OMG, I am addicted to this pattern. This is my second Linen Bias Scarf and, as I write this, I am sitting in my car waiting for my LYS to open so that I can buy another hank (or three) of Euroflax Sport Wt. Linen so that I can make more.
It is a bit of a leap of faith since I have not even blocked my first one yet, but as I said in my last post (here), Churchmouse produces a pretty darn reliable pattern.
What do I love about this unproven pattern? Well, first of all, it does not look nearly as bad unblocked as I expected it to given the disclaimer on the pattern. (my fav barista offered to buy this pink one from me this morning).
This is the perfect handbag/travel knitting. It is a breeze to knit. The pattern, and there is just a bit of a pattern, is easy to put down and pick up without losing my place. Increases & decreases are in the same place every knit row with a purl back. Consequently a quick look to see whether I am on a knit or purl row, is all it takes to get going again. Some days, I need knitting to keep me grounded. This kind of meditative knitting is just what I need.
I live in FL. While I don’t doubt that the wool version of this scarf is absolutely luscious, it just won’t do here.
I love how linen gets softer the more you use it. True it starts out kind of scratchy but with enough love (and washing) it becomes something lovely, light, & soft.