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