Here it is. All 400 stitches in length of it.
My first knit item for my husband Luke the Human Heater.
In his very favorite Oregon Ducks colors.
It is also in, my now, very least favorite stitch to knit, linen stitch....
Though the stitch is so unique, and the fabric it makes is so light!
It really is the perfect stitch for a man scarf.
Here is the front where you can really see how it gives the woven linen look.
Here is the back. It still has the woven look but also as someone said "looks more like a plaid."
After two re-starts of this scarf ("oh I've done this scarf before, I don't need to pay too much attention to the pattern") I finally got it going correctly. I'm glad I did.
Even if it meant frogging two inches.
And another two inches.
And casting on 400 stitches...3 times.
Alas, it was on this scarf that I discovered the beauty of Addi knitting needles. It was this scarf that has been with me to Grand Junction as I helped John and Neola pack, Olton,Texas as I visit with my family, Denver for another family adventure, Dallas, Texas to a Rangers Baseball game and more!Now it will be ready to go on adventures with Luke (when it gets cold enough) and bring some green and yellow to this region of blue, red, and purple.