Posts Tagged ‘obi’

The Softer Side of Spring

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

With neon brights and bold graphic tones currently monopolizing our fashion senses, its naturally a little more difficult to notice the subtler hues beckoning us from the sidelines like shy wallflowers.  If electric blue, psychedelic pink and atomic orange are not quite to your taste, this spring we are also seeing a gentler palette of opaque shades that may not turn up the volume as loudly but are equally irresistible.

Noro Boutique

Noro Boutique by Jenny Watson

Strawberry fields forever!  The familiar hues of summer’s cherished berries fuse together on this textured Cardigan which graces the cover of the latest Boutique Collection by British designer, Jenny Watson.  Knit in Noro’s  Shiro, a fanciful combination of wool, cashmere and silk in a dozen temptations.  Col. 8 (shown above).

Relaxed Sweater

Relaxed Sweater

Jenny designed this Relaxed Sweater, with colour as the gracious understudy, allowing the delicacy of the openwork and the sweep of the hemline to share the limelight.  Knit in Hanabatake, a luxurious blend of wool, silk and a swirly haze of mohair.  Col. 4 (shown above).

Tranquil Waistcoat

Tranquil Waistcoat

The beauty of this Tranquil Waistcoat is in its nuances, a simple style that is readily-adapted to casual weekend living or nine-to-five work wear.  Featuring knit-in pockets, a zip-front opening and the new cropped length for spring, this quick project is knit in Obi, a chunky mixture of silk, wool and mohair.  Col. 5 (shown above).

Boutique Cardigan

Boutique Cardigan

Calling all shrinking violets!  Jenny’s Boutique Cardigan mirrors the image of a garden’s first blooms.  Knit in Janome, a silk/wool blend in a dk weight.  Col. 10. (shown above).

Crystal Pullover

Crystal Pullover

The blush of an English rose couldn’t be any sweeter than Noro’s tranquil interplay of colours chosen for this Crystal Pullover.  Classic stocking stitch is offset by gridwork detail on the neckline and turnback cuffs.  Knit in Janome, a silky wool combo available this season in eight preferences.  Col. 1 (shown above).

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).