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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
  • 08 Sky Blue, Rose, Yellow, Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
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NoroKoromo
 
4.2

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          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (9)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        possibilities yet limitations

        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...Read complete review

        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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        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.

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        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

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              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.

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                • 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.

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                  • No

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                  (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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                    1.0

                    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 .

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Another Noro Hit

                        By Knit Purl Lady

                        from Hockessin, DE

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Loving the colors

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Noro Koromo:

                            I am knitting The Batwing Colorblock Topper from the Spring/Summer Noro Magazine. Having fun with the pattern and loving the way it is knitting and developing. I cannot wait to complete this beautiful project. Loving the Noro Koromo!

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Spring- or fall-weight in the South

                            By 50-Year Knitter

                            from San Antonio, TX

                            Pros

                            • Beautiful colors
                            • More Dk Than Worsted
                            • Soft

                            Cons

                            • Some Thread-thin Areas
                            • Stretches a bit

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Noro Koromo:

                              Knitted the cap short-sleeved sweater from the latest Noro magazine. Color I wanted was out of stock but WEBS got it to me in 3 weeks.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Koromo Color

                              By Ancient Lady

                              from Adelaide Australia

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Amazing Result
                              • Knit Color
                              • Original designs

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Koromo Colors
                                • My Designs

                                Comments about Noro Koromo:

                                I knitted a top that was worked sideways.
                                The result is a beautifully striped top which is completely individual.
                                Noro Koromo allows me to produce one-off garments just by knitting.

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