I altered the pattern a bit, since the actual pattern called for 375 yards of worsted weight on size 7 needles, and the yarn I chose was a fingering weight (651 yards, no less!) of beautiful 100% Alpaca Fiber. I cast on about twice the amount called for, on a size 3.
Then I stared knitting...and knitting....and knitting.
I became less and less thrilled with the simple combination of knit and purl stitches, each repetitious row pretty much putting me into a self-induced yarn coma just from the lack of change, Even the yarn became less thrilling.
I swear I was asleep for most of the project.
But, when I finally awoke on my last row and ready to bind off I was THRILLED with the nearly knee-length, just right for a slip knot around the neck scarf.
It's pretty hard to tell from the photos just how classic and beautiful the scarf came out after blocking, and there are no words to describe how incredibly soft this yarn is.
Fist day I wore it my mother saw it and HAD to have one....guess I'll be in another scarf-coma soon!