Wednesday, June 30, 2010
With the yoke finished and the stitches for the sleeves separated, this project is starting to take shape. So far, so good. I'm really happy with the way this Noro Shirakaba is working up.
It's a blend of silk and cotton with a bit of wool. Not the softest yarn to the touch, but knit up the fabric has an almost felted feel - reminds me a chalkboard eraser. Can't help but think it's going to make the perfect summer cardigan. The yarn does vary somewhat from thick to thin, but the variations are not nearly as extreme as I've seen in Noro Iro or Noro Kureyon, so the resulting fabric is more evenly textured.
The variegation is quite beautiful I think. This colourway moves from a light mint green to a dark olive green, but always consistently green - no yucky transitional colours and no jarring colour shifts. Think of it as Noro for the timid ... my favourite Noro so far.