Posts Tagged ‘silk garden’

Noro Lace

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

It isn’t difficult to mention the word colour and not conjure up images of Noro yarns dancing in your head, these two just naturally go hand in hand in the knitting world.  Now when the word lace is thrown into the mix, well…….. things just got a whole lot more interesting.

NORO LACE

NORO LACE

This collection of designs is a sweeping mix of lightweight shawls, hats, cowls, scarves, wrist warmers, cardigans, capelets and mittens guaranteed to light a fire under your needles and get you on your way with a new spring project.  Be on the lookout for Noro Lace at your local yarn shop this month.

SILK GARDEN

SILK GARDEN

Anna Davis designed this Cropped Cardigan as a spring topper to pair nicely with a slim skirt or cotton capris.  Punctuated with horizontal bands of openwork and a scalloped border deliciously detailed with clusters of bobbles, this beauty is knit in classic Silk Garden.

SILK GARDEN SOCK

SILK GARDEN SOCK

Irina Poludenko is a designer who continues to think outside the box, challenging herself in new directions.  In her latest design, Mitered Top, two square medallions are constructed from the centre out, incorporating rivulets of openwork that playfully contrast with the changing spectrum.  Knit in Silk Garden Sock.

SHIRAITO

SHIRAITO

Lars Rains shakes the dust off traditional Shetland lace by injecting the vibrancy of Shiraito into this warm weather Crescent Shawl delicately balanced with just the right amount of stocking stitch.

TAIYO SOCK

TAIYO SOCK

Wei Wilkins creates geometric artistry with this stunning Square Shrug, worked in one piece from the center back.  Knit in lightweight Taiyo Sock, a comfortable cotton blend introducing six new colourways for spring.

MOCK NECK CAPELET

NORO SILK GARDEN SOCK

Sandi Prosser has a knack for elegant knitwear, and this Mock Neck Capelet is no exception.  A visually spectacular piece knit seamlessly from the bottom up integrating rows of eyelet lace that resemble tiny pearls bobbing along in the waves.  Knit this design in Silk Garden Sockcol #269 (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).

What Can I Knit Tonight?

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

This is a familiar question asked by knitters, “What Can I Knit Tonight?” and British designer, Jo Allport has provided the answers in her first book of designs, thirty fun projects featuring the rustic artistry that is the beauty of Noro yarns.  Motivated by her love of knitting, an interest in trying new stitches and most of all– instant results, Jo realized she was not alone.  After discussing the idea with fellow knitters, she came up with a range of projects to complete in a day, an evening or a weekend, all fully functional and fashionable as cold weather accessories, gift ideas, and home décor items.

 

by Jo Allport

by Jo Allport

Take a look inside the pages of the brand-new What Can I Knit Tonight? and see what catches your eye-

 

Olivia Handbag

Olivia Handbag

A bright splash of colour is bound to make people smile especially on a dreary day.  Olivia is a roomy well-constructed handbag with a side and bottom gusset plus a magnetic flap closure.  Knit in a fun bobble stitch with three balls of Kureyon.  Shade no. 319 (shown above).

 

Rosy Mug Cosy

Rosy Mug Cosy

Treat your favorite coffee mug, whether its short and stout or tall and lean to a warm embrace with a charming little Rosy Cosy, knit in Kirara, a blend of wool, cotton, silk and angora available this season in a dozen fabulous colourways.  Shade no. 15 (shown above).

 

Cira Boot Toppers

Cira Boot Toppers

Keep in step with fashion by sporting a pair of these trendy boot toppers knit in a pretty fan and feather pattern, requiring only one skein of Kirara.  Shade no. 15 (shown above).

 

Nina Headband

Nina Headband

Another huge trend this season is the knitted headband, not only is this design a super speedy project, it is appealing to first-time cablers.  Knit in Kureyon, a pure wool that has been Noro’s shining star for more than a decade.  Shade no. 308 (shown above).

 

Jewel Pompom Scarf

Jewel Pompom Scarf

Rows of garter and stocking stitch combined with ribbing create texture in an uncomplicated way on this Jewel Scarf, knit in Kama, a new chunky quality for fall and winter projects.  Finish off the scarf with pompoms for a whimsical look.  Shade no. 7 (shown above).

 

Bethany Long Cowl

Bethany Long Cowl

How many friends on your gift list might fancy this Bethany Cowl?  It is knit in the round with an attractive honeycomb pattern stitch to add to your skill range.   Check out eight more colourways recently added to Silk Garden.  Shade no. 362 (shown above).

 

Eve Tea Cosy

Eve Tea Cosy

Knit, sip and relax with this unconventional Tea Cosy, designed to keep the water warm and add a spark to the conversation.  Knit with two balls of Kureyon.  Shade no. 301 (shown above).