Stripey scarf love

I finished this scarf back in the spring. It is based on Brooklyn Tweed’s beloved Noro Striped Scarf, only I used something called Poems by Wisdom Yarns (Rav link). We were visiting friends in St. Thomas, must have been around March. It was snowing big heavy wet flakes. Margaret and I went to a spa for a massage and a pedicure — my belated birthday gift to her — and then we visited The Little Red Mitten. It was my first time there and OMG what a gorgeous yarn shop it was: a beautifully renovated old Victorian house with a wraparound porch, big windows, loads of space including a classroom for knitting and spinning classes. And oh my the vast array of lovely yarns to choose from. It was tough limiting myself. I settled on this beautiful self-striping wool in the Noro Kureyon style, buying 4 skeins — 2 each of 2 different colourways. It took me a long time to make up my mind which colours to get, the selection was so gorgeous. As soon as we got back to Margaret’s, I had her lend me some needles — 5.5 mm Denise circulars, which I liked a lot better than I expected to — and I immediately cast on for this scarf. I was so obsessed with this scarf that I even found a way to knit while breastfeeding Sam (as he was nursing OFTEN at the time). It was done before I’d even had a chance to post it on Ravelry… I never did document it there, much less blog about it on 42 Main Street. Because I found that I was able to get a scarf of satisfactory length using just one ball of each colour, I ended up making a second one, this time as a gift for Linz, lining up the colours differently so that our scarves are fraternal rather than identical twins. I loved every minute of this project, just as I did with my much bigger version in Noro Sock last year. Colour: it does a body good! (Although I don’t normally wear red pants with a purple sweater… I knew I should have changed my pants for the photo shoot, but I was in a hurry to get this done while Sam’s napping!)


About Lisa

My name is Lisa, and I used to have a mostly knitting blog called 42 Main Street, at I became a mom in January 2010, and suddenly I wasn't knitting very much any more. Then Blogger stopped supporting FTP and I couldn't keep blogging at that address any more. Although I originally planned to start a new 42 Main Street on WordPress, somehow that identity didn't really fit any more, so I decided it was "Time to Reboot," and that's why you'll find me here now:
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3 Responses to Stripey scarf love

  1. Boo says:

    I have been eyeing that yarn for some time now. How does it feel?? I can’t think of a local store with it and I want to know about softness before I buy.

  2. Boo says:

    Ps. It looks lovely!

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks! I would compare it to Noro Kureyon for softness as well as striping — it’s a bit coarse/itchy, but not too bad, and softens up some with a bath in Soak/Eucalan/whatever, though obviously not as nicely as Silk Garden would. If you don’t find Kureyon too scratchy, then you will like this just fine. It’s maybe a touch softer, even.

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