Tuesday, May 18, 2010
FO: Noro Striped Scarf
Check it out - a beautiful Noro Striped Scarf, my most recent finished knitting project! I just love this scarf - it is easily the most beautiful scarf I have ever created! It is made using two different colorways of Noro wool, interchanged to create a striping pattern. Since the yarn naturally changes color on its own, both shades of yarn gradually change colors throughout the scarf. It was really fun to knit because I was unsure which colors would be striping next! No matter what happened, the colors always seemed to match really well with one another.
The pattern is extremely easy, even for a beginner knitter. You can find the pattern for this scarf on the Brooklyn Tweed blog. It is essentially just a 1x1 ribbing stitch with a slipped stitch edging so the scarf would easily lay flat. It was a very mindless knitting experience, which made it very easy to watch TV (I'm hooked on watching Dexter...just started the Season 2 DVDs...so good!). It was a very quick knit to stitch, but was very entertaining as the colors changed as I knitted along.
I used 4 skeins of NoroYuzen (2 of each color) to make the scarf in two different colorways: 02 Blues/Purple/Coral and 05 Pinks/Greens/Orange. Even though it is Spring and quickly turning to Summer, I'm trying to find any excuse to wear this scarf...but at the very worst, I will have an awesome scarf waiting for me to wear when the Fall weather arrives!