Noraneko Yarn Kit


Above is my version of the Noraneko Pullover knitted using the Kokon Bleu Kidsilk in the Semi-Solid colourway. I omitted the lace front panel from the front of the knit (I did not knit Chart B on the body). I made my sleeves full length and added a 1 x 1 rib cuff to the end of my sleeves on 4.5mm needles. 


You too can knit this gorgeous Noraneko Pullover by the lovely Megumi (@megcatknits on instagram) using the fabulous KOKON Bleu Kidsilk Mohair.

Megumi explains that "Noraneko”, in Japanese, means “stray cat”.

When I saw Kokon Bleu Kidsilk, it reminded me of a girl who looks like a stray cat.
She loves dancing on the street, seeing the graffiti on the wall, and lying on the grass in the park on a sunny day.
I tried to imagine her favorite pullover.
Happy knitting!"

This pattern is knitted top-down in the round with raglan yoke using some eyelets & cables, stockinette stitch, and a bit of rib stitch. It is knitted using two strands of mohair lace held together.



Sizes: Size 1<XS-S> (2<M-L>, 3<XL-2XL>, 4<3XL-4XL>)

Finished bust measurements: 95 (115, 135, 151.5) cm / 37.5 (45.25, 53, 59.5)”
Suggested ease: 7-21 cm / 2.8 - 8.2” of positive ease

Yarn: Kokon Bleu Kidsilk 72% Goat - Mohair, 28% Silk, 420 m (459 yds) / 50 g

Yarn Required for the Short Sleeve Version: 

Size 1 : 2 skeins of Kokon Bleu Kidsilk (646m / 706yds)

Size 2 : 2 skeins of Kokon Bleu Kidsilk (714m / 780yds)

Size 3 : 3 skeins of Kokon Bleu Kidsilk (882m / 964yds)

Size 4 : 3 skeins of Kokon Bleu Kidsilk (996M / 1056yds)

Yarn Required for the Three-Quarter Sleeve Version: 

Size 1 2 skeins of Kokon Bleu Kidsilk (806m / 882yds)

Size 2 : 3 skeins of Kokon Bleu Kidsilk (890m / 974yds)

Size 3 : 3 skeins of Kokon Bleu Kidsilk (1076m / 1176yds)

Size 4 : 3 skeins of Kokon Bleu Kidsilk (1218m / 1332yds)

If you would like to make the body longer, please order more yarn then has been suggested.

Sample colours: SEMI SOLID, SPECKLE and TIE DYE

Needles: US 10 1/2 / 6.5 mm & US 10 / 6.0 mm
Set of 4 DPNS or 80 cm (32”) Circular needles

Gauge: 12 sts x 18 rows in 10 cm (4”) in stockinette stitch using larger needles

Tools: Scrap yarns, 14 Stitch markers, Tapestry needle.

I have also included below the whole Kokon Kidsilk range of colours. I think this knit would look brilliant in any of the colours in this range. Please take into consideration that these balls are only 25g so I have included metres and yards for each size.

Please click the link below to take you directly to the Megumi's Norenako on Ravelry where you can purchase the pattern.

Ravelry: Noraneko pattern by meg cat knits / Megumi Shinagawa

Alternatively you can purchase both a PDF and Hard Copy of the pattern below. If you have a Ravelry account please message me your Ravelry name so I can add your pattern to your library. 

(All images of Megumi are courtesy of Megumi)

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