Noro Noro is personally involved with inspecting all aspects of production of its yarns, from visiting the animal farms to checking the machinery used and keeping restrictions on the dye processes to maintain products that are as eco-friendly as possible. Noro feels "Friction, rubbing and heat during processing weaken the fibers in direct proportion to the length of time they are processed. By dramatically shortening this process, we are preventing damage to the enzymes in the fibers and simultaneously profiting the environment." Differences in processing from other yarn manufacturers include the use of a single roller on the carding machine instead of the usual three, hand-feeding tufts of fiber into the carding machine, and the arrangement of specified color runs by hand. The single roller as well as the shorter bed on the spinning machine result in less twist to the single ply than other yarns, giving a variance in thickness along its length. Leave your thoughts about yarn behind and check out Noro’s vision.
Silk Garden One of Noro’s most popular yarns, Silk Garden is the product of their rigorous control and inspection that produces a more natural product. It comes in colorways from neutral and subtle to bold and exciting. Self striping, with a beautiful drape; Its perfect for almost any project. Try it in a scarf or shawl- you’ll love the compliments!
SKEIN WEIGHT 50g YARDAGE 110 yards GAUGE 4-5 sts. = 1" on US needle 7-8 / Worsted weight COMPOSITION 45% Silk, 45% Mohair, 10% Wool -Dry Clean Only
Katori Brought to you by Noro, using their eco- friendly methods. Named for the “Bird of Luck” Katori self- stripes and would make a beautiful knit or crocheted garment. Colors are vibrant and fade into each other as you work. Enjoy the wonderful colors and the generous yardage.
SKEIN WEIGHT 100g YARDAGE 306 yards GAUGE 4-4.5 sts. on US needle size 6-7 = 1" / Worsted weight COMPOSITION 75% Wool, 10% Cotton, 8% Viscose, 7% Silk Dry Clean (Recommended)
Kiso Noro Kiso is a marled yarn that is slightly thick to think with gentle self stripes. It is considered a worsted weight yarn, but could be knit on slightly bigger needles. Kiso is perfect for fine sweaters, scarves, ponchos and more.
SKEIN WEIGHT 100g YARDAGE 218 yards GAUGE 3.5-4 sts. = 1" on US needle 7-8 / Chunky/Worsted weight COMPOSITION 70% Wool, 15% Alpaca, 15% Silk
Ito . Brought to you by Noro, unmatched for color in yarns, this huge self-striping cake/ ball has 30 colors in every skein. They are hand-fed into the machine and colors swirl into each other in an ever changing rhapsody . There are several one skein projects for this yarn, so grab one for yourself. You will have a one of a kind item to love. Ito is made of all natural wool and is a current Noro favorite!
SKEIN WEIGHT 200g YARDAGE 437 yards GAUGE 4-5 sts. = 1" / Worsted weight COMPOSITION 100% Wool (Dry clean recommended.)