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AnreeAce
10-02-2006, 11:25 AM
I started on this Short Row Rib Scarf (http://www.magknits.com/warm05/patterns/rib.htm) over the weekend. I'm using this amazing yarn from Noro, Kochoran in color #13. It's a single ply, 50% wool, 20% silk and 30% angora.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m239/acehudson1/YarnPorn/Kochoran.jpg

I wasn't too happy with the first attempt. I used the cable cast-on and size 10 needles. When I got about 60 rows in I realized that the cast-on was too tight, and so was the fabric. I knew that even blocking wasn't going to loosen the edge up enough to keep it from puckering, so what the heck, I frogged it.

For the second try I used the long-tail cast-on and a size 13 tip from my Denise set. Then I switched to size 10 1/2's for the rest of the work. Here's my progress after a couple of hours work last night.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m239/acehudson1/ShortRowRibScarf/Beginning.jpg

I shot this inside early this morning, since I didn't have time to wait for the sun to come up. The flash makes the color changes look more abrupt than they really are. In reality they just flow one into the other.

This yarn is different from anything I've used before. It goes from fairly thin to quite thick in the space of a few stitches. Once I got the needle size right and relaxed my tension a little bit it was a real joy to watch it slide through my fingers. It's much softer once it's knit up than it is in the hanks or balls.

Since it's so lovely, we're not even going to talk about how much it cost!

suzeeq
10-02-2006, 12:02 PM
For this type of pattern a looser cast on works better; knitted cast on is even better than long tail. And pretty yarn, btw...

sue

rebecca
10-02-2006, 03:06 PM
Lovely :cheering:
I love that pattern, too, it's on my long to do list.

Mama Bear
10-02-2006, 05:35 PM
Great scarf. Look forward to seeing it finished.

Mama Bear

ae
10-02-2006, 05:41 PM
that looks really cool!! :cheering:

XbelovedXoneX
10-02-2006, 06:15 PM
oh no, yet another scarf to add to my list! :teehee:

AnreeAce
10-02-2006, 07:01 PM
Thanks for all the Kudos!

I love that pattern, too, it's on my long to do list.

Move it up on the list Becca, you won't be sorry!

Amber
10-02-2006, 09:00 PM
It's looking great!

DreamWeaver
10-08-2006, 01:47 PM
That is very awsome. It's going to be awsomer when it's done
:thumbsup:

KristiMetz
10-10-2006, 10:00 PM
Oooh, that is pretty! I love that yarn too.

How fast does the pattern work up? I think you said you worked on it a couple of hours, but I don't know how fast you knit. It takes me a couple of hours to do about an inch, it seems like ...

AnreeAce
10-14-2006, 11:20 AM
How fast does the pattern work up?

The pattern works pretty quickly for me, especially once I got a good feel for what was supposed to happen next. I certainly don't consider myself a fast knitter. I've been doing it less than a year, and my purling and tension still need a lot of work.

More experienced knitters assure me that I'll get better the more I knit, so that's what I've been doing.

Here's my progress so far.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m239/acehudson1/ShortRowRibScarf/OneThirdBetter.jpg

I'll be attaching the next skein pretty soon, which will mean making sure that the yarn's going in the same direction and in the same spot in the colorway. It took a few days, but I think I've finally gotten the hang of the way the texture & thickness of the yarn change so very much. It's so fun to feel it slide through my fingers & watch it turn into a scarf!

rebecca
10-14-2006, 11:27 AM
It's looking good, WTG :cheering:

ann in ma
10-14-2006, 11:46 PM
It's beautiful!
Good luck attaching the next skein... when I made a scarf recently (my first), the 2 skeins of Noro were totally different ... at first I thought the 2nd skein was wound backward, but after I rewound it, it turned out that the colors were in a different order. So I had to cut it apart into separate balls to get the same striping effect. Aggravating!!

I hope you don't run into that, but I wanted to prepare you just in case...

AnreeAce
10-18-2006, 09:47 AM
I hope you don't run into that, but I wanted to prepare you just in case...

Oh boy, now I'm a little nervous...

I'll let you know!

KnittyKitty
10-18-2006, 10:49 PM
It looks scrumptuous! :heart: