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New Noro Obi – silk and beauty

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This time of year gardens in the northeast are producing amazing things fast and furious… bush beans, carrots, basil, garlic, corn. But YARN? Perhaps only in my fantasies. Ahh, but wouldn’t it be fantastic to peel back the leaves of a big cabbage plant to reveal a lovely ball of yarn instead of a head of cabbage? I’m not sure where these thoughts come from, but I must admit my creative mind often wanders. So when the new big beautiful balls of color infused [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] arrived at the shop I couldn’t wait to grab a ball and head to the garden with my camera. Wouldn’t you love this in your garden?

 

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If you’re one of the many who lamented the departure of Noro Iro, you have reason to rejoice. Obi, a beautiful blend of 55% Wool, 35% Silk, 10% Mohair, is a new Noro yarn with a hand spun and carded look that is the perfect substitute for everything in which you would have used Iro. Noro’s signature color changes (so widely imitated now days) are more beautiful and colorful than ever in this classic Noro bulky yarn. The word obi, with its exotic Japanese roots (obi are the sashes that girdle a kimono and are often beautiful exotic fabrics) brings to mind silk and beauty in one word. How appropriate.

Can’t wait to start pairing Obi with [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] for a new season of Alpine Topper hat pattern. And if you’ve yet to knit one of the famously popular Einstein Coats from [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] , Obi is an exquisite yarn choice. Take a look at Gwynn in her version knit with discontinued Iro. Noro’s self striping yarns knit up so beautifully.

 

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What will you make with Obi?

 

 

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One thought on “New Noro Obi – silk and beauty”

  1. LYNDA SCHMIDT says:

    Will this yarn felt well?

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