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Noro Slip Stitch Hat, Again

I finished knitting my second (first?) Noro Slip Stitch Hat in the blink of an eye. Probably because I had already knit the ribbing back in April. That allowed me to go straight to knitting the main body of the… Continue Reading →

Noro Slip Stitch Hat Revisited

According to my observations, based on online and in-person discussions, there are three types of Noro Yarn knitters and crocheters. The first type embraces the “perfect imperfection” of the yarn and allows it to unfurl as it will, trusting that Mr…. Continue Reading →

Sneak Peek: Noro Tennen–Colors!

“Sneak Peek” probably doesn’t apply in this case because these new colors of Tennen yarn are already arriving in yarn shops. But I’m on a roll with the sneak peek blog titles, so why change now? Noro Tennen yarn was introduced… Continue Reading →

Yarns of Summer

Ah, summer knitting… it’s hard to believe that some people think knitting is an activity reserved for cold weather. As every true knitter knows, knitting and crochet are bona fide year-round activities. In fact, there are some that actually prefer… Continue Reading →

Noro Slipped-Stitch Hat & New Silk Garden Sock Colors

And we’re back! People have been asking what happened to the blog and the email newsletter. I’m flattered! We were getting inundated with spam comments 🙁 , which made our webmaster concerned about security. Since it was happening while he… Continue Reading →

Color of the Year

Pantone has selected “Greenery” as the Color of the Year for 2017. Their press release says, “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.” As I… Continue Reading →

Noro Crescent Shawl KAL: Finished

The Noro Crescent Shawl KAL concluded the week of August 29, when I happened to be on vacation. Oops! You can read Lisa’s blog post with suggestions for alternate top edges and tips for casting off here. For my top… Continue Reading →

Noro Crescent Shawl KAL: Yarn Amounts

I finished knitting the body of my Crescent Shawl last night.   Rather than binding off right away, I’m putting it aside for now. Lisa’s next blog post on Monday is going to offer suggestions for changing the size of… Continue Reading →

Noro Crescent Shawl KAL: Short Rows

Having finished the lace edging of the Crescent Shawl last week, we’re onto the main body now. This section is shaped with short rows. The change from the long rows of the edge to the, um, short rows at the… Continue Reading →

Noro Crescent Shawl KAL: Feeling Edgy

I finished the first 28 rows of my Crescent Shawl and I can’t wait for Lisa’s next blog post on Monday! Don’t let the lace edge intimidate you! It is very easy to memorize. I have knit my shawl while… Continue Reading →

Noro Crescent Shawl KAL: Cast On!

Wow! Lisa shared a lot of great tips in her first blog post for the KAL. I think it will really help people get off to a good start. She gave three tips for working the long-tail cast on, and… Continue Reading →

Noro Crescent Shawl KAL: Swatching

I knit my first swatch a few days ago. It was no where near the gauge listed in the pattern. Like five stitches no where near where it needed to be. While I’m accustomed to be a stitch or two… Continue Reading →

Noro Crescent Shawl KAL

Knitters! Start your needles! The Noro Crescent Shawl KAL starts on August 8. It is time to gather your supplies and work a gauge swatch so you are ready to cast on. We’re trying something different with this Knit Along…. Continue Reading →

Fall/Winter 2016 Preview Videos

This past weekend, June 11 to 13, was the bi-annual trade show for The National Needle Arts Association (TNNA). These industry-only events are an opportunity for yarn shop owners to take classes and meet with vendors. The LYSOs get to… Continue Reading →

Noro Magazine Issue 8: Crochet

People are understandably excited about the new issue of Noro Knitting Magazine. It is full of beautiful projects to make! Four of those beautiful projects are wonderful crocheted garments. Let’s take a closer look. The “Shell-and-Mesh Squares Cardigan” by Yoko… Continue Reading →

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