My current work in progress:

Benedict, designed by Michele Wang, knit from Rowan Softknit Cotton in the Cocoa colorway, on a U.S. size 6 and 8 needle.

Noro Lace

I have here a review copy of the newly published Noro Lace: 30 Exquisite Knits.


As the title suggests, the book contains 30 patterns from a variety of designers. You can see all the designs on Ravelry, here. All the designs are made with Noro yarns, of course, and there are patterns include ones for hats, cowls, blankets, shawlettes, sweaters, gloves and accessories. A few of my favorites:


Loop Mesh Scarf, designed by Amanda Blair Brown, is knit from Noro Silk Garden Sock. This pattern is very intriguing!


The Tilted Blocks Scarf, designed by Cheryl Murray, is made from Noro Taiyo Aran — looks like it would knit up quickly and make a fabulous gift.


The Cropped Cardi by Anna Davis is knit in Noro Silk Garden. The pattern is fairly easy, with simple lace and bobbles. I’d love this over a plain black dress.


And the very cute Leaf Band Hat by Cheryl Murray is also knit in Noro Silk Garden. I love slouchy hats!

All of the patterns take good advantage of the striking Noro colorways and striping sequences. The book itself is hardcover and beautifully photographed. The patterns look well-written and clear. some of the lace patterns are charted, and some are written out.

Who’d like my review copy? To be entered in the drawing to win my copy, leave a comment on this post by 11:00am Eastern Time, Sunday, February 15 and I’ll draw a winner at random at that time.

Meanwhile, I have finished my Chloe sweater.


And Loki is in a contemplative mood.



  1. I have enough Noro to knit for a long, long time – would love to have more pattern options :).

  2. That square shrug looks like just the thing to wear to my niece’s wedding!

  3. I would like to be entered for the drawing for the book.

  4. I am a Noro junkie! Most of the ‘big’ garments I’ve made were Noro yarns/patterns and many of the accessories too. I would LOVE to have this book. Two of the patterns you highlighted will be added to my queue immediately!

  5. Thanks for the give-away, Wendy!

  6. grace yaskovic says:

    love this book, and the circular shawl in it!!!

  7. Looks like a great book!

  8. Thank you for the chance. The book looks enticing though I probably don’t really need MORE ideas : D

  9. Thanks for offering this lovely book. Love Noro!

  10. What a nice Valentine’s present.
    Thanks for another wonderful give-a-way.

  11. Chloe is beautiful!

  12. Whoa! Cable overload! (not really, I love me some cables!) That’s got to be a very snuggly sweater. I’ve never used Noro, and would love to have an excuse to go off my yarn diet! Never trust a contemplative cat.
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  13. SO, I just made my first hat using NORO. Always drooled over this yarn. LOVED the way it came out…but had a few frustrating moments when the yarn pulled apart with the slightest tension. ANyway, would love to try and knit more NORO projects so this book would be awesome

  14. I love Noro and would love the book. Always enjoy your postings.

  15. Ann Madison says:

    The Noro book looks very good and thank-you for the giveaway. I really,really, love your sweater. Color, design, well, just everything about it. Now, if you want to have a giveaway for that too…

  16. That sweater is amazing! It looks like it would be so warm, loose & comfy. Love it!
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  17. Jeanette McKinney-Belle says:

    I love Noro and I love lace. What a great combination.

  18. Gina in the SF Bay Area says:

    I love Noro yarn and would love some new ideas for knitting it up.

  19. got to try noro

  20. Savannagal says:

    Your sweater looks great. Looks very warm. I would love to win the Noro book. Thanks.

  21. Sounds like a book full of fabulous patterns and, of course, Noro yarn is fabulous. Thanks for the chance.

  22. Love the Noro Colours, count me in.

  23. Ooo! Ooo! Pick me! Pick me! It’s been a while since I’ve played with Noro Silk Garden. That hat is a great excuse to do so again.

  24. Love lace knitting and would live some new projects.

  25. It’s snowing,here, Wendy! I want to grab Chloe — she looks so snuggly warm!
    What a cablelicious design! 🙂

  26. Thanks for your review on the Noro Lace book. Sounds downright interesting and a good way to reduce my Noro stash. (Loki is such a little character.)
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  27. Noro is a beautiful yarn and I would love the book, Wendy. Thanks for your site.

