Garter Tunic Design, Part 3: Noro

Using Noro for a sweater is one of those things.

Last night I was talking to E (PokingMyEyesOut) — she is also knitting a Noro sweater — about knitting a sweater with Noro. I noted no matter how much we say, “oh, I know I can’t control the Noro, I will let it do what it wants,” if we are knitting it for someone else, we try to control it because it has to be perfect.

noro tunic
garter tunic hem [flickr]

I’ve been stressed out about how the Kureyon fabric is knitting up. I like the colors but it’s not quite as tonal as I was hoping. It also looked a little too drab to me. In an effort to punch it up a bit, I decided on a solid color i-cord edging around the collar, hem, and cuffs (Patons Classic Wool Merino in Jade Heather).

noro tunic
tunic body [flickr]

I’m content, though still worried about the colors. The reverse side looks pretty cool though:

reverse side
reverse side [flickr]

One and a half sleeves left to go!

5 Comments so far

  1. Andrea on September 17th, 2008

    I find that frequently things don’t end up exactly as I had pictured them in my mind. That doesn’t mean they aren’t fabulous, though. ;)

  2. stacey on September 17th, 2008

    the I cord is a nice touch and blends in great!! I really like it!!

  3. Kris on September 17th, 2008

    I like the I cord. And the colors are great.

  4. Kelli on September 21st, 2008

    I think it looks lovely. Subtle yet interesting. ~ksp

  5. leslie on September 25th, 2008

    this is going to be fantastic!