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I have never used Noro yarns or knit these patterns, but this book is filled with wonderful and fun projects for the fashion knitter and I will try one using Noro yarn.   The colors are amazing as are the patterns.  I did read some reviews on this book and most were 4.5 Stars on Amazon.  I really like this book. Any yarn with the same gauge as the featured Noro yarn can be used for these patterns. Most knitters are familiar with Noro yarns by name and by look, even if they’ve never knit with them before. These yarns are known for their vibrant colors, individual dyeing techniques and doing as much of the production process by hand as possible. Fans of Noro love to use these yarns for a variety of projects, and Knitting Noro: The Magic of Knitting with Hand-Dyed Yarns by Jane Ellison (a specialist at working with the yarn) offers Noro lovers new and old a variety of simple clothing designs to try with some of the company’s products.  The beginning of the book reads a bit like an advertisement for Noro yarns, which I guess the whole book really is, if you think about it. “Compare a hank of hand-dyed Noro yarn with a ball of man-made acrylic yarn and the differences between the two are immediately apparent,” Ellison writes in one passage. This book is beautifully done with lovely clear pictures and some trendy patterns.  Some of the wording  here is taken from About.com Knitting, by: Sarah E. White who has a great review for you if you would like to know more about this book.  I received this book form Random House and they mention designer Jane Ellison presents more than 30 patterns to knit with Noro yarns. Designed to let the glorious colors of the long repeat variegated yarns take center stage, the garments are divided into six classic silhouettes with variations for each. From the Pullovers chapter, readers can make a striped sweater with ribbed details or a turtleneck sweater dress; from the Classic Jackets chapter, both a zippered hoodie and a long textured coat can be made.  From tanks to wraps, the patterns are accompanied by beautiful photographs and clear instructions. The figure-flattering shapes of these garments and the vibrant colors of the yarns are sure to make Knitting Noro a book that knitters of all skill levels will come back to again and again.  If any of you have used Noro Yarns please let us know what you think of them.   This is a random drawing book giveaway that will run from November 1, 2009 through November 14th 2009.  Please type “Enter Me” in the comment area and good luck.

By Linda Lanese




Comments

131 Comments so far

  1. Elaine on November 1, 2009 8:26 am

    I am an absolute Noro-junkie and would love the book. There are down-sides of Noro yarns. First they are expensive. Second they tend to have knots in them and when they connect the pieces, it is at some random place in the color rotation making it hard to have things match. Still, I love them

  2. sharon on November 1, 2009 8:35 am

    ‘Enter Me’,please

  3. Karen on November 1, 2009 9:04 am

    Enter me. I’d love to win this book. I love noro yarn.

  4. Kelli on November 1, 2009 9:12 am

    Noro is my favorite yarn for scarves and hats. I love the colors, the bright beauty.
    Please enter me!

  5. Shelly on November 1, 2009 9:23 am

    Enter me

  6. Elaine on November 1, 2009 9:27 am

    Oh, and I forget to say enter me. Thanks

  7. lia keller on November 1, 2009 9:46 am

    enter me! I love noro!!!

  8. Gladys on November 1, 2009 9:52 am

    Enter me please and thanks!

  9. Rachel O on November 1, 2009 9:54 am

    Enter me please.

  10. Chia on November 1, 2009 10:28 am

    Enter me please.

  11. Sheryl on November 1, 2009 10:45 am

    Enter me!

  12. egater on November 1, 2009 11:04 am

    Please enter me :)

  13. Cat on November 1, 2009 11:12 am

    Enter me, please!

  14. One Sheep on November 1, 2009 11:32 am

    Enter me please.

  15. Lydia on November 1, 2009 11:34 am

    Enter me please.

  16. Kat on November 1, 2009 12:13 pm

    Ooooooh I am a huge Noro fan! Jane Ellison does such nice things with this yarn.

    Enter me please!

