Noro ~ Mountain Mama

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Noro has been the talk of knitters for a while now--maybe 2 or three years. The first time I actually saw it in the wild I was surprised about the hype. The yarn quality seemed average to mediocre and I'm not huge on yarns with a lot of color variation. Call me humble, but I prefer to let my knitting do the talking--not the yarn.

To be fair, it's the color that draws in knitters (and weavers). The color combinations are incredible and give any project an artistic feel.

I can't deny that there is some lovely Noro knitting out there.

What I Made:

I noticed my LYS had a new shipment of the stuff and I had been eyeing the hat another knitter had made for her son. So I decided to get a skein and make it. Then I spied one of the LYS employees wearing a neck wrap. When she took it and pulled it around her head I was hooked. It also helped that they had a skein with the colors of my alma mater.

Cast on 46 stitches. Knit in stockinette until it fits around your noggin. Sew (or graft) the ends together.

It used less than one skein of Noro Taiyo. Even more amazing was that it took exactly one full color repeat (which means I could graft my ends and you have no way of knowing where I started. Knitting doesn't get much easier than this folks. I wish I had cascades of that beautiful curly hair that looks so great in headwraps like this. Give me a couple more years and maybe...

I even have enough left to make a little something for another giveaway.


  1. Just popped over to say hello and spent half hour reading your blog. Definitely have to go and knit something now! :)

  2. Yes Noro does grow on you.
    Love the hearscarf and you are right I have no idea whereyou started.
    Does John Denver have anything to do with your blog name?

  3. I've been thinking about writing a Q and A post starting with that question (John Denver).

  4. You need some dreads to go with that. =)


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