If any yarn were to inspire a love letter it would have to be the one and only, wildly alluring, fanciful Noro, with its gregarious stand-out-in-a-crowd personality, the kind that simply takes your breath away at first glance and causes even the most stoic of hearts to flutter. For almost forty years knitters have remained truly devoted to the creative possibilities and unique artistry waiting to be discovered inside each ball of Noro yarn.
Claudia Wersing is the innovative designer behind this impressive new collection from Noro which fully integrates the facets of ‘Euro Chic’ style- keeping it casual, yet fashionable and practical in a dressy sort of way with a wee bit of drama thrown in for good measure. Love Letter shines the spotlight on two new qualities, Janome, a silk and wool combo in a double knitting weight and Hanabatake, a medley of wool, silk and mohair in an aran weight spin. Look for both yarns to catch your eye this season in eight colourways.
Make a lasting impression with this splashy cardigan highlighted by a cinched waistline, seed stitch edgings and a peplum border. Project requires 9-11 balls of Hanabatake in shade no. 09 (shown above).
Ladders and cables cheerfully intertwine on this stunning boat neck pullover which features one-piece sleeve and yoke construction and no shaping whatsoever. The focus is first and foremost on the striking colourplay. Project requires 9-11 balls of Hanabatake in shade no. 07 (shown above).
Knit away to your heart’s content on this longer-length pullover cleverly-constructed from the top down to eliminate the need for raglan seams. Trying intarsia knitting for the first-time? This motif offers a simple place to start. Project requires 7-9 balls of Hanabatake in shade no. 05 and 1 ball of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in shade no. 06 (shown above).
High voltage striping creates magic on this chevron-inspired skirt. Knit in two pieces with side seams, Claudia’s design features an elastic waistband and seven inch fringes. Project requires 7-9 balls of Hanabatake in shade no. 01 (shown above).