I’m a Copycat, It’s a Birthday Present

When I saw this, I knew I had to make one. This happened to coincide nicely with the nearing of my dad’s birthday. Now, wool scarves may not be the best things in May, but it will be a nice piece of hanging art until October rolls around.

My photos are nowhere near the quality of Jared’s, ever, and these are no exception – I shot them in a rush to get out the door to go to my dad’s party. They pictures are not very representative of the actual colors, but they should give you an idea.

Please ignore the random stuff on the floor. I’ve been sick, I need to clean.

Pattern: brooklyntweed’s Noro Scarf

Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, 2 x #047, 2 x #211? (I’ll check the band when I get a chance)

Needles: Size 7 Inox Circulars

Comments: This pattern is great. It’s simple, elegant and interesting. I am, however, conflicted about the yarn. While the colors can be amazing, the yarn has a ton of non-fiber stuff in it (twigs, threads, etc.). This seems to be a relatively common problem, and makes the yarn less fun to work with and kind of itchy. Overall I’m really happy with how it turned out. It took about two weeks of evening knitting, is a little over 7 feet long, and 5-6 inches wide. The ribbing looks like stockinette, and makes the scarf thicker and reversible. Slipping the first and last stitches of the second row of each stripe hides the non-working yarn on the side, and makes a nice edge. The changing colors are fun – I found myself getting all excited for the next big change, and it helped to get through the more boring spots. I may eventually make another for a gift – next time I may choose a second yarn with more of the bright colors, without the darker intervals.

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