  17. knitmit on November 1, 2009 1:09 pm

    Enter Me!! You can never have too many books :)

  18. Amber on November 1, 2009 1:27 pm

    Enter me, please. :-)

  19. Sharon Rose on November 1, 2009 1:57 pm

    Enter me, please! :)

  20. puggerhugger on November 1, 2009 2:22 pm

    I adore Noro! I’ve seen the book its fabulous so…enter me!

  21. Knitting Fool on November 1, 2009 2:27 pm

    Enter me please.

  22. InJuneau on November 1, 2009 2:52 pm

    (Please) Enter me!

  23. meghop on November 1, 2009 3:10 pm

    enter me! i love noro!

  24. Mary Anne on November 1, 2009 5:20 pm

    Enter me too, please (and thank you!).

  25. CC on November 1, 2009 5:39 pm

    enter me

  26. Maureen on November 1, 2009 6:27 pm

    Enter Me Pretty Please !!

  27. Marsha on November 1, 2009 6:40 pm

    Enter me, please.

    (I LURVE Noro yarn)

  28. Renee G on November 1, 2009 8:51 pm

    Enter me.

    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  29. ruby on November 1, 2009 8:56 pm

    Noro is one of my favorite yarns! Looks like a great book!

  30. Carolyn Rosemanry on November 1, 2009 10:41 pm

    Enter me please. I have some yarn and no idea what to do with it!

  31. Elaine on November 1, 2009 11:30 pm

    Please Enter Me

  32. Jersey Jessie on November 2, 2009 6:33 am

    Please enter me (and pick me). I’m another Noro fan and I’d love the book.

  33. Michelle Descoteaux on November 2, 2009 7:10 am

    Enter me.

  34. Chrissy Brooker on November 2, 2009 7:23 am

    Please “enter me” in the drawing. This book sounds great. Thanks!

  35. Liz on November 2, 2009 7:55 am

    Enter me please!

  36. Deborah Porter on November 2, 2009 7:58 am

    Enter me please.

  37. Jessi on November 2, 2009 8:08 am

    Please enter me!

    I love Noro, though for a felting yarn it’s a bit pricey.

  38. Cinders on November 2, 2009 9:06 am

    Enter me Please ,I love Noro and as I’m having an operation on Friday I need cheering up!!!

  39. geri actor on November 2, 2009 9:08 am

    Enter me, please – love the yarns!

  40. Piroska Blanchette on November 2, 2009 9:30 am

    Enter me.
    Thank you.
    :o)

  41. Mimi on November 2, 2009 9:39 am

    Enter me in this awesome giveaway!!

  42. Kitten With A Whiplash on November 2, 2009 9:46 am

    Enter me, please. Then pick me, pretty please!

  43. Carrie Anton on November 2, 2009 9:50 am

    Enter me…please!

  44. Jeanne Clarke on November 2, 2009 11:08 am

    Enter me,please yes I REALLY DO NEED another knitting book, especially a Noro one. Yummy or what!

  45. Colette Bauer on November 2, 2009 11:14 am

    ENTER ME!! =]

  46. helenlam on November 2, 2009 11:17 am

    Enter Me

    Thanks for the contest!

  47. Sindy on November 2, 2009 11:26 am

    Enter me as I aspire to love Noro!!!! Thank you for running the contest.

  48. Margie on November 2, 2009 11:28 am

    Enter me, please! What a BEAUTIFUL book!!!

  49. sonya thorne-zegel on November 2, 2009 12:09 pm

    Just in case you need the actual words “enter me”, please add one of these to the above comment and enter me in the drawing for that lovely book.
    Thanks, S.

  50. julie king on November 2, 2009 12:33 pm

    Thanks, please enter me, I am to be a first time Nan soon and this would be a fantastic creative inspiration…and a family heirloom
    :)

  51. Billie K on November 2, 2009 12:46 pm

    Enter Me

    Thanks

  52. Sylvia on November 2, 2009 12:48 pm

    Enter me please. I’d love to win it!

  53. June on November 2, 2009 12:54 pm

    Enter me, please!

  54. Kim R. on November 2, 2009 1:00 pm

    Enter me – Thanks!

