Uchiwa is the Japanese word for "unfolding fan"; the luxurious blend of cotton, viscose and silk ensure a cooling effect upon the skin, as does a fanned breeze from the leaf fan of the same name. Unique contrasting colour twists create an eye-catching tweedy marl. At the same time, a longer, more subtle colour blending produces a beautiful gradation in the background colouring.
The launch patterns for Uchiwa are pictured above and are available as individual PDFs on Ravelry or as part of Noro Magazine Issue 20. The 2-4 ball sideways-knit tee pattern #01 Anisie is free with yarn purchase, so let us know in your order notes if you would like us to include a copy.
A worsted-weight, Uchiwa is a similar thickness to Noro Silk Garden, Kureyon, Tsubame and Ito, so feel free to substitute it in patterns, keeping in mind that each oversized ball of Uchiwa contains a whopping 500 meters / 547 yards!
Content: 50% cotton, 30% viscose, 20% silk
Weight: 200 grams / 7 oz
Length: 500 meters / 547 yards
Gauge: 16-20 stitches per 4"/10cm
Suggested Needle Size: 4.5-5.5mm / US 7-9
Care: Hand wash cool, air dry flat