After much deliberation over the many helpful comments I received on my Bretta Scarf, I made the decision to re-knit it with a double sand stitch border and eliminate the original ribbing. I asked several different groups on Ravelry in addition to posting about it here on the blog and it seemed like half of the knitters liked the ribbing but thought it would look better without it.
One Raveler told me that when we solicit opinions about a project we are not sure about then we need to find the reason we are not completely pleased with the project. The issue for me was the ribbing being not your standard run of the mill ribbing that you find on a scarf. I much happier now with a ‘traditional’ ribbing.
I will continue to knit Bretta and when she is the same length as Dryad I will alternate between the two. Hopefully, I will have two lovely Aran scarves when the aspen start to turn in September.
My wrist was really bothering me yesterday with all this cable work on straight metal needles and I suddenly remembered the beauty of Options Needles. They are interchangeable and you can take them off a project to use them on another by putting end caps on the cable of the first project. AND, I remembered how I continue to love using the more flexible Zephyr needles for Aran knitting. Voila! No more sore wrists!