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one stripe for each

12 March 2008 8,903 views 24 Comments

Last May, the Husband and I flew up to Boston for a vacation. At the time we had no inkling that we would move here 6 months later, so we tried to make the most of the week. Like with any trip, I wanted to hook up with some knitters and have a social evening getting to know people that I’d only known previously online. Elisa was one of those knitters. She’s funny, sweet and dude! she gave me handspun yarn. Definitely a kindred spirit. I wish she hadn’t moved to California before I moved to Boston, because I’m sure we could have been fantastic partners in crime. I get the sense the two of us could have got into a lot of trouble if we lived in the same city.

Not Noro, Noro scarf finished. (365.102)

A few weeks ago I took that gifted handspun and combined it with some Brooks Farm Tierra Blend and knit myself a striped 1×1 rib scarf. The creamy coloured Tierra Blend is loosely spun and works perfectly with the pinks and greens of the handspun. The result is a thick and gooshy scarf that looks like stockinette. It’s soft and fuzzy and perfect for Spring. The absolute best part is I get to wear a scarf that’s the product of two friends. One stripe for each of us. Thank you Elisa, I couldn’t have made this scarf without you.

Ribbed. For my pleasure apparently

not noro scarf rolled

Project details on Ravelry.


  • Jenny said:

    That scarf is beautiful!

  • laurel said:

    So pretty! Perfect colors for this still-chilly, yet almost-spring weather!

  • Stacey said:

    That is beautiful – it looks super cushy! And what great memories knit into it!

  • Jenni said:

    I love it! Such pretty colors, it looks so soft!

  • Danielle said:


  • Carole said:

    It’s awesome and beautiful. Just like you and Elisa.

  • Cheryl said:

    What a great looking scarf! And such a nice post too.

  • elisa said:

    Dude, seriously? Considering how close to you Mrs. du Jour lives, the trouble we could have gotten into would have been legendary, I am sure. 😉
    I am beyond thrilled that you were able to find such a great use for my handspun. It is such a pretty pretty scarf, and I feel totally honored to share space with Brooks Farm yarn, cuz, wow – that’s the good stuff.

  • splatgirl said:

    Caro, that is just the most gorgeous photo of you! Lovely, lovely work! And the scarf is nice too :)

  • Natalie said:

    I’ve seen so many of these scarves, but they’re always done in dark colors. Yours is the first one in light colors. I love it! It’s a completely different effect.

  • Jill P. aka oboegoddess said:

    Looks so cozy. What a great way to get the most mileage out of handspun and the the light contrast yarn really showcases it. Beautiful!

  • Manise said:

    Beautiful scarf and awesome photo of you! Isn’t Elisa great?

  • Rosa said:

    That is a lovely combination. Perfect for Boston weather like today. Congrats on a great piece.

  • Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) said:

    Great story! And what a lovely scarf.

  • Sara said:

    So pretty! Elisa is just so fantastic, isn’t she?

  • Anonymous said:

    Beautiful scarf and lovely sentiment too.

  • Zarah said:

    I love it! That’s a great idea for using handspun – it really shows off the colors.

  • tracing said:

    Gorgeous! What a beautiful scarf.

  • Chrissy said:

    Beautiful scarf and I love the sentiment behind it!

  • Julie said:

    Beautiful scarf — what a great way to bring out the colors in the handspun yarn.

  • Nora said:

    So beautiful!

  • Ruthie said:

    Looooove your scarf!

  • Joan Hamer said:

    I love making these scarves but I think yours is the most attractive I’ve seen so far.

  • Magalie said:

    LOVE IT! Great colors.

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