cherry scarf

[written 02/14/06]

finished: february 13, 2006
pattern: morning surf scarf
needles: size 9s
yarn: my own spindle-spun and spindle-plyed yarn (yay)

this was also a quick spin and knit, all done in under two weeks. the roving, from chameleon colorworks, was about 4 oz worth of 80% merino, 20% silk in a colorway called “cherry”.

funny i’m not much of a scarf person, but this is my second in a row and i see no end in sight. for now, i’m really enjoying immediately using the yarn i spin up and since i tend to buy about 4 oz at a time, i’m kind of limited in what i can do. especially since i don’t do socks – not yet at least.

i cast on 20 stitches less than the pattern suggested and my scarf still came out 8 1/2 inches wide, which is plenty. blocking is so very satisfying with this pattern – as much as i liked the poofiness of it, the silky sheen really stands out once blocked. plus, it grew from around 44 inches to a little over 50.

so, here it is: a light airy scarf that subtly changes colors and also surprisingly provides a whole lot of warmth.

[wanna know more? see posted entries about my cherry scarf.]