Ok, I do feel the need to clarify. This scarf is not difficult from a technical aspect. In fact, it would be a wonderful first scarf for a new knitter as it consists of literally the same row repeated over and over. The tedium is what makes it difficult. This scarf is a slog, I won’t lie. The results, however, are very worth it.
(I know, it’s not a “Human Wearing It” picture. I’ll update with another one in the next day or two).
This scarf totaled approximately 900 yards when all was said and done. I finished up a full 4 balls of Lang Yarns Mille Colori Baby, 2 balls of each color.
Yarn review: The color changes on Colori are beautiful. They’re very gradual, same as in the case with Noro but the difference is this yarn is much softer and more comfortable to work with than the Noro competition. The drawbacks to that softness are, of course, that the scarf is much more likely to felt and pill as time goes on. I’d strongly suggest you block once a year at the most if you want your finished product to last. Obviously then, Colori would probably not make a good sweater choice. It is the perfect choice for this pattern, though.
Pattern review: The pattern was very clearly written and easy to memorize. I made my scarf much thinner – 6 repeats per row vs 9. I also adjusted my needle size to 3. This baby grew on blocking, ending at just over 7 feet long (vs 5.5 feet pre-block). I adore long scarves though, so for me, this was just a plus. However, it should be noted that I’m 5’8 and wear high heels on a semi-regular basis. You may want to plan accordingly.
I completed this project over the following period:
- A trip to and from Colorado (starting from Eastern Kansas)
- 10 episodes of Arrow
- 10 episodes of The Flash
- A 200 page e-book (probably superhero related considering the above trend, yes I’m 5, please don’t judge me, at least not much)
It’s possible this list says way too much about my nerdy preferences, but the point has been made. Patience, patience, patience! I promise, it’s worth it.