Back in January, I wrote about Noro Sock yarn and if you’re fan like myself, just looking at all the beautiful colors was pleasure enough. But how does it knit? After using many self-striping sock yarns, the very long color changes were a bit of a surprise. I used color 185, with size 2 (2.75mm) needles and my own pattern, which is very similar to Ann Norling 12A. The yarn is a single ply, which I found quite pleasant to use. However, the real magic comes in the blocking. Into the sink it went, with the hot water running. I laid it flat to dry and what a difference it made! All of the stitches relaxed and the yarn became much softer. If you have a hankering to make a pair of really distinctive socks, this is the yarn to use.