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« on: April 16, 2004 10:45:11 AM »

Hello! I'm wondering if anyone has used Noro Silk Garden and can give me their opinions on it.
I have used the wool kuyreon by Noro and LOVE it, I'm just wondering if the silk version is as easy to work with and has the same color-changing self-striping pattern.
I knit a hat I sort of made up after sneaking a peak at a Noro pattern book...it looks like a swirly turban with ribbed stripes going up the sides but it's waaaaay too warm to wear after it gets above freezing and was hoping to make a silk/lighter version to wear during summer.  Before I invest the $$ I want to know if it's worth it.  Will try to get a photo of the twirly turban if I can......

PS will silk be nice and cool or am I crazy?
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2004 01:03:28 PM »

HI Silk Garden is awesome except it's not all silk...it's silk, mohair & wool. I think I might be in love with it....it might rank as my new favorite yarn.  I think almost all the Noro knits up with the nice color variations and this one has an amazing feel and even cooler is you can unravel it super easy.   I hope that answers your question.  
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2004 05:02:41 PM »

I have used the wool kuyreon by Noro and LOVE it, I'm just wondering if the silk version is as easy to work with and has the same color-changing self-striping pattern.

I work frequently with both Kureyon and Silk Garden.  Silk Garden stripes but not as clearly and beautifully as Kureyon does.  The colors are more mottled (the only word I can think of).  Silk Garden also doesn't felt as quickly as Kureyon but has a wonderful silky texture and sheen that the Kureyon lacks.

It's still pretty warm, so I'm not sure if it would be completely appropriate for summer wear.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2004 06:53:20 AM »

Bummer....
I just made up another hat this weekend practicing cables, using the Kuyreon, and it's also way too warm.....Oh well at least I live in Minnesnowta and have opportunity and reasons to wear lotsa hats.

I think I'm going to have to use cotton for spring and summer hats but the stuff I was swatching last night was ishy, didn't cable well, and I don't think I'm going to like it as much.  Cry

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2004 01:53:31 AM »

I've used both.  The Silk Garden was harder to work with for me - not as much bounce to it as the Kureyon, and the texture is a bit rougher.  I looove the Silk Garden colorways though.  
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