I love the Alpine Frost Scarf published in Interweave Crochet. I had made one out of mohair for a red-haired friend but I wanted one for myself made from the yarn that was used in the original. Alas, that yarn is very pricey! Enter Knitpicks, the best value for yarn and natural fibers on the web. I chose a lace weight yarn that is 70% merino wool and 30% silk. I wanted the frosty white color in the pattern but was only able to get an off-white called Bare.
After finishing with the first skein I was surprised to see that my scarf measured 44″! I had ordered 3 skeins according to the yardage required in the pattern instructions. Each skein is 440 yards long. However, to get the open and airy lacy look I had to go up to a size G crochet hook. The pattern calls for a size D. Once the scarf is blocked, the design will really be much more evident. Since the finished scarf is 66″ long, it looks as if I will have enough yarn to make another one! Now, who do I know that would love this scarf? Any ideas?