What does a Knit Wit always need more of? Yarn. Always more yarn. Want to make us happy? Get yarn. I love yarn, and I love trying new ones. People tend to ask me about my favourite yarns anyway, so I love when I get to check out different ones.
This means that when someone asks me if I would like to try their yarn, the answer is always going to be yes!
When YarnCanada.ca asked me which colours of their Noro Kureyon yarn would I like, that was the tough part! It’s all so pretty! The colours are really pretty, and I think self striping yarn is really awesome! I mean people think I worked really hard to get that cool pattern, and the yarn did all the work.
Yarn Canada has a wide variety of yarn and and free shipping over $35. Not getting that much it’s still a flat rate of $5 shipping, and my yarn came really fast, and because it was in Canada no duty or long border crossing waits for me!
I have eyed the Noro Kureyon yarn before, but never picked it up. I am allergic to wool for wearing it, but can knit with it just fine. I tend to pick up yarns that I can wear just in case, but really I don’t need that many hats or scarfs or whatever else anyway. It’s time to pass on the pretty things to others! Since the Noro Kureyon yarn is 100% wool it wouldn’t have been my first choice in the past. Although after using it I would pick it up again.
It is hand-dyed and is a variegated colour yarn. It self-stripes as you knit! It is $9.95 a ball on Yarn Canada, and I feel worth the money. It is 100% wool, and hand dyed. You can feel the quality of the yarn when you touch it.
It is not a soft feeling yarn, but that’s because it is wool, and it is a worsted weight yarn, which means it is great for a wide variety of projects. If you are looking for an even thickness throughout you would want to skip this yarn for that project, but that is part of the charm of the handmade process of yarns. They aren’t going to be completely even like the mass produced ones and that’s what I love about them.
I was sent 3 different colour options:
But you can check out them all the Noro Kureyon Yarn.
I used this yarn to make the following headband, although since I double stranded it, you can’t see the colours as defined as above. I like that it’s a subtle change and gives you an idea of something different to do with this yarn.
Yarn: 1 ball #188 Green, Purple, Pink – Noro Kureyon Yarn (4 – Medium)
Needle Size: 10mm, US 15
Using double strands of the yarn, cast on 9 stitches.
K1, P1 across
Repeat this pattern row until headband reaches 21 inches long (or desired length)