FO: Stripey Scarf

FO: stripey scarf

Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf, by Jared Flood
Yarn: Katia Promo-Fin plus
Size: 3.5mm / US4

The first finished object of 2011 is in! I said it might be the sidewinder socks, but I didn’t like the idea of starting the new year frogging.. So instead I finished my stripey scarf first. (I’m not supersitious but I feel like finishing stuff is a good way to start things you don’t like with some positive energy lol). I used up two balls of the yarn and feel it’s long enough to wear and hide the ends underneath  my coat.. I don’t like it when they’re too long so I decided to go for a small one.

FO: stripey scarf

FO: stripey scarf

The pattern calls (obviously) for Noro yarn, but that’s a bit too expensive for my student-budget, so I used the yarn I received for Sinterklaas. For some strange, unlogical reason the beginning and the end of two balls combined give the exact same result… so instead of getting stripes of different colors I got stripes of different shades of the same colors blending together… As you can see in the picture below this produced a mirrored scarf.. starting with green/ pink, moving from yellows, oranges, blue/purple and back to blue, orange, yellows and back to the green/pink. I don’t really mind the effect, but if you’re going for the actual Noro striped idea choose a handdyed yarn.

FO: stripey scarf

The entire scarf is knit in K1, P1, but because it’s not blocked it looks like it’s knit in stockinette without curling edges. (which was very important to me as I deteste curling edges in scarves). Even though I’m usuallly (or at least no longer) not a great fan of rainbow yarns (I simply do not know what to do with them), I believe this project came out just fine. Now I have another ball of yarn but I don’t know what I’ll do with it just yet.. I might knit some mittens to go with the scarf but I haven’t decided yet.

FO: stripey scarf

FO: stripey scarf

As with all knits it’s important that the kitty approves, and in this case I believe she does. I don’t know what her sister Kiwi thinks of it all, but apparently clown-vomit floats Noodles’ little boat.

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