I finished this scarf about a month ago. It was very easy to knit, even though it took me two tries to get right.
Pattern: In K2 P2 rib, in 4 rows/skein stripes.
Yarn: Noro Cotton Kureyon from stash. Two skeins, one rewound so that you knit from the opposite end of the ball to the other.
Size: 5 ft long
Needles: US 6/4mm
Start Date: January 31st 2009; Finish Date: February 7, 2009
I thought I was knitting this Noro Scarf, which the Yarn Harlot had been waxing lyrically about late last year. However, I did not check the pattern or anything before starting as I wanted a double ribbed scarf.
As I thought the two skeins were different colorways, it can be hard to tell with Noro, I started knitting from the same end of each. Until, that is, I realized that the colors were pooling and following each other up the scarf. On checking their labels, which by a miracle were still attached to the yarn, I found I had two skeins in the same colorway (#16). So I frogged what I had, about 6 inches worth; wound one ball to reverse its color changes and started again, knitting four rows per skein; one wound straight and the other wound reversed. Thus, I ended up with a symmetrical scarf.
There is a little pooling of purple in the middle but that is usually at the back of my neck so doesn’t show. I love the colors, they so bright and cheerful.
A technical change I did for the first time on this scarf was to slip the last stitch of each row. This meant that when I got to a color change, I knitted with it straight away. Before I used to slip the first stitch of each row, so the new color started on the second stitch, which causes the yarn not being used to pull tight. Slipping the last stitch seems to prevent that tightness from occurring.