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Noro Shiro

Noro Shiro will delight you with its self-striping and subtle patterning in your finished items. A thick & thin yarn in a DK weight, Shiro is a blend of wool, luxurious cashmere and silk. Made in Japan

 

Content:
40% Wool/ 30% Cashmere/ 30% Silk
Care:
Dry Clean
Weight/Yardage:
50g/137yds
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
Knitting Weight:
DK
$24.95 ball $11.99 ball
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Shiro
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (15)
  • Good weight (14)
  • Nice texture (12)
  • Knits quickly (9)
  • Dyed evenly (7)

Cons

  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (11)
  • Sweaters (9)
  • Hats (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (15), Artist (3), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Rainbow softness

Used Shiro to make a boomerang style shawl to drape around my neck and shoulders. The simple stockinette with purl ridges in the pattern really brought out the rainbow of subtle coloring that Noro...Read complete review

Used Shiro to make a boomerang style shawl to drape around my neck and shoulders. The simple stockinette with purl ridges in the pattern really brought out the rainbow of subtle coloring that Noro is known for. Also made a shawl from Silk Garden, so am able to compare the two yarns. Shiro has more wool and less silk than Silk Garden so it's lighter and less drapey, but still beautiful! Silk Garden is wonderful if you want more fluid drapiness in your garment, due to 45% silk content. Shiro does have occasional spots of thicker yarn but only slightly noticeable in pattern I used, and those spots added interesting texture. The only con I must mention is one spot where yarn was three times thicker. I left that one stitch in the scarf, as there was enough color going on around it to distract from it. It's still a beautiful, soft yarn.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

difficult to deal with

While the long color changes are fun to knit, the twists in the balls are not. The yarn kinks and knots as you are knitting and nothing helps till you get to the end...Read complete review

While the long color changes are fun to knit, the twists in the balls are not. The yarn kinks and knots as you are knitting and nothing helps till you get to the end of a ball to unwind it. The material I received had trash (straw) in it, frequently as often as every 3-6 inches. Also lots of unspun or thick spots. I am considering it very rustic and treating it that way. Other than taking more time than usual to deal with the twisting and cleaning, it is knitting into a stable and unusual fabric.

Reviewed by 18 customers

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2.0

Not worth the price

By sheepy

from Argentina

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

  • Coarse
  • Sheds

Best Uses

    Comments about Shiro:

    I´m a little disappointed with this yarn. I was curious about the color and also about the content. The label says it has 40% wool, 30% cashmere and 30% silk. With such a composition anyone would expect a super soft yarn. Well, it is not. Actually it is very coarse and I bought a skein to knit a cowl! :( My neck is already suffering from the idea of being touched by it.

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    • No

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    4.0

    70s Charm

    By Lotti

    from Zurich, Switzerland

    About Me Collector, Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Shiro:

      To you like kniting while watching a movie, this yarn is perfect! It has interesting and not garish colors!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Beautiful color

      By Sexy one

      from Maryland

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Shiro:

        I mafpde a cardigan and a scarf. I love the color and soft texture.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Beautiful

        By Mboyd

        from Montana

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Twists Up

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Shiro:

        Nothing compares to Noro's ability to color shift so beautifully. It has great drape and extreme softness. This yarn takes longer to knit because it twists terribly. I untwist every 25 minutes or so. There is always a caveat with Noro, but it is without a doubt, always worth it!

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Cashmere Blend from Noro

        By Kathleen

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Shiro:

          Bought more to finish a scarf request, very pretty in a lace pattern.

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          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Yarn

          By Jan

          from australia

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Shiro:

            Beautiful yarn

            Service and delivery comments:

            Very fast delivery

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful Noro colors and cashmere

            By Kathleen

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Shiro:

              I am making a scarf with a lace pattern, it looks beautiful. It will be light weight as well as warm to wear.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Noro Shiro

              By Penny

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Twists Up

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Shiro:

              I am knitting a shawl. It is interesting to watch the different colors fall in place. It is soft and easy to knit.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Beautiful yarn

              By Jan

              from australia

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Shiro:

                Can't wait to get to the next color beautiful combination of colours

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                difficult to deal with

                By Yarn Lover

                from Carmel, Indiana

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Hides Mistakes

                Cons

                • Coarse
                • Twists Up

                Best Uses

                • Jackets
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Shiro:

                While the long color changes are fun to knit, the twists in the balls are not. The yarn kinks and knots as you are knitting and nothing helps till you get to the end of a ball to unwind it. The material I received had trash (straw) in it, frequently as often as every 3-6 inches. Also lots of unspun or thick spots. I am considering it very rustic and treating it that way. Other than taking more time than usual to deal with the twisting and cleaning, it is knitting into a stable and unusual fabric.

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