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3.7

Noro Shiraito

Enjoy knitting and crocheting with the incredibly soft Noro Shiraito. This cashmere, angora and wool blend will work up into beautiful projects displaying Noro's signature color striping. Made in Japan.

Content:
45% Cashmere/45% Angora/10% Wool
Care:
Dry Clean
Weight/Yardage:
50g/196yds
Gauge:
7 sts = 1" on US 3-4
Knitting Weight:
Fingering
$29.95 hank Discountable
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NoroShiraito
 
3.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (8)
  • Nice texture (6)
  • Good weight (3)
  • Knits quickly (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (5)
    • Gloves (4)
    • Sweaters (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    3.0

    shiraito yarn by noro

    By Bobbie

    from Wisconsin

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Too Many Noro Knots

    Best Uses

      Comments about Noro Shiraito:

      I loved the feel of this yarn but was thoroughly disappointed by all of the manufacturer's knots (5 in one skein!!!)

      It is exceptionally soft and snuggly feeling.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Luscious and beautiful!

      By Nonna Chavie

      from Paris, France

      About Me Enthusiast, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Somewhat Breakable

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Noro Shiraito:

      A joy to knit with!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      My Go To Yarn

      By Freshie

      from La Jolla CA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Scarves
        • Socks

        Comments about Noro Shiraito:

        This is a great product for scarves. Easily portable and easy to pick up while traveling.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Stressed? Knit it out with Shiraito

        By Linda Knitty Witty

        from Concord, MA

        About Me Avid knitter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Baby Cardi And Hat
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Noro Shiraito:

        I have used Noro products over the years, but shiraito is my tactile favorite. I want to touch it everyday. It is soothing. It works up quickly and it does the work for you.
        The only part you have to think about is balancing the color by using the outer string or or inner string when balancing the color on the sleeves to the body.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Service was the fastest I ever received. One of the yarns was backordered. I got it in less than a week. That doesn't always happen but I was pleasantly surprised when it did happen this time.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        1.0

        2 skeins of Noro Shiraito

        By Knitter and Weaver

        from Kitsap County, WA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Abrupt Color Chg At Knots
        • Knotted Joins
        • Very fragile

        Best Uses

          Comments about Noro Shiraito:

          Used for a scarf. It's very light, soft and squishy BUT both skeins came with multiple knots, one skein came with a very lightly twisted join which promptly came apart and, where there were joins there was NO attempt to match colors. I doubt this yarn would stand up to even the gentlest hand washing and would not stand up to being used in any kind of garment. My scarf will need to be stored in a bag so that it doesn't snag or rub against anything that would pull it apart.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Shiraito by Noro

          By The Scarf Connection

          from Lake Geneva, WI

          About Me Artist, Life-long Crocheter

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful colorways
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft
          • Unique And Eye-catching

          Cons

          • Breaks easily
          • Can't Take Much Tension
          • Weak

          Best Uses

          • Crocheted Glove-lets

          Comments about Noro Shiraito:

          Super soft yarn with stunning colorways. Looks GREAT in a crocheted garment (glove-lets) but is very fragile, especially when tying off - breaks easily!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          incredible

          By jt

          from fincastle, v

          About Me Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Heavenly Touchcolors

          Cons

          • Breaks A Bit

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Noro Shiraito:

          I love the way the colors blend and work together. I would like to knit two strands alternating and make a "painting" out of this yarn. The feel of the yarn was so soothing. I had my knitting bag next to me in a difficult meeting and found that just touching it settled my upset.

          Service and delivery comments:

          prompt and in good condition

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Luxury with Differences

          By 50-Year Knitter

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Hides Mistakes
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Limited Uses
          • Very Uneven Thickness

          Best Uses

          • Collar
          • Scarves

          Comments about Noro Shiraito:

          I purchased 3 hanks to knit Noro's mobius cowl, making it narrower than the pattern called for. Could never knit to gauge, but that did not matter with this pattern. Had enough left over to make a collar from Vogue Knitting's Sping/Summer 2013 issue. Although this yarn is hand dyed, I did not expect such major color differences (in quantity) among the 3 hanks. E.g., there was lots of green, tan, aqua, and rust but hardly any blue in one hank; the other hanks had lots of all the colors.

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          • No

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Luscious yarn !

          By Lizablue

          from Springfield, VA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gorgeous colors
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Almost too delicate

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Noro Shiraito:

          Had several false starts as it was difficult to choose between creating a fabric with crochet or knitting, then stockinette or garter stitch. Settled on a garter stitch for the shrug as it gave strength to this somewhat delicate, easily broken yarn. The fingerless gloves worked up well in crochet. Either way the colors glow!

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          • No

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