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