FO: noro shawl-with-sleeves

Snappy name, no? Heh.

noro wrap

Pattern: my own
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, col. 269, 9 skeins (more like 8.5)
Needles: Denise 6.5 mm

This was a quick, easy knit! I’ve wanted to make something like this for a long time – it’s just a rectangle with sleeves attached. Kate’s got an accurate sketch of the idea here! My version has seed stitch borders and knit-in seamless sleeves.

I started knitting on much smaller needles, maybe 4.5? Then I realized that a) it would require way more yarn than I was willing to buy and b) it wasn’t drapey enough. So I went up a couple needle sizes, downsized the numbers and it worked out great. For the sleeves, I knit in waste yarn and later picked it out and used the live stitches for the sleeves.

noro wrap, closed

A bunch of people tried it on at knit night Wednesday – lots of love for the natural-colour noro! I love this sweater and have worn it a few times already. I wear it closed with a shawl pin most of the time. I was on my way out the door in these photos – I know it’s nice to see how knit projects do in their actual environment! I was wearing a plain long-sleeved tee from Reitmans, a cool grey skirt, and knee high boots with legwarmers tucked in. I’m not usually so style-y.

And yes, I’ll be writing up the pattern – sit tight! This one’s a pretty easy one to write up, but I do have to think a bit about sizing and, well, I don’t have a lot of time right now! Hence the rather long delays between postings (for me, anyway).

Stay warm.






43 responses to “FO: noro shawl-with-sleeves”

  1. isel Avatar

    Love it, and will patiently wait for the pattern. Beautiful, beautiful.

  2. Emily Avatar

    Love that! YOu are so smart.

  3. Stephanie Avatar

    This looks great! I’ve been wanting something like this for a while, but it’ll be great to have someone else work out the numbers…

  4. Jocelyn Avatar

    That looks great on you! I’m not so much of a Noro lover, so I’d love some ideas for substitutions. Of course, I have to wait for the pattern. Just thinking ahead :-). Maybe Malabrigo…

  5. Beverly Avatar

    Oh, that is so stylish and lovely! I’ll try to be patient and wait for your pattern!

  6. kate Avatar

    The sweater is beautiful! Just as I had imagined. (and so good to know I am not crazy in my knitting deisres).

    Must be knitting kismet that you were knitting it as I was thinking of it while knitting in the same colorway….how great is Noro 209?

    I, too, will look forward to the pattern.

  7. Allegra Avatar

    Ooh, ooh, ooh! Can’t wait for the pattern!It’s beautiful!

  8. Nicola Avatar

    That’s really beautiful! I wouldn’t necessarily have thought of knitting something along these lines until I saw your version but now I will also be waiting patiently for the pattern :)

  9. Michelle Avatar

    Beautiful Sweater! It looks just as stunning in person!

  10. Melissa Avatar

    I love it! Can’t wait for the pattern!

  11. Steph Avatar

    Wow! That’s really fantastic.

  12. grumperina Avatar

    Absolutely fabulous! Not only is it fabulous on its own accord (you’re right – the natural-color Noro is a winner!), it also looks fabulous with your outfit!

  13. Carolyn Avatar

    That looks great! Perfect for the weather now.

  14. lisa Avatar

    Beautiful! The colour is SO perfect for this type of sweater.

  15. adrienne Avatar

    BEAUTIFUL!! You did a fab job!

  16. Jillian Avatar

    Laura – this looks really great! I super like it!

  17. Joan Avatar

    I love it! What a versatile garment. I’m definately going to knit one once you come out with the pattern!

  18. LJT Avatar

    ooh I love it so much! I can’t wait for the pattern!

  19. gleek Avatar

    very cool idea! it really plays up the yarn’s natural beauty.

  20. alison Avatar

    I *love* this. Trying to sit tight for the pattern…

  21. Devri Avatar

    I love it! It’s just the fall-type jacket I was wishing I could find to knit. Anxiously awaiting the pattern!

  22. Beverly Avatar

    How fun! It looks great on you.

  23. Punkin Avatar

    Very nice! I like the design.

  24. Laura Avatar

    Oh, it looks so wearable! I think I’d wear it every day. And those natural colors go with everything!

  25. Brenda Avatar


  26. Jenna Avatar

    Wow, I was really excited to see the finished result for this, and it’s even better than I imagined! So simple but so lovely. I have some silk/mohair blend yarn that might be perfect as this…

  27. mick Avatar

    I’m delurking after reading your blog for a while, and I can’t tell you how gorgeous that is! I love the natural colors you chose, and I’m anxious for the pattern. I loves me some Noro, and that is such a flattering way to work with it. Lovely!

  28. Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) Avatar

    That’s really cool. I’m still staring at the pictures and trying to figure out the geometry. What a great original design.

  29. Amanda Avatar

    Wow – the sweater/wrap is SO FLATTERING! I had my doubts that the draping across the front would be figure-flattering, but it’s really really lovely and looks smashing on you! Beautiful work – I love it!

  30. EmKat Avatar

    I’ve been looking for weeks for this exact thing…yay! Looking forward to the pattern. Lovely.

  31. Jen Avatar

    I love this. It’s really pretty. I can’t wait for the pattern.

  32. Lolly Avatar

    It looks amazing – great look and great yarn choice! :)

  33. eyeleen Avatar

    That is gorgeous! Beautiful color.

  34. Lynne Avatar

    wow- that looks fantastic- and so simple! Looking forward to the pattern. Can you tell us a gaugish number so we can plan ahead for yarn?

  35. Rose Avatar

    I’m delurking to say I love your wrap…and really hope you are able to put out a pattern soon. You have a real talent, and I appreciate that you share it with us. Thank you.

  36. heather Avatar

    that sweater makes me want to drop everything i’m knitting right now and cast on. lovely work.

  37. Connie Avatar

    Brilliant! I love that sweater – when the pattern is ready count me in!

  38. Janet Avatar

    Wow – just beautful. Can’t wait for the pattern also. :)

  39. Sandra Avatar

    This is fab! *sits tight for the pattern*

  40. Anne Avatar

    please tell me where I can find the pattern for this shawl – its too beautiful!!

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