That is the question!
In my experience, Noro Yarns makes the answer easy.
Mr. Eisaku Noro is the artist and innovator behind the fabulous Noro Yarn line.
He was born near Yoshino-Kumano National Park and has applied his sensitivities of the natural world he enjoyed there to the selection of natural materials which make up the yarn as well as the spinning process itself, which honors the unique qualities of the wool.
The yarns are dyed using rich, vibrant colors with a depth that mirrors the natural world combined with the artistry of art, music and dance.
Noro is truly a world-class yarn as it comes from the finest natural materials in the world.
Standard wool from England
Falkland wool from the Falkland Islands
Polworth wool from Adelaide, Australia
Kid mohair from Camdeboo, South Africa
Patagonia wool from Patagonia, Argentina
Alpaca from Peru
Cotton from California, USA
Ganpi (plant fiber) from Japan
Silk from China, Brazil, Vietnam, Japan and Uzbek
Cashmere from China, Mongolia, Afghanistan and Kyrgyz
Camel from China
Angora goats from China
My favorite new yarn is Noro’s Silk Garden Solo. I was thrilled to find it at Black Sheep LYS in Encinitas, California
Do not be deceived! Solo is not a solid color. This chocolate colorway has the look of a color found only in nature, with subtle hues of rich brown and occasional flecks of dark blue. When I decided to write the pattern for my Ralph Lauren inspired Pierre’s Fringe Wrap, I knew this yarn would give the garment the drape and substance I was looking for.
It is a true pleasure to knit with these beautiful yarns that have traveled the globe before they reach my own wayfaring fingers.
Do you love to knit with Noro?