Created due to the great popularity of the previous Mini Knits book 1 & 2, Noro designer Jenny Watson offers a collection of 30 new designs covering accessories, babies, and women’s garments in the new “Noro Mini Knits 3” book.
Recent studies have shown that the constant gentle pressure of a dog sweater has a pronounced calming effect on dogs that are fearful, anxious or over-excited. Prove this yourself by knitting this stylish dog sweater for your favorite four-legged friend using just two skeins Taiyo.
Taiyo is a 40% Cotton, 30% Silk, 15% Wool, 15% Nylon blend. There are eight new colors this season giving you lots of options for matching pup’s collar or eyes. (giggle)
Now that Spring has officially sprung, let’s not forget an inspiring home decorating project. This cushion uses Silk Garden Lite and has an optional sewn-on knitted lace edging.
Silk Garden Lite is a 45% Silk, 45% Mohair, 10% Lambswool blend with a suggest gauge of 5.5 stitches per inch. There are also eight new colors of this very popular yarn. Good luck choosing just one!
Dubbed “Polo Inset,” this versatile shoulder topper would look great both over or under a jacket or blazer. Uses only 2 skeins Noro Taiyo. Useful during cold weather because you don’t have to fuss with a scarf, this garment is also great as a transition piece as the weather warms up and you need “just a little something” but not a heavy coat.
Design 29 uses Silk Garden Sock to make these cheerful cabled socks complete with pom-pom adornment. This popular yarn is a 40% Wool, 25% Silk, 25% Nylon, 10% Mohair blend with approximately 328 yards.
All it takes is just one skein Silk Garden Sock to create this retro-looking crochet cap. (Very reminiscent of the swinging ’60s). Now’s the perfect time to brush up those crochet skills.
Fingerless gloves, always a fast and easy knit, also make great gifts. This pattern uses just one skein Taiyo. Mother’s Day is fast approaching, have you planned your project yet?
Noro’s self-patterning colors really pop in Shiraito, a luxurious new 45% cashmere/ 45% angora/ 10% wool blend. At a suggested gauge of 7 stitches per inch on size 4 (3.5mm) needles, you really must “fondle” this yarn to appreciate its beauty.
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