Everything is coming up Noro lately! Eisaku Noro was featured on a TV show last week. The new Knit Noro 1-2-3 Skeins book is already a best seller. And the new issue of Noro Knitting Magazine is taking yarn stores by storm!
And can you blame them? It’s another stunning issue!
This issue has 32 patterns, four of which are crocheted.
I love the combination of the little flower motifs with the mesh blocks. It has interesting texture to go with the interesting Noro Taiyo Lace colors. All those factors combine for a fun project to crochet and wear.
Socks, and accessories in general, are great summer knitting projects since they are so small and portable. This pattern looks like it will be easy to memorize.
The Oak Leaf Lace Socks are knit using the ever-popular Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn.
I can understand why. Look at those wonderful waves of color undulating over the jacket.
This garment is marked Intermediate skill level and is sized for Small/Medium (Large/X-Large). It uses a combination of charcoal color Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran yarn and two shades of Noro Silk Garden.
Doesn’t it look cozy? It is knit using three hanks of Noro Shiraito yarn, a delicious cashmere, angora, wool blend. I love the interesting cables up the side.
As usual, I’ve only scratched the surface of the many beautiful patterns in this issue.
Find the issue on Ravelry to add patterns to your favorites and queue.
If you live in the USA or Canada, you’ll want to visit the Noro Knitting Magazine website before July 31, 2014 to enter the giveaway. There is a chance to win enough Taiyo yarn to make the cowl on the cover as well as a copy of the new Knit Noro 1-2-3 Skeins hardcover book!