Sage Yarn Welcomes Norah Gaughan!

Sage Yarn is SO EXCITED to be hosting designer, teacher and all-around amazing person, Norah Gaughan, for a reception, trunk show and workshops this December!

Winter Harbor Norah

You might not know her name off-hand, but you know her designs.  From 2005 to early 2014, Norah was the design director at Berroco, a very popular yarn company here at Sage, and she is now designing and teaching as an independent artist.  You should flip through her unique pattern book, Knitting Nature, the next time you’re here at the shop, and click through her prolific work via a Ravelry search.  We will be hosting a Norah Gaughan Knitalong: A Gaughan-along, from now until the reception, December 5th, and we will be writing more about her designs here on the blog.  Please, join in the fun!

FREE Reception and Slide Show
Friday Evening, December 5th, 5-7pm at Sage Yarn

WORKSHOPS
On Saturday, December 6th Norah will be teaching two workshops.  Since we’re expecting more people than our little classroom can handle, we will be holding these  classes in a private dining room, on the 3rd level of Quicks Hole Tavern, adjacent to the Woods Hole Inn, in Woods Hole, Falmouth.  A fabulous lunch will be provided in between classes for $25, which includes drink, tax and tip.  If you’re staying for the weekend, please consider staying at the Woods Hole Inn!  They have several gorgeous rooms available and you’ll be right in the middle of the action.  Click here to get to their website or call 508-495-0248.  Tell them Sage Yarn sent you!

If you wish to register for both classes you will save $10!

EXPLORING THE CABLE TOOLBOX
By knitting cables made from ribs, mini cables and lace in unusual and useful cable structures you’ll become familiar with a new vocabulary of cables, preparing you for experimenting with new cable fabrics on your own.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate – be confident knitting, purling, reading knitting instructions and cable charts.  If you would love to take this class but are worried about reading charts, Sage is offering a free “Reading Charts for Cables” workshop prior to Norah’s visit.
HOMEWORK: none.
SUPPLIES TO BRING: Worsted-weight wool (or substitute in case of allergies) and a range of appropriate needle sizes, cable needle, #2 pencil & eraser.
TIME: 9am-12pm, at Quicks Hole Tavern
COST: $85btn_buynow_LG

 

KNITTING LEMPSTERlempster1
Begin knitting the gorgeous Lempster cabled sweater, available as a free pattern from knitty.com.  In 3 hours most knitters will get through the tricky bits of this top down pullover with unique hybrid “set in” sleeves. Norah will discuss why she made some of her design decisions, discuss personalizing the fit and give ideas for variations.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate – be confident knitting, purling, reading knitting instructions and cable charts.  If you would love to take this class but are worried about reading charts, Sage is offering a free “Reading Charts for Cables” workshop prior to Norah’s visit.
HOMEWORK: none required, though you may want to work your gauge swatches to determine your needle size.
SUPPLIES REQUIRED: a printed copy of Lempster from knitty.com, including the charts that are linked within (we’ll help you if you need us!); yarn in amounts required for your chosen size; needles in a size to achieve gauge of 18 sts = 4″ in stockinette stitch.  Yarn used in the pattern is Berroco Abode – we do not stock this yarn but we will be happy to order it for you!  Our shop sample is made in Plymouth Homestead.
TIME: 1-4pm, at Quicks Hole Tavern
COST: $85btn_buynow_LG

Sign up for both workshops and save $10!

Click below to buy both now!

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2 thoughts on “Sage Yarn Welcomes Norah Gaughan!”

  1. Hi Jen, Can I substitute the wool yarn for something else? Not sure I want 100% wool. I’ll see you soon Debbie

    • Hi Debbie! Usually you can, it just depends on what the something else is. You want to look at gauge first, then how different the fiber is from the original. Are you trying to pick yarn for Lempster?

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