You will be excited to hear that we now have the Noro Passion book by Jane Ellison available! The patterns are fabulous, and even feature a few crochet garments and accessories; a first for a Jane Ellison book!
Jane called the book Passion in the sense of “creating a strong liking and affection for or prompting enthusiasm”, and says “This is what Noro seems to do to knitters”…
…And with patterns like these, it’s not hard to see why!
One great thing about this book is that it has a good range of patterns for different weather – ‘Vina’, ‘Karma’ and ‘Ife’ (oh, Ife! Love it.) would be perfect for Autumn. ‘Luba’ and ‘Dewey’ look like they’d make nice and cosy additions to a Winter wardrobe.
Now, the Noro yarns used in these patterns are of 8, 10 and 12 plies. If you’re looking for some great Noro colour to match these patterns, why not check out the Silk Garden Lite range for 8 ply, the Kureyon, Silk Garden, Taiyo or Shirakaba ranges for 10 ply or the Kogarashi range for 12 ply. Keep an eye out for new Noro yarns later in 2013!
Author’s pick? The ‘Amada’ cowl. As someone who is perpetually cold, I like to keep an eye out for dashing accessories such as this, which add just that little bit extra warmth (and a whole lot of extra style!).
Note: we now have colours from the Kirara and Haniwa yarn ranges which are featured in 8 and 10 ply patterns in Passion. Click here to go to a post where you can see these yarns closer.