This little gem has been in my knitting bag for several months. It was a great project to have in there when I needed something to knit on in public and could carry a conversation on and knit. It is Stephen West's Purl Ridge Scarf - a free pattern!
This scarf can be done in almost any yarn. I chose a really light weight yarn - Aracunia's Nuble with a size 4 needle. I wanted something that I could wear with one of my fave turtlenecks to work in when a sweater wasn't needed.
I actually cast on 200 stitches instead of the pattern's 300 stitches. I did not want a scarf that had to be wrapped more than once around neck and I really did not want it mine to be super bulky.
I wrote the pattern down on a 3 x 5 card and made a mark by each of the rows as I finished them. That way I didn't need to haul the pattern around with me.
The scarf can be worn as an infinity scarf too, which I like, but for the most part I'll wear mine doubled.
The bestest part of this pattern was the bind off. I actually had read about it, but never used it, and I will use it again. It consists of knitting 2 tog through the back loop and slipping the stitch back to the left hand needed. This is definitely something I will use again. My only problem is that I may have cast on a little too tightly, hence why I'll need to wear it doubled, mostly.
I am totally lovin this pattern and may try it down the road in a heavier yarn.