It’s done! It’s done!
It’s done, and I love it!
This one was slow goings for a while, but the effect simply can’t be denied: The mock-woven look of a simple linen stitch is just so wonderful!
I left the fringe uneven and in 10-strand knots. I put in half-braids while I was knitting it because, as I got to the last couple of inches, it was getting a little unwieldy and a bit of braiding kept the fringe from tangling. I love the look, though, so I’m going to keep the half braids.
The final scarf is a little more than six inches wide and is 53 inches long without the fringe, 77 inches with it. I normally like my scarves on the longer side, but I think this one is just perfect.
I have to admit: The animal-fiber content (especially the alpaca) is a little difficult for me to wear. But, the scarf hasn’t had a wash yet either. I’m leaning toward adding this one to my personal collection…
…but if I can’t take the fibers, my lovely may become a fabulous gift!