FO Friday: Noro Striped Scarf

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Noro Striped ScarfThat is a lie.  If it was an honest-to-goodness Noro Striped Scarf it would have been knit with 2 balls of 2 colourways of Noro knit alternately, not 2 balls of Noro and then 2 balls of Bernat Alpaca Naturals.  The truth is, I have a mum, hubster and three (local) siblings who all (but one) have spouses and kids and I really want to knit a little something for all of them, thus it would be impossible to spend fourty plus dollars on a scarf unless two people shared it, but I really can’t see that going over well.

Noro Striped Scarf

Noro Striped Scarf

Through my parsimoniousness I have, however, discovered two things beautiful.  The first is the fuzzy halo provided by whatever imitation-mohair-acrylic-alpaca-blend was created in the making of the Bernat Alpaca ‘Naturals’.   The second is how much more poofy the two ply blend is than the somewhat scratchy blend that is Noro Silk Garden (oh you know it’s true!).  I was pleasantly surprised so see how cozy it looks and feels.  Sadly, the downside is that it sheds little white hairs, which will hopefully stop by christmas.  I do believe my nephew has a cat, which might work to my advantage in this case. Alors, voilà!  Project number 2 from the christmas list, check!

Noro Striped Scarf

I used a couple of interesting techniques on the scarf.  First, the Combined Two-Strand Cast-On from Movie Monday Wednesday this week, and also a Slip Stitch Selvege.  This created a really professional finish to the alternating balls of yarn.  Here’s how it’s done:

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  1. Anne
    Anne11-07-2009

    I really like the way your scarf turned out and thanks for the video about your slipped selvages. I had wondered how you had gotten them to look so nice.

  2. olivia
    olivia11-10-2009

    Thank you for putting together the video tutorial! That was very helpful … :-)

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