Friday, May 23, 2008

My Noro Splurge!

Why yes.. I do know how to knit things other than baby hats!

When Amy and I went to see the Yarn Harlot in April, we of course went yarn shopping. Busy Hands was having a sale, and I picked up Noro at 20% off. It was still a little on the pricey side, but I just couldn't pass it up.

I cast on for this scarf almost immediately, but it took nearly a month to finish. Between exams and 35 baby caps, I had a few other things on my plate.

I like how it turned out. I picked one colorway that was mostly pink and another that was blue/green.

Every once and awhile the colors would be too similar, so I had to do some split splicing to make the stripes a bit shorter. I probably have the equivalent of 1/4 of a skein leftover.

After blocking (although it really didn't need it, I just wanted to wash the cat hair off) - it wound up being 85" long. It wraps around my neck and still has enough "dangle" to make me happy. I'm a fan of long scarves.

Although it's allegedly summer around these parts, we didn't get out of the 50's today. If this keeps up, I might get to use this scarf well before the fall!

Final Specs:
Pattern:
Noro Scarf by Jared Flood, Free
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, 4 skeins - $36
Needles: Size 8's
Time: One month of on & off (mostly off) knitting

7 comments:

DancingFish said...

Great scarf! I've had the pattern in my Ravelry cue for a long time but haven't picked colors yet. Yours is the first I've seen with lighter colors- it is gorgeous!

Amy said...

Yay! It looks fabulous!

KSD said...

Beautiful scarf --- I can see how you couldn't pass up those colors!

When do you head back to Tennessee?

staciesadventures.blogspot.com said...

Love it! I have the yarn for it too, but haven't started. Yours is great inspiration. Bet you can't wait for cold weather to wear it in. ;^)

mari said...

I have been wanting to make this scarf for awhile. Maybe once my mojo comes back. :)
Yours looks great.

mari said...

I have been wanting to make this scarf for awhile. Maybe once my mojo comes back. :)
Yours looks great.

Cinnamonamon said...

Looks great! It was awful nice today, but I heard it was only supposed to be in the mid-50's tomorrow...maybe you will get a few more chances to wear it before fall!