Lovely Fall Leaves
I didn't have anyone to take my picture so here is my favorite 4 year old model. This is the third Backyard Leaves I've knit in a year, obviously I love this pattern. I finally got around to knitting this scarf for myself. How happy am I to have this completed? So very thrilled! It's been dang cold out so it will come in handy, and as much as I really enjoyed knitting this, I have so many other things calling my name that I really wanted this finished.
Overall I am very happy with the scarf. I did at times wish the yarn was less splitty, but it's like butter, so snuggly soft that I can't wait to wear it! The only minor quibble is that I stitched the halves together too tightly, making the center seam a little stiff, but really, I don't think anyone would even notice. There must be a messed up stitch or two (or several) even with copious frogging and re-knitting but I haven't spotted it yet. The top picture is closest to the actual color, but the yarn is really a bit deeper red.
Backyard Leaves, pattern from the book Scarf Style, pattern also available in Interweave Knits: Holiday Gifts special issue
Rowan Cashsoft DK (57% extra fine merino, 33% microfiber, 10% cashmere) substituted for the specified yarn (Karabella Aurora 8)
on Clover Bamboo size 6 (circulars, that's what I had handy)
eleven pattern repeats for each half of the scarf
my finished length 54 x 4 1/2 (the pattern specified 78 x 5, but I like something that's not a foot longer than me!)
start to finish, about 22 days! (considering I have previously knit this scarf in less than a week this is pretty dang slow)