Summer knitting with wool

Knitting in the summer is something I don’t do a lot of. For some reason, I don’t get the same pleasure out of it as I do knitting in the winter. That probably has something to do with the fact that I have an overabundance of wool yarns in my stash, and working with wool in Philadelphia’s steamy summer months isn’t enjoyable.

That being said, I’m working on an extended wool project right now (after I got really frustrated trying to get gauge on a tank top out of Jo Sharp Desert Garden nummy parrot green yarn… not that I’m still annoyed by that or anything!)

I am making a series of scarves in Noro Kureyon. The pattern is from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, called “Child’s Rainbow Striped Scarf“. It’s honestly one of the easiest projects I’ve ever made – just a simple mistake rib scarf… I’m cruising through my second one now.

Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

The premise is that Noro Kureyon is a self-striping wool. So you use 2 skeins in complementary colors, and knit two rows with one skein, then two rows with the next skein. Then you get two striping patterns going through the scarf, intertwining with one another. The effect is rather yummy.

The first one I made was in two bright orange/pink/yellow/lime green shades of Kureyon.

Pink-Orange-Green Noro Kureyon Striped Scarf from LMKG

The second is in two green/blue/purple shades.

Blue-Green Noro Kureyon Striped Scarf from LMKG

The third I will do with two balls of the same orange/pink colorway. Not sure what the final one (if there is one) will be in, but maybe the green/blue plus blue/pink skein.

More of the same, from other folks: Scarf-o-matic , Acechick and The Smooch.

6 thoughts on “Summer knitting with wool

  1. Those look really nice, but I’d wonder about the number of ends there’d be to weave in. Have you tried a felted join? Does it still look okay? (In my world, finishing tends to be delayed. Considerably.)

  2. ooh you just added 1 more project to my to do list!! i have 2 stray balls of kuryeon in my stash just wondering what they would become! ding! you found it for me!

    ps- i taught myself the twisted carry up the side thingie we were talking about… i am doing that on the stripey stocking I am making for RJ!!

  3. They look great!

    Odd — without ever seeing the book you mentioned, this winter I made myself a scarf from Noro Kureyon because I fell in love with the yarn, and decided that a mistake rib pattern would rock. I didn’t use two skeins knitted in rows, though, which sounds like a great idea.

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