My Cedar Leaf Scarf has been done for some time now. I originally started knitting this with the thought that I may keep it. Once I had finished though, I decided to gift it as part of my package to Mary for the birthday swap.
This really is a super easy knit. The pattern is Cedar Leaf Shawlette by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting (you know I love her patterns). The shaping is done using short rows then the leaf border is added on. I used only one and a half skeins of Malabrigo Silky Merino in my favorite colorway, Redwood Bark. I had been wanting to knit this for some time and had used half the skein for swatching. To squeeze the pattern out of only 225 yards I eliminated a few of the short rows which made the finished piece more of a scarf than a shawlette. I also knit the leaf border using smaller needles. When I finished, I literally had about six inches of yarn left.
I love how this came out.
The finished scarf was pretty curly when I finally got it off the needles so I wet blocked and laid it out flat to dry. Silky Merino grows like the dickens and the final measurements are 70" long by 5" wide. I may have to knit another for myself. And I know just the yarn to use.
Pattern: Cedar Leaf Shawlette by Alana Dakos
Yarn: Malabrigo Silky Merino in Redwood Bark, 1.5 skeins
Needles: #7 for scarf body, #6 for leaf border
Began: August 5
Completed: August 9