More Noro is Better

Here’s a cardigan I just finished in Noro yarn – this yarn is called Cyochin. It’s mostly wool with some mohair and some silk. Mine is colour 07. This pattern is called Tithe, which is a design by Jane Ellison. (The pattern link goes to Ravelry.)

Tithe, designed by Jane Ellison, knit in Noro Cyochin by Deborah Cooke

I’d originally bought the yarn to make this poncho, Iced Blackberry, and the fingerless mitts shown with it. As much as I like the look of the poncho, I realized I probably wouldn’t wear it much, so I hunted in my pattern stash for another choice. The Cyochin is aran weight, so any of the Noro patterns calling for aran (like Silk Garden) would work. I only had five skeins, though, so thought there wasn’t enough to make a long-sleeved sweater.

There might have been enough, after all – I still have a little bit left over, and this cardigan does have a big front collar. It’s staying knitted now, though!

Noro Cyochin, colour 7

I really like this cardigan and the wool is gorgeous. The colourway and the little threads in the wool remind me of those yarns made of recycled saris and their jewel-tones. I made some modifications to the pattern, using seed stitch on the edges, reshaping the sleeve cap and (by mistake) making the sleeves a bit longer. It turns out they’re exactly the length that I push my sleeves UP to, so that’s perfect. I had thought about adding a button, but now that it’s done, I like it just the way it is. I’ll be wearing this one a lot.

What do you think?

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