I love the name of this scarf and I love the way it came out!
Because of the heavy use of garter stitch, this scarf knitted up a little faster than the others did … and, as was true for the other scarves, blocking really made a difference. It gives the scarf nice drape and shape and also highlights the soft, fuzzy alpaca content:
While working out a test swatch for scarf #5, I noticed that this yarn also has a bit of sparkle … subtle enough that the yarn’s still OK for manly projects, but it definitely gives off a rich glow when in direct sunlight! You can almost see it in this picture. I think it might show up better in the “cinnamon” colorway (that’s #5). Tomorrow, I plan to get a test swatch going for the final scarf (#6, “jade” colorway). That way, all recipients will at least get to see a preview of their Christmas presents … and I will be knitting cable scarves through January, I think!
I’ll report on the test swatches tomorrow if I have time … if not, sometime before New Year’s Day for sure …