Jared Flood made this scarf popular on his Brooklyn Tweed blog. I loved the idea when I first saw it, but couldn’t really justify spending over $40 for yarn to make a scarf.
Luckily, this past summer, the yarn shop by Corey’s workplace in London was having a 50% off everything closing sale, including several skeins of Noro.
It’s a 1×1 ribbed scarf so I never needed to look off a pattern to knit. This means I worked on it during lunch hours at work, Survivor nights, and general lounging around the house watching TV.
I definitely have a love-hate relationship with Noro. The colours are amazing. They are so vibrant, bright, and lively… but every so often, when you knit with Noro, you come across the dreaded KNOT. You realize that the original yarn had broken at some point, so Noro has just tied it back together but to a different colour. It completely disrupts your colour pattern, and the gorgeous colour pattern is why I buy Noro in the first place. The colour shifts are excellently done, but not when you have such a drastic change from, say, hot pink to forest green without warning.
Luckily, when it happened to me for this scarf, the secondary stripes took away from the drastic colour change, and the untrained probably wouldn’t notice it unless they looked really closely.