Taiyo is a heavy worsted, hand dyed yarn similar to silk garden, but with tons of cotton also. Great for summer and/or cooler weather garments, these 100g balls are quick to knit (great yardage as well)! Read the full description...
I love NORO's Taiyo yarn. I have knit several garments with it and am very pleased with them all. This yarn glides through your fingers and is soft and hangs beautifully. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that I found after my first swatch that it does stretch quite a bit after washing it a few times. I really punish my swatches and I'm glad I do. Be sure and knit anything you make with Taiyo a bit tighter than you would normally because it will grow the first few times you wash it. It does wash beautifully other than that. Be sure you swatch, measure, then wash that swatch a few times, then remeasure before knitting your garment. If you take the extra time you will end up with a garment people will stop you on the street to admire and you can wash in the gentle cycle of your machine.
Used colorway 29 to make the Kimono Cardigan from the Knit Noro book. The colorway is amazing. The yarn was super soft and a pleasure to work with. Cotton sometimes hurts my hands, but I had no problems with Taiyo. The yarn does go a bit thick and thin. I'd advise being careful when you get to the thin areas as I had the yarn snap a few times, especially when seaming.
I'm very pleased with this product and will be back for more NORO yarns! In the past, I haven't liked working with cotton or cotton blends - this yarn is an exception. The colorways are beautiful and keep things interesting.
Absolutely one of my favorite Noro yarns to knit. The colors are amazing and knit up wonderfully with no color pooling. The cotton/silk combo is amazing. It's a joy to knit and will be incredible to wear.