My Noro Scarf

Inspired by the NORO scarves I'd seen here, I started my own. I am about 1/3 through it. It's my first project using a special mix yarn and a first object made exclusively for myself. But serendipity, I've now found another level of my love of knitting.
The Silk Garden Yarn is beautiful in all ways. In one word, it's Grand. The variegated color intensities and texture constantly change, thinner in some colors, thicker in others, subtly shape the width of the double rows of K!P! striping, Both color and texture a pleasure to watch as the yarn migrates through through phases shifting fron one to another between my fingers and off the needles into the scarf. In addition, sparce, small curly sporules randomly peek out from the yarn add to it's true character both on close examination and from a distance.
Subtle shift of color and texture, sporules tweaking the same, bring an elegance of class in such ways that I have previously only seen in other people's projects, something I never thought possible with my own work. I've often heard that the material makes the work, and I've learned this in a way as to never return to the past. Can you tell I'm in love with this yarn, and scarf?

I can't thank enough those who have done one of these Noro Silk Garden scarves, and shared with us their FO and inspriation for all, certianly for me. In my own way, I hope I convey what I felt in seeing their project and now feel in my own. If you haven't done so, you need to make one.

Comments

Thanks for the wonderful

Thanks for the wonderful comments. I too avoided this scarf because of the 1x1 ribbing; but, and I tried to discuss how to combination knit in another person's blog, once I learned combination knitting, 1x1 Ribbing is sooooo easy. Sure, it's non standard; but in appearance, it's virtually indistinguishable from standard knitting in the finished product, so why not. Isn't a beautiful scarf a GREAT reward for learning a new method; one which will change the way you knit forever? One which when learned will more than double the speed at which you knit plain garter and stockenette?
Here's a k2p2 example of combination: click here
Here's a purl a row, knit a row method; both are combination: when you've figured out why both methods work, you'll understand the concept of stitch orientation, and subsequently the combination method: click here
BOCTAOE!

BuduR's picture

I hate to do ribbing so I

I hate to do ribbing so I have not even attempted this scarf. This is one project I don't think even you guys can get me to try.
Although I will admit they are beautiful the ones I have seen.

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ManMadeKnits's picture

Why don't you like it?

Why don't you like it?

BuduR's picture

I dont' know, to me it is

I dont' know, to me it is tedious. And if I don't pay attention to what I'm doing I always mess it up, I dont' know why, it seems like it should be easier than cables, but I dont' have this problem when I do cables

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PaganCub's picture

hun, it all depends on how

hun, it all depends on how you purl. if instead of going up over the needle when purling, go down, under the needle (and change the orientation/seating of the stitch on the needle) and you'll always know which is which

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BuduR's picture

I do it this way :/ I'm

I do it this way :/ I'm just purl challanged. It's a serious problem!

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ManMadeKnits's picture

I'm right there with you,

I'm right there with you, Chip.

Silk garden is amazing. It's even better after it's been washed once or twice, as it really softens up.

And what a gratifying project! All you do is 1x1 rib FOREVER, which would feel like an eternity with just about any other yarns, but with the Noro, you're always waiting to see how the colors progress.

I will be making these scarves for the rest of my life because they are wonderful!