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Noro Retro

Noro Retro is a little different than the Noro yarns than you may be used to. This wonderful blend of wool, silk, and angora has a wonderful hand, and saturated solid colors.  Made In Japan.

Content:
64% Wool/24% Silk/12% Angora
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/110yd
Gauge:
4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 7-8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$0.00 ball
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NoroRetro
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good weight (4)
  • Soft (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats (4)
    • Sweaters (3)
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    4.0

    Bled after blocking

    By Pudding Cup

    from Cleveland

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • Coarse

    Best Uses

    • Hats

    Comments about Noro Retro:

    The yarn felt surprisingly coarse prior to blocking but grew softer after a rinse and a gentle squeeze. However, the color bled all over the white fabric that I used as a surface for blocking. I was glad to know about that property before I gave the hat to the white-blonde friend it was intended for! That would have been a friendship killer. And, yes, the "hot red" has a magenta feel to it. Good for "winters," if you subscribe to the color-me-beautiful seasons aesthetic. It's *not* red, per se.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    hot red color is actually hot magenta!

    By Martina

    from Lake in the Hills, IL

    About Me Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Noro Retro:

      I wanted to use this red to combine with my Noro Silk Garden sweater in color 302. That contains a vibrant red and I was hoping this Retro red would be a match.
      While it is still a wonderful yarn, the color is actually a vibrant magenta. I expected that 'hot red' would be more of a very vibrant Christmas red, as the picture showed, but it has a lot of pink going!
      It is beautiful but unfortunately no match for my project. Will still keep it!

      Maybe WEBS could add color descriptions to the image? It helps for those instances where the image may be deceiving!

      Thanks!

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      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing yarn

      By CloClo

      from Guelph, Canada

      About Me Enthusiast, Parent

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Noro Retro:

        Alternating with Aya or Chirimen to create designs. Only 2 hanks are needed for a baby sweater or for a pair of anklets. The silk is soft but extemely durable. I handwash all my knitsand hang them to dry. After investing all the time, and knitting witha soft, luxurious treat, one cannot just throw in the machine. After knitting with Noro I just can't go back to knitting with what feels like plastic yarns. Worth evry penny.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Beautiful!

        By Tess

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Deep beautiful color
        • Good Weight
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All purpose weight
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Noro Retro:

          I love the color and feel of this yarn. The beautiful color you expect from Noro in a sensible solid!

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          • No

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