View Full Version : Noro vs Boku
03-19-2007, 04:32 PM
Can anyone tell me if they have used these yarns. Are they the same or is one better.
What kind of patterns work with this yarn.
nadja la claire
03-19-2007, 05:50 PM
I've never used Boku so I have no idea what it's like. As far as the Noro is concerned, I've only had contact with Kuryon and although the colors are beautiful it's very rough. A friend of mine compared it to knitting with really pretty sandpaper. I won't go that far but I won't wear it next to my skin either.
I'd use the Noro for felted stuff.
Noro softened up a LOT when it was Blocked
washed and rinsed very well
not to the buttery consistancey that I have come to expect (I M a MMMMMM brat now) but its very soft
03-20-2007, 10:56 PM
I used both for different Booga Bags, and I preferred the Boku, both for striping and for the way it felt to work with. Noro is super-scratchy! And the Boku's cheaper. For a visual, see here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27865&highlight=). The brownish one is Boku.
03-22-2007, 02:18 AM
NORO makes yummy yarns, too...not just Kureyon. I have knit mostly with Silk Garden, Transitions, and IRO. Ebay yarn shops offer the best prices I have seen!
Yarnbow (http://stores.ebay.com/Yarnbow_W0QQssPageNameZstrkQ3amefsQ3amesstQQtZkm) has 20 different types of NORO today.
Yarnela (http://stores.ebay.com/Yarnela-Yarns-Patterns_W0QQssPageNameZstrkQ3amefsQ3amesstQQtZkm) has 7 NORO types today.
Emtnestr (http://stores.ebay.com/emtnestr_W0QQssPageNameZstrkQ3amefsQ3amesstQQtZkm) has several listings for NORO Silk Garden.
I have purchased A LOT OF NORO from these ladies. Have been very happy with all.