Pattern: Palindrome, with extra cable panel added to width,
and with cables crossed every 8th row instead of every 5th
Yarn: Swans Island Organic Merino Worsted
Dyed in Natural Indigo
2 full skeins - I literally used every inch. It made a scarf just barely 60 inches long before blocking. After blocking, I know it grew quite a lot to make the perfect-length scarf, in my opinion, but I failed to measure it before I sent it out.
This was pure pleasure to knit, from beginning to end, and it was made for someone very special.
When I first saw this yarn on my yarn crawl (abbreviated though it was) in New York City a few weeks ago, I just knew it was the perfect yarn for Ally. It's a blue that is gorgeous under anyone's interpretation, but it goes with her eyes. It's from Maine, and so is she. And it's super-soft and warm -- all the best qualities for a scarf for a very special person. I initially had some fears that it might pill a lot -- fingers crossed!
I didn't want to blog about its completion until I knew it was in her hands, and late Friday I got a very happy text message indicating that it had reached its destination.
Enjoy it, Ally! I certainly enjoyed every aspect of its making -- from the choosing of the yarn to the very fun knitting (again) of the Palindrome (I just love that pattern), and the way it washed up, the way it dried, and the final product. Oy vey, did it ever bleed a lot of blue dye, but I think I got it stabilized finally. It washed out to a very beautiful shade of blue.
Wear it in good health and happiness, my dear!