Rib and Stripe Scarf

I have found that a great way to return to knitting when you have the "bug" is to find unfinished projects in your stash and finish them. This is one of those projects. The beginnings of it are in this post -- January 2006. I finished it in January 2009.

The basic information:
  • Pattern -- From Vogue Knitting's Scarves Two -- the rib and stripe scarf.
  • Yarn -- Noro Kureyon -- I used three balls. (color? I'll have to look it up because I don't have it here, but the photograph in the post linked above probably shows it better.
  • Needles -- a set of bamboo US7 needles
Thoughts -- This scarf is knit by starting with two balls of Noro yarn, with its wonderful color changes. By starting with each ball in two different color areas, and then knitting with the balls alternating, two rows each, some very nice striping naturally happens. I was very entertained by watching the colors change, and because its the same yarn colorway, the changes kind of flow through the scarf. Hard to explain, but I like it.

If I did this again, and I plan to (in fact I already have the yarn), I would do a 2x2 ribbing instead of the knit 3, purl 1 ribbing called for in this pattern. This scarf rolls. I knew it would when I was knitting it, but I had blind faith in the pattern. I would (and will) change it for next time.

It's warm. Amazing how warm wool is! And I love wearing something so colorful while the winter is so drab.