It's finally my turn to make one of these. I am the bazillionth person to do this famous Noro striped scarf! I have long admired them and the color changes as you knit upwards fascinate me. Each one on Ravelry is gorgeous. I chose Noro Silk Garden in colorways 221 and 245, found on my trip to Churchmouse Yarns last weekend. Knit in 1 x 1 rib. Size 7 needles. Cast on 35. I am slipping the 1st and last stitch purlwise on the 2nd row of every stripe. The yarn carries up the side this way. It is beautiful and quite possibly the most fun I've had knitting ever, ever! It is like a surprise around ever corner...all the color changes...you never know what you are gonna get! And so easy!