  55. Sharon Parsons on November 2, 2009 1:14 pm

    Enter me please!
    Just finished a Noro entrelac project. Would love to start another Noro pattern.
    Thanks.

  56. Turtle on November 2, 2009 3:01 pm

    enter me!

    love noro!!

  57. wendy mcelroy on November 2, 2009 3:02 pm

    Enter Me

    (please!)

  58. Nikki Pacheco Theard on November 2, 2009 3:12 pm

    Please enter me! Oh the joys of Noro yarns for creating knitted projects is unending.Using this book as a guide would be delightful. Thanks for sharing Noro’s love!

  59. Julie S. on November 2, 2009 4:31 pm

    Enter me please! This is an awesome book!

  60. jessica on November 2, 2009 7:30 pm

    Enter me !
    I love Noro yarns! Just finished a lovely shawl.
    thanks

  61. TJ on November 2, 2009 8:26 pm

    Please enter me!

  62. paulette r on November 2, 2009 9:39 pm

    PLEASE enter me!
    awesome book & YARN!!!

  63. Judy Kenney on November 2, 2009 10:28 pm

    ENTER ME PLEASE…

  64. Tove Vejlstrup on November 3, 2009 12:12 am

    Enter me

    I received Beautiful Noro Yarn as a birthday present from my daughters two years, and it is the most super-lovely-nice- yarn I ever had.!!!I am a Noro fan forever. Beautifull quality, and lovely colors! I would like to recieve the book.

  65. Diane on November 3, 2009 4:56 am

    enter me.

    txs!

  66. purple on November 3, 2009 5:30 am

    Enter me please

  67. Amy V on November 3, 2009 7:25 am

    I love Noro for scarves and cowls.

    Please enter me.

  68. StephCat on November 3, 2009 8:01 am

    enter me!

    I used Nora for 2 different lady eleanor stoles. Loved how the colorways worked out in the entrelac.

  69. Carla on November 3, 2009 8:11 am

    Please enter me.

  70. leesy on November 3, 2009 8:38 am

    Enter me, please.

  71. Heidi on November 3, 2009 11:21 am

    Enter Me!
    (please)

  72. Jennifer on November 3, 2009 11:34 am

    Enter me. :)

  73. Marti Hurford on November 3, 2009 1:35 pm

    Enter Me….Love felting with Noro!

  74. Sheepmama on November 3, 2009 1:39 pm

    Enter me please!

  75. Ann O on November 3, 2009 1:43 pm

    Enter me please.

  76. Jennifer on November 3, 2009 2:06 pm

    I’ve had this book on my Amazon wish list for months. How fun it would be to win it!
    Please enter me.

  77. Pelin Basceri on November 3, 2009 2:19 pm

    Enter me please

  78. Kathleen on November 3, 2009 2:30 pm

    I want this book! I’m ready to take my knitting to a new level.

  79. Grace Wong on November 3, 2009 2:51 pm

    Enter Me!!!

  80. Cait on November 3, 2009 3:11 pm

    I love the colors that the various Noro lines come in. The fact that they’re a silk/wool blend make them feel lovely.

    Enter me, please! <3

  81. Heather on November 3, 2009 4:01 pm

    enter me please

  82. Julia on November 3, 2009 5:01 pm

    Enter me!! =)

  83. Rachel HB on November 3, 2009 6:16 pm

    enter me, please!

  84. EJ on November 3, 2009 7:56 pm

    enter me please

  85. Arja on November 4, 2009 3:49 am

    enter me please

  86. T on November 4, 2009 6:31 am

    Enter me!

  87. Diane on November 4, 2009 7:36 am

    Please enter me…I am a knitting junkie and love this yarn…so yummy!

  88. Amelia on November 4, 2009 9:14 am

    I have a truly absurd amount of noro in my stash. Please enter me!

  89. Mia J. on November 4, 2009 11:21 am

    Enter me!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  90. Keri on November 4, 2009 11:21 am

    enter me

  91. Andrea in Argentina on November 4, 2009 2:59 pm

    Enter me, please.
    Thanks!

