Karuta, Noro’s new yarn, arrived last week. It’s a chunky blend of silk, cotton, and wool that’s perfect for mild winters like the one we’re having. Karuta is colorful, as you’d expect from a Noro yarn, but the colors are much more mono- or duo-chromatic with each colorway having multiple shades of one or two colors.
Laura was immediately attracted to Karuta’s yellow/gold colorway and took home 3 balls. The next day she returned with over a foot of her new scarf knit. A few days later, she was wearing her new scarf (which I hastily took from her to photograph!).
The fisherman’s rib stitch that Laura used for her scarf creates volume. Combined with chunky Karuta, it makes an absolutely squeezable scarf. Here’s how to knit one for yourself.
One size, 8 x 85 inches.
3 balls of Noro Karuta yarn.
Size #10 needles.
3.5 stitches to the inch in St st
All knit stitches are made through the stitch below the one on the needle as follows.
1. Insert your right needle into the stitch below the next one on the left needle.
2. Wrap the yarn around the right needle and draw through like you normally would,
3. Take the stitch off the left needle with the new stitch on your right needle.
It will look like you’re going to drop the stitch coming off the left needle, but if done correctly, it’ll be caught by the new stitch.
CO 26 sts.
Row 1 Purl.
Row 2 *P1, knit next st in the row below; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Repeat Row 2 to 85 inches or desired length. BO loosely and weave in ends.