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February 2009
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New Beginnings

Welcome to 2009! Each New Year brings a fresh start, a clean slate, and unexplored adventures.

This year marks the beginning of a new era at Berroco, as Margery Winter retires and Norah Gaughan takes the reins as Designer Director. We wish Margery all the best and we will miss her! Norah has three collections with Berroco to her credit so far, and a fourth is in the pipeline. Michael del Vecchio’s interview with Norah begins on page 14.

We present two designs by Norah following the feature and she shared a great story regarding them. The adult model is wearing a partial sweater. It wasn’t quite finished in time for the photo shoot. The jeans jacket covers up the fact there are no sleeves. However, a cuff peeks out from his left hand. That’s the only part of either sleeve that got finished before the deadline. The right hand is strategically placed behind the little boy, out of sight. Clever thinking by the team at Berroco saved the day!

What did Margery do as soon as the photo shoot was over? She took the sweater front and the back, added a wide band combination strap/gusset, and turned them into an oversized tote bag! Norah thought it was the ultimate solution to the challenge of what to do with the old boyfriend’s sweater-in-progress when the big breakup occurred before the sleeves were done. Brilliant!

We would like to welcome Lorna Miser to the Knit ‘N Style family. Lorna, former owner of Lorna’s Laces, is currently Creative Director for Aurora Yarns. She loves to share her wealth of knowledge about hand-dyed yarns through classes that she teaches around the country. Every month she will be writing a column, Lorna’s Helpful Hand-Dyed Hints, and designing a small project utilizing hand-dyed fibers. This issue’s project is a smart hand-bag that is super easy and quick to make.

Enjoy the other projects inside this issue as well. It’s the perfect time of year to get started on something new for you!

Until next time, enjoy your knitting
Penelope     
The Gallery

Aurora
Lace Diamond Shawl
Kendra Pullover
Weekend Jacket
Samurai Princess
Caledon Hills Cabled Wrap
Alpaca Jacket
Cropped Kimono Cardigan
Lace Leaf Cardigan
Amaraine
Long Merino Vest
Cozy Cabled Cardigan
Ribbed Off the Shoulder Top
Vanna’s Glamour Wrap & Bag
Mini Capelet & Arm Warmers
Walk in Style Cape
Fiona Tunic
Wrap Cardigan with Cables
Garter Rib Pullover
Sophie
Ecco V-Neck Cabled Pullover
Colleen Cardie
Artesanal Pullover
Fresh Air Cardigan
Side to Side Knit Cardigan
Seeds & Cables Cardigan
Safari Vest
Clamshell Sweater
Azalea
Presto Chango with Flowers
Winter Whimsey Tote
Fur & Cotton Tube Shawl
Beaded Muffatee
Hearts Abound Socks
Three Bears

Lace Diamond Shawl
Skacel Collection Merino Lace;
design by Joan DiRito.

Basket Weave Pullover
Project features Mountain Colors 4/8 Wool; design by Melissa Leapman

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Garter Rib Pullover
Plymouth Yarn Co Baby Alpaca Grande;
design by Melissa Leapman

Weekend Jacket
S. R. Kertzer Marble Chunky;
design by Sandi Prosser


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Features

Designer Spotlight
Norah Gaughan— Naturally a Knitter
by Michael del Vecchio

Alan Pullovers
by Norah Gaughan

Get to Know
Plymouth Yarn Company

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‘N Style Workshop
How to Solve Yarn Mysteries
by Margaret Radcliffe

The Yarn Salon
February Yarn Review
by Cynthia Yanok Rich

Knit & Crochet Collection
Basketweave Pullovers
by Melissa Leapman

The Great American Knit-Out

'N Style Departments
The Editor's Notes: New Beginnings
'N Style Book Reviews
'N Style Product Reviews
'N Style Pattern Picks
Real Men Knit: Lessons Learned
So Glad You Asked: More Q & A with Leslye
Lorna’s Helpful Hints for Hand-Dyes: Mixing and Merging
In Every Issue
Knitting Abbreviations
Source of Supply
Index of Advertisers
Yarn Shops

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