View Poll Results: Is Noro number 1?
I have so much Noro in my stash it doubles as a futon mattress for guests. 0 0%
I am very fond of the colors and quality of the fiber and use it frequently. 6 13.04%
I like the felted material it produces, but don't really use it in garments or other items. 13 28.26%
Some of the colors are great, but otherwise, not so much. 15 32.61%
Get that crusty, splitty, knotted up crap away from me. 4 8.70%
What is this Noro you speak of? 8 17.39%
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:48 AM   #1
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Noro is #1?

So, I got to meet the southeast yarn rep for Noro (and the rest of Euro Knitting Fever.) When discussing the Noro stuff, he tells us that Noro Kureyon is the #1 selling yarn in the world and that Silk Garden is sold in TONS every year, like 6 tons per year or some other such insanity... I've been a little disenchanted with Noro since my personal Silk Garden issues, but I had a ball of Kureyon thrown at me to knit a hat for the store and I'm not in love with it really. I think many of the colors are lovely, but... eh.

What is everyone's feeling on this? Just curious.
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:13 AM   #2
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I haven't actually used it for a project yet, but I have to admit I do love the colors. I first got the chance to fondle it at a LYS a few weeks ago and was amazed and how scratchy and icky feeling it was. It reminded me a lot of the recycled silk I have!

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Old 08-22-2006, 07:33 AM   #3
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I've used Noro a few times. I HATE the kureyon and the Silk Garden is just meh. the only good thing about those 2 yarns is the colors. However, I absolutely LOVE the Noro Transitions yarn. Too bad it's about $25/hank.
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:46 AM   #4
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I vote "Every time I see it in the store the colors hypnotize me and draw me in, but Ive cringed after touching it every time, so Ive never knit with it."

(See how Im a rebel and can't just pick one that you've listed?? I live life on the EDGE, I tell you! 8-) )
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Old 08-22-2006, 09:55 AM   #5
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Well, my only Noro experience is with the Kureyon I used for my Booga Bag. I thought it was pretty scratchy and splity, and the fibers tended to break.

The colors are pretty, but otherwise, it's not my fav.

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Old 08-22-2006, 09:58 AM   #6
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I do not like the Noro. In fact I won some at the LYS and gave to a friend. I didn't even want it in my stash.
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:02 AM   #7
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the kuyreon is the only stuff they have that is in my budget and it always sucks me in with it's pretty colors. i buy it and bring it home and wind it and remember why i hate it. someday i hope to be stronger than the kuyreon.

it felts into a very nice fabric though.
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:03 AM   #8
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I love the Kureyon colors, but am not a fan of the sticks and straw in it or the varying thickness of it.

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Old 08-22-2006, 10:32 AM   #9
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I'm using the Kureyon for the first time doing a Lucy bag. I don't really like the colorways all that much (but that is me). The yarn is itchy to knit with and I had mine break a few times. It is also very home spun in nature - it can be lace weight to bulky weight and I don't always like that. Since it will be felted it isn't that big of a deal but I don't think I'd use it if I wasn't going to felt with it.
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:46 AM   #10
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Maybe he meant Noro Kureyon is the #1 selling yarn among all other Noro yarns.
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