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Monday, January 03, 2011

A Crocheter Learns to Knit: Adventures with the Noro Scarf Part I

This is THE Noro Scarf. Drool.
Photo & Noro Scarf pattern from Brooklyntweed.

And the object of my undivided attention for a while because, you see, this crocheter is finally halting her dabbling in knitting and has decided for 2011 to finally learn how to knit properly and confidently. Making this scarf is the route I have chosen to achieve this goal. It is done in 1x1 rib and after 5 1/2 feet of knitting and purling I should finally have those mastered. Plus I get to learn slip stitch edging, color changing, keeping even tension, and many more things.

I LOVE this scarf. It's unisex, goes with everything, and thanks to the magic of Noro yarn .. every single scarf has a mysterious, unfolding color arrangement. A true, unreproducible, one-of-a-kind scarf. The Noro Scarf, like Noro yarn, is apparently legendary in its desirability. There's even a Noro Scarf Flickr Group!

I bought my supplies today:

Needles: US 7/4.5 mm
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden (45% silk|45% kid mohair|10% lamb's wool|100 meters); 2 balls each of #245 and #319

Can't wait to start!

1 comment:

The Rose Room said...

fabulous colours, Happy knitting to you:) Rachaelxo