Thank goodness!

After being very impressed by some of the Noro scarfs that I have seen here I decided to take the plunge. Now I know why it is called 'The Noro Challenge'! I think that I will be avoiding 1/1 ribbing for a while. lol

The colors could have come out better in the picture. They are far too electric than real life. The actual colors are more muted, in two colorways of Noro Kureyon. Silk Garden did not offer the earth tones that I was preferring to use for the project.

This is a gift for a dear friend that has been dropping hints for many months that he wants me to knit something for him. He has no idea, and he will have it just in time for spring! Ha Ha

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albert's picture

Beautifully muted tones on my monitor- well worth the effort!

scottly's picture

Super nice! Yes, K1, P1 is way too dull for me as well but it make a nice scarf.

Nashrunner's picture

So, is the pattern 1/1 rib the entire length? The colors are great! Bright enough but muted enough so as not to look like a peacock.

OzarkMtMan's picture

Thank you, as we as all the others here who have made kind remarks.

The pattern is indeed nothing more that a 1/1 rib throughout it's length.

The recipe is to take two or more colors of Noro. Most that I have seen used Silk Garden. I chose Kureyon because it offered more earth tones, which is more suitable for my friend whom will receive this one as a gift. Truthfully, Silk Garden would no doubt have a much better drape.

Alternate colorways every two rows. Two rows of one colorway, then two rows of another colorway. Slip either the first or last stich on each row. Knit until you have the length that you desire. That's it in a nut shell.

You really do not have to be stuck with Noro for this pattern. I have yarn in hand already for another scarf such as this, but this time for me. The next one will be in a Cascade Nikki colorway that is a beautiful variegation of teal, tugouise, olive, smokey purple, and copper. That will alternate with a Cascade Jewel Hand Dyed in a subtle monotone variegation of forest green. It's on hold for now, seeing as I am totally burnt out with knitting a 1/1 rib.

There are a number of wonderful scarves in this pattern that have been pictured here on MWK. This one is not nearly as striking as some that I have seen. Then again, I was shooting for toned down and subtle. I believe that the recipient will like it. If not I'll use it as a garrot! lol

You let go of it, it let go of you.

Velcro Confucious

You let go of it, it let go of you.

Velcro Confucious

NonStopAndrew's picture

Jumps up and down and really wants to do this now!

Jaxom's picture

I fall in love with this scarf time and time again but then I think of all that 1x1 rib and I put my balls of wool back down. One day I will cast it on and keep at it.
Your scarf looks wonderful and I hope your friend truly appreciates all your hard work.