Keeping it light and simple, that is the key to knitting in the sultry, sticky weather. Wherever you may be unwinding to enjoy the dog days of summer, this hot new release from Noro gets a thumbs up from us and should be high on your list of pack ‘n’ go essentials, with a mesmerizing line-up of thirty projects to knit in three skeins or under. Confirming the fact that a little Noro goes a long way, this collection of quick knits showcases the brilliance and unsurpassed artistry of one of the most cherished yarns in the world.
With an adventurous spirit and touch of whimsy, knitted accessories have never looked so tempting. In this fourth installment of the Knit Noro book series, creativity overflows as a team of talented designers pull out all the stops to include a project for every skill level and style preference. From rainbow-hued shawls, cowls, and capelets, to fanciful mitts, beanies, and much more, take a peek at what’s inside-
Shrugs are increasing in popularity this season, heading up the ‘must knit’ list as a cross between a shawl and a bolero, always ready to slip on to chase away the chill. Knit in Ayatori, a plush mix of wool and silk available in an understated colour palette, this Twig Lace Shrug in knit in one piece, with a pretty back panel edged in seed stitch. Requires three balls. Col. #15 (shown above).
A well-crafted topper for sleeveless shells and dresses, this Pleated Cowl combines short row shaping amidst vibrant shifting colour. Knit in Noro’s irresistible Shiraito, a splurge of cashmere, angora, and wool. Two skeins required. Col. #31 (shown above).
Capping it off in dramatic style, this Honeycomb Cable Hat forges a bond between homespun texture and spirited colour. Knit in Kirara, a dk weight spin in wool, cotton, silk and angora. Two skeins required. Col. #13 (shown above).
Short and sweet, this Head Kerchief keeps the look cool and refreshed, whether its a bad hair day, or a change it up sort of day. Knit with one ball of Silk Garden Lite, a high-end blend of silk, mohair and lambswool in rich jewel tones. Col. #2080 (shown above).