The segment scarf is finished! And it is the best thing I have knit in a long, long time. It almost makes me wish it were winter again so I could wear it.
Segment by Shibui
Yarn: Staccato, held doubled, in color mineral.
Silk Cloud, color velvet.
The pattern calls for Shibui's Baby Alpaca yarn, which is a DK weight. Staccato is fingering weight; even doubled I did not quite achieve the gauge specified in the pattern. I didn't worry about it -- it is a scarf after all. I cast on 400 stitches with the doubled staccato and ended up with a scarf about 7 1/2 feet long, long enough. It was even a fun
knit, despite those 400-rows. Truthfully, it was the silk cloud that made it fun. Switching to stockinette from garter stitch seemed speedy, even though the 13th row, where you pick up the first silk cloud row to make the welt was a slow process.
I enjoyed this so much I am seriously considering knitting another.