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FREEBIE & HACKS Noro Stripe Scarf

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Noro Striped Scarf

I’m very pleased with myself, I just finished a Noro Striped Scarf, an unfinished project that languished throughout the summer. A Noro scarf is a simple & effective project when your knitting mojo is feeling a bit below base-line.

I used two skeins of Noro Kureopatora, but the pattern was originally designed and looks gorgeous made with Noro Silk Garden. You can use two different colourways, or use the same colour starting at different parts of the colourway.

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Noro Hacks

  • Noro Kureopatora and Silk Garden are both feltable, so you can join two strands with a “Spit Splice” … less ends to weave in!
  • Noro Silk Garden blooms beautifully when knitted at a looser tension. Try going up a needle size, avoid a dense tension, and you’ll receive a treat! There’s a side benefit too – your yarn will go farther!
  • Both Kureopatora and Silk Garden enjoy a bath at the end of your project, blocking them in Eucalan or Soak to soften them up and let them bloom!
  • Sometimes the colours in your two skeins might get to a point where they blend together a bit too much and your stripes look less defined. When this happens I cut one of the yarns and skip ahead in the colourway to the next point where the contrast returns.
  • It’s ok to edit your Noro palette. If you come to a colour that doesn’t work, you don’t like, or there’s just too much of it, feel free to cut it and skip ahead.

FREEBIES & RESTOCKED Noro Silk Garden

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Noro Silk Garden COMBO BLOG

Noro Silk Garden

Noro Silk Garden is a perennial favourite – it’s a self-striping, long colourway with subtle colour gradations that always keep you interested. The texture is also equally enchanting – it’s a single ply with a little bit of halo. I think colours 437 & 436 would make a gorgeous Noro Striped Scarf!

  • 45% Silk, 45% Mohair, 10% Lambs Wool
  • 50g/100m (109yds)
  • Worsted Weight
  • 4.5mm needles
  • 18 sts + 24 rows = 4″/10cm
  • Single ply
  • Self-striping, long colourway
  • Made in Japan
  • Pattern Ideas

 

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Noro Silk Garden Ronbiais COMBO

Photos: Elisabeth Brassard

Ronbiais

 

Noro Silk Garden Top Down Raglan COMBO

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Top-Down Raglan Cardigan

 

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FREEBIE & NEW Noro Kureopatora

Noro Kureopatora DISPLAY BLOG

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Noro Kureopatora

Noro Kureopatora is a one of Noro’s softest and most versatile yarns, and we’ve restocked it for fall! Made from a blend of different types of wool,  this single ply yarn looks great knit, crochet, or felted. One skein goes a long way -each carries a generous yardage of 270m/276 yards, and it blooms, so you can use a variety of needle sizes with it (two skeins are more than enough for a scarf). We made Lala’s Simple Shawl with 3 skeins and a Noro Striped Scarf with 2 skeins.

  • 100% Merino Blend Wool
  • 100g/270m (276 yds)
  • 4.5mm needles
  • 20 sts & 26 rows = 4″ (10cm)
  • Worsted Weight
  • Made in Japan
  • Pattern ideas

 

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Noro Striped Scarf: colour 1009 & 1011

 

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Noro Striped Scarf: colour 1021

Noro Striped Scarf

The Noro Striped Scarf is a super easy and satisfying knit. Two skeins of Noro Kureopatora makes a substantial (ours measured 102″ long x 6″ wide), eye-catching scarf.

 

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Lala’s Simple Shawl

Noro Kureopatora’s exceptional yardage and springy single-ply texture makes for a great shawl!

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NEW YARN ALERT: Debbie Bliss Rialto DK Print


Rialto DK Print is a fab new yarn from Debbie Bliss which we are sure you’ll love. It is made with soft, 100% Superwash Merino Wool – which means it’s great for everybody and everything, including kids, men, blankets, etc, even boot socks! It knits up in stripes that will wow everyone. Use Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK in a contrasting colour for ribbing to make your stripes pop!
  • Available in 6 self-striping colourways
  • 50g/ 105m
  • 22 sts & 30 rows = 10cm/4″ on 4mm needles
  • Machine wash cool, lay flat to dry
  • $9.97 per ball




 

I know it’s hard to visualize how the yarn will knit up, so take a peek at the patterns from the Debbie Bliss Rialto DK Print Book drew up for this yarn HERE

Nutmeag made these Striped Baby Legwarmers (free pattern Legwarmies) with 1 ball of Rialto DK Print and 1 ball of contrasting yarn.  Or Try Hopscotch (another free pattern) for children’s sizes.




Make a Caramel cardie (free pattern) using Rialto DK Print alternated with a solid contrast colour of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK




I think it would make an amazing Chevron Baby Blanket (use 4mm needles and cast on 193sts for a blanket about 31″ wide) but keep in mind the striping will be much narrower. 




More modest striping options: use  Rialto DK Print alternated with a solid contrast colour of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK for pattern OhLaLa







New Noro Taiyo!

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(100g-200m) $18.50
Ooo-oo, you are going to luuuuuv Noro Taiyo!  It`s everything you always wanted Noro Silk Garden to be. Instead of Mohair it has Cotton (40% cotton, 30% silk, 15% wool, 15% nylon), which makes it soft, light, and airy – perfect for any time, but especially Springy. And of course, the price is really nice – it has double the yardage of silk garden, but costs approximately $3 less per 50g.  The colours are also nice in bright, keeping up with current colour trends, and great for kids and babies! Suggested needle size is 4.5mm to 5mm, and the tension is 18 to 16 sts = 4 inches. There is only one thing to keep in mind with this  yarn – if your project is fitted, make it on the small size, since both cotton and silk tend to stretch. 

Take a look and see what people have been making with Taiyo!

Noro Striping Tricks! 
You can get great striping effects using Noro yarns, all you need to do is use colours of yarn and alternate every other round.
  1. Yarn A is a Noro yarn like Silk Garden, Kureyon or Taiyo. Yarn B is a solid colour, like Cascade 220, Lamb`s Pride Worsted, or Malabrigo Worsted. For example, Turn a Square 
  2. Yarn A is one shade of Noro yarn, and Yarn B is another shade of the same Noro Yarn. For example, Noro Striped Scarf.
  3. Use only 1 colour of Noro yarn, but Yarn A is taken from inside of skein, and Yarn B is taken from outside of skein (ie. opposite ends of the colourway). For example, this Equinox Raglan.

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