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Noro: Meet the Man Behind the Legendary Yarn*Knit 40 Fabulous Designs (Knit Noro Collection) Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Series: Knit Noro Collection
  • Hardcover: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Sixth&Spring Books; 1 edition (October 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781933027876
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933027876
  • ASIN: 1933027878
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #458,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton is an expert on knitting with Noro yarns and has published many books of patterns featuring Noro and other yarns. Originally from New York, she has lived in Sweden for 25 years.


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The information about Mr. Noro is very scant.
A. Bish
I am currently working on the Rikissa Panel Cardigan - however, I am not using Noro yarns (horrors!)
windcheetah
This is a perfect gift for any knitter, highly recommend it!
Margaret

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171 of 176 people found the following review helpful By Susan W. Swartz VINE VOICE on September 11, 2009
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After waiting anxiously nearly a year for this book to be published, what do I find? Approximately 12 skimpy pages (out of 148) (really 6 pages of information and 29 photos, most of them small) telling about Mr. Noro (2 paragraphs and a quote) and the Noro Yarn Company. This "Meet the Man Behind the Legendary Yarns" is then followed by 40 recycled projects from Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton's various Noro project books. Unbelievable! Apparently Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton wanted to design new patterns for the book but the publishers only wanted to use patterns she already had available. There should definitely be a disclaimer in the book description: WARNING: IF YOU OWN THE AUTHOR'S PREVIOUS NORO PATTERN BOOKS, DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS VOLUME!

I have never before returned a book to Amazon, even when I have mistakenly ordered duplicates...but I am going to send back this book. It is a total waste of money for me, since I already have all of her pattern books (and eagerly ordered those, as she is a talented designer). If you are new to Noro yarns and have none of Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton's knitting pattern books, then you will find it worthwhile--a beautifully photographed book full of fascinating patterns making the best use of many Noro yarns. But if, however, you are, like me, one of those knitters who has devoured every Noro pattern that has come along for the past ten years or so, you already have every pattern in this book...so save your money. The 12 pages about Eisaku Noro and the company aren't worth what even Amazon is charging. I am outraged at Sixth & Spring that they could allow a travesty like this to be published and not take the time, effort or cough up the money to pay Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton to create a book of new wonderful designs.
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84 of 87 people found the following review helpful By K. Krewer on September 14, 2009
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I will start by not disagreeing with the first reviewer but instead raise a different opinion. I thought as I went through the book that I'd seen many of these patterns before. I don't own them from the leaflets published and am glad to now have them all consolidated into one book. There are some silly patterns but also some beautiful ones. If you don't have many of the individual patterns then this is a good book to buy as it's a compotation of work and much cheeper than buying all the pattern books indivgually.
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58 of 64 people found the following review helpful By A. Bish on September 15, 2009
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The information about Mr. Noro is very scant. You can also find all the same material in Noro Volume 26.

The patterns are all previously published. If you already own the CTH Noro books, you already have every single pattern in this book.

I'm hugely disappointed in this book. I didn't need a bound copy to tote around in my knitting bag of patterns I already own. And I wished there was a more extensive interview of Mr. Noro.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Laura Haber on December 19, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I loved the book. The book is beautiful and yes the patterns are available in other Noro publications. It looks like they are a compilation of the favortites. I did not have most of the patterns in this book. There were several in other publications that I could not get. I am very happy. I Enjped reading about the process of Nor yarn and it really is a beautiful book!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By CeltKnitter on August 12, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I am very disappointed in this book. There are a few patterns of interest, some quite lovely actually, but the majority are nothing that I personally ever want to wear (can you said weird???). I also really dislike the way the patterns are written and there are NO schematics for any of the patterns. NONE!!! With the poor way the patterns are written, schematics would have been a huge help. I personally could not recommend this book. The 2 sweater patterns I actually liked are not worth the cost of the book. Also, as many others have said, the information on Mr. Noro is next to nothing.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Margaret on March 16, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I found this to be a beautiful, inspiring glimpse into a wonderful world. The photography is stunning, the writing is great, and the patterns are fantastic.

This is a perfect gift for any knitter, highly recommend it!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By SylvChezPlum on March 3, 2010
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I purchased this book for the section on "the man behind Noro yarns". Which was interesting, but not as long as I expected. Only a few pages, it felt as if I had read an article/interview in a magazine. And not a book whose title suggested that the main part of the book would be devoted to Noro yarns and "the man behing the legendary yarn".
So I'm dissapointed and would not recommend it. I'm still giving it 3 stars though because it's still an okay book.

Also, the patterns presented are not very exciting (or rather, the only ones that I like are already in another book I have, including the famous Klaralund..). Many of the patterns look really dated (like from the 80s-90s ?) or quite unwearable.

All in all, I'm not sure I'll keep this book in the long term. If you can find it at your local library, I'd suggest you borrow it to read the few pages about Noro yarns.

If you want a good Noro book, get the "knitting noro" by Jane Ellison. You will find a good deal of info about Noro yarns too, and fantastic patterns. But that's my opinion. ;-)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By windcheetah on May 26, 2011
Format: Hardcover
While I can understand the disappointment of those who already have these patterns, I'm one who does not already have copies (unless I've forgotten getting them in the past). I didn't think the section on Noro's founder was all that great, but I was still interested in the patterns I saw while perusing this book at my local Barnes & Noble. I bought it because of the patterns - they might as well have removed the useless filler info on the Noro company and just added more patterns.

I am currently working on the Rikissa Panel Cardigan - however, I am not using Noro yarns (horrors!) and I'm making it longer for my amusement(heretic! :) ). I've found some glaring, sloppy errors so far in just this pattern, and considering it has already been published, either the original was also in error, or this publisher should look for a new editor/proofreader. None are insurmountable, just annoying to check out and resolve. The corrected pattern is actually good, and easy to do. But I have to wonder if the other patterns are in the same shape, once I start on them. I also think the doggy coat isn't very useful, as I would prefer they stick with people's clothing for this type of book, but that's my own opinion, as I do not own a puppy dog. Because of the poor proofreading and wasting space on Noro info that wasn't that informative, I'm taking away two stars - these are already established patterns that should have not had errors in what is essentially a second printing, and they should have put in Noro info that would have been newer and more interesting.
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