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Noro Koromo

Noro Koromo is a light, rustic cotton blend in a worsted weight. Self striping in bright color combinations, Koromo has the spring of wool and sheen of silk with the cool feel of cotton. You'll enjoy both working with Koromo, and the finished projects! Made in Japan.

Content:
39% Cotton/35% Wool/26% Silk
Care:
Dry Clean
Weight/Yardage:
50g/136yds
Gauge:
4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 6-7
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$11.95 skein $6.49 skein
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NoroKoromo
 
4.2

(based on 14 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarf (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Wish Noro wasn't discontinuing it

      I used Koromo to make a top designed by Irina Poulodnenko. Koromo is easy to work with, and worked well for this design. I just wish Noro wouldn't discontinue some of these yarns...Read complete review

      I used Koromo to make a top designed by Irina Poulodnenko. Koromo is easy to work with, and worked well for this design. I just wish Noro wouldn't discontinue some of these yarns that are so yummy. My only real complaint would be that I had to splice more frequently than I care to because of the knots in the middle of the skeins. Noro yarns can be "knotty" - but Koromo is so beautiful, I can overlook that. The sweater washes by hand extremely well, and is easy against the skin, because of the cotton content.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Yarn for scarf

      I will make a simple scarf or hat and give it away. Someone might like these colors.

      I will make a simple scarf or hat and give it away. Someone might like these colors.

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      4.0

      Koromo, Rustic Noro

      By Acornbud

      from Honolulu

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Interesting Color Combo
      • Light
      • Quick to Knit

      Cons

      • Very Rustic

      Best Uses

      • Hat
      • Scarf
      • Shawl
      • Top

      Comments about Noro Koromo:

      Noro is not for everyone. This batch had very few knots for which I'm grateful. I love the rustic feel of the yarn and the always interesting and surprising color changes.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Great service from webs, as always.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Wish Noro wasn't discontinuing it

      By BabsRags

      from Northern California

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Wear Easy To Kni

      Cons

      • A Tad Fragile

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters Tops Scarves

      Comments about Noro Koromo:

      I used Koromo to make a top designed by Irina Poulodnenko. Koromo is easy to work with, and worked well for this design. I just wish Noro wouldn't discontinue some of these yarns that are so yummy. My only real complaint would be that I had to splice more frequently than I care to because of the knots in the middle of the skeins. Noro yarns can be "knotty" - but Koromo is so beautiful, I can overlook that. The sweater washes by hand extremely well, and is easy against the skin, because of the cotton content.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great yarn

      By N/A

      from GA

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cowls

          Comments about Noro Koromo:

          I love Noro yarn. Never been disappointed

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          possibilities yet limitations

          By Whitecatstudio

          from Memphis, TN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Color changes
          • Cotton
          • Noro
          • Silk
          • Worsted Weight

          Cons

          • Loud
          • Unpredictable Colors

          Best Uses

          • Cool Weather
          • Smaller projects

          Comments about Noro Koromo:

          I bought this yarn to make a "summer sweater" featured in the Spring 2013 Noro Magazine. The yarn itself is beautiful and has great possibilities. It seems to have some of the best features of both Silk Garden and Taiyo--a bit of silky sheen plus cotton for softness. The colors are vibrant and clear but not as saturated as in Silk Garden. I enjoyed the experience of working with it.

          However, I was making the #15 Multidirectional Cap Sleeve Top by Irina Poludnenko, using the exact same yarn in the exact same colorway, and I didn't get what they got. First of all, if you look at patterns for Koromo, they usually require a 4mm needle, which would be a light worsted or DK yarn. I found it to be thicker than that; in my opinion it is a true worsted-weight wool yarn that knits at 4.5 sts/in. on a 5mm needle. So even though I altered the pattern for a different gauge, it is still as heavy as any cool-weather sweater.

          Second, using the same colorway (#1), I used about 7 skeins of the yarn, and I got way too much color, from bright orange to purple to cobalt blue to hot pink. While unpredictably bright multicolors might be great on a hat or scarf, they are too loud for a whole garment. I was not happy with the results.

          So what I made ended up being hot, heavy, loud, and not true to color; however, I think the yarn has possibilities. It is not a warm-weather silk/cotton DK yarn, but a cool-weather aran wool blend. It could be substituted for Silk Garden or Kureyon. If someone has the right project in mind, it could be very beautiful in this yarn. As long as Webs has it on sale, I recommend grabbing it while you can. Its true beauty has yet to be revealed.

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          • No

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          4.0

          This is great yarn!

          By Jess

          from Kennewick WA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Noro Koromo:

                My husband bought this yarn for me as a gift and I LOVE it! At first I was skeptical, but once I started my project I discovered how great it is. I would definitely buy more.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Love this yarn!

                By Library Lady 1947

                from Cunningham, TN

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • BEAUTIFUL
                • Easy to work with
                • Unusual color combination

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Knitted Top
                  • Scarf

                  Comments about Noro Koromo:

                  I am actually crocheting a shrug from it, and I LOVE the unusual color combination. It is extremely easy to work with - it doesn't split. It has a great feel to it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this yarn!

                  By Noba

                  from Australia

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Gorgeous colours
                  • Great drape
                  • Quick Knitting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Infinity Scarf
                    • Slouchies Beanie
                    • Tam

                    Comments about Noro Koromo:

                    Love this yarn. Gorgeous colours,doesn't split when knitting and very few joins in a ball of yarn make this wonderful to use for the varied style beanies I knit. It's also fabulous for infinity scarves done on a larger needle and drapes beautifully.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Interesting yarn

                    By Jessica

                    from Amherst, Massachusetts

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to work
                    • Pleasing colors

                    Cons

                    • A little rough

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Noro Koromo:

                      I am using this yarn to make a light-weight throw. The variegation works into patterns that look "planned" but are not. I especially like the way the variegation is incorporated both as a dyed main strand but also in flecks of yarn that are spun into the main strand.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Yarn for scarf

                      By The Gardener

                      from Denver, CO

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • It Has Wool For Warmth

                      Cons

                      • Colors Dark Muddy
                      • Colors Not As Stated

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Noro Koromo:

                        I will make a simple scarf or hat and give it away. Someone might like these colors.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great colors

                        By felting girl

                        from tucson az

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Bright colors

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Scarf

                          Comments about Noro Koromo:

                          I gave this to someone. She made a scarf with it which is in triangles. The yarn shows off the pattern beautifully .

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                          • Yes

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