Noro Silk Garden Solo is a luxury 45% silk, 45% kid mohair, 10% lambswool in Aran/10 ply weight yarn.
It is beautifully hued and a pleasure to knit or crochet. The silk content gives it wonderful sheen and drape. The ‘solid’ colours of Silk Garden Solo make a great foil for the wild colour variations in its counterpart Silk Garden.
Working with two different colourways in stripes gives great impact!
50 g/100 m per ball
4.5–5.0 mm needles
Knits as 8–10 ply.
We have photographed these in natural light to best represent the colours. These may appear slightly differently on your monitor.
I was born and grew up in a place where more great unspoiled nature is left than anywhere else in Japan, so the world of nature is always close. Whether I am aware of it or not, I am inspired by it in many ways
“Noro yarns are known for their vivid hues and unique combinations of colors found in the natural world (think of the red leaves of maples or the cerulean blue of the sky). These colors also tap into the multiplicity of shades found around us. Leaves may appear one shade of green from afar, says Mr. Noro,
but in reality they come in countless variations of green. By mixing colors, we can give a more natural feel reminiscent of oceans, mountains, flowers, trees and so on. Noro’s insistence on maintaining the integrity of the dyeing process—taking sufficient time to apply color is crucial—creates these rich, complex hues while reducing ecological impact. You can read more of the Noro story here.
More details of this yarn, patterns, and project ideas are available on Ravelry here.
Read our Notes on Noro Yarn here.