Longest scarf

Well, okay, so this scarf isn't the longest, but it's part of the Longest Scarf project.

In summer sometime (June?), one of the ladies at the knitting guild told us about the Longest Llama Scarf project, and asked for some volunteers to knit a scarf or two. I thought I could do it.... and she had a huge bag of llama yarn! I picked out some nice grey and two little skeins of charcoal black, thinking that would go nicely together. I had no idea of what I was going to do yet.

And then when I got home in late August, there was an email from her asking about her scarf! She wanted them all by the beginning of September... and I hadn't even started on it yet! well, you know -- So I quickly got started, cast on, worked a few stitch patterns, and then designed this one. It's a rib, but with a twist which is not quite broken. I called it the drunken broken rib, or wavey twisted rib. You may come up with another name.

I quite liked working with the llama. It feels wonderful! It has a good weight, heavier than wool and lovely drape. This is a completely reversible pattern, and easy enough to knit.

I got to the September meeting, still working on the scarf, but didn't see the lady. So I took it back home to finish up the last inch, and wash it. I really like the way it looks, and feels even nicer. But now I don't know what to do with it. I've written to her, but haven't received a reply yet. I see they are putting all the scarves together at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival Oct. 17-18, 2009 so I don't think I will be able to get mine to them in time. If not, well -- do you think I get to keep it?! I won't mind.

I will see her this week, I hope, and find out what is to become of this scarf. I still have more grey and that black yet... I think I have another scarf in the works!

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albert's picture

I love the subtleness of this pattern; it has a nice soft organic feel to it. Does the llama wool have the spring of sheep's wool? I hope you get to keep the scarf; if not, knit yourself another one!

ronhuber's picture

It is a lovely scarf. It looks so soft and comfortable. The colour is great.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Gorgeous design and knitting, Tallguy. I could see that in a lovely blue-purple yarn a friend gave me. Hmmm...maybe another scarf IS in my future. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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