Friday, February 11, 2011

Staff Pick: Noro Kirameki

Pattern: Freya, 1 ball of Kirameki in color 164

Who doesn't love Noro? They're famous for their beautiful self striping colors used in hats, sweaters, scarves, socks and now lace!

We received Kirameki, a lace weight 60% rayon, 25% nylon, 10% wool, 5% cashmere and fell in love with it. There are 495 yds/50 gm ball with a gauge of 8-10 sts/in on a US 0-2 needle.
The yardage is perfect for lace shawlettes and the color changes make the simplest stitch fun.

Lace yarn isn't just for lace anymore either. We've been using it for lightweight cardigans, baby sweaters, airy hats and many more garments. That's why this yarn is so exciting...we can't wait to see how you use it!

Spring colors. I love the mixtures of burnt oranges with pinks.

Warm neutrals


The latest from Noro, Noro Love (book 10) features the little shawlette pattern Freya along with drapey short sleeved cardigans, sweaters, hats and cute little toddler sweaters.

Freya shawlette from the book.
They used 1 ball of Kirameki color #158

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

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