Oh, boy! We had such a good response to the treasure hunt to find the male model who appears in multiple Noro books. Everyone who played seemed to have fun so we’ll try to hatch up another one soon.
But what you really want to know is whether you were one of the lucky winners. I was able to email almost all of you, so check for a message from Ann (twitter at knittingfever) to claim your prize.
First Tier winners will receive a skein of Noro yarn and a Noro booklet:
Anne T, Cheryl, Julie P, Michelle, Linda B., Gabriele N., Txlady, FamilyDayCareMama, Poizniv, and Ryan H.
(Psst, Ryan! I sent you a message on Ravelry.)
The lucky Second Tier winner who will receive a BAG of Noro yarn (10! balls) and a Noro booklet is: Emily H.O. –Emily, you signed in with Facebook so I couldn’t see your email address. I sure hope you see this! Use the “message” button on Facebook to contact me so I can verify your name when you claim your prize.
Now You See Him…
The challenge was to find the same male model who appears in Volumes #21 through #31.
Most of you did a great job finding him, but some of you might still be wondering (or missed the chance to enter).
The answers are:
- Volume 22 Y – 784, Y – 797
- Volume 26, Y-595, Y-846
- Volume 30, Y-892b Y-896 Y-894
- Volume 31 NK-296 Scarf
Of course, everyone is a winner when they knit with Noro yarns! (groan. Give me a break, it’s Monday and I need another cup of tea!)
But don’t take my word for it, review some of the sweaters and decide for yourself.
Entrelac is a fun and challenging technique. Actually, once you get the hang of it you’ll find it zips along. It’s very much one of those mysterious knitting techniques that is easy when you know what you’re doing but creates visually impressive results.
You should check with your local yarn store to see about a private lesson or group class to learn entrelac. You’ll be glad you did.
These uni-sex cabled sweaters are also in Volume #26. They are knit using Kureyon, a durable 100% Wool yarn great for garments and accessories. There are 8 new colorways for the fall.
This cabled sweater is also in Volume #30. It is knit using Nadeshiko, a 40% Angora, 39% Wool, 21% Silk blend available in 7 colorways. The high angora content makes this yarn soft and warm, and gives it that lovely halo.
…Now You Don’t
But those 10 booklets aren’t the only place to find great men’s patterns using Noro yarns. There are patterns scattered through the other Noro publications as well.
This great sweater is in the premier issue of Noro Magazine. It is knit using Kureyon yarn. The magazine also includes two hats intended for men.
The “Noro Men” book by Jane Ellison is full of sweaters and accessories to cover a guy for head to toe.
Great patterns for men are out there, you just have to know where to look.