12.26.2008

Not certain about this one

I'm not certain about this new scarf. It was my car knitting on Christmas day, although it was dark on the way home so just entertained me on the way there. I have tried to pick out colour combinations from Noro to knit the Striped Scarf a la Jared Flood. Either I don't like what's in stock, they're short one ball of what I like or it's completely sold out. I'm usually partial to solid and semi solid yarns or very softly variegated colourways. Except for self striping socks I have never knit anything striped. I've had a yearning to knit this scarf for a long time and when The Harlot succumbed to and described the pleasures of knitting this project on her blog Nov. 18 of this year I knew I would too ~ except then skeins of Noro Silk Garden became a hot commodity in Ontario and were suddenly flying off store shelves. It was Rowan Tapestry that finally won my favour and the 70% wool/30% soybean protein fibre found it's way home with me.

It's a more subtle look and the yarn has a nice halo. Would I really wear something this striped? Have any of you knit this scarf in Noro? How do you like it? Do you wear it very often? Maybe I'm ambivalent because now I'm itching to knit up another Knotted Openwork scarf for myself?


Should I keep going or frog and make something individual out of the colourways instead of mixing them together? I'm usually a very decisive person, but I can't make a decision of whether or not to keep knitting this one. The colours remind me of saddle leather ~ which is a good thing ~ so maybe I'll keep plugging along... it really is tagging my interest as each row changes colour. The colours are gorgeous ~ ok, I've convinced myself ~ I'll finish knitting it and then see how willingly or not I'll wear stripes.

ETA: The further along this knit progresses the nicer it's looking. Thanks everyone for encouraging me to not frog ~ you were right ~ it's turning out lovely!

15 comments:

kim said...

I really like the colors, and I'm not a stripe-y person either... I'd like to see it completed.

t does wool said...
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t does wool said...

the colors are wonderful Renee...please finish...

Kelly said...

keep knitting, the colours are nice and subtle not wham bam thank ya mam kinda colours. I think it will work well with many colours

At Home Mommy Knits said...

The colors look beautiful from here :). I'm looking forward to seeing how it looks when finished!

YarnSnob said...

I agree with everyone else..keep knitting, its looking wonderful

myboringblog said...

Having knit this scarf I have to say that I like your color selection. It's definitely a scarf that grows on you as you knit. Of course I'm rather partial to stripes so you might not want to take my word on it.

amanda said...

At the risk of offending a ton of Noro addicts, I like this much more. It's more subtle and tasteful than most of the Noro versions that I've seen. And I bet it's a whole lot softer and less scratchy on the neck too. Glad you're sticking with it!

PrincessPea said...

I think it looks lovely - I've been thinking about making one myself, but I'm not a huge Noro/variegated yarn fan myself. I actually prefer your Tapestry version - very pretty!

amandajean said...

i think it's lovely. but then again, i'm a stripey girl at heart.

Alison Boon said...

I think the colours work really well together. Looking forward to the end result.

Norma said...

Hahahaha, I own not one, not two, but THREE of these scarves, and that's only because I lost one of them. I, too, am not much of a stripe person, but I LOVE these scarves. Fun and funky while still being subtle.

Celestial said...

Can't wait to see an updated image. I think this is going to be beautiful!

TLCknits said...

Love it! Can't wait to see the FO!

Krysia's Knits said...

Wow, what gorgeous colours... It is going to look so beautiful!

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