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QuasiPseudoNeoNoro scarf (say it, it's fun!)

QuasiPseudoNeoNoro scarf (say it, it's fun!)

Yarn: Plymouth Boku (95% wool, 5% nylon; 99 yds/skein), 2 skeins each of colors 6 and 11. This yarn is clearly a copy of Noro Silk Garden, minus the VM and some of the silk; it is also about $6/skein vs. ~$10/skein for the Noro :) It made a good substitute in my mind. The scarf is lightweight but squishy and warm. I was afraid it might be too scratchy to be comfortable, but it isn't. I wet-blocked it using Eucalan in the soak water which probably helped.
Pattern: Just like Jared's Noro scarf. 1x1 ribbing, slip the first stitch of each row purlwise, alternate skeins every 2 rows. Knitting this was positively addictive; I wanted to know how the colors would play out. I kept thinking I would need to break the yarn and take out lengths that didn't contrast enough, but that proved not to be necessary. Even when the colors of the two skeins were very close, the subtle differences still created discernible stripes.
Needles: KnitPicks Options, US#7.

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