Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tilting Blocks Scarf







This scarf was so much fun to knit. And since so many asked about the pattern I hurried up even more. The only thing I did NOT like was, knitting with my Rosewood needles, I much prefer addi turbo's. This is a stitch pattern, I'm definitely going to use again. But - Noro yarns make it easy to look good. ;o)


So here it is:


pattern: titling blocks pattern from the book "A second treasury of knitting patterns" by Barbara Walker (red book), page 263; I saw a wonderful version on Jane's blog; also on this Scarf Style KAL blog you'll find several beautiful ones to look at, it's called Midwest Moonlight Scarf, if you google it, you'll get plenty of hits.

I found this stitch pattern in another very old Burda magazine as well. I'm sure it's easy to get one version or the other.


yarn: Noro Silk Garden, color # 239, 3 balls

needles: 4.5mm

size after blocking: 8" x 72"

start-finish: July 22-28


I'm already working on my next scarf. This one is called "Geometric Scarf" and can be found in the little booklet "Vogue Knitting Scarves". The original used only 3 skeins of Koigu, and it's only 36" long. I have 4 balls of the softest merino wool, with more yards each ball than Koigu has, but I doubt that it will get much longer. Still it's a wide scarf, and I don't like them floppy anyways.

33 comments:

lexa said...

Love the tilting blocks scarf! The color changes are beautiful. The next one? Well, that's my kinda color! Can't wait to see it finished! :)

m1k1 said...

It is good to find a lacy pattern where the colour variations in the yarn add something extra instead of masking the lace. A good bit of speed knitting on your part.

Jane said...

I love your tilting blocks, Monika! And I just noticed that the title of my old post is "Hot Needles" --

CCC (Crazy Cooking Camper) said...

The first scarf is gorgeous and I am all curious to see the second one.

BTW, with this speed you'll be done with your Christmas knitting by mid-October!

Nicole said...

I've seen a lot of those kinds of scarves... but your striped version is definitely my favorite. Nice job!

Kelly said...

you sure can pair a pattern and yarn, its perfect!!!
Can't wait to see your green scarf, its a very interesting pattern!

Lankakomero said...

So beautiful! Yarn and pattern love each other.

Heike said...

Hallo Moni,

der tilting blocks Schal ist wunderschön geworden - diese Farben!!

Arbeitest Du schon auf den Winter zu??

LG heike

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

That's just beautiful! BTW, I finally received my first copy of Spin-Off. Something had gone wrong so I finally called about it. Anyway, I was amazed that you only started spinning last May. Your yarn is so professional and beautifully spun. Now I may actually now have my own surf scarf!

sgeddes said...

The scarf is lovely. I've been looking at that same pattern for the rectangular shaw I'm goign to knit with some handspun.

Dreams of Yarn said...

I love the tilting blocks! so beautiful!

hakucho said...

Your tilting blocks scarf is gorgeous! I can see why it must have been a fun knit with that beautiful yarn :)

...and your next one looks very interesting...guess I'll just have to wait to see more :)

myboringblog said...

Isn't it great how the color changes in Noro make projects look so much more intricate than they are? Your scarf looks great! I'm curious how the blue one will turn out. :-)

Kris said...

That is the perfect match of yarn and pattern. The changing colors of yarn really help show off the pattern, very pretty.

I love the geometric shapes in the green scarf.

T-Mom said...

Pretty. That mitered scarf pattern is so elegant, I think. I love that shade of green, but it would work for a man in like silver grey or charcoal.

T-Mom said...

oops, forgot--I love the tilting blocks, too. Of course, first I thing I noticed was the colors and thought you'd been spinning more beautiful yarn! :) I made a giant shrug using the tilting blocks pattern, in a cream-colored cashmere mix--the pattern looks just as good in Noro as it does in a plain color. Some lucky person is going to have a warm and colorful neck this winter. :)

Tanja said...

Mal wieder traumhaft, Monika! Ich bin normalerweise kein Fan von Lochmusterschals, aber der ist wunderschön!!

Liebe Grüße
Tanja

shannon said...

the tilting blocks are lovely!

Gloria Patre said...

Your scarves are SO lovely!! The colors of the Noro pool perfectly! and I love the texture of the green scarf! Such a gorgeous shde of green too!

sweetpea said...

I like the tilting blocks very much. The colors change in a very pleasant way.

Senja said...

Oh I love this lovely choice in yarn and stitch.

Ann said...

The scarf is gorgeous & I love the colors !

Carrie K said...

Your tiled scarf is really pretty! I was eyeing that Geometric scarf, can't wait to see how yours turns out.

Hannah said...

I already said it on Ravelry: beautiful scarf!!

And the other one looks very promising also.

Hege said...

That's a beautiful scarf!

maggie said...

Love that geometric green scarf. Can you share the exact name of the vogue knitting book it's in. Am willing to buy the book but checking amazon there a many many vogue scarf books.
thanks
maggie

Life's a Stitch said...

Both beautiful scarves! I LOVE silk garden despite it's knots, detritus and fluff.

Beverly said...

Tilting Blocks + Noro = Beautiful!

Angelika said...

That scarf turned out so great. I love the colors and the way they slowly change.

Cathi said...

Love the Noro scarf! Now I feel the need to make one. That's a good thing...right? ;-)

La Cabeza Grande said...

Thanks for the show-and-tell on using Noro to make this scarf. I wasn't that thrilled about the pattern before but seeing it like this completely changed my mind.

Robin said...

Both of these scarves are lovely!

komankova said...

wow. the firtst one is nice but the other one is really something special.