Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Noro Taiyo!

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(100g-200m) $18.50
Ooo-oo, you are going to luuuuuv Noro Taiyo!  It`s everything you always wanted Noro Silk Garden to be. Instead of Mohair it has Cotton (40% cotton, 30% silk, 15% wool, 15% nylon), which makes it soft, light, and airy - perfect for any time, but especially Springy. And of course, the price is really nice - it has double the yardage of silk garden, but costs approximately $3 less per 50g.  The colours are also nice in bright, keeping up with current colour trends, and great for kids and babies! Suggested needle size is 4.5mm to 5mm, and the tension is 18 to 16 sts = 4 inches. There is only one thing to keep in mind with this  yarn - if your project is fitted, make it on the small size, since both cotton and silk tend to stretch. 

Take a look and see what people have been making with Taiyo!

Noro Striping Tricks! 
You can get great striping effects using Noro yarns, all you need to do is use colours of yarn and alternate every other round.
  1. Yarn A is a Noro yarn like Silk Garden, Kureyon or Taiyo. Yarn B is a solid colour, like Cascade 220, Lamb`s Pride Worsted, or Malabrigo Worsted. For example, Turn a Square 
  2. Yarn A is one shade of Noro yarn, and Yarn B is another shade of the same Noro Yarn. For example, Noro Striped Scarf.
  3. Use only 1 colour of Noro yarn, but Yarn A is taken from inside of skein, and Yarn B is taken from outside of skein (ie. opposite ends of the colourway). For example, this Equinox Raglan.

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