Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Benched for the Season(s)

Noro scarf turned cowl

I loved the the Fall Swap Scarf knit from the Noro yarn so much that I adapted the pattern to knit a cowl. Things did not turn out as I planned, but I can live with the result.

My original intent was to use a provisional cast-on and graft the stitches when finished; thus, creating a cowl. It sounded feasible, so I cast on and knit, using the Noro Striped Scarf pattern from Ravelry. As I neared the end of the two balls of Noro, I researched grafting a 1 x 1 rib. Hmmm, not as easy as I thought, as it is considerably different than the kitchner stitch I use to graft sock toes. No matter how much I tried, I could not wrap my mind around grafting for the ribbing. Finally in frustration, I used the three-needle bind off. The seam is visible on one side, but it should not be a problem when worn around the neck.

Spring is nearly here, and the days of wearing a thick, wool cowl have hopefully passed for the year. This cowl's debut must, therefore, be delayed until cold temperatures return in six or seven months. I'm not going to complain, as I am ready for some warm sunshine.

9 comments:

  1. Too bad you can't wear it right away but it will be something to look forward to:)

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  2. Those colors are gorgeous together. Maybe you'll still get to wear it on a cool evening. Even WE are still having some of those. LOL

    Congrats on the beautiful finish!

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  3. Your Noro cowl is gorgeous! I'm sure no one will ever see the seam. About half the cowls I own have a back seam. I am a knitting scared-y cat and have backed off from things like Kitchener for ribbing many times! The better part of valor right?

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  4. Beautiful scarf, Nancy!! I think using the 3 needle bind-off was a good decision. Grafting a 1X1 rib must be a dilly - must have to use smoke and mirrors as part of the trick.

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  5. What a nice finish! Too bad the weather is too warm for it right now.

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  6. Well Nancy , I love it and I love a three needle bind off. Here's to SPRING!

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  7. It's stunning. I'm going to dig out my Noro next fall and copycat. Or... a certain other striping yarn SOMEONE gave me that I haven't knitted with yet. ;)

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  8. You'll be the only one that will ever see that the join is not seamless.

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  9. Very nice! And a clever solution, too. Glad you don't need a warm cowl anymore but fun to have something new in reserve for next year, eh?

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