Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Noro - wonderful colors but...

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.


  1. Kjempefint sjal. Nydelige farger, og man ser nesten ikke at det ikke er samme farge.
    Takk for flott oppskrift

  2. Pent og behagelig å se på dette sjalet:-)
    og plumet heter det, det garnet jeg aldri skal bruke som tråd nr to mer for det røyter så innmari;-)

  3. Nydelig sjal! (Men må to sokker være like, da??)

  4. Nice shawl! Is it a feather and fan pattern? Ana

  5. NYYYDELIG sjal, herlige farger. Si bare ifra om du vil selge noe av det garnet....


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