I started to work on my Ludlow Scarf from Brooklyn Tweed in October 2015 and finished it on the last day of January 2016. It's the first time that I used a pattern to knit a scarf. So far I only made simple scarves with no special pattern.
Because I don't like wool (it's just too itchy for my skin) I used cotton yarn from Linea Pura. Although I made a swatch and checked my gauge, the scarf ended up a little bit thinner and longer as the pattern said. But I'm fine with it because it doesn'r really matter for a scarf.
The pattern is SO simple. All you need to know is how to knit knit and purl stitches. This is definitely a beginners project and the pattern tells you exactly what stitches you need to knit. In the end it's just a combination of knit and purl stitches. Nothing fancy or a project where you need to know any kind of special techniques.
It's also the first time that I blocked my scarf. I read about it several times (and the pattern itself also says that you should block your project afterwards) but never really did it. After I read dreareneeknits blogpost I decided to finally try my hands at blocking. I don't have any blocking mats so I just used a towel and a garbage bage which I cut open. I read, that it's really important to not let it try directly onto the towel.
I didn't soak it in my sink before blocking, I just put it in my washer with a wool programme. I never have problems with washing my projects in my washer.
And you can totally see a difference. Especially on the edges. The left photo above is before I blocked it and the right photo afterwards. It's not perfect, but it looks so much better.
I shared this project on ravelry as well.