I had a nice relaxing holiday weekend; and now I have a finished object to share. I have finally finished my Chevron Scarf and it has only been about two months since I started knitting the darn thing.I am so glad to have this off the needles. I think this is the longest I have ever worked on one scarf. It felt really good to bind this sucker off and get it finished.
The model in the picture that accompanied the original pattern has the scarf wrapped around her head holding back her hair and draped around her neck. I tried it out that way but it looked goofy on me. Maybe I'm missing the cool hair do. I know I need to work on my own modeling - but this is about as good as it gets without a tripod. I think my scarf is a little wider than the original pattern specs. It is a little too wide for a head wrap so if I make another one for me - I might try to make the next one a little more narrow.
The photo above really shows off the edge that the yarn was carried up during the knitting. Not bad at all. Hopefully I can avoid snagging it when I wear the scarf - but at least I didn't have to weave in a bunch of yarn ends. The photo below is a shot of the front and back of the scarf side by side. The back really isn't that special and I usually don't like the reverse side all that much., but for some reason I really like the back of this scarf.
I'm hoping to knit another Chevron Scarf; I even have some Koigu in my stashed all picked out. I think I'll just wait a little bit before casting on another two month scarf project.
Pattern: Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Socks That Rock (medium weight); colors: Watermelon Tourmaline and Farmhouse; each skein 5.5 oz/380 yards 40 grams and approximately 133 meters
leftovers: Watermelon Tourmaline - 1.05 oz / 28g; Farmhouse - 1.20 oz / 34 g
Needles: addi TURBO -US# 5 (3.75mm)
Finished Dimensions: 6 inches wide/ 87 inches long
Pattern Modifications: 2 stitch garter stitch boarder added to each edge
Start Date: March 22, 2007
Finish Date: May 17, 2007