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Ito by Noro

This 100% wool yarn by Noro features a whopping 200 gms and 437 yards in a ball.

They are Noro's response to all the Shawl Balls out there, but of course, these make lovely afghans and sweaters and accessories too!

The mitered square jacket (see right side bar) was featured on the front cover of the Fall 2020 Noro magazine. I knit Lanesplitter (the skirt shown in the right sidebar) using Ito as I was taking my chemo infusions last fall - the color changes kept my mind distracted while the simple pattern kept my hands busy! It took 2 balls but I made it a bit longer and it is the largest size. My sister felted 2 pair of slippers this past winter using 1 Ito shawl ball - both adult sizes. So there are lots of great project possibilities for this yarn.

Each ball features a 45 color sequence. So unlike the Kureyon and Silk Garden that each have 8-10 colors, these big balls provide more color changes, perfect for that "statement" accessory.

Recommended knit at 4.5 - 5 sts/in on US 8 - 10, we knit the cowl shown on the front cover of last fall's Noro Magazine (see photo below) on a US 9 and got 4 sts/inch.

Most of my customers who purchased a ball came back for another.....and another....seems like knitting a cowl with this yarn was the "daughter-in-law" or "son's girlfriend" gift of last holiday season!

Chris knit the chevron wrap pattern using 2 balls of Ito.

For a summer version of Ito shawl ball (cotton, silk, viscose) at a slightly lighter weight, check out Akari or Kakigori

Price Per Giant Ball: $49.99

Ito by Noro

27, 19



18, 32





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27, 24




color: 4