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.
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's, Natural 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