Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Noro Scarf & Socks

Hi everyone! I hope you're all having a wonderful fall. It was cold and cloudy and sometimes rainy the past few days but today was beautiful and sunny.

The Noro Baby Cable Rib Socks are finished.

Pattern: Baby Cable Rib Socks from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock, 1 skein, color s188
Needles: US 1

Another great pattern from Charlene Schurch, and I love love love this Noro colorway.

The Sunrise Socks for the Sock Knitters Anonymous Group on Ravelry are also finished.

Pattern: Sunrise Socks by Wendy Johnson
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, 2 skeins, in Vera
Needles: US 1

I loved knitted these socks. The pattern is so simple and breaks up the pooling wonderfully. This was also the first time I've made toe-up socks with a heel flap instead of a short-row heel. It was very interesting to see it take shape.

This was my first time using Lorna's Laces yarn and I'll definately use the Shepherd Sock again. It was wonderfully soft and smooth to knit with.

Also, the Noro Scarf is finished.

Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, color 258, 2 skeins and color 211, 2 skeins
Needle: US 8

Scarves usually take me forever to finish - they just stretch on and on and on. But this was finished in literally 7 days. Noro rules!

I would definately make one of these again!

In the WIP department, the back of the DROPS jacket has been finished (except for the shoulder shaping) and the left front is also finished and the right front is about half done.

I started a Heather Hoodie Vest in Cascade Ecological Wool.

The Gentleman's Shooting Stockings are progressing quite slowly but surely.

And I'm having lots of fun with the Through the Loops Mystery Sock KAL. I'm using Malabrigo Sock in Persia.