after one year and a few weeks, the faux dotty scarf is finally done! yay! i love the texture and how soft and bouncy it turned out. and the color combination works quite well. i didn’t end it with fringe, just because i kinda like the way it is without fringe.
i was going to make it longer, but got tired of untangling the yarn (see one of the cons below).
what i love about it:
- it is actually a really easy scarf to make… it’s kinda like the knitting version of the clover scarf: easy pattern, even for beginners, with very cool result.
- the material is so light and cool that i can wear it in Singapore. i use Rowan Bamboo Soft for the yarn. i’m sure if i have used wool, it’d be even more bouncy and the dots would be more puckery. but then i won’t be able to wear it here.
- it looks really cute when worn… even koda looks good in it.
what i don’t love about it:
- just like many people, i had some problems reading the pattern, too. but if you read the post right after it, it should be more clear. or at least it was for me.
- since the whole scarf is basically made out of stockinette stitch, it mad curls! when worn, the scarf looks thinner than it actually is.
- the wrong side looks rather messy (see picture here), which is not so good for scarves.
- juggling different colors of balls was crazy… after about halfway through the scarf, all the balls collapsed and created a big mess of tangling yarn, so everytime i changed color, i had to untangle them enough to finish that particular rows of color. i got so tired of untangling, that i left the project untouched for almost a year. i should’ve wind each of the colors on to a stick, of something, for easier yarn management.