So two pictures here--of the same scarf.
The top picture is a close approximation of the yarn color. The bottom is a good image of the faux cables. FAUX CABLES! Awesome. And there are beads in there too.
This is a one skein recipe--but you have to string the beads on. Great pattern!
The way Arwen is constructed is this: you knit part of the front side, then cast on for a sleeve connected to the front side, then knit the rest of the front side plus the sleeve including a cable band, then you finish the sleeve and knit the hood.
So basically, this is the only straightforward part of the whole knit:
Except for the back, which is just a huge stockinette rectangle.
You know, I love items with different and/or unusual construction. It takes a level of faith that is a big leap for me to take. Like the first time I knit socks on two circs--the instructions were written so it was impossible to visualize what would happen but someone told me " just follow the instructions and you'll be fine" and I did and I was.
I love the color changes in this.I'm using Mini Mochi in a long color change, sort of a gradient, and a black.
Here is a bit more of the Nymphiledia pattern. It gets more interesting as the long color change yarn starts to change color:
You can kind of see the changing colors, yes?
Today is my last week day 'off'--contracts start Monday and classes start two weeks from Monday (we are on quarters--three ten-week terms in a school year. I love it in the fall and hate it in the spring). I accomplished quite a bit although I didn't get all the books I wanted read.
Once I go back to work, I will miss spending a lot of time with these sunbeam loving creatures: