Noro's "Blossom" yarn is a superior combination of 40% wool, 30% kid mohair, 20% silk and 10% nylon. Noro's "Blossom" is currently offered in 10 gorgeous, multi-colored variations and works wonderfully in tops, sweaters and accessories.
Wednesday May 9 1:16:12 AM PST
I purchased 5 hanks of Noro Blossom to make a handbag, but I don't have a pattern to use. I had thought that I would felt it, but now think that it would be a waste of beautiful. If anyone has used this yarn for a handbag would you please comment and tell what kind of pattern you used. I've used the Noro Kureyon yarn many times for felting and have great results.
Thursday May 31 1:47:20 PM PST
The Simply Noro book by Jane Ellison has a simple handbag made from 4 skeins of Blossom. I think it has been felted (just saw photos on-line). It looks that way anyway. I really love the way that the Noro products felt because the striping really becomes intense with some stripes only 1/4 inch or so and others quite wide. I have never seen Blossom felted in real life before but it should work provided the nylon doesn't goof things up.