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Noro Cropped Jacket with a Twist

The premier issue of Noro Knitting magazine sold out, but you can still acquire the patterns digitally through Patternfish, Ravelry, and local yarn stores that participate in Ravelry’s in-store pattern sale program.

29307The Cropped Jacket by Irina Poludnenko has been the most popular pattern by far!

It is knit using Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn, which is shown off to stunning effect by the unique construction of this garment.

While many thousands of people love Silk Garden Sock yarn with a fierce passion, others can’t use it due to sensitivities to the wool and mohair content. That made this beautiful jacket unattainable.

photo (2)I knew that was about to change when I received this picture from River Boutique and Yarn, a local yarn store in Wisconsin.

The owner, Bes, was knitting the Cropped Jacket using a combination of Juniper Moon Farm Zooey yarn (brown) and Katia Iris yarn (blue).

Zooey is a 60% Cotton, 40% Linen blend that comes in 284 yard balls and 10 colors.

Iris is a 52% Linen, 43% Polyester, 4% Poly Metallic, 1% Nylon blend that comes in 158 yard balls and seven colors.

Bes Zooey JMF linen and katia iris…frontAs you can see, Bes followed the pattern, but used the Katia Iris to make the striped ridges that happen naturally because of the color changes in the Noro Silk Garden Sock.

Bes Zooey JMF Linen and Katia Linen spring 14Not only does this change in yarn get around the issue of possible wool allergies, but it also makes a lighter weight jacket that will be usable as the weather warms up!

I hope these pictures have inspired you to take a crack at this beautiful jacket if you’ve been hesitating.

Contact River Boutique and Yarn at 262-641-7427 for the details of Bes’ substitution.

Buy the pattern on Patternfish.

Buy the pattern on Ravelry.

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