Hand-dyed silk, mohair, and wool blend with incredible self-striping colors!! Eisaku Noro's artistry in blending colors and fibers remains unsurpassed. Wearing a garment created with Noro yarn is like wearing a work of art.
I'm a Noro fan, and Silk Garden is one of their best products. I used two colorways to create a windowpane or latticework shawl for my mother, in shades of red/pink/orange and blue/green/purple, applying pony beads at both ends for a little added weight. She loves it. It was easy to work with, as always, and the colors cannot be beat.
I've used this yarn a couple times to make one-skein hats. I made one for myself first, after receiving some Noro Silk Garden for Christmas. Friends loved the hat so much, I have been making them for birthday gifts. A lot of the appeal is the yarn itself and the beautiful colors!
Although Silk Garden has some weak spots at the color changes and can break, it's pretty simple to felt it back together. The gorgeous shades of subtle colors that blend into each other and the overall beauty of the yarn merit the 5 star rating.