Because long after Christmas has passed, and you’re into that long, dreary period of no holidays and slushy weather, odds are if you know a disorganized knitter then you still have at least one gift to look forward to. This, at least, is what I told myself as I cast off, almost 2 months late, Beverly’s scarf.
The pattern is ‘Magrathea‘ by Martina Behm, charmingly named after the planet factory in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. It’s an asymmetrical knit, worked sideways for the most part with squishy garter stitch for the body.
I worked 30 repeats of the lace pattern before I
couldn’t take it anymore felt I had made it large enough. I kept thinking I should max out the delicious 500 yard skein of Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk, but I’m glad I stopped when I did.
Blocking never fails to amaze. When it came off the needles it was wrinkly and little and I was regretting not going for more repeats. It ended up blocking to an impressive 66″ wide though, and 20″ deep, and a beautiful crescent shape. I went from ‘ugh’ to ‘love’ :)
This is my first pattern from Martina, and I was really pleased with the result. The pattern is well written, and sizing is very flexible. I would definitely make another :)
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