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NORO Magazine Issue 4

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Colour is the spice of life, and with a generous sprinkle here and there our whole world pulsates with vitality.  The same goes for knitting, we love, love, LOVE colour!!  Not only is it the eye candy that we crave after a winter far too long for our liking, it is at the heart and soul of every ball of Noro yarn, and just happens to be in full bloom on the pages of the latest issue of the Noro knitting magazine.  Take a peek inside this issue, filled with more than thirty stunning projects to knit and crochet by forward-thinking designers who challenge the rules and veer away from the mundane by manipulating colour into amazing new directions.  Contact your lys to reserve a copy, issue four is due out in the first week of June.

 

NORO Knitting Magazine Issue 4

NORO Knitting Magazine Issue 4

The only thing missing on this cover is a bright red warning label- May cause abnormal heart rate, proceed with CAUTION!  

 

Cold Shoulder Pullover

Cold Shoulder Pullover

It’s open season on lacy knitting, and this issue showcases a flurry of designs that will make your eyes marvel in delight, with vests, tunics and tees that utilize innovative techniques to create a little more breathing space.  Cold Shoulder Pullover designed by Deborah Newton in Taiyo Sock col. 17 (shown above). 

 

Waterfall Vest

Waterfall Vest

Elongated stitches and cables intersect with poetic ease on this one piece Waterfall Vest designed by Kim Haesemeyer in Taiyo Sport col. 10 (shown above).

 

Garter Stitch Jacket

Garter Stitch Jacket

Make a few waves this spring without getting your feet wet.  Pick a new project to knit from the latest Noro knitting magazine and get ready for the oohs and aahs that will follow.  Garter Stitch Jacket designed by Ann Klimpert in Silk Garden col. 357, 387 and Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran col. 26 (shown above).

 

Flower Lace Scarf

Flower Lace Scarf

Crochet hooks will be swinging in fine style as Noro showcases a profusion of blooms to rival the prettiest of gardens.  Flower Lace Scarf designed by Jacqueline Van Dillen in Taiyo Lace col. 28 (shown above).

 

Reversible Cowl

Reversible Cowl

It’s all about accessorizing the positive in unexpected ways this season, from dreamy cowls and wristlets, to fanciful hats and socks.  This time around Noro injects self-striping colour to intensify the dramatic fashion palette of animal prints, geometrics and floral patterns.  Reversible Cowl designed by Linda Medina in Obi col. 3 (shown above).

Some Like It Hot

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Colour is hot right now!  A sweltering swirl of sizzling hues, and it is all inside the pages of the latest Spring/Summer Noro Magazine.  A bevy of well-known international designers have worked their magic with needles and hooks, to create an enigmatic collection of thirty-four stunning styles guaranteed to peak your interest.  Flaunting the beauty and artistry that is twirled inside every skein of Noro yarn with visually beguiling photography, every page pops with an infusion of colour.  High on the trend list this year is multi-directional and short row knitting, a technique that stretches the possibilities, elevating Noro’s incredible spectrum of colour to a new level.  This issue also includes a section featuring newborn fashions, a little more crochet than usual with highly exotic styling, an article exploring the phenomena that has become, The Cult Of Noro, and an in-depth interview with British designer, Jane Ellison, giving a firsthand account of her relationship with the yarn itself.

Arriving at your LYS in the first week of June, Noro Knitting Magazine- Color Blooms, be sure to reserve a copy!

Heat up your weekend with a surprise look at what’s inside-

 

Lace Maxi Dress

Lace Maxi Dress

The wavy lines in Galina Caroll’s Lace Maxi Dress play up the artistry in Silk Garden Lite’s palette, an ideal weight for warm weather styles, in a blend of silk, kid mohair and lambswool.  Look for more than two dozen graduated colour options for this season.

 

Cap Sleeve Top

Cap Sleeve Top

If you are a first-timer at short row knitting, this sporty Cap Sleeve Top designed by Irina Poludnento offers just enough of a thrill with over the shoulder shaping.  The front and back panels are knit from the bottom to top, and the sides are picked up and knit outwards.  Knit in Koromo, a brand new quality from Noro consisting of cotton, wool and silk in a dk weight.

 

Short Row Colorback Top

Short Row Colorback Top

And now for something dramatically different, a design by Wilma Peers, giving the impression of drifting landscapes.  This Short Row Colorback Top features a fold-over collar and is sure to be a favorite as it can easily make the shift into Fall and Winter as a tunic to wear with leggings.  Knit in Silk Garden Lite.  Don’t rule this one out, as multi-directional knitting is much easier than it looks.

 

Hourglass Top

Hourglass Top

Aptly named by designer, Theresa Schabes, the Hourglass Top, for its very inventive seaming which draws the eye to follow the curves and puts the emphasize on a sleek silhouette.  Knit in Silk Garden Sock, a fingering weight yarn in fourteen richly dyed hues.

 

Crochet V Neck Top

Crochet V Neck Top

Single and double crochet have never looked so inviting, as in this V Neck Top by designer, Yoko Hatta.  A quick to make slipover style showcasing the versatility of Taiyo Sock, a fingering weight mix of cotton, wool, silk, and nylon.

 

Round Yoke Pullover

Round Yoke Pullover

Designer, Yoko Hatta offers two creative options in this magazine issue with her crocheted yoke design, featured first as a trendy cape to cover the shoulders and secondly, as a pullover (shown above).  Crocheted in Silk Garden Sock, a natural fibre yarn that is having its time in the sun, crossing over from foot warming fashion to stylish garments.

 

A Line Tank

A Line Tank

Graphically enticing panels of multi-directional knitting are bordered with vertical sides in this elegant A Line Tank Top by Mari Tobita, a pleasure to knit in Noro’s new starlet, Takeuma, a mélange of wool, silk and viscose in a dk weight yarn, offering three neutral shadings and three pops of more intense colouring including purple passion no. 7 (shown above).

 

Saddle Shoulder Colorblock Top

Saddle Shoulder Colorblock Top

Noro makes the task of choosing the right colour exceptionally easy, especially with this Saddle Shoulder Top by designer, Cheryl Murray that assimilates all the prettiest shades of summer into one yarn.  Knit in Taiyo, a soft cotton, spun with silk and wool in a cheery selection of not less than thirty self-striping picks.