I met my self-imposed deadline of Feb 1 and finished knitting a shop sample for my LYS (local yarn shop), the Silk Diamond Scarf by designer Zara Murken. This project can be found in the book Simply Shetland 4 at Tomales Bay:
This was knit in Silk & Lambswool Shetland yarn on size 5 needles, with a finished size of 16" X 68".
I have to say that knitting mitered squares is fun! and now I can do them in my sleep :-)
The picture below shows the scarf in progress. Washing this project in Eucalan (the grapefruit scent is my favorite!) and then wet-blocking made this scarf so soft and drapey. I liked the fact that the garter ridges became less prominent after blocking, making the color changes stand out. Yes, all those color changes resulted in MANY yarn ends to weave in....but I found that job to be rather meditative in a way.
The color is off in this picture, but I love to look at my knitting being blocked.
Natural daylight shows the more true colors of this lovely yarn, which was a pleasure to work with.
I think it looks great styled over one shoulder, but could be worn scarf/vest-like just draped over both shoulders. It is light as a feather, but warm too due to the silk/wool blend.