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Liliyarn
11-26-2006, 04:59 PM
Noro Cabled Scarf
Date Started Sept 25 2006
Date Finished Nov 25 2006
Yarn Type noro kureyon
Gauge who cares
Needle Size US 7
Pattern http://djinnj.livejournal.com/196257.html
Notes
Normally, it takes no time at all to finish a scarf. However, this one was cursed. I had to frog so many times, had tangles that almost drove me to hanging myself with the twisted yarn, wrist pain, lost cable needle….

Ever since I saw noro, I wanted to make a cabled scarf with it. I also wanted to make a modular hat, but that’s another project.

Normally, I wouldn’t purchase kureyon for wearing, but I got it less than half the price. So, I couldn’t resist making this scarf.

Thinking back, I’d go up a size in needles. I didn’t realize that my cabled knitting would be so tight.

And just when I bind off, and need to block it….I can’t find my wool wash

gardenmommy
11-26-2006, 05:11 PM
That's incredible! It reminds me of stained glass!

blueeyes28
11-26-2006, 05:17 PM
:heart: :heart: :heart: Soooo pretty!!!

knit-errant
11-26-2006, 06:49 PM
How pretty! :heart:

About how many balls did that take?

Virtuella
11-26-2006, 07:02 PM
I love it! :heart:

mwedzi
11-26-2006, 07:06 PM
Yikes! That is beautiful. I just love it. Why do you people keep adding things to my to-do list?! So cruel . . .

PinkRoses
11-26-2006, 07:48 PM
OMG, that is to die for! I love it! :notworthy:

psammeadred
11-26-2006, 08:09 PM
Wow, that's gorgeous...great job!

CindyH
11-26-2006, 08:29 PM
Wow, that's gorgeous! I love the cables and the colors! :heart: :heart: :heart:

Liliyarn
11-26-2006, 08:40 PM
Thanks everyone...

Further notes:
I used four balls of noro. I'd actually recommend silk garden as it is much softer. I just got this noro on sale. So the scarf cost 20 bucks. Not bad...and as soon as I find my wool wash, I'll soak it. That seems to soften up noro a little bit.

And if you like this wait until you see the modular hat I'm making with silk garden. I'm also making cabled fingerless gloves with noro. They have to take a break though as I need to start DH's scarf.

mwedzi: my project list is huge too. It grows daily.

ecb
11-26-2006, 08:57 PM
Huge progect list
HMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
i NEVER have tha problem
I never have more projects than i can fit in my knitting bags
my daughter complains that every bag int he HOUSE is a Knitting Bag
which is NOT true
I have a whole container of Grocery bags 9the plastic ones) tha ti have not filled with projects yet
as long as we keep eating, i will NEVER Run out of BAGS
i never run out of thigs to do (instead of Housework)

craftymom
11-26-2006, 09:19 PM
Absolutely lovely.

ae
11-26-2006, 09:30 PM
wow, what a beautiful scarf. :heart:

Freyja
11-27-2006, 04:31 AM
That is an absolutely gorgeous scaf!!!!

Have you tryed give the scratchy stuff a soak in lanolin? It might help.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
11-27-2006, 05:20 AM
what color number did you use?

HamburgKnitter
11-27-2006, 07:25 AM
OMG, that's a gorgeous scarf! :heart:

AnreeAce
11-27-2006, 10:48 AM
Oh. My. God. :passedout:

Those colors just knock you out! Great work!

ebrperk
11-27-2006, 01:11 PM
That is so pretty. You did a wonderful job.

jamadian75
11-27-2006, 01:23 PM
Now that looks like it was worth the labor of love!! :inlove:

jodstr2
11-27-2006, 01:51 PM
:inlove: omg, so gorgeous!!! congratulations!!! your perseverance paid off nicely!!! :inlove:

how long is it? the pattern aims for 66", is yours about there?

Liliyarn
11-27-2006, 02:32 PM
I used Noro color number 165 and it is 55 inches long. I'm short so I didn't need it to be 66 inches long. Plus, if it went to 66 inches, it would take another ball making it 5 balls of noro instead of 4.

It has blocked wonderfully. My wool wash is still MIA, so I'll soak it as soon as I find it.

I was thinking of other options for this scarf. Cables and colors always have some awe to them when combined. So other yarns that would also look nice are Karaoke, Rowan Tapestry, or any yarn with color shifts and large self striping bands. I wouldn't go with a bulky yarn. It's an awefully big scarf.

I'm wearing it out to some yarn stores today. I'm searching for a yarn to do a Clapotis in besides Lion and Lamb. There's also a "matching" hat and fingerless gloves coming for the noro scarf. I just have to get past knitting for the holidays.

Once again, thanks for the compliments everyone!!! :hug:

jodstr2
11-28-2006, 01:09 PM
thansk for the info on the length and number of skeins used! again, very gorgeous, I'm sitting here at work drooling over that pic! :inlove:

Mama Bear
11-28-2006, 02:13 PM
I have had projects like that where everything just seems to go wrong! Glad it all turned out so great in the end! It's lovely.

Can't wait to see the hat and gloves!

Mama Bear