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    Noro Wadaiko

    Noro Wadaiko is a colorful and textured yarn. This is a bulky and will knit or crochet in a flash! Whip up garments and accessories in no time in Noro's great colorways. Made in Japan.

    Content:
    96% Wool/4% Nylon
    Care:
    Hand Wash, Dry Flat
    Weight/Yardage:
    100g/99yds
    Gauge:
    3 sts = 1" on US 10.5
    Knitting Weight:
    Bulky
    $0.00 hank
    SORRY, THIS ITEM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
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    NoroWadaiko
     
    4.1

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    77%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Knits quickly (9)
    • Nice texture (8)
    • Good weight (7)
    • Hides mistakes (5)
    • Soft (3)

    Cons

    • Stretches (3)

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (6)
    • Hats (3)
    • Sweaters (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (7), Artist (3), Novice (3), Parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Great Jacket Yarn

    I made an oversized jacket with this and it worked great but because the yarn is so bulky and nobby, it wouldn't go through any kind of needle so a crochet hook is essential. ...Read complete review

    I made an oversized jacket with this and it worked great but because the yarn is so bulky and nobby, it wouldn't go through any kind of needle so a crochet hook is essential. it does make for a bulkier seam and you might think about doing external seams (decorative) in a solid color. Or use a pattern where it's all done in one piece. I used a softer non-wool yarn for the large collar on this jacket...if you do this, make sure the gauge is the same or if it's a thinner yarn, then double it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Color finally trumped texture

    Shockingly coarse in comparison to the yarns I've been working with recently, but the Noro colors finally convinced me that it was worth it. Still not sure what the best use would be. ...Read complete review

    Shockingly coarse in comparison to the yarns I've been working with recently, but the Noro colors finally convinced me that it was worth it. Still not sure what the best use would be. Maybe a bag? The thick/thin in combination with the coarse texture makes the yarn practically felt itself as soon as you knit with it.

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    2.0

    Dull and too bulky

    By yarnbooks

    from Sebastopol, CA

    About Me Collector

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Noro Wadaiko:

          See above

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect for Winter

          By Ancient Lady

          from Adelaide Australia

          About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Noro Wadaiko:

              This yarn is for next years winter jacket. It is safely in my yarn stash waiting for the temperature to drop.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Fast knitting

              By Sister Sadie

              from Sioux City, IA

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Novice, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • The Colors And Texture

              Cons

              • Coarse

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Noro Wadaiko:

              I love the colors and the texture of this yarn. I am knitting a scarf and I love how it is turning out!

              Service and delivery comments:

              Fast delivery

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              • No

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              5.0

              Beautiful!

              By Bobbiesocx

              from Huntington, New York

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Noro Wadaiko:

                Love this yarn and all Noro products! It was easy to work and I love the results!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Didn't realize that it was very textured

                By Mommom

                from Southern, NJ

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Knits Quickly

                Cons

                • Sheds
                • Snags
                • Stretches

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Noro Wadaiko:

                  I am not thrilled with yarn. It stretches and is not easy to correct mistake.

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                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Beautiful color combinations

                  By ginny

                  from mercer island, WA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Noro Wadaiko:

                      use on outter wear

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                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Pick Your Project Carefully

                      By Spinning Girl

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Experienced knitter

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Gorgeous colors
                      • Interesting Texture

                      Cons

                      • Difficult to knit
                      • Harsh Feel On Skin
                      • Impossible To Unknit

                      Best Uses

                      • Felting

                      Comments about Noro Wadaiko:

                      I wanted a bulky yarn to knit mukluk slippers and loved the colors in Wadaiko. To approximate the pattern guage I used size seven needles and it was difficult to knit this yarn on that size. Also impossible to frog, as the nubs are so large they will not release themselves. The finished slippers are just ok, and not as soft on my skin as I would wish. I am knitting a garter stitch scarf on size 15 needles with the leftover yarn and it is much easier to knit but still very hard and sort of scratchy against skin, probably not going to be wearable except under a collar. I suspect this yarn would felt nicely.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful texture

                      By Vesta

                      from Yonkers, NY

                      About Me Designer, Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Nice Texture

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Cardigan

                        Comments about Noro Wadaiko:

                        I was looking for bulky boucle to make "Chanel " - style jacket but full length as a cardigan and Wadaiko is exactly what I was looking for. The yarn looks great crocheted and knitted on my swatches, as a texture and color wise. It is rough but still pretty and combined with sleek and shiny silk can have a stunning look. I still haven't started this project, but if this is possible I would add a picture later when it's done. I would recommend this yarn to everyone who is looking for very warm, functional and stylish garment

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                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A Great Jacket Yarn

                        By mollytjm

                        from Philly

                        About Me Artist, Designer, Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Hats
                          • Scarves
                          • Sweaters

                          Comments about Noro Wadaiko:

                          I made an oversized jacket with this and it worked great but because the yarn is so bulky and nobby, it wouldn't go through any kind of needle so a crochet hook is essential. it does make for a bulkier seam and you might think about doing external seams (decorative) in a solid color. Or use a pattern where it's all done in one piece. I used a softer non-wool yarn for the large collar on this jacket...if you do this, make sure the gauge is the same or if it's a thinner yarn, then double it.

                          Comment on this review

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Wonderful!

                          By Terrimarv

                          from Chicago

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Hides Mistakes
                          • Knits Quickly
                          • Nice Texture

                          Cons

                          • Stretches

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Noro Wadaiko:

                            Knitted into a lovely afghan, warm and soft. Love the colors!

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