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  • May 14, 2024 2 min read

    Discover the Magic of Noro's New Summer Yarns: Kompeito and Natsumeki

    Summer is just around the corner, and I couldn't be more excited to introduce you to Noro's latest lightweight yarns that perfectly capture the essence of the season. Whether you're dreaming of delicate shawls, luxurious scarves, or breezy tops, Noro's new yarns, Kompeito and Natsumeki, offer endless possibilities for your summer knitting projects.

    Kompeito: A Blend of Elegance and Charm

    Noro's Kompeito yarn is a smooth blend of cotton, silk, and polyamide, with a wonderful hand and a lovely soft palette. Named after the Japanese word for "rock candy," Kompeito combines the softness of cotton and the luster of silk, and the strength and moisture wicking qualities of polyamide to produce a yarn that's not only beautiful, but functional and comfortable to wear even when it's hot hot hot. 

    Yarn Details:

    • Weight: DK/Sport
    • Fiber Content: 35% Cotton, 35% Silk, 30% Polyamide
    • Gauge: 21-24 stitches over 4 inches
    • Yardage: Each generous 150-gram skein contains 492 yards

    Although not technically a solid or a striping yarn, Kompeito has enough color play to give you the exciting knitting experience you expect from Noro.  What sets Kompeito apart from other Noro yarns is its subtle tweedy effect and soft gradient. Unlike the strong color striping effect Noro is known for, Kompeito offers a more understated elegance with its vibrant colors and delicate variations. This makes it perfect for knitting lace patterns or textured stitches, ensuring that each project is a work of art.

    Natsumeki: Embracing the Spirit of Summer

    Noro's Natsumeki yarn is also a blend of  cotton, with a healthy dose of silk, and a splash of polyamide, it is a traditional Noro striping yarn that is honestly, the essence of summer. Named after the Japanese word for "summer is in the air," Natsumeki reminds me of summer flower pots and hanging flower baskets overflowing with exuberant blossoms layering and cascading in a happy tangle of color.  Lightweight and comfortable, Natsumeki is also perfect for summer friendly projects.

    Yarn Details

    • Weight: DK/Sport
    • Fiber Content: 60% Cotton, 25% Silk, 15% Polyamide
    • Gauge: 21-24 stitches over 4 inches
    • Yardage: Each generous 150-gram skein contains 525 yards

    Natsumeki's colors shift seamlessly as you knit and is ideal for happy warm weather garments and elegant accessories that celebrate everything you love about summer. Take advantage of Natsumeki's color shifts in playful accessories with short rows and color blocks. 

    Join Us Live on Wednesday Evening

    To get a real appreciation of the beauty and potential of these new Noro yarns, please join me live Wednesday, May 15 for an in-depth review. We'll explore the stunning colors, see swatches, and discuss how these yarns can bring your summer knitting projects to life. I promise you'll leave inspired. 

    As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts about these new yarns! Do you plan to incorporate Kompeito and Natsumeki into your summer knitting projects? Share your ideas in the comments below, and let's keep the conversation going.

    Looking forward to seeing you in the shop or online - you are always welcome here


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