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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 $12.99 ball
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Shiro
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (8)
  • Good weight (7)
  • Nice texture (7)
  • Dyed evenly (4)
  • Knits quickly (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hats (6)
  • Scarves (6)
  • Sweaters (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9), Artist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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 10 customers

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5.0

Beautiful yarn

By Jan

from australia

About Me Enthusiast

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

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    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.

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Lovely

    By RitaLou

    from Texas

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful hand
    • Great Noro Colors

    Cons

    • Needs To Be Drycleaned

    Best Uses

      Comments about Shiro:

      I made a shawl/scarf. Love the feel. Don't like the dry cleaning required.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Wonderful yarn

      By Gsp

      from CT

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks

        Comments about Shiro:

        You can bet I bought more of this Noro yarn. It is such a pleasure to knit and I love the texture and self striping. Highlyy recommended!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        lovely colorways, texture

        By Carolyn

        from Mukilteo, WA

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Shiro:

          This yarn has some cashmere in it and I plan to knit beautiful scarves that feel great against one's skin.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          I would buy this again and again

          By Ann the avid knitter

          from Phila, Pa

          About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Soft

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Hats
          • Hats Scarves Backwatersseat
          • Sweaters Shawls Neck Wa

          Comments about Shiro:

          TErrific service.Wonderful yarn. Great hand and so soft. Beautiful colorways

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Rainbow softness

          By Crazyknitter

          from Port Orchard, WA

          About Me Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Shiro:

            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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Love this yarn!

            By Gsp

            from Connecticut

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Shiro:

              I got this at the tent sale a few weeks ago and never realized how beautiful it would look knit into a slouchy hat. The self striping is exquisite! True joy to knit!

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              • No

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              5.0

              soft, beautiful yarn

              By Ann the avid knitter

              from Philadelphia, Pa

              About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Shiro:

                another Noro winner!! Soft gorgeous yarn. Wonderful colorless which shows excellent stitch definition.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                This yarn feels very soft and luxurious.

                By Lana

                from TO

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Shiro:

                  I have not used this yarn yet. However, I would like to comment on its amazing colors, which turned out to be very true to the WEBS swatch image. This yarn feels very soft and itch free. I can hardly wait to start knitting it.
                  Prior to my purchasing this yarn, I had to consult with WEBS customer service, and as usual, it was a very pleasant experience resulting in prompt and positive response.
                  Thank you WEBS.

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                  • No

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