Friday, December 22, 2006

Monkey See, Monkey Do (with mods)

When Liz posted about Rosebud's super-cute playground mittens in Noro Kureyon, I got in the car, drove to the LYS and bought some Kureyon. I had to have it, but I though I'd make the Fake Isle hat from MagKnits.
Then, Eyeknit posted about her stripey scarf knit with four skeins of Kureyon. Wow ... that's an awesome scarf. I wanted to start one immediately.
I had one skein of Kureyon (color 170) and one skein of Lamb's Pride Worsted in Midnight Green on hand. Since a few knitters commented on the very large size of their scarf, I scaled mine down. I cast on 24 stitches on 8s, with a k2 p2 rib, alternating the yarns every two rows. It's still a good size scarf. Another note, the Lamb's Pride really adds some softness to the end result. The solid color yarn cuts down on the wacky random color combos, but the brilliant Kureyon colors still shine through nonetheless.
This may be my Red Scarf contribution. Or, I may make another just like it, but with reds.
All in all, this is an awesome last minute knitted gift. Try it!


Anonymous said...

That really is a great-looking scarf! I can imagine that the Lamb's Pride "cuts" some of the Noro's scratchiness and intense color changes very effectively.

Sally said...

It looks fabulous Mo. Way to go! And what a great way to splurge and get some Noro without spending a bundle. Well done.

Liz K. said...

I am in the midst of a Noro obsession too. Although the last two times I went to the LYS, I only manage to get Cascade 220.

Now I know how I can combine my two loves!

Merry Christmas, my friend!

jane said... I must make the long stripy scarf!!!!! Love it! Jane

ae said...

i love it!! nice rainbow effect.

Dorothy said...

Pretty scarf.

Merry Christmas!