View Full Version : WIP--Noro Cabled Scarf

Ellen Edwards
07-24-2006, 12:12 PM
I'm working on a cabled scarf....it's in Noro Kureyon, and it's just a simple, thin scarf which I'm hoping will block out a bit wider. It's for a little girl---the daughter of a friend--and when she saw the Noro with the colors changing in it, she asked, "Could you please make me a scarf with THAT yarn??"

I had made her one last year that was a simple pink, in acrylic, and she was very appreciative, but obviously this 9 year-old has more expensive and mature taste than I anticipated!! ;)

07-24-2006, 12:13 PM
Oh my gosh, that has got to be one of the most beautiful scarves I've ever seen :inlove: I LOVE it. Is it soft?

07-24-2006, 12:15 PM
I love it, ya big yarn ho! :roflhard: :roflhard: OMG I about died when I saw your siggy!

Ellen Edwards
07-24-2006, 12:18 PM
Thanks so much--it's so nice of you to say that!! No--it isn't soft--YET--I'm hoping it will be when I steam and block it...if it isn't, I'm going to be so disappointed!! I wonder if there's a softening "agent" to put in cold water to soften wool??

If it doesn't block soft, I'll make her a scarf with some mmMalagrigo I've gotten hid away...the only thing is--she loved these colors so much!

07-24-2006, 12:37 PM
That's beautiful :D

Toast King
07-24-2006, 01:15 PM
Purrrrrrretty! :heart: :heart: :heart:

07-24-2006, 01:21 PM
wow - that's gorgeous!!! i love that colorway.

07-24-2006, 01:58 PM

07-24-2006, 03:45 PM
:inlove: mMMmMmmMmmmmm that is gorgeous!!!

07-24-2006, 03:48 PM
<giggle> those kids with their expensive tastes! I am loving this scarf Ellen.

Jan in CA
07-24-2006, 05:11 PM
That is beautiful, Trudy!

07-24-2006, 06:30 PM
Thats so pretty!! Noro yarns are my favorite. I love their colors. I use their yarns often. :XX: :XX:

Ellen Edwards
07-24-2006, 07:00 PM
THanks to everyone--you give me strength to finish things!! (And give them away to 9 year-old girls!! lol--I love her--she's a sweetie!!)

(And yes... I AM a yarn ho!!)

07-24-2006, 07:22 PM

07-24-2006, 07:31 PM
Gorgeousness! Can't wait to see the finished product!

07-24-2006, 09:15 PM
The colours are so pretty! That little girl sure has good taste! :D

Ellen Edwards
07-25-2006, 10:17 PM
She does, doesn't she!!

It's a really simple pattern--only 2 rows and the 1 cable row, which is only once in every 14 rows!! So the other is easy to remember. I've learned to cable without a cable needle, and it's so awesome! I love not having to fool with another needle, and I'm using the # 8 addis for this....but I'll bet I should have used something larger--its a very tightly woven scarf--it may have been much better looser--but I'm not ripping all this out!!

I'e really become a cable fan after doing this!! :cheering:

07-26-2006, 01:17 AM
I've heard that hair conditioner can soften wool. Maybe put a little in when you wash it?

07-26-2006, 03:01 AM
my, doesn't that look pretty :cheering:

07-26-2006, 06:40 AM
Oooh, that's beautiful!! :inlove:

Eucalan wool wash has lanolin in it, so perhaps it might help soften the scarf.

07-26-2006, 09:15 AM
that is so pretty! I bet that little girl will love it. :)

I can see why that yarn is so popular...

07-26-2006, 10:51 AM
I've found that Noro Kureyon does soften quite a bit when you wash it. Hopefully it will soften enough because it's gorgeous!

07-26-2006, 12:03 PM
Gorgeous! Almost can't beat noro for the colors.

Whenever I hand dye or when getting ready to block I add a tablespoon or so of scented fabric softener to the water and let is soak a few minutes. It seems to help soften and leaves nice subtle scent (instead of wet wool smell) behind.

Maybe I missed it, but what color Noro are you using?

07-26-2006, 01:38 PM
WOW. She'd better sew the ends of that scarf to her jacket so she doesnt' lose it!!!!

Ellen Edwards
07-28-2006, 07:42 PM
THanks for ALL the ideas for softening , Folks!! I do love the colors in it, too. I just bid on some more Noro on eBAy and got 4 balls for about $5 each, which is much less than I got this. It's a completely different colorway though--it'll be interesting .

Hildie--you're right--she should probably SEW it to her coat!! Can't you just see her little dog snatching off her when she gets off the bus??? :rollseyes: :shock:

07-28-2006, 10:28 PM
Oh I LOVE the colors!!! That is gorgeous!!!

Ellen Edwards
07-29-2006, 03:02 PM
used a little more than 1 skein--she's only 9 and is pretty tiny!! SO I hope it'll do--the bear likes it if she doesn't!!

07-29-2006, 03:08 PM
What's not to like? I'm sure she'll love it!

07-29-2006, 03:40 PM
Those colors are to-die-for! Gorgeous!! :heart:

07-31-2006, 06:59 PM
Lay flat..When i did cables..it curled on the ends..i have thid beautiful scarf that im typing to match the brown cabled hat...but is curling! for the furture...on both ends of the scarf...how do i keep it from rolling???

08-02-2006, 12:24 AM
i'm loving the colors!

08-05-2006, 02:01 PM
Such gorgeous colors!! It looks fabulous!! She's a lucky little girl! :inlove: