For weeks now I’ve been pestering Julle
for an opportunity to take pictures of his Christmas scarf. He has always been very yielding and said that yes, we will do this. Soon. Today I was tired of waiting and when I saw an opportunity I seized it and caught him in a weak moment – he had just walked up many flights of stairs and was a little out of breath.
This scarf, that I myself think is delicious, is the Purl Ridge Scarf by Stephen West. It’s a quick knit and I managed to do it in eight days despite the fact that I could only knit when either I or Julle wasn’t at home, meaning that I could knit it when I wasn’t at home but instead at a place that Julle wasn’t or when I was at home but Julle wasn’t. He almost caught me once when I had to quickly throw the knitting into my project bag an then act as if nothing had happened. I could tell that the yarn was still visible but I figured that as long as I didn’t draw attention to it, he wouldn’t notice. I was correct and when he left the room I quickly hid all the evidence.
The scarf is knit in Malabrigo Rios, color Zarzamora. It looks really good and I it goes very well with Julle’s other winter attires.
I modified it to make it bigger by adding six pattern repeats.
I’m glad I was able to get some pictures of Julle and his scarf. Soon there will be spring and no more need of a merino scarf. Judging by the weather today it might take a little longer before that happens than we expected in the beginning of the week. Still, one can never be sure when it comes to weather.