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ArtLady1981
10-12-2012, 09:08 PM
Noro garter stitch scarf, horizontally knit. I didn't like how the colorway played out when I just cast on about 20st. You might know how crazy Noro yarn can become when let on the loose! So I cast on 208 st and knit til I ran out of yarn.

I wrote out full notes for several types of interesting garter stitch scarves over in my Ravelry projects folder, free for anyone to read and/or copy. The point of these garter stitch scarves using various types of yarn, different needle sizes, etc. was to illustrate the pretty scarves you can get with just the knit stitch aka 'garter stitch' for a Knitting 101 class I teach to newbies.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/garter-stitch-scarves-collection-for-knitting-101

I knit this particular scarf using two skeins of Noro Kureyon. I softened it a lot using the two-step full soak blocking process.

Jan in CA
10-12-2012, 11:43 PM
Oh that came out beautiful! I love them knit lengthwise when you knit garter stitch stripes! Great mindless work!

salmonmac
10-13-2012, 05:01 AM
I like the long rows with the Noro yarn and the thin strips of color that you have in this scarf. Lovely combination of colors. Thanks very much for the Scarves 101 notes, too.

Antares
10-13-2012, 09:09 AM
It turned out gorgeous! The color striping and the texture make this look like a strip of tightly woven carpet. I don't mean that in a bad way. I just mean that it looks like something you would find in a commercially manufactured item. In other words, very professionally done! :yay:

GrumpyGramma
10-13-2012, 12:59 PM
Oooo! Purty! That worked out wonderfully. Those who get to learn from you are fortunate indeed!

nonny2t
10-13-2012, 01:58 PM
:inlove: Wow, that's great looking and so warm too. The pattern looks terrific too.

dturner
10-18-2012, 11:01 PM
I like the idea of knitting a scarf lengthwise. I guess that takes a little more planning (i.e. guage, LOL!) than just starting out to knit a scarf vertically. Anyway, the horizontal stripes are great! Very nice effect. :cheering:

gypsycream
10-21-2012, 12:11 PM
Oh that's beautiful!! What long rows you had to knit though!

ArtLady1981
10-21-2012, 03:47 PM
Oh that's beautiful!! What long rows you had to knit though!

Long they were for sure, but never boring. It's always exciting to knit with Noro, watching the colors evolve!

TEMA
10-21-2012, 03:51 PM
Artlady, I just love this scarf... simple but beautiful... love the way your knitting lays so nice and flat like that too.
I guess I better practice getting my tension the same all the way thru if I ever hope to knit a wonderfully as you do.
TEMA :thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
10-21-2012, 04:27 PM
Artlady, I just love this scarf... simple but beautiful... love the way your knitting lays so nice and flat like that too.
I guess I better practice getting my tension the same all the way thru if I ever hope to knit a wonderfully as you do.
TEMA :thumbsup:

Thanks Tema!

Part of 'nice and flat' knitting is tension, true enough, but mostly it's the magic of blocking! :thumbsup: This scarf had its lumps and bumps before it was soaked & blocked!

MerigoldinWA
10-30-2012, 05:41 PM
A good way to get a different effect with a self striping yarn. Turned out cool!