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New Jenny King Designs

Accomplished crochet designer Jenny King has released a flurry of wonderful designs using Noro yarns.

Yoko in Noro kibou (6)The Yoko Shawl is crocheted using 6 balls of Kibou yarn, a yummy 54% Cotton, 34% Wool, 12% Silk, sample in color 8.

This oversized triangle shawl is done with just a single crochet and chain. It is glamorous and practical for when the weather takes a turn for the worst or if a little Boho Chic is required. And isn’t that always? A large hook ensures it is quick to make. Let the colors of Noro Kibou do all the work, with a little help from the trim tool for the fringing. It also looks great draped over the lounge chair.

Find the pattern on Ravelry.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Kelly wrap uses four balls of ever-popular yarn Silk Garden, the sample is shown in color 301.

This simple triangle wrap is done with just a double crochet and chain. It is glamorous and practical for when the weather takes a turn for the worst. It is the perfect travel companion and can be tucked into a hand bag. A large hook ensures it is quick to make.

Find the pattern on Ravelry.

mitchs beanie 021Mitchs beanie 1Mitch’s Beanie uses one ball of Noro Silk Garden and one ball of Lana Gatto SuperSoft.

Using just doubles, chains and single crochet this amazing 2 tone effect is achieved. Every 2nd row is worked with  Noro  so graduated striping  is already done for you. You will be popular with your teens and tweens if you make this design.

Find the pattern on Ravelry.

Naoko noro design in Kibou 020The stunning Naoko vest is crocheted using just three balls of Noro Kibou yarn. The sample was made using color 9.

This lovely vest has the beauty of crocheted lace in contemporary shaping. Made in square motifs it is a very versatile wardrobe piece. These squares are joined as you go and are simple to remember so once you have mastered one you are good to go.
Wear it open and loose flowing or cross over the fronts and secure with a brooch. It is a classic layering piece.

Find the pattern on Ravelry.

risa in noro 001The Risa wrap is one of my favorites from the new patterns.  It takes three balls of Noro Taiyo Sock, a 50% Cotton, 17% Wool, 17% Nylon, 16% Silk blend that is great for wearing in many seasons. The sample is shown in color S23.

This chevron wrap is asymmetrical and is worked using 3 balls of one color in Noro Taiyo Sock yarn. If you want something dramatic and a little off-beat then this wrap is it. You only need to count for the first couple of rows until you recognise the bumps in the rows.
It is a classic layering piece that can be as interesting or practical as you wish as you wrap it every which way.
It only uses double crochets.

Find the pattern on Ravelry.

hana in noro (2)Hana is an attractive top that is on trend for the renewed popularity of granny squares! It takes three balls of Taiyo Sock yarn.

The cotton ,wool and silk blend of the Taiyo sock means that this  is perfect layering piece over a summer tank top and jeans. It creates a lovely thinner profile as the flared skirt just skims the hips while keeping the focus on the long V at the front and back.
3 motifs are worked first and joined-as-you- go and the bottom half is no hassle easy crocheting and works up quickly.

Find the pattern on Ravelry.

Ingrid skirtLast, but not least, is the beautiful Ingrid Skirt. It takes from 1 to 4 balls of Silk Garden Sock yarn, depending on the size you make.

This pattern was originally a girls skirt about 10 years ago. So many requests came in for the grown up version that I have finally done this Mother and Daughter skirt. It is worked from the top down so that rounds may be added as your special girl gets taller or to be whatever length you need. Once the pattern is established just changing the hook sizes will allow for the flare of the skirt as has been done in patterns from the ‘70s.

Find the pattern on Ravelry.

In several cases Jenny has written the patterns using both US and British crochet terms. I tried to link to the one with US terms. Be sure to check the description in her Ravelry store so you know what to expect!

Which of these new designs is your favorite?


  1. looking for knitting pattern similar to Robyn’s Ring Scarf as I only knit

  2. Hi Pamela.
    I don’t think I’m familiar with that pattern. Can you provide more information? Who is the designer?

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