The Yarnologue

Weekend Round Up Nov 1

Knitting for healthOur Facebook fan Krista B made this for me. It was very popular. She should have signed it! Usually I say “yarn makes me happy” to be more inclusive of our crocheting friends. 😉

I suggest you print it and keep it handy to show to family members who question why you’re sitting and knitting again. heehee

Sometimes I’ll start noticing trends as I’m surfing around the internet looking for pretty pictures of projects using our yarns

This week was all about Queensland Collection Superstar and various Noro yarns.


Boucle superstar cowl

Photo by Paul Neary

This great cowl is a house pattern at Boucle Yarn Studio, a local yarn store in North Dakota. It takes five skeins of Superstar. In the version show it was 2 Silver, 2 Black, and 1 Purple. Superstar is available in 10 colors, so you can mix and match. The store has kits ready to mail out.

The Stitching Place (Facebook page), located in Wisconsin, has been on a Superstar kick!

Stitching Place superstar hat

Photo by The Stitching Place

They made this pretty version of the The Picholine Hat with two skeins.

Superstar hat noro cowl

Photo by The Stitching Place

Here’s another Superstar hat with a great flower accent on the side.

The cowl was knit using Noro Silk Garden.

Irene, the owner of The Stitching Place, shared the cowl pattern, too!

The cowl is really simple, cast on 208 st on #8 circular needles. Moss stitch around for 1 inch from beginning .
Next row, knit 2 tog, purl 2 tog (104 sts)
Knit st.around until piece measures 9 inches from beg row. Moss stitch for 1 inch, cast off. Voila !
Moss st is knit 1 purl 1 it’s row,
2 nd row purl 1 knit 1

Contact the store for color details.

Superstar wrapBefore we leave Superstar, let me point out we have a couple free patterns for this yarn.

This lace cape pattern is one of my favorites. It will work up quickly on US13 and US15 needles.

Noro love!

My radar is probably more tuned to Noro projects than normal this week as a result of the new issue of Noro Knitting Magazine arriving as well as my weaving adventures.


Photo by Cynthia Spencer

The Teaberry Ridge Shawl by Cynthia Spencer can be knit using either Kureyon or Silk Garden. Noro yarns look so good in structural patterns such as this.

Two Rivers Yarns scarf

Photo by Two Rivers Yarns

Two Rivers Yarns, in Maryland, sent us this picture of the Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf their customer Betsy K crocheted using Silk Garden Sock.

Turns out it’s a popular pattern for crocheting Noro lovers!

Yarn Charm scarfYarn Charm, a local yarn store in Nebraska, responded to the Two Rivers Yarns post with their version of the same scarf using Taiyo.

If I have enough Silk Garden Sock left over from my woven scarf I might have to make one of these.

Kim noro scarf

Photo by Kim Guzman

I’ll wrap up with this great drop stitch crochet scarf by designer Kim Guzman. She used her Waves pattern and Noro Takeuma. The scarf is just the right width to pull up the long color changes and form stripes!

What types of projects have been inspiring you this week?

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