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 to peak your interest, flaunting the beauty and artistry that is twirled inside every skein of Noro yarn, along with the 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, and elevates 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, as well as an article exploring the phenomena that has become, The Cult Of Noro, and an in-depth interview with British designer, Jane Ellison, a firsthand account of her relationship with the yarn itself.
Arriving at your LYS in the first week of June, be sure to reserve a copy!
Heat up your weekend with a quick look at what’s inside-
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.