I’m having fun knitting my Metalouse Shawl.
It feels like it’s moving along quickly. Watching the colors change makes it easy to track my progress and keeps things interesting as I want to see what will come next.
Noro Kirara is a 51% Wool, 29% Cotton, 10% Silk, 10% Angora blend, which translates into a pleasantly soft yarn with which to knit. I’m using a US7 needle, which is providing a nice gauge.
We have many lovely patterns available using Kirara. Allow me to highlight some of my favorites.
I like that this hat combines complex and calm in one small project. The cabled brim will keep you awake, while the slouchy top will be smooth sailing. This hat takes just two skeins of Kirara.
If you are still casting on holiday gifts, “What Can I Knit Tonight?” will be a great resource. If you don’t gift knit, I think we can all agree fast projects are important at this busy time of year. We have to squeeze in relaxation when we can!
I like how the textured stitch doesn’t interfere with the beautiful stripes of the yarn. While it’s nice to be able to put your brain on autopilot with garter or stockinette stitch, sometimes it’s nice to have a little bit of action to pull you along.
This wrap will be a great way to warm up, and brighten your mood, during the depths of winter.
A chevron stitch skirt combines with a stockinette stitch top to provide a lot of visual interest to this long cardi. The repeating nature of the stitch will make it easy to memorize so you won’t have to keep referring back to your pattern. This garment might be a good idea for warmer claimants where you don’t want long sleeves. Or work on it now and be ready for spring!
Isn’t the texture wonderful? Mana takes just two skeins of Kirara, so it has gift potential, too.
Finally, I have a soft spot for the Kirara sweater, which is a free pattern. The sample is worked in such a happy color!
The body and sleeves are worked flat to the underarms, then you pick up stitches and work the yoke in the round. Worked in a combination of stockinette and garter stitch, I bet even an advanced beginner will be able to manage this with great results.
You can see more Kirara patterns, and all the available colors, on our main website.
Which pattern is your favorite? Do you like the ones I’ve highlighted or prefer one of the others?