Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Glorious Fall Days

What a way to wake up today... Obama is the new president of the U.S.A.!!!! I'm serious, I got all teary eyed and when my wee one couldn't stop kissing his daddy it got worse and worse. Loads of tears this morning. Tears of joy! (I'm sure a lot of it had to do with hormones, but still... it was a special beginning of a special and historic day) On the knitting front....
I couldn't resist to knit up the two skeins of Noro Kureyon I got for my birthday in between all the other projects I have lying around the house (I swear Cobblestone is coming soon!!) I decided to make the scarf that everybody that has ever touched Noro has made. It's a really simple pattern, but the yarn doesn't need much more so why elaborate? It has beautifull green/brown colors to match the leaves on and off the trees around my house.
This is what I did (I won't call it a free pattern as such because it's all over the web in different varieties, shapes and forms and I wouldn't want to claim anything!)

Materials: 2 balls of Noro Kureyon (100 gr/420m each) # 5mm needles tapestry needle
Finished Size:
Your scarf will be about 1110cm / 44" long
(add more yarn to make a longer scarf... duh!)
CO 39 st *[row 1: Work 1x1 rib row 2: sl 1 p wise, *work 1x1 rib, repeat *to last st, sl 1 p wise] Add the second ball of yarn making sure that the shade at the starting point is different than the first one.
Twist the working thread behind the just worked thread to start working a new set of two rows for a nicer edge.
repeat * untill you run out of yarn.
BO in pattern.
Weave in ends.
That's all!

ps my spellingcheck hasn't been working for a while, so forgive me any (stupid) mistakes...


annita said...

Wat een super sjaal!!

Lies said...

Ha, je bent in goed gezelschap: Yarn Harlot gaat 'm ook breien.


MoniqueB. said...

De Kureyon is erg mooi zo. En lekker warm.
Hartverwarmend zo'n knuffelmoment tussen vader en zoon.

yvonnep said...

Joh, je was echt niet de enige in tranen hoor... niks hormonen, hoop dit keer. Enne, is 1110cm niet een beetje lang voor een sjaal?

vanessa said...

I'VE KNITTED THIS TOO! It's a great patter for its simplicity, but with stunning results................. your scarf is gorgeous!