The new Noro yarn Kibou in the Top Five of Ravelry’s Popular New Yarns list!
Kibou has been holding steady at number five for a few days now. Please note that Juniper Moon Farm Zooey is still rocking the list at number six. There were a few days when they were jockeying for position, but have settled into these roles. (No, I don’t get out much. Why do you ask?)
Noro Kibou is a new Cotton/Wool/Silk blend that has 297 yards per 100 gram ball. The suggested gauge is 5 to 5.5 sts/inch on a a US5 needle.
This picture is from Chelsea Yarns, a local yarn store in NJ. Aren’t those colors fresh and spring-like?
What can you make with this delicious yarn? There are many wonderful patterns to inspire you. Allow me to highlight some favorites.
The Midori sweater from the Kibou book has been a favorite, which is no wonder considering it’s easy style and unique construction.
Tangle (Facebook page), a local yarn store in Colorado, is holding a knit along for the Midori sweater.
Feather and fan is always looks great, whether it’s a sweater or a scarf. If you love Noro yarns, but find the riot of colors intense sometimes, using a solid color to tone things down might be the way to go.
The Yoko Top, also from the Kibou book, is a fun mix of colors and textures. I like the eyelet rib pattern and the interesting construction on this top.
Another top with great texture is YS585 from the Hanami book. This raglan sweater has plenty of positive ease and a leaf motif.
If cardigans are more your style, check out YS587 also from the Hanami book. This jacket features unusual construction and a fern lace pattern to fabulous effect.
Noro patterns are as fun to knit as they are to wear!
The print version of the Hanami book, which has 13 patterns, is available at your local yarn store. Or you can buy the individual patterns on Patternfish.
These are just a few of the projects using Kibou that are available in new books. There are more sweaters, and some accessories, in the books, too.
Kibou is the Featured Yarn in the Halcyon Yarn newsletter this week. Go read their review.
All these pretty pictures should give you an idea of what the fuss is over Kibou.
Check out Kibou at your favorite local yarn store that stocks Noro, then let us know what you think!