As spring started to approach this year, I became consumed with the notion that I should finally make a striped Noro Scarf for my own use. Readers may remember that I made a "Not-So-Noro" striped scarf for a charity knitting auction a year and a half ago. Even before I had made that scarf though, I loved the look of this classic ribbed scarf and had secretly always wanted to make one even though it's far from the knitting challenges I want to take on more.
And so I ignored the warm weather and went to my local yarn shop, Arygle Yarn Shop, to pick up some Noro Silk Garden. I had some difficulty picking the appropriate colors - I like the darker yarn blends generally, and didn't want a scarf that had too many pastel colors. The Silk Garden colors that the yarn shop had seemed to include a mix of lighter and darker colors, so picking the right mix was definitely a challenge.
As I started knitting the scarf, I immediately started to doubt my choices but decided to keep with it to see what happens. Thankfully, I kept going and going, and finally started to see some lovely striping partway through the scarf. And ultimately, I really like the completed project - though I wish I made the scarf one inch wider because it seems a little too sparse to be a functional mid-winter scarf. So maybe one more Noro scarf is in my future?
Madhu's Noro Striped Scarf
Pattern: Noro Scarf by Jared Flood. Modified to use 2 skeins instead of 4, and cast on 33 stitches.
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, one skein in #349 and one skein in #311
Measurements: 4.25 inches wide by 55.5 inches long