Shades pictured: 188 (mitts), 263 & 368 (hat)
Ball Weight/Yardage: 50 grams/100 metres
Needle Size Recommended : 4.5mm-5mm (I used 4.5mm/US 7 for my hat and 4mm/US 6 for my mittens)
Fibre Content: 100% wool
Care: Ball band suggests dry-cleaning but how realistic is that? I would suggest hand washing in cool water with a wool wash. It’s 100% wool
This yarn is like your favorite pair of old jeans – AWESOME! It’s not a perfect yarn. It’s a single – as in one ply. The singles I’ve worked with so far are very rarely perfect and evenly spun. That’s part of their charm though. When worked in a simple stitch like stockinette or garter stitch, the unevenness is lovely.
Now let’s talk about the colour! Noro is famous for their exotic and unusual colour combinations. When I think “NORO” I think bright, rich, intense colours that I would never think to put together on my own.
I love the 188 colorway. It’s really appealing to me. But when I started working with the 263 colorway, I was really iffy about it. I usually love earth tones but for some reason, I just wasn’t feeling it. The more the colours changed though, the more dazzled I became. In the end, the colours came together perfectly and made this beautiful hat – my new go-to. Trust in the people that design this yarn.
Where I got it: yarncanada.ca
On the Yarn Canada website, you can find 80 shades of Kureyon. Sheesh! So many options. How does one choose??