Finished! Noro striped scarf

My mom's birthday was this week. I'd been planning to knit her something, but couldn't decide on anything, and then all of a sudden it was the end of October, so I needed to narrow it down to something quick, and then it dawned on me. The perfect thing: a Noro striped scarf like Jared's! I used 2 balls instead of 4, so it's a skinny scarf, but that's how I like it.

My pictures aren't great because I was in a hurry to send it off. Here's my attempt at being artsy fartsy with a bowl of apples in the Radio Flyer wagon:

Here's the scarf fanned out on the table:

And here's a close-up so you can see how the colors look.

Really, this is pretty generic, but the idea is from Brooklyn Tweed. CO 29 stitches, work in 1x1 rib, alternating yarn every other row for all kinds of stripey goodness.
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, I forget what shades...the labels are somewhere in the car. I picked fall colors because those are my mom's favorites.
Needles: size 8
I didn't measure gauge or do a swatch or even measure the final width and length, though I'm pretty sure it grew when I blocked it. I just wrapped it around my neck to make sure 2 skeins would make it long enough (barely).

You'd think 1x1 rib would be boring, but the changing colors kept me entertained. Maybe I'll do a wider one for myself, especially since I accidentally left my other scarf at Daniel's Kindermusik class last week. That scarf was really itchy, so I didn't cry over it or anything.

Coming soon: another FO, this time for my brother. I've left some clues in past posts...


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