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Noro Taiyo Sock

With Taiyo Sock, Noro has brought the gauge of cotton-blended Taiyo to a great weight for socks, light garments, and accessories. Try crocheting with it too. Made in Japan.

Content:
50% Cotton/17% Wool/17% Nylon/16% Silk
Care:
Dry Clean
Weight/Yardage:
100g/462yds
Gauge:
7.5 sts = 1" on US 2-3
Knitting Weight:
Fingering
$19.95 skein Discountable
  • 03 Purples, Blues In Stock 5 skeins $19.95
  • 08 Teals, Grey, Khaki In Stock 17 skeins $19.95
  • 17 Turquoise, Olive, Pink, Royal Blue In Stock 1 skein $19.95
  • 22 Black, Purple, Olive, Clay In Stock 10 skeins $19.95
  • 25 Forest, Dark Teal, Mauve, Brown In Stock 16 skeins $19.95
  • 30 Purple, Sage, Yellow, Black In Stock 23 skeins $19.95
  • 40 Green, Sand, Brown, Natural In Stock 17 skeins $19.95
  • 47 Brown, Magenta, Lime In Stock 15 skeins $19.95
  • 36 Purple, Blue, Brown In Stock 14 skeins $19.95
  • 41 Neutrals, Red In Stock 23 skeins $19.95
  • 48 Blue, Lavender, Sand, Turquoise In Stock 10 skeins $19.95
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NoroTaiyo Sock
 
4.3

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (13)
  • Good weight (11)
  • Knits quickly (8)
  • Hides mistakes (7)
  • Soft (7)

Cons

  • Twists up (13)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (12)
  • Socks (11)
  • Gloves (4)
  • Sweaters (4)
  • Hats (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (15), Artist (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I wouldn't call this a sock yarn

I would not recommend this for socks as the thickness of the yarn varies, but I would recommend it for garments. I am using this for a summer top that a pattern in a...Read complete review

I would not recommend this for socks as the thickness of the yarn varies, but I would recommend it for garments. I am using this for a summer top that a pattern in a recent crochet magazine used it for and it is working up beautiful.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quality is horrible; color is fantastic

This was the most difficult yarn to crochet I have ever used. It kinked up immediately and constantly. I tried (1) working directly from the ball and (2) winding it into a...Read complete review

This was the most difficult yarn to crochet I have ever used. It kinked up immediately and constantly. I tried (1) working directly from the ball and (2) winding it into a cake using a yarn winder, but neither was even remotely satisfactory. Quality control is very suspect. The yarn goes from thread thin to bulky, undyed roving in a matter of yards. Even though I love the colors, I won't buy this again.

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5.0

Exceeded my expectations

By Ms Yarn Uniques

from Gaithersburg MD

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Noro Taiyo Sock:

    I crocheted a summer sleeveless tunic with this beautiful yarn.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    interesting colors, "rustic" texture

    By Juno

    from New York state

    About Me Designer, Knitter

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Striking Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accent Accessories
      • Summer top

      Comments about Noro Taiyo Sock:

      An interesting sock/fingering weight summer (cotton blend) yarn that works up into a "texture-y" fabric - not sure I'd actually use it for socks, but effective for a light wrap, swimsuit topper etc.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Don't judge colors by the outside

      By mom

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly

      Cons

      • Twists Up

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Noro Taiyo Sock:

      Not so easy to knit with as skeins are sticky. It is easier to knit if you rewind them before starting a project. However, the colors make it worth it. I have taken several color theory colors in my life. Noro's approach is unique. I use his yarn not only for the pleasure I get while knitting but if you really study the colors there is much to learn and translate into quilting and other creative projects.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great Sock yarn...

      By Ce

      from Folsom, CA

      About Me Enthusiast, Knitting For 50 Years, Retired Sales Rep, Retired Shop Owner

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • It's From Noro
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

      • Does Break In This Weight

      Best Uses

      • Socks

      Comments about Noro Taiyo Sock:

      I have mostly use this yarn for socks. I want to do some scarfs with it too!!! I make almost anything but socks are portable and I get to wear them sooner!!

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sock it to me!

      By The Coffee Queen

      from So Cal

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

      • Twists Up

      Best Uses

        Comments about Noro Taiyo Sock:

        First of all, the volume of yarn on this ball is HUGE. One ball will make a pair of socks or more! I used it to make a tunic and loved working with it. It's art yarn so it has lots of irregularities and character which make the finished garment look very creative and beautiful. The colors are gorgeous. The yarn is easy to work with. I found it helpful to rewind it to get the inner knots out of it (the texture of the yarn tends to twist) and then to use it in a yarn bowl to promote smooth unwinding. I love this yarn!

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        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Interesting and complex

        By kate

        from Dammam, Saudi Arabia

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Amazing color
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

        • Thins To Single Thread
        • Twists Up
        • Zero Stretch

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Noro Taiyo Sock:

        I love this yarn but it's thick and thin nature can be exaggerated for a lace weight, there are parts where you are knitting with a scant hair and have to make the decision to knit through or cut the segment out. The final effect is amazing but I would not recommend it for a garment that took any stress or needed to be washed frequently.

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        • No

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I wouldn't call this a sock yarn

        By Bustybrown

        from IN

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Makes A Beautiful Top

        Cons

        • Hard To Frog
        • Twists Up

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters
        • Tops

        Comments about Noro Taiyo Sock:

        I would not recommend this for socks as the thickness of the yarn varies, but I would recommend it for garments. I am using this for a summer top that a pattern in a recent crochet magazine used it for and it is working up beautiful.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Love it or hate it!

        By marym

        from Grove City, Ohio

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

        • Twists Up

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Socks

        Comments about Noro Taiyo Sock:

        The yarn is thick and thin, and very twisty, but it has a really interesting texture. The striping is gradual and really pretty, and each skein is really unique. You have to knit a bit gently to keep from breaking the yarn, but I really like it for socks. Some people hate the texture, but I love it.

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        • No

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fun twists in color and texture

        By Virg-nd

        from North dakota

        About Me Always Got A Project Goin, Color Junky

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Worked Well To Gauge

        Cons

        • Little Twisty But Managab

        Best Uses

        • Socks
        • Tops

        Comments about Noro Taiyo Sock:

        Fits like a dream. Cant wait for warm weather to wear it!

        Service and delivery comments:

        Quick delivery.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Noro Taiyo Sock - Love it

        By Pine Fiber Arts

        from Littleton, CO

        About Me Knitting instructor

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Long Color Run
        • Nice Texture
        • Rustic
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Noro Taiyo Sock:

          I made the Dropped Stitch/Fringed Shawl. This yarn worked perfectly with that pattern. Love it!

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          • No

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