Saturday, May 08, 2010

Seriously Noro? SERIOUSLY?!?

OK, I wasn't going to blog today. And this doesn't even really count, but I just have to get this off my chest.

May 8

These 6 (yes, six!) balls of yarn come from about the last 1/3 of ONE 50g skein of Noro Kureyon. In which I already joined at least two other knots while knitting my sweater. And then after joining the turquoise - which was one of several colors knotted totally out of sequence - I knit not even a whole stripe before hitting another knot. Then I noticed a knot on the outside of the skein and decided I'd better rewind it.

Now, I know that knots are in yarn. That's the way it goes. And if I encounter one or two in a ball I'm slightly miffed but understanding. And Noro is notorious for having lots of knots, and often having knots with two totally different colors tied together. There's a section on the back of my other Noro sweater where the color sequence goes back two stripes and then repeats.

Yeah, it's annoying, but slightly less so when you can splice the yarn as you can with Kureyon. But this? This is not acceptable. And the yarn isn't cheap either! Beautiful, but not pretty enough to make this OK.

Ugh. Somebody remind me of this the next time I want to knit a Noro sweater.

(On a slightly happier note, progress is being made on the Kureyon Hoodie.)

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Blogger Joansie said...

Oh, I can so relate. Noro is expensive and the quality should be better. I was knitting a pair of socks when I encountered a knot. I started the row past the knot and after knitting an inch I realized it was now a different dye lot. I contacted the company (Berocco) and they were suppose to replace the yarn and never did. There are too many companies out there that have fantastic yarn to put up with the bad ones.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I hate Noro for that reason. :( I'm sorry yours had so many knots though, that isn't acceptable at all.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Rosa Lee said...

I'm making a sweater with Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton and it's the same way. Every ball had a knot within the first 4 yards and I hit two knots within a yard in the middle of the sweater. It sucks!

4:51 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

Grrr. I hate that. I hate it in sock yarn even more than in sweater yarn, particularly when you've been working really hard to make stripes match... then, one foot suddenly has a band of bright pink where no pink appears in the other sock. It's annoying.

5:03 AM  

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