  28. Sandra Kerr says:

    The book looks like fun. And the sweater is gorgeous!

  29. Love how your sweater turned out. The book looks like it would be really fun to try!

  30. Love the Noro books…so beautiful!

  31. Chloe looks like a very comfy sweater. And aren’t you glad you’re not in Worcester where you might need it more than you wish? Noro book likes pretty – wish I could bring myself to like Noro yarns but there are lots of others that would work I bet.

  32. That Chloe sweater is gorgeous

  33. I’ve had this book waiting on my Amazon wish list since it first appeared as a preorder option. I would definitely put this one to work as I have mucho Noro in my stash!

    Thanks for another wonderful giveaway!
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  34. I have yet to knit any Noro yarns, but the colors always look fabulous 🙂

  35. This book would provide a great opportunity to use some long-stashed Noro!

  36. Kristine M. says:

    The Veil Stitch Cowl is beautiful!

  37. Erika Towle says:

    I also would LOVE to win a copy of this Noro book, I love working with Noro, the colors are so incredible!! Your Loki seems cozy there, my 2 are up & creating havoc where ever they are, Oh the joys of having young Siamese siblings LOL Happy Knitting!!

  38. Denise Wessman says:

    I would love to win the Noro book. I adore their yarn. Loki looks so relaxed.

  39. hbd Abe & best wishes for St V’s D, Wendy. The Chloe looks so comfy.
    I really like Noro & am back on a lace kick, so Noro lace would be so perfect right now. Hope I win.

  40. I would love to review this book.



  41. I’d love to knit the cropped cardi so please pick me!

  42. i have enough Taiyo Aran to make tilted blocks scarf into a shawl. Taiyo is a great yarn and does work up fast.
    I love your photo of your cat. I wonder what goes on in cats’ minds.

  43. Love your handsome boy…and would love me some Noro Lace!

  44. Thanks for a chance to win! Love the cord of Noro!

  45. Shirley Gallagher says:

    Beautiful sweater. It looks so soft and cozy.

  46. Would love a copy of the Noro Lace book. I have two other Noro books and can’t seem to get enough.

  47. Would love to be challenged by this book!

  48. fascinated by Noro colorways…This looks like fun !!

  49. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  50. Would love the Noro Lace book!

  51. Please enter me in the drawing. Cheryl Murray is a friend of mine and I love seeing her new designs, like these.

  52. Love your sweater and would love to win the book.

  53. Love the idea of a lace book dedicated to Noro, which is such beautiful yarn. Thank you for reviewing it here.

  54. mary mcmahon says:

    that Noro book is calling my name…thanks, mary in Cincinnati

  55. HI Wendy, I love Noro and knitting lace so this book would be great. Thanks for the chance 🙂

  56. Love these scarfs! This books like great!
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  57. Marcia Jarvis says:

    I checked out the pictures from the book on Ravelry and the patterns are beautiful and colorful. I’d love to receive this!

  58. Susan O'Halloran says:

    Noro Lace, yummy!

  59. That hat is calling to me! Thanks for the opportunity!

  60. You are so good to share so many books with us. I would LOVE to have this one shared with ME!

  61. Love all the colors of Noro. And of course lace! Nothing more to be said.

  62. I love Noro! Finished the Leaf scarf this fall was like painting with yarn.

  63. Love Noro! I would make the Leaf Band hat first! Sooo cute!

  64. Yes, please! I hope you are not getting hit by this latest round of winter! Stay warm.

  65. Fuego Azul says:

    You are too good to us with all of these giveaways! I love this book & need the Poplar Leaf Beret in my life, lol.
    Your Cloe sweater is gorgeous! What gets me more is your speed.

  66. Wow! What a great collection of patterns! I have a soft spot for Noro yarns!

  67. Catherine S. says:

    Love the slouchy Noro hat. And wow! This is one gorgeous sweater you’ll surely wear a lot!

  68. Beautiful Noro patterns!

  69. Mary Elaine Henderson says:

    I was at JoAnn fabric store, I didn’t buy Noro magazine. Please pick me it will brighten my day! I love the designs and yarn.

  70. Noro makes such beautiful yarns.

  71. I LOVE the Chloe sweater. Thanks for adding me for a chance to win this lovely book!