I promised more pictures of my Cinco de Cuatro (Mexican Wedding shawl/scarf)!
Cinco de Cuatro (my Ravelry project page)
knit in Malabrigo Sock, color Black/Negro
This is a great pattern, but I am not going to lie: I was well and truly sick of it by the end. I think it was really just because I procrastinated on knitting it, so I had to do a repeat a day (or more) to get it done by the Camp Loopy deadline. Fortunately, the two little short rows that formed all those points were the same every time and were easy to memorize. One thing I did that really helped me was modifying the lace chart so that the same symbol meant the same stitch whether it was a right or wrong side row. Sometimes using the same symbol for a different stitch on opposite sides will help you "see" the pattern better, but it was just confusing me to remember that "\" meant k2tog or p2tog depending on which row I was on.
I probably did more blocking than necessary; certainly the pattern instructions do not require you to pin out every single point.
I ended up having to knit 18 repeats of the chart to use up the yardage required by Camp Loopy, in part because I went down a needle size. Why did I go down a needle size? My initial gauge swatch was more open than I would have liked. The pattern calls for fingering, and Malabrigo Sock is classified as "light fingering".
I like to wrap my light scarves once around my neck, but this would make the scarf tails crazy long, and also weight them down so that they pull the wrap too tightly at my throat. This one really wants to be wound twice.
All in all, I'm happy with it, and I can't wait to knit with this yarn again...YUM! I do worry a bit about how much time I'll have to spend blocking it when I wash it again.
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