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Noro - Silk Garden
With Silk Garden You Can Create Something Absolutely Unique 5 out of 5 stars
I love Noro yarns. I am a beginner-ish knitter. I can do the knit stitch and the purl stitch. I've made lots of scarves and now am making lots of leg warmers. As a beginner, I like when the yarn itself does some of the work, like striping. There are a ton of well-behaved. self-striping yarns out there, but what is so wonderful about Noro is its wild and crazy unexpectedness - the thicks, the thins, the general messiness of the striping. And the gorgeous colors! Definitely not well-behaved. I like Silk Garden because it doesn't itch against the skin. But, what I really love is that you can combine different color lines, because many of them share colors, like turquoise or lavender or shocking pink. You can combine them seamlessly and create your own scarf of many colors, totally surprising, original and unique. I just received six each of 84, 279 and 381. I can't wait to put them together. I once knitted a scarf using leftover scraps from other Silk Garden projects. Wow.! My friends think I'm some kind of knitting genius!
By sdakota on Nov 02, 2017 4 out of 8 found this review helpful
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Noro - Kureyon
Wonderful, Flexible Yarn 5 out of 5 stars
A bit like homespun, with lengths as thin as dental floss and others almost unspun and very thick. Be careful not to tug too hard on these, because they tend to break under pressure. The real joy of all Noro yarns is the color combinations that gradually flow from one to another. I am a beginning knitter and have made many Noro scarves using the knit stitch only. People have stopped me in the street to ask about the yarn. I just learned to purl and am now making leggings using the rib stitch. Gorgeous! I think I'm ready to make a hat. But the real fun of Kureyon as with all the multi-color Noro yarns is that many of them share colors - pink, green or whatever. So you can combine different Kureyon yarns and create something uniquely personal, like your own coat of many colors. I think of it as splicing and dicing. Such fun!
By sdakota on Mar 31, 2017 18 out of 22 found this review helpful
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