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. Stephanie

    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…

  2. Jocelyn

    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…

  3. kate

    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.

  4. Nicola

    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 :)

  5. grumperina

    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!

  6. Joan

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

  7. Devri

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

  8. Laura

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

  9. Jenna

    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…

  10. mick

    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!

  11. Amanda

    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!

  12. EmKat

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

  13. Lynne

    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?

  14. Rose

    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.

  15. Anne

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


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