Noro is a yarn brand that causes knitters to fall into two camps (sure, lots of yarns do this, but Noro seems to be one that everyone is either pro or con). I personally am not a big Noro fan: I have found it scratchy, filled with knots, and the colors generally are a bit too wackadoodle for me.
But I did get sucked in to buying Noro Obi, which was marketed as softer due to silk and mohair. The picture I saw for the yarn I actually bought was primarily blue and pink.
I knit the Cowl Fantastic with this yarn, since the long color repeats generally look great in this--what do you call it--welt look? Anyway---the pattern is terrific. My take away:
-not really soft
-don't like the green and gold, didn't see this in the picture
-but on the plus side, only one knot.
I like this, I'll wear this, it knit up really really fast, but oh Noro. Fool me twice.