  92. nichia on November 4, 2009 7:39 pm

    enter me, please.

  93. Viveca on November 4, 2009 8:59 pm

    Enter Me

  94. Mary Lou Riley on November 5, 2009 8:18 am

    enter me :)

  95. Whitney on November 5, 2009 9:35 am

    Enter me Please!!!!!

  96. debbie lyndc on November 5, 2009 11:16 am

    enter me please!!!!

  97. Carmen on November 5, 2009 11:21 am

    Enter me. I have seen some amazing Noro designs – this looks like a great book.

  98. Karen on November 5, 2009 6:36 pm

    enter me

  99. Beth w on November 6, 2009 5:46 pm

    Enter me please! Noro rocks!

  100. sarah on November 6, 2009 9:51 pm

    enter me please! i am fascinated by noro yarns (even if i cant afford them!)

  101. Rebecca on November 7, 2009 8:12 am

    “Enter Me” please

  102. sara on November 7, 2009 8:48 am

    enter me

  103. Helen on November 7, 2009 1:21 pm

    Please enter me!

  104. Lucie on November 7, 2009 7:17 pm

    Enter me

  105. amy on November 8, 2009 5:12 am

    enter me

  106. Arrakis on November 8, 2009 8:47 pm

    Enter Me Please!

  107. keren on November 8, 2009 11:20 pm

    Please enter me!

  108. Erin on November 9, 2009 12:04 pm

    Enter Me! Beautiful sweater… love the colors.

  109. floribunda on November 9, 2009 2:00 pm

    Please enter me — I have one ball of Noro that’s burning a hole in my pocket (so to speak…)

  110. suzala on November 9, 2009 5:18 pm

    enter meeeeeee!! (sung in vibrato)

  111. Razzle on November 10, 2009 1:33 pm

    Enter me! I love love love Noro yarns (although my pocketbook does not), they are so soft and wonderful to the touch.

  112. Ellen Lai on November 10, 2009 5:10 pm

    Enter me, please!

  113. Joanna Allison on November 10, 2009 5:52 pm

    Enter me.

  114. isabel on November 11, 2009 10:06 am

    enter me !

  115. guillauma on November 11, 2009 10:06 am

    Enter me please

  116. vitoria on November 11, 2009 10:07 am

    Enter me !!

  117. alexandra on November 11, 2009 10:07 am

    Please enter me

  118. L'iza dona on November 11, 2009 10:08 am

    enter me for the chance

  119. Deb from Kingston on November 12, 2009 3:08 pm

    Enter me please!! (and thank you)

  120. Shannon Coker on November 12, 2009 9:34 pm

    Enter me

  121. Tina on November 13, 2009 6:09 am

    I love Noro Yarn … is vibrant, yummy to knit with and a variety of colors available. I would love to win the book, please enter me too.
    Thanks!

  122. Carla on November 13, 2009 6:39 am

    I love Noro yarns and would love to have this book!!!! So enter me, please.

  123. Jenn @ FFP on November 13, 2009 4:16 pm

    Enter ME!!!

  124. Margaret on November 13, 2009 9:09 pm

    Enter Me. Thanks

  125. Lubaska on November 14, 2009 1:13 pm

    Enter me. thanks.

  126. Sarah on November 14, 2009 5:46 pm

    Enter me!

    I haven’t knit with Noro yet but I have 3 skeins I picked up for a steal at a garage sale and another 3 skeins of the Aurora… I need something to do with them!

  127. Laura on November 14, 2009 8:54 pm

    Enter me :)

  128. caitlin on November 16, 2009 4:09 pm

    enter me please. i would love to see all the things i could make in this book. it looks very exciting as i have never used noro and would love to give it a go. great giveaway guys

  129. Kirika3 on Ravelry on November 12, 2010 10:09 am

    Enter me please :D

  130. patsy on October 14, 2011 2:30 pm

    I would to have this book. I have 2 skeins of Noro waiting for inspiration

  131. sand on October 23, 2011 11:08 am

    enter me

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