At long last, I’ve finished my slightly loopy idea of a double knit intarsia scarf. The main reason that I actually knit this was because the idea of calling it Gingham Style amused me.
I cast off last Thursday, I believe, and although I started darning in ends, it looked like this:
There were 90 ends in all, much less than on some of my recent projects. One of the wonderful things about double knitting is that you can tuck the ends in between the two layers of fabric. Just because I am a little anal, I did a few duplicate stitches before tucking each end away. They are all safe and sound. Besides, some of the older ends had almost felted together in the time I’ve been working on this project.
In the end, the scarf is about 5 1/2 inches wide and just shy of 5 feet long. It’s warm, cozy & flexible. I love it. I don’t know if I’m up to making another one any time soon, and I’ve still got to sort out all the details of the pattern. I’ve had a lot of helpful input from the test knitters and I just need to figure out how to make this pattern the best it can be.