What I loved about this project:
- Beautiful yarn - soft with gorgeous colors
- Sometimes a small project (compared to a sweater) is just the thing
- The pattern has 3 rows that are just knit or purl and one fancy row. Just the amount of variety I need!
- It's for my niece K! That makes it fun to begin with!
What I learned:
Sometimes my first instinct is my best. I swatched 5 patterns with this yarn, but K and I both liked the Misty Garden pattern the best. That was the first pattern I chose.
Because of the pattern, each end of the scarf is different. I thrive on variety, so I'm fine with that.
Other knitters consider that a flaw.
The end where I started to knit.
The scarf looks good on a hemlock tree and will look even better on my niece!
Yarn: Misti Alpaca
100% Baby Alpaca Hand Dyed
Worsted Weight 4 ply
Color: EZ03 (Spanish Rose)
How much?: Just a touch over 1 skein. (1 skein = 100 grs = 218 yards)
1 skein was probably about 54 inches of scarf.
Pattern: Misty Garden by Jo Sharp in the book Scarf Style
Needle: Size 9 US
Gauge: 18 rows and 24 stitches = 4 inches in pattern stitch
Finished Size: 7 x 59"
Possibly my favorite finishing instructions ever: "Block lightly, if desired."
Starting this scarf