Eisaku Noro, the creator and founding father of Noro Yarns, has died. Noro was immensely artistic and developed his namesake yarns with luscious shade combos which are usually imitated but it surely’s nonetheless doable to pick a garment made with Noro yarns from a crowd.
An announcement posted on Knitting Fever’s Facebook page stated:
With regard to high quality or creative expression, Noro-san didn’t compromise. This was mirrored in all he did, from the distinctive, eco-friendly and painstaking manufacturing strategies, to the considerate choice of fibers from farms the place animal inventory is handled humanely. Noro’s imaginative and prescient for creating yarns was that they need to encourage pleasure whereas remaining true to their pure heritage.
Knitting Fever has distributed Noro yarns because the Eighties. The submit described him as “tall, regal, with a humorousness and filled with ardour, right here was a real artist who painted with fibers to create yarns not like any in the marketplace on the time.”
Noro’s eye for shade and texture has impressed numerous knitwear and crochet designers, together with me. After I was engaged on my ebook Colorwork Knitting I knew it was time to lastly knit a sweater that had been on my thoughts for years. Proven above, it’s known as the Shade Belt Sweater within the ebook, and is labored beginning with the linen sew waistband, then the bodice is knit onto one facet and the underside of the sweater on the opposite. I knew Noro Silk Backyard was the one yarn to deliver this imaginative and prescient to life and it stays one in every of my favourite sweaters (you may test it out on Ravelry.)
Noro’s artistic spirit lives on in his firm, which is within the good fingers of his son, Takuo Noro.