i wanted a simple but statement scarf to wear in the fall. i have this skein of soy silk that i was saving up for a nice shawl and decided that i wanted a simple pattern to use it with since the color is already very eye-catching.
i apologize for the photo quality, this was the only photo i could find of it in a skein.
i didn't have a yarn winder then and i had to hand-wind the skein - something i do not recommend with this yarn. you would definitely need a swift and a yarn winder for this. the yarn kind of sticks, if you know what i mean and when it sticks, it tangles and it becomes kind of a mess. no joke, it took me about 2 hours to hand wind this.
if you're a Whovian like me, i believe you would agree that the color kind of looks like Cybermen. don't you agree? if you're not a Whovian, what are you doing with your life? start watching, NOW.
and because the color reminded me so much of Doctor Who, guess what i was watching whilst knitting this scarf?
this scarf was pretty easy to make - very easy to memorize and also intuitive. it took me less than 2 weeks to finish. i highly recommend this pattern to a beginner shawl knitter because its fairly easy to make yet yields such a beautiful pattern that makes it look more complex than it actually is.
i wish that ravelry had a section or a designation for designs that would let you know if the pattern was ok for a beginner, intermediate knitter or experienced knitter. i know that after you knit a pattern, it asks you to rate the pattern however, if i were an experienced knitter knitting a complex pattern but that's something i'm used to - i could label it easy no? i don't know, just a thought.
its not a very warm scarf so its definitely a fall/spring scarf but it is very pretty. i've gotten many compliments everytime i wear this scarf and people can't believe that i knit this myself!