Thursday, January 07, 2010

Noro Wildfell

I've been plugging away at my big Noro Wildfell cardi/coat these last couple of weeks. I was figuring that it would get good use between the super chilly weather here and my ever-expanding belly! That's right - 32 weeks now!

I'd picked up the yarn a good while ago on sale - 50% off, yay! I couldn't choose between 2 very similar colourways that were available and so bought them both. A little decadent, yes. Since I didn't have enough of either colour for this big ole coat, I chopped and changed between the 2. I think it works ok, akthough there are areas where there seems to be too much of one type of colourway - in hindsight I should have changed it up a bit more. Hey ho, hindsight is 20/20.

The details for the Cardi:

  • Pattern: Wildfell by Jane Ellison from 'Noro Simply'
  • Yarn: Noro Kochoran in 44C and 47C - approx 8 and a half skeins used
  • Size: small - athough if I were to do again, I might make extra small. I don't think it needs to be quite this big.
  • Needles: US 10

I'm loving how snuggly this cardigan is. And light too. I think it's going to see a lot of use. Especially over the next few weeks.


Judy said...

What a wonderful coat. You look great all cozied up. Just love the nursery idea with the unusual stuffed critters. I was describing it to someone on Tuesday - she found out yesterday she is having a boy - the bear would be good.

Oiyi said...

That coat looks so snuggly! How nice that you get to wear it during this weather.

Bea said...

This is fabulous. I didn't notice that it was more then one colorway. That's the great thing about noro right? Very cute. I can't believe it is 32 weeks already. Seems like you just told us yesterday!

moo said...

You look adorable! And that coat is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, that is a lot of work! I love it and you are such an adorable mommy! :)

Anonymous said...

Sam: You look gorgeous!!!!

And your coat looks gorgeous too!!!!!!!! ;-)

marycatharine said...

You look fantastic! The coat is great too... I wouldn't have been able to tell it was more than one colourway if you hadn't mentioned it.

StarSpry said...

Your cardigan looks fantastic, Sam!!

Rima said...

You look so great! Time is really ticking away. Great cardigan, for a great looking belly ;)

WandaWoman said...

Ok, I'm commenting on a lot of topics at once. First, love the Wildfell sweater. You look all comfy and cozy and adorably pregnant.

2nd, so cute that Jessica knit a monster for her little sister's nursery.

3rd, the nursery color is awesome. So cute and sweet, but not too twee. Great job!