Jasmine, I’m so glad we’re done

Don’t get me wrong. I love this scarf. It’s stunningly beautiful. It still was a pain in the ass to knit it.

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I guess I would’ve finished the scarf sooner if I hadn’t been in so much pain the past months. It was supposed to be the Christmas gift for my mom (cough). Unfortunately, I could only knit a few rows per day most of the time. To add insult to injury,  the two row pattern repeat gets really boring over six balls à 140m of flimsy alpaca/silk blend yarn. On the bright side, it’s easy to learn and becomes a great mindless knit for TV/movie evenings! I love the simplicity and elegance of the design, but the knitting process wasn’t fun.

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The yarn is a pleasure to wear. It feels soft and fluffy, and it’s surprisingly warm despite its delicate look! In hindsight, I should’ve made it a bit shorter because it’s a lot of scarf to deal with to be honest, but the opulence of the full-length piece kind of seduced me. I hope my mom likes it. She helped us a ton with our new apartment (she’s basically a genius at renovating), so I wanted to make something really special for her!

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PROJECT OVERVIEW

Pattern: Jasmine Scarf by Purl Soho (free)

Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk (worsted, 77% alpaca/23% silk), 4 Light Beige

Photography: Philip

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