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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 →

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 →

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: 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 →

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 →

More Rainbow Roll Inspiration

The Noro Rainbow Roll giveaway over on the Mason-Dixon blog is running through May 7 at 11 pm EST. If you haven’t entered yet, you should! They are selecting six winners who will each receive three wheels of one of… Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Noro Rainbow Roll

Have you seen the fascinating glory that is Noro Rainbow Roll? (Jump straight to Mason-Dixon Knitting for the giveaway.) Rainbow Roll was introduced in the fall and people are loving it! Instead of a traditional, spun yarn, Rainbow Roll is… Continue Reading →

Solid Noro?!

This season saw the introduction of five new Noro yarns, including A La Mode, a 65% Wool, 25% Mohair, 10% Polyamide blend that is available in 17 solid colors. You read that right, solid colors! This might be a bit surprising because Noro yarn is famous… Continue Reading →

Noro Magazine Issue 7

Noro Knitting Magazine issue 7 (Fall/Winter 2015) has arrived! The cover is, as always, beautiful. This issue features 31 projects to keep you stitching, and warm, through the winter. Every time an issue comes out, I have fun trying to… Continue Reading →

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