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04-26-2007, 11:28 AM
Is this soft enough for a sweater? I bought some Kureyon for a Booga, and I'm thankful I didn't plan to wear it since it feels terribly rough. I know the Iro has some silk in it and it's so gorgeous, I'd love to use it for something!
04-26-2007, 02:42 PM
IMHO, I think it's a little rough for a sweater. I just made a purse out of it. I just asked my 16-year-old son to feel it, and he agreed it's kind of rough.
On the other hand, I don't wear a lot of sweaters (too hot for me), so I could be off.
04-26-2007, 02:43 PM
I've found that yarns that are too rough to wear on the skin are usually fine with a shirt underneath, if that's the style you like. Saves washing as often, too. :teehee:
04-26-2007, 03:13 PM
I don't know anything about Iro, but I'm currently doing a scarf with Kochoran, which is 50% wool, 30% silk and 20% angora (I think that's right) and it's nice a soft. I think it would make a lovely sweater. Just thought I'd mention it in case you were interested in looking at other noro yarns for your project.
04-26-2007, 08:39 PM
Just thought I'd mention it in case you were interested in looking at other noro yarns for your project.
Actually, I was looking for a project to fit the stunning Noro yarn! :oops:
04-26-2007, 09:20 PM
I'm going to enable. :twisted:
Judith Durant's "One Skein Wonders" (http://www.amazon.com/One-Skein-Wonders-Judith-Durant/dp/1580176453/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-0235452-5057729?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1177636648&sr=8-1) (ISBN 1580176453) has something called the "Short and Sassy Shawl" on page 35 of her book I believe that uses one skein of yummy Noro Iro yarn. The shawl is EASY, and seems quick to knit, and uses one skein of yarn. I have yet to find a LYS that carries Noro yarns, so I can't go in person to see them and "pet" them and see if they're too itchy for me (probably, unfortunately), but I was frothing at the mouth to try out this pattern.