View Full Version : noro kochoran help

01-12-2008, 11:41 PM
hi there!

I need help with this yarn, has anyone used it? I have 11 hanks on hold at a LYS going out of business and was planning on substituting it for a pattern that calls for a chunky yarn. The tag at the store says it recommends 5.5 to 6.6-mm needles, which would be like a 9, 10, 10-1/2 ish, but now that I'm looking online, everyone is calling it worsted or aran and saying a size 8.... i actually held the two yarns together at the store and really don't see much a difference between the weight... i think the real difference is one is mostly wool where the kochuran has angora and silk, which would make it less dense...


01-12-2008, 11:52 PM
I've used it and I would not consider it a chunky yarn. I think it is more a heavy worsted. I don't remember what my gauge was but I am pretty sure I used 8s .

01-13-2008, 11:34 AM
Fuzzy yarns actually take larger needles than it looks like they would because the fuzz fills in some of the space between stitches, so they're not as loose.

01-13-2008, 02:20 PM
I've used Kochoran, and loved it, except for the constant shedding. :) I dont' think I'd call it a chunky yarn, but like Suzee said, the fuzz can take up lots of space. I used 10's to make an entrelac scarf, and there were no visible holes in the fabric.