Milo and Jetsam helped me with blocking:
Such good helpers, right?
I had been to Loop early in March, and they had a sample of this, knit in the yarn that had been specially made for the shop. The sample was in this color, and I just fell in love with it. So I bought the yarn and the pattern and went home to get started.
The pattern is actually quite simple, and brilliant - once you actually pay attention, that is. After a few false starts, it finally clicked, and I was on my way. I would have probably finished it more quickly except that once I started there was an entire week when, for one reason or another, I didn't get a chance to pick it up.
Pip was quite happy to model the finished piece:
So, you are probably saying, if this is such great pattern, where are the details? Keep reading.
Pattern: Portfolio Scarf, by Erika Flory
Needles: Size 7 US
Yarn: Loop Studio, colorway Cadmium (I used most of one skein)
Comments: This is one of my very favorite knits ever. The pattern is extremely well-written, and involves garter sections interspersed with sections of lace. You work one part at a time, and cannot wait to get to the next part! I named mine "Rechargeable" because I read that cadmium is mostly used for rechargeable batteries. The yarn is soft, and lovely to work with. I have already worn this a few times, and it is just perfect for springtime. I see more of these in the future, both for myself and for gifts.
My suggestion? You should really knit one of these - you will not be sorry!