Ladies and gentleman, the Boteh is finished!
I apologise for the very poor photo, but here it is, finished and blocked. I'm really thrilled with how it turned out.
Now for the details:
Pattern: Boteh by Kathy Merrick, from Interweave Crochet magazine Spring 2007 issue
Yarn: Regia Silk 4 ply (55% merino, 20% silk, 25% polyamide) - thanks George!
Hook: 4 mm
Commenced: August 2
Completed: August 26
Comments: This was a lot of fun to do, and once I had my head around which direction each triangle went, things went smoothly. Steam-blocking the scarf made a huge difference to the finished shape and the drape. The Regia Silk was an absolute dream to crochet with - no splitting, no fluffing and no sliding off the hook. I would definitely make this again, perhaps using a handyed variegated sockwool for a different effect.
I think I have finished the sneaky scarf also, but I am having a dilemma about how long I want to make it. I have heaps of long scarves, so I'm thinking of making this a shorty. Still deciding.
While I have my inner conflict about scarf length, the pleated bag is progressing nicely.