I gave Midwest Moonlight a long soak in the sink, squeezed out the excess water, and now it's drying on my incredibly clean dining room rug:
A word to the wise: Midwest Moonlight will open and stretch when it's blocked. I loved the scarf in its pre-blocked state, and I love it even more now. The lace opens and becomes more visible when contrasted with the garter-stitch panels. Dani (or was it Shireen?), do you remember our discussion about the recommended number of pattern repeats (25)? That doesn't seem nearly enough before you block, but believe me, it is.
Pattern: Midwest Moonlight from Scarf Style (do I really need to link?)
Yarn: Cascade 220, three skeins
Size after blocking (for Theresa): 78 inches (6.5 feet) and 9.5 inches wide. (Forgot to measure the scarf before blocking--sorry!)
Would I knit this again: Yes!
What would I change: I would love to have the option of making this scarf longer and or wider. Next time, I would buy three skeins of Cascade.
Of course, this type of scarf could never be long enough. I could easily imagine this pattern doubled in width. It would make a wonderful stole. In fact...
No! It must wait until the after gift knits are finished.
Newsgator Update: It's now day three. Simply put, Newsgator updates faster than Bloglines. I'll give it another week or so, but I'm pretty sure that I can consider myself to be done with Bloglines.