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NORO SILKGARDEN

CRAFTS KNITTING

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION Create with a Classic

It’s no wonder Noro’s Silk Garden has been beloved by knitters for 20 years. Its blend of silk, mohair, and lambswool brings the ideal balance of softness and structure, and its variety of weights and glorious colors make it a beautiful choice for any project. To celebrate its anniversary, top designers have created 30 stunning patterns for sweaters, accessories, and home décor in Silk Garden Sock, Lite, the semisolid Solo, and the worsted-weight original. Fall in love with Silk Garden, for the first time or all over again.

ABOUT NORO For more than 40 years Eisaku Noro has created yarns that are known for their lush textures and vibrant color combinations. The Noro company uses a hybrid process of handwork and carding by machine to preserve the nature of the fiber. Noro yarns are made from only the highest-quality natural fibers and with strict attention to environmentally friendly practices. It’s no wonder knitters the world over love Noro. Cover design by Joe Vior Photography by Rose Callahan

www.sixthandspringbooks.com PRINTED IN CHINA

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$24.95 US $27.95 CANADA

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

NORO SILKGARDEN

$24.95 US $27.95 CANADA

NORO SILK GARDEN NORO SILKGARDEN THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION Noro’s Silk Garden line of yarns has been a favorite for 20 years and still inspires designers and knitters everywhere. The 30 patterns in this collection showcase the special qualities of this yarn, with its unique blend of fibers and stunning colorways, in projects for every skill level that include:

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

• Cozy hats, scarves, cowls, and mitts • Showstopping sweaters • Gorgeous shawls of every shape and size • Beautiful and functional bags • Statement home décor Whether you’re already a fan or only now discovering its charms, you’ll find beauty and joy in knitting with Silk Garden.

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Editor PAMELA WYNNE BUTLER

Copyright © 2016 by Sixth&Spring Books/Knitting Fever, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means—graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or information storage-and-retrieval systems—without written permission of the publisher.

Yarn Editor MATTHEW SCHRANK Editorial Assistant JACOB SEIFERT Supervising Patterns Editor CARLA SCOTT Instructions Editor MARI LYNN PATRICK Instructions Assistant CEVRI CIVELEK Technical Illustrations LORETTA DACHMAN Photography JACK DEUTSCH Set Design Assistant WILLIAM MARPLE Stylist JOANNA RADOW

Vice President/ Editorial Director TRISHA MALCOLM Publisher CAROLINE KILMER Creative Director JOE VIOR Production Manager DAVID JOINNIDES President ART JOINNIDES Chairman JAY STEIN

The written instructions, photographs, designs, projects, and patterns are intended for the personal, noncommercial use of the retail purchaser and are under federal copyright laws; they are not to be reproduced in any form for commercial use. Permission is granted to photocopy patterns for the personal use of the retail purchaser. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Title: Noro Silk Garden : the 25th anniversary collection/ the editors of Sixth&Spring Books. Description: First edition. New York : Sixth&Spring Books, [2016] Includes index. Identifiers: LCCN 2015035891 ISBN 9781942021902 (hardcover) Subjects: LCSH: Knitting–Patterns. Yarn–Materials. Silk. Mohair. Worsted. Eisaku Noro, Ltd. Classification: LCC TT825 .N66 2016 DDC 746.43/2–dc23 LC record available at http://lccn.loc.gov/2015035891

Assistant Stylist EMILY WHITTED

Manufactured in China

Hair and Makeup ELENA LYAKIR INGEBORG

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CONTENTS 6 Introduction THE PROJECTS 10 14 18 22 26 30 34 38 42 46 50 54 58 62 68

Mitered Squares Blanket Stained Glass Windows Hat Starburst Cowl Asymmetric Lace Shawl Japanese Knot Bag Drape Front Cardigan Cable-Detailed Socks Felted Tote Bamboo-Stitch Shoulder Wrap Cabled Scarf Modular Pieced Cape Linen Stitch Scarf Hyacinth Stitch Shawl Autumn Leaves Shawl Two-Color Tweed Hat

72 Graphic Triangles Cowl 76 Entrelac Pillows 80 Eyelet Infinity Scarf 84 Open Boxy Cardigan 90 Fingerless Gloves 96 Gothic Shawl 102 Sunburst Shawl 106 Smock Stitch Cowl 110 Brioche Rib Hat 114 Embroidered Mittens 118 Lacy Cables Cap 122 Technology Cover 126 Ruffled-Edge Scarf 130 Puff Lace Cowl 134 Orchis Shawl 141 Helpful Information 143 Distributors 144 Index

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INTRODUCTION

The Story of Silk Garden The origin of Silk Garden yarn is tied to the history of silk and fabric in Japan. As I created it, I remembered my own experiences with fiber and fabric over many decades. My history with silk began 70 years ago, when I was a child. At farms, mulberries were grown to feed and raise silkworms as a side business. The silkworms were nurtured in well-ventilated places in summer. In fall, when it grew colder, the entire house was kept warm for them. Silkworms were taken care of by the entire family, including grandparents and children. Silk was woven into everyday life. My history with fabric goes back 50 years, to my adolescence. Shaggy mohair fabric and coats were very popular then. When the sheen and luster of mohair is blended with silk, then dyed, the fabric blossoms into a mĂŠlange of shaded color. Silk Garden is a blend of silk and mohair with lambswool. The unique depth of its colors comes from the combination of these raw materials. Imagine a garden of silk. Silk Garden is the name I gave to this yarn as I remembered the past, imagining a yarn that bloomed out of a garden of silk and silk-mohair fabric.

