Truth time: I was so throughly sick of this beautiful scarf by the time I finished knitting it that it's taken me over a month to write about it – longer than it took me to knit it. Whew, I had to get that off my chest. The thing is, I don't know why I found it so tedious, but it was soooo boring.
You would think that the variety of stitches that gives the Architexture scarf its lovely appearance and texture would have been enough to keep me interested. Plus, the Cloudborn Fibers Highland Fingering yarn is very soft and pleasing and offers a subtle mix of mauve tones (well, lavender, I guess, since the colourway is called Lavender Heather).
I thought I had made a mistake with the seed stitch part way through because I had to adjust by one stitch compared to what the pattern said. Later when I looked at some commentary on Ravelry, others had had the same issue, so either I made a common mistake or there's an error in the pattern. Either way, it was instantly apparent and easy to adjust for.
Once I got nearish the end, where I had to start reducing stitches, I found another error. The vertical lines weren't leaning in to meet each other evenly as they should be. Again, it was adjustable, and again I'm not sure where the error lies. Regardless I tinked a few rows down and fixed it.
I followed the instructions for the medium, and it's a generous length. I liked that the pattern doesn't force you choose the size at the beginning. There's a point about two thirds of the way through where you decide how many pattern repeats to do to attain your desired size. I weighed my yarn, and decided any more than medium would be pushing it. As it turns out, medium is plenty long.
This yarn and pattern was purchased as a kit from Craftsy on Black Friday, and it was an irresistible screaming good deal – especially since I'd been eyeing it up for months.
I love the scarf. It's a delight to wear. But I don't see myself making another, so please don't ask me.