Noro Scarf Issue/Question

I am going to try the scarf listed here:

One would think that a 1x1 rib would be easy but I cannot get mine to look like this. Mine looks like a rib and I can see both stitches...even if I use size 2's. What might I be doing wrong to not get that wonderful stockinette look I see there? Any help is appreciated.

vsidart's picture

I ran into the same problem starting that scarf... if you keep going for a couple of inches, the ribs pull in, but right off the needle it doesn't seem like they're going to..... Good luck!

PaganCub's picture

i'm using us size 8 needles on mine, and i generally knit kinda loose. maybe go down to a 7 if needed.
if you're on Ravelry, check out my projects page (its the noro striped scarf)
or go to my most recent post (1 or 2 pages back) and check out the pix i've posted of it

sounds like your needles are too big though

*to thine own self be true*

Change your thoughts; change your world.

Thanks guys. Maybe it is just the fact I needed to wait more for it to come together. I appreciate your comments and assistance.

And pagancub...yours looks perfect too. I did even try size 2...I was not joking...but I guess I need to give it more time.

MMario's picture

I'm afraid the sad, sad truth is:

Noro Hates You!

The only solution I can see is to pack it all up and ship it to me.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

MWK - Houston's picture

I'm currently knitting a irish hiking scarf with Noro wool. How do you get the stripes so exact by row. I'm just knitting along and its creating a nice varigated colorway but not exact by row as you have in the picture. I have some Noro silk garden and would like to try this striping?

captin_jack's picture

I believe the cool striping is done by using 2 skeins at once. Every other row, you switch skeins, carrying along the unused one at the end of each row. That way, you get the really cool striping pattern.

WonderMike's picture

Which Noro and what size needles are you using? I used Taiyo for my scarf and size 10 needles. Pulled in just fine:

Good Luck!

StuartWS's picture

I'm about 80% done with one of these and I LOVE the way it works out. Give it a few inches and it will pull together. This is the second one I've done--one with Takhi Torino Print and this one with Noro Silk Garden. They're great for gifts and they're a great project for public transport, waiting rooms etc when you may need to put it down quickly. My brother is getting this one for Christmas, though I hate to part with it...