This year for Thanksgiving, we went to Austin,TX to visit some very dear friends whom we hadn't seen for several years. Inspired by Marrie at Purls and Pleats, I decided that my travel project would be a Nurmilintu scarf. I had one skein of charcoal grey Cascade Heritage sock yarn sitting in my stash that I thought would be just perfect for this pattern.
And what a pattern it is! Simple enough that I could knit away on it while visiting with friends (and drinking lots of wine), but engaging enough that I never felt bored. The combination of increases and decreases that form this asymmetrical scarf (an obtuse-angle scalene triangle, in case you're interested in that sort of thing - as a Montessorian I know stuff like that) is so clever. And I love the lace edge.
I finished this up a few days after we returned from our trip - actually on the same day I finished my blazer! Of course, this one is steam blocked like the vast majority of my knits. I thought about wet-blocking it, but it's quite large - I didn't have enough space to pin it out!
This gets worn wound around my neck, but here I draped it just so, in order to show off the lace.
But even when I wear it in my usual way, up close you can clearly see the lace pattern among the garter stitch sections. I highly recommend this pattern if you like the look of it - it's well-written, including charts AND stitch counts for each section to keep you on track. And on top of all this, it's a free pattern!