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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Annotated Tips for Knitting the Noro Scarf - Part III

Hurrah! I've just finished my Noro Scarf!! It is gorgeous and I can't wait to wear it out and about tomorrow. Here's some pics of the finished scarf and my last notes on what I've learned:


Annotated Tips for Knitting the Noro Scarf

The tails
- So many, many ends to weave in from cutting out knots and the too thick/thin bits in addition to beginning/ending skeins. Wasn’t sure how to do this since there is no “back side” to hide the tails on. Found this great video on weaving in the ends on ribbing and that’s how I handled all the tails: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzMQ4tpFQoA

Final thoughts
- My scarf ended up approx. 5 3/4" by 66". I am an extremely slow knitter and I do throw my yarn (entailing taking my hand off the needle completely to work a knit or purl) so this scarf took me an eternity. I clocked 82 hours from start to finish. This does include time spent researching how to do certain relevant knitty things and those first two endless weeks where I frogged and restarted the whole thing so many times I thought I'd wear out the yarn. But ...I have to say this project was excellent, through shear repetition, at teaching knits and purls and how to identify and fix any mistake involving basic knitting. I now feel very confident at knitting and am ready to try something more advanced. I am so very proud of knitting my Noro scarf!! Job well done, self :)

Annotated Tips for Knitting the Noro Scarf

I've been chronicling my adventure in learning to knit with the Noro scarf on my blog. Want to make a Noro scarf or making one at this very moment? Follow my journey and read all my annotated (and I hope helpful) posts:

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

Annotated Tips for Knitting the Noro Scarf - Part II

Annotated Tips for Knitting the Noro Scarf - Part III

2 comments:

weeshaus said...

Ooooh, I love it! I really want to make one of these, too...I am a total sucker for color-changing yarns.

Scribe said...

Gorgeous!!!!! I am such a novice knitter... so novice that I only taught myself a few months ago and I still drop stitches... I am a crocheter through and through and have been since I was 8 years old... and I'm nearly 36 now!