This past week at my knitting group, one of the members was wearing the most unusual scarf. At first it looks as if it would be complicated, but it is quite easy and quick to knit. I would say that it was one of the most satisfying projects I have done in a while. I went through my stash and found some things that had been bought for other projects that just never happened. I happen to love anything pink or purple, so matching was no problem. The pattern comes from Mary Lous blog. I cast on Friday night, worked for a few hours on Saturday, and did the fringe this morning (Sunday). Here is the finished product.
I ended up using the following yarns. The thickest one is from Handpaintedyarn.com, it is a kettle dyed handspun. Next was Louisa Harding Kimono Angora, Louisa Harding Kimono Ribbon (I needed a second one of those), 2 balls Wendy Frizzante (this one ran out first), 2 skeins of Rowan lightweight DK which I have had in my stash forever. I stopped when the Rowan ran out, about 53 inches which is definatly long enough for me.
Here is a close up of the back. I did a slip stitch with a crochet hook to hold the stitches in place as was suggested. I started out doing back stitch, but it was taking too long, I am impatient, and this looks much neater.
Note: The color is truest in the close-up photos at the bottom of the post.