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Ch. 11 Challenge Project - Noro Scarf

Challenge Project: Noro Self-Striping Scarf

This gorgeous and elegantly simple scarf isn’t a new concept, but it made a huge splash when designer Jared Flood photographed it and published it in 2007.

It takes advantage of the gradually-changing stripes of Noro yarns, and pairs them together to get this effect.

Noro ScarfUsing four balls of Noro’s Silk Garden or any other self- striping worsted-weight yarn, Jared’s scarf can be made by casting on 38 stitches and working in 1×1 rib just like we did on the first scarf, using US size 7 (4.5mm) needles to get a width of about 5.5 inches.

The only trick here is that you knit with one ball of yarn for two rows, then switch to the next ball, without cutting the yarn at all. You simply let it hang until you’re ready to use it again, two rows up.

This technique is called “carrying yarn up the sides,” and below is a video showing how it’s done. Line

For more information and photographs, visit Jared Flood’s pattern here.

Here’s my version of the pattern, written for you: Noro Striped Scarf Pattern

Here’s how to carry yarn up the sides of your scarf when you’re making stripes.

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