Sunday, January 28, 2007

A dozen days: day one

This, I think is a fun idea - shoot and share twelve or more pictures throughout the year, one picture for each month. Tag and share your photos in the 007 - Snap a Dozen Days Flickr group photo pool, and you're done. I love it. A project that can be completed in 20 minutes or less? Yes, please, sign me up.

So, January 2007 - here you are. Cold and snowy, with winter coats everywhere.

Cold. Snowy. January.

I walked past this coat a number of times this weekend while in Toronto on a quick road trip. I find the idea of a coat hung on a fence absurd in these cold January days, and suffered the cold to take take the shot. Winter came on with a bang this year; before this recent drop in weather, I was beginning to doubt it would ever come. But, after weeks of backwards weather and the first green Christmas in my lifetime, January proved to be winter worthy indeed.

A bit overdue on this one... I made this simple scarf for Rob before Christmas with two different colours of brown and grey-ish Noro Silk Garden to match his winter coat.

1x1 alternating rib scarf in Noro Silk Garden

While it does match his winter coat, this scarf has spent much more time complementing my winter coat. A simple but satisfying knit to say the least. 4 balls of silk garden, 1x1 rib, alternating every second row with a fringe. No cables, no stranding, no fancy stitches, just plain and simple.


opportunityknits said...

love the colours on your scarf.

Ingrid said...

Hi there, De-lurking to say how much I love your scarf - it's gorgeous! What colorway of Silk Garden did you use, how many did you cast on, and what needle size (a US6)? It's so deeply beautiful - thanks for the inspiration! -Ingrid (

Sarah said...

Beautiful scarf -- the colors you chose are great!

knitography said...

That is a lovely scarf! Sometimes simplicity really is the best. It looks like it would match lots of different coats, which is nice.

HPNY Knits said...

it is a wonderful scarf! I adore Noro magic, and your scarf shows that with Noro- simple stitch patterns are the best! great!

brooklyn tweed said...

I'm really REALLy digging on this scarf. I keep coming back to check it out. Do you remember what colors of Noro you used? I've done my best to approximate... but maybe you remember the shades?

Either way, thanks for the inspiration! I want to make one.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful scarf! I have been wanting to use Noro on something since I saw it. Could you give me some particulars on the yarn, # of stitches,etc. also? Thanks - Kay

femiknitter said...

Oh, I agree--I love the simple beauty of this scarf! If you happen to remeber the Noro colorways, I'd love to know, too!

choupi said...

ton écharpe est très belle! bravo!

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tapir said...

I think you missed something. Hidding under the coat is a little dog. You can make his face out just under the coat by the bottom of the fence. Perhaps abandoned and the coat left to protect hin from the wind or in hopes someonr would take notice.

monkeyspinner said...

I would love to know which colors of NORO you used :)

Clickety Click said...

I'm so sorry to all of you that would like the specific colourway that I used. The truth is, I don't know.

The best I can do is say that I picked one colourway that had mostly greys and browns, and another that had bright manly colours. I knew I wanted something with blues and yellows, and I went with whatever the only shop in town that carries Noro had in stock.

Countless others before me have made this very same's hard to go wrong. Pick colours you love, and you'll end up with scarf you love. That's the best I can do!

(Now, where did I save those banner images? Seems things are falling apart around here.)

Ahipara Girl said...

fabulous scarf. i had four balls of Noro that I had loved in the store but when i got home and knitted them up into a scarf, was not satisfied. Now I can do this instead. I love your results. PS. Jumped here from Brooklyn Tweed from Ravelry. Your scarf is famous. :)

helen said...

I am puzzled how you carry the yarn along.. Are both strands carried on the same edge of the scarf?

It's gorgeous


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