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!"

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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.

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Please click the link below to take you directly to the Megumi's Norenako Pulloveron Ravelry where you can purchase the pattern. (If you do not have Ravelry please let me know so you can purchase a hard copy and pdf copy of the pattern through the online store) 

Ravelry: Noraneko pattern by meg cat knits / Megumi Shinagawa

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: 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.

(All images of Megumi are courtesy of Megumi)

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