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.