Finally sharing this finished object. I made this over my Christmas vacation in Ohio. I love it! The yarn is Malabrigo Whalesroad, a really spectacular colorway. It’s a wide range of blues, from baby blue, to teal, to navy and almost inky blue. The pattern was fabulous for showing off these gorgeous color changes. After I wash it to put it away for the spring/summer, I will iron the edges to get a more finished look. My hem was just a bit more bulky than I would like. Two skeins of the chunky wool made a long, cushy scarf perfect as a defense against the blistering winter winds.
Forgive the fuzziness of the detail photo, but the winter lighting has been really difficult for me to work around. More photos here.
The best part of this scarf is that I made it with yarn intended to be something else entirely. I attempted an ill-fated cloche that worked out to be absolutely huge on me. That’s what I get for starting a pattern as soon as a book comes out and not waiting to see what other people’s experiences are. Well, I pulled the yarn out and used it for this scarf. The twists really highlight the colorway in a way that the ribbed hat just didn’t. I’m happy to have found the perfect project for this yarn.