Block!

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:

Moonlightblocking

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.

The Details:

Pattern: Midwest Moonlight from Scarf Style (do I really need to link?)

Yarn: Cascade 220, three skeins

Needles: US7s

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.

 

the scarf looks great! are you officially done with christmas knitting now?

newsgator -- i'm a convert too. significantly faster and more reliable than bloglines. it's a shame since SO many people get to our blogs via bloglines.

I'm glad the scarf blocked to be long enough. Still love the color! (yesterday, today, and tomorrow)

Hopefully NewsGator will work out for you. If not, there are so many other RSS aggregators out there... Google even has one now!

Wow, Colleen, it looks amazing!

Love the scarf, it would be a great stole too, and that light pink is so pretty. I made a hat from your swapManos, owe you a thanks! How many more gifts to go?

Love the scarf, it would be a great stole too, and that light pink is so pretty. I made a hat from your swapManos, owe you a thanks! How many more gifts to go?

Love the scarf, it would be a great stole too, and that light pink is so pretty. I made a hat from your swapManos, owe you a thanks! How many more gifts to go?

oops, what was that?

I got a typepad message saying nothing had posted, and when I went back to repost, I see 3. Hmm. Guess it's the blog equivalent of waving your hand till the teacher calls on you.

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous... I'm feeling like making one too now :)

Bloglines indicated your blog had been updated, but when I finally got your blog on my screen, all it gave was the name of your blog. Had to click on it to get today's post.

Cheers Eva

looks gorgeous!!! i love that pattern. it looks uber complicated but isn't. what a great way to make it look like you've done so much more than you really did!

p.s. i'm fed up with bloglines too! i didn't realize that i was missing out on so many posts. grrrr... i'm now trying out sage (http://sage.mozdev.org) which is a firefox plugin and really love it. i may just keep bloglines around to power my blogroll. we'll see! i expect to post about my unhappiness soon.

Thanks for the measurements ;) That's a great length for a scarf. I had a great time hanging out with the Cascade 220 yesterday at my LYS, and ended up with yarn for the ChicKnits Ribby Cardi and not the scarf. Gee, I guess I'll have to go back.

Your's came out so nicely! I think it was both of us arguing for more repeats... but, I think it was the difference in yarns we all used. Wow, I can't believe you got 78 inches. Mine was 62 after blocking it with the cotton comfort. Blocking is definitely a must with this scarf, don't you think?! I hope the recipient loves it :)

Man, that's nice. Next time you knit it, may I suggest using Calmer? OMG. That's all I'm saying.

Clearly, i need to be a better blocker. But i agree with Dani, I think the yarn makes all the difference. Yours looks great!

 

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