Meet the Man Behind the Legendary Yarn Knit 40 Fabulous Designs

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No one creates yarns like Eisaku Noro. Made from rich natural materials and employing innovative color-blending techniques with long-repeat variegation, they have been acclaimed worldwide. In 2008, Noro yarn expert Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton sat down with the artist in his native Japan to discuss his craft, his commitment to sustainability and his unwavering dedication to knitting as an art form. The result is this fully illustrated guide to using Noro yarns to best effect. Packed with color photographs and insights into the world of Noro, it features some 30 stunning projects, including hat-and-scarf sets, intricate pullovers, a richly textured shirt, and even a charming doggie vest!

Publisher: New York : Sixth & Spring Books, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781933027876
Branch Call Number: 746.432 Hamilton 10/2009
Characteristics: 148 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.


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Feb 15, 2013

Noro is like catnip for most knitters, but should be handled like plutonium. The silky, high colour contrast yarn is suitable only for the simplest (e.g. kimono-like) designs, and some accessories. Many of the patterns here, worked in Noro, look like icing on top of icing. Ironically, they would be much more attractive in other yarns; the author has included a fibre and weight guide, for easy yarn substitutions.

Jul 07, 2011

There are a few cute patterns that I might make, but most are funky. Noro yarn is so colorful that I think simple patterns show it off best. The book is still worth checking out because of the interview with Eisaku Noro and the behind-the-scenes tour of his yarn factory.

Jan 13, 2010

This book is a compilation of her most popular patterns, many unweareable by the average person, and aimed at the model thin body shape. Only for the hard-core Noro fan.


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