The colours are glorious, the texture soft and cuddly, the fit just right and the knitting addictive. A knitter's perfect combo.
Somehow in his genius he has incorporated just the right amount of short rows. This scarfy, neckie thing sits at the base of the neck, reaches the exact edge of the shoulders and becomes a mantle of softness that will beautify any coat.
The pattern calls for 86 wedges but at about 10 wedges, I realized I had the beginnings of a hat. Seam the wedges into a circle, decrease for the top and voila -a hat. If I'm lucky, there might be enough left-over yarn to do just that.
At about 25 wedges, you have a once-around-the-neck mantle-like scarf that lies exactly where warmth is needed under a winter coat. But perhaps a bit too 'little-old-lady-like' for me. (Denial, I know)
At the recommended 86 wedges, I think I will have a fashion-smart, twice-around warp that hangs gracefully down the front of whatever I might be wearing. Here I have exactly half. 43 wedges and you can see that fashion-smart hang taking shape.
Still in love here.