Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Noro Kureyon stripey scarf

Before Sharon went to Japan last year I had been admiring Noro items on Ravelry for a while, but also reading the love/hate posts about these yarns. Sharon kindly found me some Kureyon whilst she was in Japan, so I had some of my own to try out. I mixed it up with my using up remnant phase to make a scarf.
I love/hate Noro too.
noro scarf
I love the colours in this scarf. This is made from 2 balls of Kureyon, 48 stitches in double rib, alternating 2 rows with the left over Heirloom Heatherwood (green) and Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool(aubergine)from 2 sets of French Press Slippers.
Unfortunately I really dislike the texture of the Kureyon. It is very harsh. I think it would be unwearable with out the softening effect of the lovely soft Heatherwood and Jo Sharp DK. There were 2 knots in 2 x 50g balls of the Kureyon, and a lot of foreign matter - leafy bits, twiggy bits in the yarn.
However, I still really like the scarf. I am not sure whether or not I want to stock this yarn. I am putting the scarf on display in the shop, and will see what people have to say about it. I will block the end first to get rid of that casting off ripple.
I have 2 balls of Kureyon in a different colourway left. I think another scarf might be in the pipeline, but now I need some more remnants!


  1. I went to a craft expo today. Handled the Noro Kureyon like I always do when I'm in the shop of these particular stall holders - it was just as harsh to my touch as I remember it! And to think they make it in sock yarn too! Not for my feet thank you (although I have heard it softens on washing)! The Noro Silk Garden wasn't much softer!

  2. Thanks for your feedback Lynne, I hope the scarf will soften when it is washed, and I am now much less tempted by the pretty colours of the silk garden. That is the problem with lovely looking photographs on the internet - prettiness is only half of why I like a yarn, the texture is really important.