Joann inadvertently tested Noro Sock Yarn, complete with needles, through a full washing cycle. She reports that the needles survived with all stitches on….and yarn was actually easier to knit after she’d spent two full hours in Zen mode, untangling the mess.  Now we know!  Noro sock yarn is 25% silk, 25% nylon 40% lamb’s wool, 10% mohair.