It has been so hot lately that although I managed to finish knitting this, I didn't really want to put it on despite the yumminess of the late and much-lamented RYC Cashsoft. But here it is, in some quick snaps this evening -- the Storm Scarf by Iris G., a free pattern available from Jimmy Beans. The pattern is kind of far off of the radar, if the number of projects in Ravelry queues is anything to go by, but it's a pleasing little neck scarf that works up without much fuss.
Mine stalled for a few weeks as I was knitting it while staying with my mom post-hip-replacement and the ball of grey turned out to be considerably smaller than the ball of white --
so I had to wait until I got home to get another ball. The yardage is supposed to be the same for the regular DK (the grey) and Baby DK (the white), but I had issues all along with this batch of grey, which had clearly suffered in the quality control department -- but there it is.
Having said it's a simple pattern, I did decide that I would rather have the cables all going in the same direction than alternating as the pattern has it, and the end bit isn't really a match for the beginning bit, so I made them symmetrical -- a simple matter.
A ball of Cashsoft Baby DK in "Snowman" (800) and a ball (and a smidge, in my case) of Cashsoft "Thunder" (518) make a "tuckable" short scarf. It isn't reversible, of course --
but because it's short, it lies nicely across the chest so that the one-sidedness isn't a problem.
The Cashsoft is, as Mary Berry would say, truly scrummy, so I'm very sorry to find that it has been discontinued. But I do look forward to wearing the scarf, if we ever have anything like winter!