Saturday, December 27, 2008

Parade of Christmas Knits: Dad's Scarf

I'm always puzzled at what to knit for my dad. His custom gloves are still in decent shape and he got hats the last couple of Christmases. Over Thanksgiving he mentioned a couple of times that he likes to wear a scarf. I'm not sure if this was a hint or not. But it solidified what I would make for him.

I chose the ubiquitous Noro Striped Scarf as my starting point. I chose two colorways of Noro Kureyon and started at it. However, the two colors I had chosen really didn't have enough contrast, and the results were making my obsessive compulsive personality tendencies a little crazed. So I scrapped one of the colors and substituted a solid colored brown wool. And I like the result.*

Noro Striped Scarf 01

This is certainly a more economical way to knit this pattern, and I think the results are just as charming.

Noro Striped Scarf 02

As far as usability, I'm not convinced. It's fairly bulky and skinny, so I'm not sure it will be useable or not. Luckily, I won't be offended if it isn't used.

The Specs:
Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Color XXX (2 balls) and Paton's Classic Wool in Taupe (1 ball)
Needles: US 9

*Also note that this matches my coat quite nicely. Again, I'm tempted to keep this for myself.

1 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Knittripps said...

Nice work! I am working on a Noro Striped Scarf myself and find myself wishing I had picked two more contrasting colors. Dad knits are tough. My dad seemed to have knitted gift envy since everyone else had gotten something knitted in the past except for him. I opted for a cashmere scarf this year. Next year I may get more ambitious and do a vest or sweater.

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