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Noro & PLY magazines: Color and texture inspirations!


Every issue of PLY is a new treasure trove of amazing fiber delights. Each edition focuses on a single fiber or technique, and then digs deep with instructions, history, and gorgeous photography. There’s something for every level of experience too!

[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] is all about boucle. This lumpy, bumpy, and fun technique delivers spinners the thickest, wildest art yarns as well as delightfully delicate loops. You’ll find excellent step-by-step instructions for getting started. Topics include choosing the right binder and core, how to select fibers, and how different breeds compare, a differential shrinkage boucle, plus making boucle from silk, hemp, horsehair and more! There’s a great article on the convoluted history of this technique, as well as patterns for beautiful woven and knitted projects to show off your newly spun creations!


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For the spinner in search of a new challenge, or any fan of the most fantastical looking fibers, don’t miss the¬†boucle issue of PLY!


[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] brings you “34 Bright and Beautiful” knits that offer a splash of Noro color as bright as the fall foliage. Check out all the other colorful treats, and access this issue’s free pattern link on page 2.


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One of our favorite pieces in this issue is the chevron scarf on page 28, by Sandi Prosser, which features one solid color contrasted with a variegated to really frame the colors as they change. It’s knit on size 9 needles and nearly any multi-colored, worsted weight yarn will look great paired with a solid in a similar weight. Try it in Noro Silk Garden Yarn, Noro Silk Garden Yarn, or Plymouth Gina Yarn. For a perfectly paired solid, single ply, try Lamb's Pride Worsted Yarn.


Noro Silk Garden Yarn Noro Silk Garden Yarn
Noro Silk Garden Yarn Noro Silk Garden Yarn
Plymouth Gina Yarn Plymouth Gina Yarn
Lamb's Pride Worsted Yarn Lamb's Pride Worsted Yarn

It’s an easy to memorize, repeating pattern, and a great way to show off your favorite variegated yarns. The whole issue is packed with cozy and bold colors to keep every winter day bright – enjoy!


Related items of interest: • Our yarnsMedium weight yarnsSilk yarnsWool yarns

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