Friday, April 20, 2007

Fiber Friday - Noro Sakura

This was an impulse purchase because it was on sale and I just loved the colors and texture of the yarn. It is Noro Sakura. Each skein is 40 grams and approximately 133 meters. The yarn content is made up of 36% rayon, 28% polyester, 18% nylon, 11% silk, and 7% lambs wool.

It kind of sounds like a kitchen sink type thing - just throw a little of everything in and see what you get. The result is really colorful and it has an interesting texture and feel in the skein. I'm really interested in seeing how it feels to knit.

I only have one skein of this color. It is color #6 by the way. But I do have several skeins of a couple other colors set aside that I was thinking of using for a sweater and a shawl.

Monika over at Smoking Hot Needles has written a lovely shawl pattern for Sakura that she calls the Sakura Cherry Blossom Shawl. It is a lovely free pattern she has posted on her blog. Check it out; it is beautiful. She has come up with some great sock patterns too!

I think I'll use this skein to swatch up and get a feeling for it. It does have some thick sections that Monika refers to as "pool noodles" and she's right. It kind of feels thick and spongy like that.So I think playing around with this first skein will help me decide what to do with the rest of the Sakura I have stashed away.

13 comments:

Sue J. said...

Another lovely post. I have downloaded the shawl pattern, so I will be interested to know how you like knitting with this yarn. Monika does come up with some amazing patterns. And you are a gifted photographer.

cpurl17 said...

I love those colors. I can't wait to see what you end up doing with it.

Jessica said...

So "carnivale"! Can't wait to see what you knit it into.

gilraen said...

What beautiful colourful yarn. :)

Waiting for Walk on the wild Tide is so hard............. :D

Bezzie said...

Beautiful! I'll bet that's going to have some killer drape to it!

Monika said...

The yarn I was using was color # 4. Yours is just beautiful! I have 3 skeins left and no idea what to do with it. I would love to see something else knit with this yarn, besides a shawl. If it weren't so rough, I would have made a scarf as well, but I don't like it directly next to my skin.

Zonda said...

That is gorgeous! So many colors! Will be looking forward to what you knit with it!

Hope you are having a good trip!

angelarae said...

Ha! I just saw some of this yesterday and S,N,&H. I'll bet that Argosy Scarf would look really nice done in this. I hear you can do it as a wrap or shawl, too!

Ang

Cheryl in Indy said...

While having lunch with your Grandfather, my uncle on 4/20 (we share the same birthday!) we talked about your blog - Jr. told your great Aunt Lois and me about it quite awhile ago. I let them know that I would be the one to tell you that we think you should definately make a pair of socks for your Grandpa! :) Sometime before the cold winter hits again. Hope you enjoyed your visit home.

Jess said...

That would make a nice chevron scarf too! :)

jackie said...

this stuff makes an EXCELLENT dream swatch, too. (also a free pattern over at the garter belt.) i love mine!

Dipsy said...

Awwww!!! This is the most beautiful colorway I've seen for long! I *adore* it!!!

pdm said...

pls email me the sakura shawl pattern- thanks!