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Watermill knitting tutor Norah Gaughan


Norah Gaughan

Course dates


Knitting and la bella vita


Norah's Knitting project
Norah's Knitting project

Norah Gaughan is an independent knitting designer working out of her studio in historic Harrisville, New Hampshire, USA. She has spent her life immersed in knitting, including stints as design director at JCA and Berroco. She has just been appointed editor-in-chief of Vogue Knitting, the premier knitting publication in America.

Norah says: “I'm inspired by nature and science, while at the same time keeping an eye what's happening in the fashion world. My teaching style is rather relaxed. After I’ve explained the basics, students dig in and start knitting. I'll give pertinent information as we go along, and questions will spur on more advice. My goal is to have the class be fun and interesting.” Norah will bring two special projects for her week, based on her new book, Twisted Stitches, which was published in 2021.

Norah is also the author of Knitting Nature and Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook. You can find out more about her at

And as ever, your knitting week at the Watermill will combine expert tuition, like-minded company, wonderful food and the delightful ambience of the Watermill, it's gardens and riverside walks, and outings into the surrounding unspoiled countryside of Lunigiana in Tuscany Italy.