What we love about Noro is the color, isn't it? Glorious colors inspired by nature - that's what it's all about, right? Yes, of course. Except when it isn't. One of Noro's most popular colors of Silk Garden is 269, which is basically shades of neutrals - from cream to light tan. So elegant. I wish there were more.
Then as if in direct answer, Noro introduces Tennen, a luxurious blend of wool, silk, and alpaca in an expanded palette of elegant neutrals. There's a beautiful ecru, a warm sand, a light gray, and a darker shade that brings to mind granite.
The pattern support, designed by Jenny Watson, does exactly what it should -- let Noro do what Noro does best.
The garments, like the palette. are classic and wearable. There are even a couple of pillows and throws that take advantage of the versatile tones.
My favorite garment is the Beech cardigan in cream (surprise).
I love how the delicate lace is offset by the yarn's earthy texture. That may be my next project. My favorite accessory is this sweet little capelet, Charcoal, which could go either casual or dressy.
Although a version with a thick turtleneck is on the cover, I really like it better without. With Tennen's generous 275 yard skein, you can knit this capelet with only need three skeins. The ecru sweater takes just 5. What am I waiting for? What are you waiting for? Get your Tennen today!
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