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The Projects

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Mitered Squares Blanket Designed by Bonnie Franz Garter-stitch squares, knit using the mitered technique, alternate one solid block with one multicolored block. The squares are continuously joined to make up this gorgeous heirloom blanket design. Skill Level Size

Instructions are written for one size.

Knitted Measurements

Approx 45"/114cm square Each square measures 5½"/14cm square

Materials

8 1¾oz/50g balls (each approx 110yd/100m) of Noro Silk Garden (silk/mohair/wool) in #08 Royal (A) 8 1¾oz/50g balls (each approx 110yd/100m) of Noro Silk Garden Solo (silk/mohair/wool) in #03 Royal (B) n One size 8 (5mm) circular needle, 32"/80cm long, OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE n Stitch markers n n

Gauge

16 sts and 32 rows to 4"/10cm over garter st using size 8 (5mm) needles. TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

Note

After working the first square, each consecutive square in the first line of squares is worked by picking up sts along the side edge of the previous square, then casting on the corner and straight edge sts to cont working the new square. The next line of squares (after the first square) will then be joined into the first worked square and the previous line of squares. Use the diagram to see the square and line layout and color placements.

Blanket

Line 1 Square 1 With A, cast on 20 sts, pm on needle, cast on 3 sts, pm on needle, cast on 20 sts–43 sts. Row 1 (WS) Knit, slipping the markers. Row 2 (RS) K to marker, sl marker, SK2P, sl marker, k to end. Row 3 (WS) K to 1 st before marker, place new marker, k3 (removing previous markers), place new marker, k to end. Rep rows 2 and 3 until only 1 st rem. Cut yarn, leaving a long end for weaving in later.s Square 2 With B and with 1 st on needle, from the RS, pick up and k 19 more sts along the side edge of square 1, pm, cast on 3 sts, pm, cast on 20 sts–43 sts. Row 1 (WS) Knit, slipping the markers. Rep rows 2 and 3 of Square 1 until only 1 st rem. Cut yarn, leaving a long end for weaving in later. Squares 3–8 Work as for Square 2, foll diagram for colors. On Square 8, fasten off the last st. This completes Line 1. Line 2 Square 9 With B, cast on 20 sts, pm, cast on 3 sts, pm, then from the RS, pick up and k 20 sts along the bottom edge of Square 1. Knit 1 row, then rep rows 2 and 3 of Square 1 until only 1 st rem. Cut yarn, leaving a long end for weaving in later. Square 10

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Finishing Weave in ends and block pieces to measurements. Sew the strap seams tog at top. Sew the front and back of the bag on all 3 sides, up to the handle openings. Weave in ends. Lining Using the bag’s shape as a template, cut 2 pieces of fabric with a ¾”/2cm seam allowance on all sides. Using a sewing machine, with right sides together, sew the pieces together along the 3 sides of the lining that make up the U-shape that ends at strap openings. Sew the strap seams tog at top. Turn a ¾”/2cm seam allowance and baste. The rem of the lining will be hand sewn to the bag when it is completed. Make a machine-stitched enclosure for one cut 6”/15cm piece of the flexible plastic strip at the lining center at 1”/2.5cm from the top and centered on each top center lining piece. Insert the plastic strip inside this enclosure and stitch at both ends to hold in place. Fold and press the lining along the seam allowance line, and hand sew to the handles and along both top edges of the bag. Leave the inside lining at the bottom of the bag free. D

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NORO SILKGARDEN

CRAFTS KNITTING

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION Create with a Classic

It’s no wonder Noro’s Silk Garden has been beloved by knitters for 20 years. Its blend of silk, mohair, and lambswool brings the ideal balance of softness and structure, and its variety of weights and glorious colors make it a beautiful choice for any project. To celebrate its anniversary, top designers have created 30 stunning patterns for sweaters, accessories, and home décor in Silk Garden Sock, Lite, the semisolid Solo, and the worsted-weight original. Fall in love with Silk Garden, for the first time or all over again.

ABOUT NORO For more than 40 years Eisaku Noro has created yarns that are known for their lush textures and vibrant color combinations. The Noro company uses a hybrid process of handwork and carding by machine to preserve the nature of the fiber. Noro yarns are made from only the highest-quality natural fibers and with strict attention to environmentally friendly practices. It’s no wonder knitters the world over love Noro. Cover design by Joe Vior Photography by Rose Callahan

www.sixthandspringbooks.com PRINTED IN CHINA

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$24.95 US $27.95 CANADA

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

NORO SILKGARDEN

$24.95 US $27.95 CANADA

NORO SILK GARDEN NORO SILKGARDEN THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION Noro’s Silk Garden line of yarns has been a favorite for 20 years and still inspires designers and knitters everywhere. The 30 patterns in this collection showcase the special qualities of this yarn, with its unique blend of fibers and stunning colorways, in projects for every skill level that include:

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

• Cozy hats, scarves, cowls, and mitts • Showstopping sweaters • Gorgeous shawls of every shape and size • Beautiful and functional bags • Statement home décor Whether you’re already a fan or only now discovering its charms, you’ll find beauty and joy in knitting with Silk Garden.

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