Finally posting about this puppy!
pattern: Chevron scarf from last minute knitted gifts
needles: bamboo straights
yarn: Koigu! kpppm -painter's palette premium 100% merino in colours 854 & 519
I love this scarf, and it was a super simple pattern. I really didn't love the actual knitting though, it felt like it was taking forever to grow, what with the small sock yarn and small-ish needles. But koigu, much like the fleece artist merino sock yarn is a dream to use. Every stitch looks perfect all the time.
My begrudgingly handsome model:
I was also super happy with my colour choices in the end, so thanks to all of you that weighed in :) They really seemed to flow together well, and I was surprised as I went on how the colours developped. I really didn't seem to have a lot of the colours "pooling" issues that I saw others complaining about over in the Chevron flickr pool.
It needed a good blocking to get some of the curling out of it, and I couldn't understand why I was a few inches shy of what the finished measurements were supposed to be (again resolved with blocking...) until I re-read the pattern and realized it actually called for TWO skeins of BOTH colours. Say what? Man if I felt like it was taking long before, I can't imagine what doing double would have felt like. Oh wait, yes I can --my own personal hell. So really, I don't understand the point. One skein of each was fine for me, it seems kind of pointless to buy two more when I was only about two inches off the mark in the end. Particularly when you'd then be stuck with two not-quite-complete skeins of mis-matched koigu. As it was I bought that yarn on ebay so I wasn't about to go hunting for more of it.
I'll probably get a lot of wear out of this scarf this year...if nothing else I'll have a big new selection of scarves to start choosing from this fall!