Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Baktus, oops..Karius Scarf

Here's the great pattern on Ravelry.
The lacy version is here.
A nice photo and the pattern can be found here on flickr.

Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn details here and on Ravelry here. I don't like this yarn for socks. I've tried. I think it's spun too tightly. I heard rumors that the second run of the yarn wasn't spun so tightly and would be easier to pull out of the skein. I did get frustrated with the number of times that the yarn twisted. I was able to untangle the "yarn belch" without needing to break the yarn (or anything around me at the time.) The colors are quite enjoyable as Noro usually is. I did knit a baby surprise jacket out of Kureyon Sock. The size of the BSJ is definitely for a small baby.

I like the ideas of a few nice beads on the ends, don't you? I think something natural looking and not too large. The added benefit for me is it would weight the ends a bit.

Cat can be found here. Go say "Hi." Read her blog, you'll understand.

1 comment:

Kay in New Mexico said...

I know what you mean about the Kureyon yarn. For such pretty yarns in such gorgeous colorwork, I think Noro has some really BAD quality control problems. (All those knots where the color abruptly changes to something else... eewww.)

I like the sock yarn for light/lacy things, but when I buy it, I make it into a skein, wash it, and use fabric softener in the rinse. If there is a knot with a color change, I stop there and begin a new skein. When the skeins are washed and softer than the original wire-like feel, I make them into balls and then knit. It's worth taking the time to do this, believe me.