Christmas is coming and I need presents. I also have far to much Noro.
Noro has wonderful colors, but - yes there is a but - no skeins are like, there is always one or more knots in a skein. Thus even if one skein is enough for one pair of socks, at least I have a hard time trying to make them equal.
So my Noroskeins sleep well in the basket.
However a shawl can be made with not-identical-skeins.
What I have done is to use one strand of Silk Garden Sock and one strand of Rowan Kid Silk Haze. The Kid Silk I have used is one skein of blue and one skein of green and I've changed colors when the Noro skein changes color. The combination give a really good definition of the stripes.
The pattern is the same as used for Josa Sjal.
It took two evenings to knit - while watching TV. A fast and fun project and a great result as well.
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