Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Noro Newbie

I had heard of Noro quite a while ago and then saw it at my local fancy yarn boutique.  I held it, squeezed it and mooshed it in my was quite nice.  Until I saw the price for one skein.  Nicey, but pricey... never mind, Noro could wait.

That is until last summer when I decided to pop into the same fancy yarn boutique one day.  The lovely store owner pointed out to me the small clearance section in the back.  Lo and behold, way down at the bottom, hidden by piles of skeins, was a full bag of 10 skeins of Noro Taiyo in the same dyelot.  $50 for all of it.  Ooohhh what a deal :-)

So here I am a year later, knitting with Noro for the first time and enjoying it immensely. 

The fiber is a combination of cotton, silk and nylon.  Despite the Fall/Winter-ish colors, it's actually lightweight and comfortable to knit with during these warm days of Summer.

It's fun to see the striping take place...and the funky colors don't really know what you're going to get.

The plan is a poncho...basic stockinette stitch in a rectangle layout, then sewn up the sides leaving an opening for your head.  Or it may become a simple wrap.  We'll see what it feels like when all is done...

Have a great end of the week!  Maybe you'll discover something new to try :-)


  1. Lucky you! I just love the colors!

  2. When ever I come across Noro I have a little cuddle with it but it never feels quite soft enough against my cheek for me to fork out the money. But every time I see someone creating with Noro I get the wantsies. Oh to find a bag load for a bargain price. I'm a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to the self striping though...Would Noro be the wrong sort of yarn for socks (not that I can knit very well yet)


  3. I do love a bargain - you did well to get all those skeins in the sale. The colours are amazing - they remind me of the seaside. x

  4. Noro is amazing ,I love a bargain.Beautiful colours cant wait for the finished item

  5. Yeah Josie what a deal !! Lucky you :)
    Beautiful color of yarn !
    And now I'm curious at the result of your project :)

    Have al lovely weekend !

  6. That's a great deal! I used Noro for a scarf once. It sure was fun to stitch up, sounds like your're really enjoying your current project :)

  7. Oh beautiful yarn! I've never tried Noro before, your knitting looks fab! Can't wait to see your completed poncho, it must be great!
    Take care and happy knitting! :)
    Lovestitch, x

  8. Hi Josie,
    It's me again, please drop by my blog to take your award, you had it!
    Take care,
    Lovestitch, x


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