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Gelsomina
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250 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2006 :  3:57:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Gelsomina's Homepage Send Gelsomina a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Can anyone suggest any other yarns with really long color repeats like Noro, but other than Noro?
Thanks,


:-) Gelsomina
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moose
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Posted - 11/30/2006 :  4:22:29 PM  Show Profile Send moose a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Gelsomina, I noticed that Webs has a new yarn, Boku, made by Plymouth. I haven't used it or any of the Noro yarns. Maybe someone else has tried it. Moose
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TaraGel
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USA
269 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2006 :  6:09:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit TaraGel's Homepage Send TaraGel a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I haven't used any of these but how about:
Southwest Trading Company's Karaoke
Diakeito's Diamusee or Diarufuran
Crystal Palace Merino Stripes
Reynolds Fusion

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shear
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154 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2006 :  6:36:11 PM  Show Profile Send shear a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is only one yarn like Noro--Noro!
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shear
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154 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2006 :  6:37:16 PM  Show Profile Send shear a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is only one yarn like Noro--Noro!
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minh
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USA
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Posted - 11/30/2006 :  7:44:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've been eyeing the Diakeito Diamusee fine for a while. Much softer than Noro in my opinion :)
Tapestry by Rowan is nice too but I'm not sure if the repeats are long enough for you.

--Minh
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Jane
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USA
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Posted - 12/01/2006 :  03:45:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm glad to see the little list that's growing here. Patons SWC has long color repeats, and it's very soft (something Noro can never be).

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truly violet
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Posted - 12/01/2006 :  04:40:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message  Reply with Quote
i bought one skein of noro.......
it was on sale and I wanted to see the color repeat length for myself
I doubt that I would buy more of it
I think it is overpriced for the quality

now
that being said.
I do think the coloring is pretty good
now if only they used a quality yarn to begin with it would be very nice I think

however
I am going to dye my own long repeat yarn

I get twice the fun that way
and a much better (imo) yarn that way

vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
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beachknit
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USA
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Posted - 12/01/2006 :  05:13:55 AM  Show Profile Send beachknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I made the Edgar scarf from Knitty.com with the
Diamusee. It was enjoyable to work
with and the scarf is very pretty and soft.
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Gelsomina
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250 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2006 :  10:56:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Gelsomina's Homepage Send Gelsomina a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for feeding my yarn addiction. I loved every suggestion! I suppose I'll never find the Diakeito on sale, but I'm sure obsession will lead me to hours of hunting! I'm looking for a pink and brown colorway, looks like they have one.

:-) Gelsomina
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Vanadia
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Denmark
511 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2006 :  11:31:05 AM  Show Profile Send Vanadia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I found a yarn in Estonia with even long colour sections than Noro, it comes in 6-10 oz skeins, makes really cool shawls, and cheaper. Though I do not think you can buy it in the US. There seems to be two brands eVilla Art Yarn and Kauni. Here is a picture of a skirt knitted in the yarn. http://www.bendixgarn.dk/product.asp?product=464
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Stacey14
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Posted - 12/01/2006 :  11:39:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit Stacey14's Homepage Send Stacey14 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great suggestions - I was looking for something similar to the color repeats as well....

I did see some Diakeito on Ebay the other day....

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RobA
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Posted - 12/01/2006 :  12:35:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit RobA's Homepage Send RobA a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Vi, WHICH Noro yarn did you buy? I have never like Kureyon, but do like Silk Garden and the (now defunct) Shinano.


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Katheroni
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Posted - 12/01/2006 :  12:37:56 PM  Show Profile Send Katheroni a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You could look at Knit 1 Crochet 2's Paint Box. It seems quite similar to Noro to me.
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Gelsomina
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250 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2006 :  12:56:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Gelsomina's Homepage Send Gelsomina a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OMG, I MUST have that eVilla! Anyone know where I can buy it? I think it's on the bendixgarn site, but what langauge is that so I can translate?

:-) Gelsomina
http://gelsominalucchesi.blogspot.com
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Vanadia
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Denmark
511 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2006 :  1:22:06 PM  Show Profile Send Vanadia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It is a Danish website,here is the yarn http://www.bendixgarn.dk/group.asp?group=8&sub=8
The skein size varies between ca 5 oz and 8 oz., price pr 100 g
You could email her at info@bendixgarn.dk for particulars before ordering.
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Gelsomina
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250 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2006 :  1:39:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Gelsomina's Homepage Send Gelsomina a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I found a German website that sells the eVilla and Kauni yarns. But I don't know what these designations mean in my American knitting, for example:

Evilla Artyarn 2/3 und 2/2
Evilla/Villa Artyarn 8/2
Evilla/Villa Artyarn 6/2

I assume that the numbers have to do with yarn weights or gauge. Can someone advise?

Thanks,


:-) Gelsomina
http://gelsominalucchesi.blogspot.com
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yarnyamy
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Posted - 12/01/2006 :  7:36:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit yarnyamy's Homepage Send yarnyamy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I believe (if I remember this right) the first number is the number of plies and the second is the number of skeins in a pound (based on some standard skein length, I don't know what), so the higher the second number, the finer the yarn (since it would take more skeins to get up to a pound).

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TaraGel
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USA
269 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2006 :  12:12:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit TaraGel's Homepage Send TaraGel a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Seaportyarns.com has a bunch of Diakeito on sale right now for 20 percent off. It's any yarn with a sparkly element to it. Although they also have Diakeito Rococo which looks interesting/similar to that eVilla yarn possibly.

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mokey
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Posted - 12/02/2006 :  12:45:09 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by yarnyamy

I believe (if I remember this right) the first number is the number of plies and the second is the number of skeins in a pound (based on some standard skein length, I don't know what), so the higher the second number, the finer the yarn (since it would take more skeins to get up to a pound).


To complicate matters in Canada the reverse is used, so check what that vendor is using.

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hisue51
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USA
178 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2006 :  08:48:02 AM  Show Profile  Send hisue51 a Yahoo! Message Send hisue51 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Patons SWS is very nice. I've seen it done in hats and scarves. One knitter used it for her Lady Eleanor, Nov. 24 entry. http://scarfstyle.blogspot.com/

Sue

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