Pattern: Shifting Sands by Grumperina
Yarn: Rowan Silk Wool Dk (No. 304 Cord) – 3 balls for scarf measuring approx. 60″ (4th ball required to add fringe)
Needles: Lantern Moon 5 mm straights
Mods: Cast on 32 sts
Beautiful pattern full of cable-y goodness. Thank you Diana for suggesting Rowan Silk Wool when I asked for advise on yarn subs. I absolutely loved knitting with this yarn and really got into the rhythm of the pattern. I almost forgot I was knitting a scarf! I submerged it in water and pinned it out on the rug (surrounded by chairs so in the morning we wouldn’t step on it). The cables really wanted to pull in so I had to use lots of pins to keep it at my desired width of 5 inches. Despite the severe blocking, the yarn still retained the punch of the textured cables. Off to the post office to mail it to my dad (insured!) and I probably should grab this sock to knit while I wait in line.