Japanese designer Eisaku Noro creates some of the world’s most magnificent yarns-made from exquisite natural materials and color-blended into stunning hues, they’re prized by knitters everywhere. This lush, beautifully styled book offers needleworkers of all skill levels a collection of patterns that make the most of Noro’s breathtaking creations. ~ Sixth & Springs
I recently received a review copy of Knit Noro and was very excited to see the designs that were included in this collection were for knitters of all skill levels. If you love the vibrant colors of Noro Yarn, you will love this collection of patterns!
Beautiful, imaginative and striking, inside you will find a collection of 30 designs using Noro’s Kureyon, Silk Garden, Silk Garden Sock and Taiyo by the top twenty-six designers in the industry, including Rosemary Drysdale, Anna Beth Meyer-Graham, Mary Scott Huff, Theresa Schabes, Tina Whitmore and Michele Wang .
Using the unique quality of Noro’s yarn, knitters will be delighted to find patterns that include hats, gloves, scarves, cardigans, vests, tunics, socks and even two stunning afghans.
Here’s what I love about this collection:
- Sizes for garments range from small to extra-extra large making the designs available for all shapes and sizes.
- Classic styles such as the Fair Isle Cardigan by Mary Scott Huff, the Belted Cardigan Vest by Theresa Schabes , the tunic length Hooded Vest by Pat Olski, and the cabled Cowl Neck Tunic by Michele Wang.
- Innovative styles such as the Block Cardigan by Peggy Forester, the Long Vest by Dana Matuskey and the Modular Vest by Linda Cyr.
- Accessory pieces that you can’t wait to knit such as the Leaf Lace Socks by Judy Sumner, the Reversible Cabled Scarf by Grace Akhrem, the Diamonds and Stripes Gloves by Cheryl Murray and the Spiral Beanie by Linda Medina. These projects are simple, elegant and would make wonderful gifts for the holidays!
- Gorgeous afghans that bring out a kaleidoscope of striking colors such as the Chevron Throw by Grace AKhrem, the Modgular Afghan by Anna Beth Meyer-Graham and the Patwork Afghan by Dorcas Lavery.
- Scrumptious shawls and wraps that are simple yet very elegant.
- Beautiful photographs that truly capture the unique color combinations of Noro’s yarn.
- Step-by-Step instructions along with charted instructions where needed, as well as a listing of abbreviations and basic stitch techniques.
This collection of patterns not only brings out the texture of Noro’s yarn, but shows how to create beautiful pieces with a yarn that tends to shift colors while knitting. For those of you who love color, love classic and innovative designs, as well as designs that provide a creative way to use yarns that often have a shift in color repeats, Knit Noro is for you!
About Noro Yarns: For more than 40 years, Noro has been producing yarns that are known for their fabulous textures and outstanding color combinations. Led by founder Eisaku Noro, the company creates yarns from only the highest quality natural fibers with strict attention to environmentally friendly practices.
I’m so excited to announce that, Tara, the publicist for Sixth & Springs Books (Soho Publishing), has generously offered one free copy of Knit Noro as giveaway to my blog readers. To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment, and do be sure to leave a means of contact if your email does not automatically attach to your comment, for example your Ravelry ID or Twitter ID.
The Deadline to enter is Sunday, June 12th at 5:00pm Arizona Time, with the winner being selected by a random number generator. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 13th . Please note that the winner will receive their book directly from Tara of Soho Publishing!
So who wouldn’t want to win a free copy of this wonderful new book!
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