Finished my first Noro scarf

Hi guys... I just finished my first Noro scarf. I used four balls of Noro Silk Garden (228,270,247 and 208). I think these colors have been discontinued... I purchased them at my LYS however can not find them listed on the Noro site. I just learned Continental knitting, had begun with English. I must say that I really love Continental... It really made this project go fast. I my opinion, Noro really does make some wonderful colors and textures... I did encounter many "tie-ins" in the yarn. I cut them out, opened up the plys of the two strands, wet them and felted them using my hands. This produced a great invisible join. I posted a picture of the finished project. This is a wonderful site. I have seen some truly remarkable work... I hope someday I will get up the nerve to try some of the more advanced projects. Thanks for a great site... I'm off to my next project.
Thanks, Paul


What fabulous colours. Did you just let them roll out or did you manipulate them?

Thanks for your comment. I pretty much just let them flow out.... However, when the colorways seemed to start running too close, I'd cut out a portion, draw from a section that was begining to change and felt the two ends together for a invisible join. The yarn did run from "thread" like to very heavy and took some getting used to... I love color and love to play up the contrast between them. Thanks agian, Paul

crmartin's picture

Beautiful scarf, the colors are great.



Paul, this is indeed a beautiful scarf. What is the width? the width worked out perfectly with the yarn to make neat bands. Keep up the great work I will look forward to seeing more.

Not only is the scarf beautiful and the colors perfect, your photograph is excellent! Natural light, I would guess? Great job, Paul.

Thanks for your kind comments... Yes the photo is natural light. I love natural light it seems to really capture colors better. The time of day also makes a huge difference in the quality of light. Thanks again, Happy knitting, Paul

superi's picture

Looks beatiful! I wish I could find Noro in my area.



Asbjörn's picture

A gorgeous photo of a gorgeous scarf. I have to get my hands on some of this yarn and give this scarf a try, it seems like a fun project.


albert's picture

Don't wait for the nerve, Paul, just decide to knit something like a sweater, get yourself a book or pattern and do it. You'll learn as you go. Waiting is a waste of time.

gardenguy42's picture

Way to go! It's lovely!

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

stch's picture

Hi Paul,
Your scarf looks wonderful, and the colours are gorgeous! I've not knitted a Noro scarf yet, but, in viewing all the ones that have been completed by others too, it looks like it would be grand fun to work with such delicious yarn.

Just wanted to thank all of you for your compliments and encouragement... You guys are the best! This site is really A tight "knit" group! I'm happy that I found it... Thanks again, Paul