Eat your heart out Paul Smith!
Pattern: CO 352 sts, Knit every row, EZ sewn BO, tie ends as fringe - done!
Yarn: Drops Alpaca colour #0618, La Droguerie Alpaca (from scarf kit)
Needles: Addi Turbo Lace 3.75mm 100cm
Mmm...stripey. This was so easy and satisfying. Once in a while I really need to bang out a garter stitch somethin-or-other just to remind myself that knitting does not have to be "work". Besides, pretty stylish for a garter stitch scarf, enh?
The biggest pain in the posterior was the bind-off. Working side to side instead of end to end, I really wanted the bind-off to match the cast-on edge. What matches a long-tail cast on? The Elizabeth Zimmerman sewn method works pretty well... unless you have THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY stitches to bind off! What's the problem? For those that have never used the technique, it requires one to cut off a length of yarn THREE TIMES as long as your work, then work that long tail through your stitches one by one (see link for exact details). It's a pretty simple technique and looks great when completed, though takes eons. It took two evenings to bind-off this puppy! Perfectionist? Me?
Well, heck, it's worth it for this guy:
I sincerely hope my brother doesn't tire of hand-knit gifts any time soon!