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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 $15.99 hank
  • 43 Greens, Lavender, Brown - New! In Stock 50+ hanks $15.99
  • 45 Browns, Orange, Grape - New! In Stock 50+ hanks $15.99
  • 48 Desert Neutrals, Mauve, Sage - New! In Stock 41 hanks $15.99
  • 50 Greys, Olive, Aqua - New! In Stock 4 hanks $15.99
  • 30 Periwinkle, Mint, Green, Blue In Stock 16 hanks $15.99
  • 34 Orange, Turquoise, Canteloupe, Yellow-green In Stock 33 hanks $15.99
  • 37 Brown, Blue, Green, Coral In Stock 50+ hanks $15.99
  • 38 Light Blue, Yellow, Emerald, Black In Stock 50+ hanks $15.99
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NoroShiraito
 
4.1

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (15)
  • Nice texture (13)
  • Good weight (8)
  • Knits quickly (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (11)
  • Hats (7)
  • Sweaters (6)
  • Gloves (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (10), Artist (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Luscious yarn !

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Luxury with Differences

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...Read complete review

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.

Reviewed by 16 customers

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4.0

SOFT

By knitting in Berkeley

from Berkeley, CA

About Me Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Pretty Color Combination
  • Soft

Cons

  • Delicate

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Scarves

Comments about Noro Shiraito:

While others have had problems with breaking, I haven't. I'm using it in a stripe pattern, so maybe that helps. The areas where the yarn gets loose and fuzzy, I spit-splice it. It is increadibly soft.

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  • No

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5.0

Simply Beautiful

By Green Hat Mom

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Artist

Pros

  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Noro Shiraito:

    I bought color # 43, and I am so in love with this yarn.
    Incredibly soft, beautiful colorways, it even smells great. Wish I could afford more of them, and do all my projects with only Noro Shiraito !

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    • No

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    5.0

    Beautiful

    By Amy

    from Novi, MI

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Noro Shiraito:

      This yarn is soft and lovely and makes beautiful projects. It;s a bit thick and thin so the only issue is it sometimes breaks. However, it "fixes" fairly easily. Great yarn. I highly recommend.

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      • No

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      5.0

      This yarn is yummy. Delicious colors and softness that calls

      By LadySparhawk

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Fanatical Knitter, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Glowing Colors
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Noro Shiraito:

        I made a Stephen West shawl with it, most recently, and as part of a sweater last year.mi adore this yarn. It glows.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Skein color dull, project lovely.

        By Olddancer

        from Decatur, GA.

        About Me Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Noro Shiraito:

            Used as suggested in Noro Lace Book, pattern by Lars Rains, Crescent Shawl.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Stunning colors and beautiful hand

            By Never not knitting

            from Medford, OR

            About Me Enthusiast, Never Not Knitting

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Fragile

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Summer Wrap

            Comments about Noro Shiraito:

            Using this yarn for 2 items, first one is a wrap for summer to fight the air conditioning blues. The second item is a sweater designed for Angora yarn, due to the warmth of fiber, with 3/4 sleeves to be handled and worn gently. If you understand this is not your typical wool yarn and knit and wear accordingly, the yarn is worth the price and effort.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            noro

            By nat

            from moncton new brunswick canada

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Noro Shiraito:

              that was a gift for myself

              Service and delivery comments:

              fast

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Luscious and beautiful!

                By Nonna Chavie

                from Paris, France

                About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                See all my reviews

                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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

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                  • No

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