, this is an accessory you’re sure to become attached to.
Size: 10″ by 62″
Gauge: 29 stitches and 25 rows to 4″ in charted pattern on size US 10 needles.
Yarn: 764 yards Aran to bulky weight yarn, such as Baby Alpaca Grande by Plymouth Yarn or Juniper Moon Farm Stratus Yarn.
Everyone needs a cardigan to slouch around in, am I right? The wonderfully textured Maya Cardigan (above) is just the thing. I’m a firm believe that oversized knits never go out of style, and knit up in a classic sturdy wool like JaggerSpun Maine Line 3/8 Yarn, this piece will last season after season.
Size: 44.75 (52.25, 59.5, 67, 74.5)” bust circumference. Sample shown measures 52.25″ at bust and is modeled with 16.25″ positive ease.
Gauge: 26 stitches and 39 rows to 4″ in Medium square pattern on size US 3 needle.
Yarn: 1826 (2324, 2656, 3154, 5852) yards JaggerSpun Maine Line 3/8 Yarn
Here’s a quick look at some other projects in this collection:
Wool Studio Vol. 4: The Norah Gaughan Collection is definitely a showcase of Gaughan’s design aesthetic – one that fits with the modern, wearable projects knit.wear usually offers. These unique pieces are as fun to show off as they are to wear – and whatever your motivation, the patterns in this book offer all the direction you need to get there.