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4.5

Noro Silk Garden

The luscious texture of silk and mohair combine in Noro Silk Garden. This exquisite worsted weight yarn is hand dyed in Noro's signature glorious self striping color combinations, and knits up into a superbly draped fabric with warmth to spare. Luxurious and top quality, projects knit in Silk Garden are one of a kind. Made in Japan.

Content:
45% Silk/45% Kid Mohair/10% Lambs Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/108yd
Gauge:
4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 7-8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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NoroSilk Garden
 
4.5

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (64)
  • Nice texture (62)
  • Knits quickly (57)
  • Soft (39)
  • Dyed evenly (23)

Cons

  • Sheds (8)
  • Twists up (7)
  • Snags (6)
  • Coarse (5)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (65)
  • Sweaters (54)
  • Hats (48)
  • Gloves (16)
  • Felting (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (63), Artist (23), Parent (14), Collector (10), Novice (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (76), Yes (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Noro Silk Garden

Made a striped slouchy hat with 2 different skeins and it is very pretty when you do this. This is what they do in a lot of the sweater patterns from Noro too.

Made a striped slouchy hat with 2 different skeins and it is very pretty when you do this. This is what they do in a lot of the sweater patterns from Noro too.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's ok

The Upside: This yarn has some really beautiful colors and is super warm knitted up. The Noro Stripped Scarf I made (Raverly pattern) turned out lovely.

The Downside: Both...Read complete review

The Upside: This yarn has some really beautiful colors and is super warm knitted up. The Noro Stripped Scarf I made (Raverly pattern) turned out lovely.

The Downside: Both skeins I used were full of sharp small organic material that needed to be picked out every few yards (I'm not exaggerating). Plus it's very coarse. Most people would probably find it unpleasant against bare skin.

I decided I while I wouldn't recommend this yarn to a friend, I would use it again myself.

Reviewed by 90 customers

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4.0

Beautiful handling

By Yooper Girl

from U. P. of Michigan

About Me Enthusiast, Love To Knit Knit Knit

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Very easy to work with
  • Works Up Nicely

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Doing A Shawl
    • Hats
    • Love The Color Changes
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Noro Silk Garden:

    Impressed with the quick delivery. We live in an area where things take a little longer to arrive.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Yarn is good, but still awaiting BO hank

    By Jane

    from Saugerties, NY

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Love Noro Yarn
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Noro Silk Garden:

      I am still awaiting one hank of yarn which I need in order to complete a sweater.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Beautiful! But...

      By Hey you

      from Montclair, NJ

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Naturalist, Teacher

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gorgeous colorways
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

      • Sheds
      • Unravels

      Best Uses

      • Larger Projects
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Noro Silk Garden:

      The thick and thin character of this yarn is perfect for rustic items. The long color striping is perfect for larger projects where the colors will really be shown off. The color ways are just beautiful. The silk in the yarn causes threads and lumps and bumps, so this is not good if you desire a smooth " perfect" finish. It also sheds and fuzzes. I do like this yarn and will most likely purchase it again. What I do not like is that all of the eighteen skeins I purchased had at least one knot. Many had two. This is unacceptable for pricey, "designer" yarn.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Careysnana

      from Katy TX

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Sheds
      • Unravels

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Noro Silk Garden:

      The colors are fabulous!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      enjoy rustic nature of this yarn

      By mart the tart

      from eastern washington

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Webs Shipping Timely

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Noro Silk Garden:

        appreciate webs timely shipping.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        great yarn

        By Cam

        from Phila. pa

        About Me Enthusiast, Knitter, Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Noro Silk Garden:

          great yarn with great color

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Absolutely beautiful!

          By Nancy

          from West Brookfield, MA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Noro Silk Garden:

            Made a scarf

            Service and delivery comments:

            Prompt delivery, easy ordering.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            3.0

            Overhyped

            By Jenn

            from NC

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Pretty Colors

            Cons

            • Inconsistent Twist
            • Variable Yardage

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hat
            • Scarf

            Comments about Noro Silk Garden:

            This was my first Noro Silk Garden purchase and it will be my last. I bought four skeins to make the scarf Jared Flood made famous, two skeins of one color and one skein each of two other colors. One skien was only 38g! Another skein in a different color was close to 60g. I understand they technically even out, but when I'm making a project in different colors, it'd be nice if there wasn't a 22g difference between two of them.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Absolutely gorgeous yarn

            By MommaGoat

            from Outside Boston, MA

            About Me Enthusiast, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Noro Silk Garden:

              For once I knitted something for myself! I was given a gift card and decided to splurge - Enough Noro Silk to knit Lady Eleanor. And let me tell you, it was worth it.

              As far as wool goes, this is on the less scratchy end. Still, I would only use it for something not worn right up against skin, particularly if you have sensitive skin. Definitely not for baby things, even though my baby loves wrapping herself up in the shawl.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Over all good, but one skene below par

              By Metolius Woman

              from Camp Sherman, Oregon

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly

              Cons

              • Snags

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Noro Silk Garden:

              The product is beautiful to look at, interesting texture. BUT one skene had rough pokey trash spun in which really limited its value for a wearable item. Quality control between skenes was missing.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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