If you follow us on Instagram you are not surprised to hear this as I’ve been posting a million progress pictures. LOL. One of the great things about a Noro knitting or crocheting project is that they look so different after just a few rows because of the color changes.
I loved this top from the moment I set eyes on the magazine, but you know what it’s like to have a long list of projects you want to make!
The pattern calls for Noro Koromo yarn, a yummy 39% Cotton, 35% Wool, 26% Silk blend in the wonderful Noro colors you expect. I’m using color #2. (It’s shown in the magazine in color #3.)
The top starts with narrow center back and front panels. They are knit in an easy sequence during which you alternate the two balls to create the stripes. The pattern is really high impact in the beautiful Noro colors. I didn’t try to control the yarn at all, instead I just let the colors flow.
The cap sleeve are worked using short-row shaping, once again alternating two balls of yarn. I had to switch to two new balls just as the short-rows started, but I didn’t bother trying to match the color sequences.
Find a local yarn store near you that stocks Noro and might have Issue 2 available.