on a recent trip to my favorite austin yarn shop, a most beautiful noro children's sweater (that someone had knit up) caught my eye. i knew, right then and there, that i had to knit it for maya. i've always been drawn to noro's variegated, colorful yarns and actually have several noro items in my knitting queue, but i had yet to cast on for one. now i have. and let me tell you, i'm hooked. this noro rita sweater pattern (pictured on the cover of noro kids and authored by the amazingly talented jane ellison) called for a slightly smaller gauge yarn, aya (worsted weight)...but i cast on and got gauge using this this bright and colorful taiyo (aran weight). and i am loving it!
by the way, i am bypassing the black and gray colors in this colorway and i'm very pleased with the results. this sweater is knit in pieces, starting with the back (which you see close to completion here)...
this is a very simple 4-row lace pattern which, in my opinion, is looking quite intricate and impressive. i can't wait to see the finished product on my girl.
now, for a colorful noro yarn stash update (including this taiyo yarn)...
noro taiyo, color 17
noro kureyon, color 102
happy creative wednesday! what are you working on this week?