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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.

Yarn Options


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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.

10 Gorgeous Knitting Patterns with Noro Taiyo

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taiyo ball

Noro Taiyo

Soft, single ply, lots of body
Worsted/Aran weight: use 4.5mm to 5mm needles
Long colourway, changes colour by itself into stripes
40% cotton, 30% silk, 15%wool, 15% nylon
Sale price $14.97 (regular price $19.97



blog shawl

Lala’s Simple Shawl

Noro Taiyo: 3 skeins
6mm-36″ circular needles
FREE pattern via Ravelry.com



blog wrap

Stitch Sampler Shawl

Noro Taiyo: 3 skeins
6mm-36″ circular needles
FREE pattern via Ravelry.com



taiyo ranbow

Rainbow Cowl

Noro Taiyo: 1 skein
Berroco Cirrus: 3 skeins
5mm-36″ circular needles
Pattern download from Anna Ravenscroft via Ravelry.com



blog rockefellar


Noro Taiyo: 3 skeins
Malabrigo Merino Worsted: 3 Skeins
5mm-29″ circular needles
Pattern downloadable from Westknits via Ravelry.com



blog slip st

Slip Stitch Cowl

Noro Taiyo: 2 skeins, 1 in each of 2 colours
5mm-29″ or 36″ circular needles
Pattern from Knit Noro Accessories: buy on Amazon or borrow from Toronto Public Library See projects on Ravelry.com



Blog blanket

Patchwork Afghan

Noro Taiyo: 11 skeins
5mm needles
Pattern from Knit Noro: buy from Amazon or borrow from Toronto Public Library
See projects on Ravelry.com



taito chevronb

Chevron Scoop

Noro Taiyo: 1 skein (or use 2 skeins Taiyo & omit Malabrigo)
Malabrigo Merino Worsted: 1 Skein
4.5mm or 5mm needles
Pattern download from Mark Kennedy via Ravelry.com



taiyo laneslpiiter

Lanesplitter Skirt

Noro Taiyo: 2 skeins
Berroco Weekend: 1 skein
5mm-24″ circular needles
6mm needles
FREE pattern via Knitty.com See projects on Ravelry.com



taiyo mobium

Spring Mobius Cowl

Noro Taiyo: 2 skeins
5mm-40″ (or 47″) circular needles
FREE pattern from Knit-o-Matic
See projects on Ravelry.com



taiyo felicity


Noro Taiyo: 1 skein
4.5mm-16″ circular needles
4.5mm double pointed needles
FREE pattern via Ravelry.com