Patons Norse Yarn Review
Patons Norse is a very unique yarn indeed! Described as a “bulky gauge yarn with a beautiful brushed halo effect,” it comes in 16 lovely heathered colorways. All of which mix and match to help you create your own equally unique project!
Both the look and feel of Patons Norse is determined by its fiber content and how it’s made. Norse is a mix of acrylic, wool, and polyester, and while it’s very airy, it’s also very warm! To create this yarn, the fibers are blown into a strong core – not spun or plied. This creates that gorgeous heathered look, and makes it feel and look almost felted!
You can knit, crochet, and craft with Patons Norse and Yarnspirations.com has wonderful free patterns for you to try. I’ve had the opportunity to make a few projects with Patons Norse and I love the way the Norse blocks out – and how light it made my projects!
Patons Modern Picots Crochet Cowl by Tamara Kelly of Moogly Blog
I got to design the Modern Picots Crochet Cowl for Yarnspirations! I brought back those two woolly gray colors and added even more excitement with an interesting stitch pattern and plenty of picots. This is a great pattern to try out Patons Norse with, as you only need two balls to work it up. And it’s wonderful for gifting, as well as fighting off the winter chill!
I’ve also taken some time to try knitting with Norse. The yarn itself has very little stretch, though as a whole the ball has plenty of squish. I loved the way it worked up in my swatch, and the way it looks in knit patterns here on Yarnspirations.
Patons Norse might be a little bit tricky for brand new crocheters and knitters, as the fuzz can obscure the finer details of your stitches. It’s also important to undo your work slowly with this yarn – don’t just rip it out, take it stitch by stitch. But if you’ve got the basics, it’s definitely a yarn to try.