I didn't knit it. I know who did though and she has a knack of finding the most interesting stuff on the web. She donated the scarf and I snuck it out from under my boss' hands in a silent auction fundraiser the store does for the Alzheimer's Society. (I'm tricky like that, but only in silent auctions.)
I bought the pattern because I knew that someday I would want another.
Along came the Llama and Silk, the yarn without a pattern (you know where this is going, right?). Though I tried several things, nothing felt right till I started knitting this pattern's interesting short row shaping that gives it that nudge towards brilliant design.
Llama Silk is a chunkier yarn than the Malabrigo the pattern is designed for but it has the right touch of softness. I have no idea how much this is going to affect the finished size, but I have plenty of yarn and I am very willing to play.
Or I was till I got to the part that says '600 stitches' . The designer seems to be flinging that phrase about rather blithely. Casually even.
I was having a really good time till I got to 600 stitches.
There is one good part. After the whole 600 stitches fiasco, there are only a very few rows. Just enough for the ruffle to gain some depth and an appropriately ruffly appearance.