During Easter 2019, I began knitting Nogat by Justyna Lorkowska using some lovely wool cashmere I bought online. Now this wool Cashmere was a bit of a gamble because I did not buy it from a reputable seller, but when it arrived I was pretty happy with it. It smelt like wool, which may sound a bit strange but it had that sheep lanolin smell that you get when you are out in the country. I was pretty convinced that the claims on the website were legit. My inspiration was the lovely soft light as a feather knit wear I was seeing pop up in ready to wear.
Because the wool is 4 ply, I knew that this pullover was going to be quite the commitment. I love double knit for the speed of knitting but often find it just too warm to wear and also a little casual for the office environment. 4 ply knits up tighter and more machine like and has warmth without weight.
I really enjoyed knitting this project. I am not a quick knitter and do not tend to devote vast blocks of time to my knitting. You could say I have quite the short attention span for sitting in general, so my project was done in one hour increments over a year. I was determined to finish this project by Easter this year, and lock down proved the perfect opportunity to realise this.
I love the resulting pullover and know it will get worn a lot over winter. I have an old cardigan in 4 ply that I am currently eyeing up to frog so that I can make a second version. I think that in itself is a good recommendation for this pattern. Maybe this time next year, I will be posting my next Nogat!