The Before & After Scarf from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas. It has been named the Before & After because the scarf is so ugly before it is blocked, and so lovely after. Either my standards are slipping, or that description is grossly exagerated.
I love the fabric right now, as is. I know it will soften, open, even out after blocking, but really, I love it in all of its imperfections. The drape is amazing for cotton.
The pattern tells me that knitting on the bias will prevent the stockinette from curling, and that is true for the body of the scarf, but the cast on edge is pretty darn curly. I am keeping the faith that the uncurling is the reason for the provisional cast on and special bind off.
Even if the finished prduct does curl, I do not care. I love the patten, love the yarn, love the colors and the way it feels while knitting. I am going to love the scarf no matter what.
Speaking of no matter what...the yarn has very long color changes. My colorway (Sun Shower) is represented in this ball as yellow, green, blue, green, yellow. The scarf requires three balls and all of them contain slight variations. So, when it comes time to attach a new ball, should it be random, just grab and go, or should there be some planning for seamless color flow? I am thinking the later, but am not sure how to accompish it without wasting a lot of yarn.
What would you do?