Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Yarned Forces Post #101!

FO: Stripes for Sara
Pattern: Manually striped 1x1 rib using two colorways of Noro. I used Brooklyn Tweed's guidelines here.
Yarn: 4 Skeins Noro Silk Garden Chunky, 2 each in the colorways 10 and 7. 45% silk, 45%kid mohair, and 10% lambswool.
Needles: 7mm Bamboo Straights

It is hard for me to find colorways of Noro that I love, but I really wanted to make this scarf for a friend. So I sat down at the Silk Garden Chunky bin at Knitterly, in Petaluma, and scoured their stocks. I settled on one colorway that was dark--blacks, browns, dark purple, and red-- and one that was light I absolutely love the lighter colorway I picked (I think its the #10). The colors are saturated, but pastel and elegant. Each skein reminded me of a Monet painting.

Enjoy the Noro pics! Back to mini vaca...clam chowder in a bread bowl calls.