Friday, 3 February 2012

Stealth Mode*

After Wednesday's post, you might be expecting a final reveal of my fuzzy ballet sweater... Alas, after casting on and knitting a couple of rows of the first tie, I got bored and moved on to something else *laughs* So that one will have to wait a little while.

Never fear, I do have an FO to share though. During my recent finishing frenzy, I finished my Noro-ish Striped Scarf. It didn't get a reveal last week because I was too busy showing off my fair isle hat, so here it is:


I didn't use Noro, I'm just not a fan. I know it is an incredibly popular yarn but it just doesn't do it for me. But I had a ball of King Cole Riot in my stash, so I grabbed a second ball in a different colour to make the scarf. Although I did choose a second ball of what looked like a very different colour, they actually have a lot of the same shades so there is a lot of purple in the scarf. Luckily, I like purple ;)


However, as you can see from the top left of the picture above, there were some sections that were a little too similar in colour!

I mentioned while I was knitting this that it's final size was a little over 7 feet long. Which sounds huge (especially considering I'm only 5 foot tall!). But I wanted an extra long, skinny scarf. And it actually doesn't look crazily long when I'm wearing it:


I wanted to make it so that the loop at the front wasn't tight against my neck, partly so I can wear it as an accessory and partly because the yarn can be slightly itchy.

Details:
Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf.
Yarn: King Cole Riot. I planned to use 2 balls but that would have almost doubled the length! So I have just under half a ball of each colour left. So much for buying a second ball in order to remove the first from stash. Maybe a matching hat is on the cards ;)
Thoughts: The pattern is very easy and effective, but it is a lot of 1x1 ribbing. This was my zone-out-and-not-think-about-what-I'm-doing project *laughs*

It's Friday, you know what to do by now... Visit Tami'sNatural Suburbia and Wisdom Begins in Wonder. Have a great weekend

*"Yeah. Well, I was in stealth mode. Still got the scarf on my head and everything" -Ethan Tremblay

45 comments:

  1. Great! You will probably wear it to death, I know I do that with mine.

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  2. Pretty! The colours go well together.

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  3. It looks fantastic and doesn't look too long

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  4. Love it, and it looks great on you. I LOVE stripes!!!

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  5. Oh it's great and it's nice to put a face with the witty words!
    Have a special weekend.

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  6. Lovely scarf, I'm a fan of King Cole riot yarns, lovely to use and wear.

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  7. I like the longer scarves. I wove one last fall where I did the same thing. I wouldn't use it as an "outdoor keep me warm" scarf but as a beautiful accessory. I like how your colors matched up.

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  8. fabulous. love this pattern so much, I can't wait to find the right balls of wool to make one for myself ;0)

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  9. Very nice! I think the colours go so well together.

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  10. Natalie--It's really pretty, and I love the way it looks on you!!

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  11. Beautiful scarf!! (p.s.-not a huge fan either of Noro).

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  12. That's a really lovely scarf! I love purple too :)

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  13. It looks awesome! I saw someone wearing one on the bus yesterday and was like "oh! *points* noro stripe scarf!!" It made me want to make one too. I love the colors of yours, it all looks very cohesive :)

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  14. Your scarf is beautiful! It looks lovely on too.

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  15. Very nice; great improvisation with the yarn.

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  16. oooh i love it !! colours are really nice !

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  17. Oooh! I love it. I too made a Noro Striped scarf. They are so much fun to knit,right.. its almost mesmerizing to see the colors change.. :-)

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  18. Lovely scarf. I've not tried knitting with Noro but I don't like the feel of it when I've had a squish in shops so don't think I ever will, shame as I do like the colours.

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  19. Love the scarf. I've got one sitting in hibernation. The Noro had a knot that aburpting changed color. It was super frustrating. I really like the yarn you decided to use.

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  20. Oh I like the scarf and the colors are really interesting and work well together. Great Job!

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  21. Pretty colors, great job! (Maybe some of the scratchiness will disappear with washing and wearing and the yarn blooming a bit) It IS a ton of 1x1 ribbing!!!

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  22. Beautiful scarf!The colors work together really well- pinks and purples are fabulous! The length is great- I usually find myself making mine at least 6 ft so they fit like yours (I am also a short person, lol).

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  23. I love the "noro stripped scarf" ~ I've made a couple of them myself, your's turned out beautiful...

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  24. The length looks perfect - not too long at all. And the colours!!! wow, that must have been fun to work with. Beautiful.

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  25. I love it! I have a noro striped scarf (also not made with noro) that is almost the exact color as yours =)

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  26. Fabulous! I'm a huge fan of King Cole Riot (although I agree about the itchiness sometimes), and the colourways look so good together.

    A matching hat sounds like a perfect plan, as long as there's enough yarn. Otherwise it could be the stashbusting project that just keeps on growing!

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  27. I do really like the scarf, but I was expecting to see your sweater. :-)

    I really like the color variance of your scarf...gorgeous!

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  28. Lovely stripes! The color combination worked out really well.

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  29. It looks great! I think the color combo looks great, even when the colors are close matches.

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  30. That looks fabulous on you! I am also a fan of longer scarves. The colors look great together.

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  31. I've been a bit shy of Noro, too. I do have a skein of Noro sock something or other that I bought to "try" and if I hate it, it can go away. I know plenty of people that just love it...

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  32. Your scarf looks like a perfect length, great colors too!

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  33. Wow, I can't believe that's seven feet long---it really doesn't look that insanely large when worn! (Things it does look: gorgeous. I love the pinks!)

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  34. I love knitting that scarf! Great colors ;)

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  35. I like purple, too, so I really love the colors of your scarf! It is a great length and looks wonderful worn loosely around the neck.

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  36. Everyone needs a mindless project. Yours turned out great!

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  37. Awesome scarf! It's always amazing how something so simple can look so great. Love the colors.

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  38. It looks great, love the way that pattern uses self striping yarns. And purple is great, never too much purple :)

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  39. Honestly, I dislike Noro as well. I think the yarn substitution you made is perfect though. I looks great, congrats!

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  40. Very pretty colorway and it looks great on you!!

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