I've had my eye on this Noro Kochoran yarn for some time - just loved the colours, they looked so fabulous in the skein. And when Bells and I met up at Bowral the other week, I had a little Noro explosion and 2 skeins of this came home with me.Quite seredipitously (is that a word?) a couple of months ago Ailsa designed a great scarf using Noro (although Silk Garden) - I thought this would be perfect for the Kochoran. After an aborted first version using 6mm needles, I tried again with 7mm and a couple of modifications, and I'm really happy with it!Details
Yarn: 1 x 100g skein Noro Kochoran, colour 10. I was going to use both skeins, but then after 1 skein the scarf was 110cm and I thought that was plenty long enough for a scarf to tie around my neck. I'm really pleased with this length - 115 cm after blocking. No trailing ends to drag on the ground! I liked knitting with it as well, although there was a knot in the skein and the new yarn didn't match up - but it's not really obvious, I don't think!Sticks: 7mm KnitPicks Harmony Options - made a lovely drapey fabric, really pleased with it.
Pattern: Choke scarf from Knitabulous - very easy, very effective pattern. I made a couple of modifications to make the scarf narrower and a bit more open - I omitted 1 stitch on each side, and also 2 knit stitches in the middle. I did a yo instead of m1 for the increases (as Ailsa suggested) and also slipped the first stitch on each row purlwise.Time: 6 May 2008 - 14 May 2008.
What I learned: Short scarves rock! And big sticks, big yarn - so quick to knit!