Pattern: Exchequered from Knitty.com
Yarn: Simply Soft in black and soft blue. Less than a skein per color was used.
Needles: US6 made by Sears. Yes, they are older than I am. *L*
Size: Four and half inches wide and just under four and half feet long.
Time Served: After a few false starts, five days.
Mods: I worked up the chart while using the blue as my main color, and did the checker board part before working down the chart using black as my main color. I guess it's a kind of ying and yang scarf now.
Techniques: Tubular cast on, double knitting, binding off without making that end of the scarf look wider than it should be.
Lessons Learned: I am a much double knitter than I was when I started this project. I had tension issues due to using needles that were too big. I went down to the size 6 needles and the knitting because better/easier.
I hate this yarn and if I ever do this scarf again, I will use wool. It would be a much nicer scarf if it could be blocked. I used the yarn for ease of care as it is going to live with my boy, and his momma never taught him how to block. He also picked the colors.
I feel like I'm a much better chart reader now. Not sure I should feel that way, but I do.
So there. :p
Again?: Maybe. While working on it, I thought never again. However, I think I'm changing my mind. I tend to fall in love with things once they're done and I can hold/wear them. That said, I'm glad it's done.