Spring is upon us. Pollen is floating in the air and on the water.
I’m knitting a winter scarf. Doesn’t make much sense but neither do I most times.
I’m a big Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Serenity, Castle) fan. First season of Castle he wore this great scarf.
I couldn’t forget it. I knew I had to knit one similar. Enter the Noro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood (Brooklyn Tweed).
Jared clearly states this is NOT his design, just his version of this simple scarf that has been done time and time again. I was drawn to the subtle color changes.
I’m using Noro Silk Garden in two different colorways; an orangey-red and a blue-grey.
I had picked up the blue-grey before my LYS closed and had been stalking Ravelry stashes for a contrasting but complimentary color to stripe with it.
The pattern is a very simple 1×1 rib, over an odd number os stitches (39), changing colors every two rows, carrying the yarn up the side. I really like how the 1×1 rib looks like stockinette but because I’m slipping the first stitch on each row purl-wise (per Jared’s suggestion) the edges are not curling like they would in stockinette.
It’s about half complete. It is a very easy (if a bit boring) knit that I can take to Knit Night or waiting rooms and not think too much. The two balls of yarn can be a bit troublesome at times but I am really very pleased with the progress.
The scarf hasn’t told me who it belongs to yet but I have someone in mind. Time will tell if the scarf agrees :D