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Silk Garden by Noro -now including the Silk Garden Solos!

For those of you who know Noro yarns to be "scratchy", you might want to try them again. Over the past 5-6 years Noro has been using more merino in his yarns and perhaps even finer micron mohair in an effort to soften his yarns and overcome that criticism some knitters had of his line. So the new Kureyon, Silk Garden and now the Ito (new for fall 18) are much softer than Noro used to be.

And the colors are pleasing. Now that he is offering Silk Garden in solid colors- to pair with (or use independently of) the original and colorful Silk Garden- as well as Sonata (his new for the spring 2018 cotton/silk/rayon blend), you have lots of lovely jewel tones to complement the lovely colorful line he is known for.

The short mosaic cowl shown below used 1 skein of a grey solid and 1 skein of a variegated in blues and greens. My sister knit this one up.

The Herringbone Sweater, my sister knit using a solid and a variegated. The pattern is from a Noro magazine that the Mosaic Cowls shown below are also in. I need to figure out how many skeins it took since I put the number of skeins the magazine said was needed for a 42"ish chest and my sister returned an awful lot of yarn, unused!

Before that.... I knit was this mosaic cowl. The pattern is in the latest Noro magazine and calls for silk garden lite. I just used the original Silk Garden and cut out 1 repeat (so cast on 12 less stitches) and my cowl came out the exact same 10" width as using silk garden lite. Because I like to work from a visual chart, rather than text, I translated the pattern into a chart for your ease and it will be sent along with the purchase of the yarn. It takes 2 sks each of 2 different colors for this double lengthThe chevron scarf shown below used 4 sks...2 each of 2 different colors and it is about 70" long and about 9" wide. I chose 2 colors from opposite sides of the color wheel for a bold look since I knew my sister was knitting 2 colors that were analagous - that way you can see both!

Silk Garden is 45% silk, 45% kid mohair and 10% lamb's wool. Knits at 4.5 sts/in on US 7-8. The wristlets shown far right take just 1 skein and the pattern is free with the yarn purchase....think quick knit gift idea!

I have new colors of both the original and the "solos" for the fall 2018 shown below.

Price: $11.99/sk 110 yds/sk

 

NLA next to the color number means it is no longer available.

 

84, 87

364, 417

267, 279

 

359, 437

301, 381 (NLA), 353 (NLA)

8, 373, 320

395, 369

346 (NLA), 360, 394

214 (NLA), 349, 282

276

421, 426, 412

423, 435

403, 470, 467

new for fall 2018

 

solo...

21, 28, 61, 53

67

new for fall 2018

charcoal, teak, blue, olive, pewter

ochre, red, magenta, white

(look at the white closely....it actually has a lot of color in it and is almost a tweed)

I've got a lot more solids in stock now....jade, turquoise etc - check back 12/12 for more photos of those.

 

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