In trawling the net, one or two knitters discovered this beauty. Outraged by the price of the object and amused by the fact that it is this companies only item, ideas for faux Pidge's are making the rounds in the blogosphere and on Raverly in the form of a group called the Smidge Along.
Amused and intrigued, I pulled out some vintage angora yarn that I bought on Destash a year ago.The yarn was bought on impulse. I was lured in by the old box, the vintage tags, and memories of an old pink angora bolero that I loved at age 8. The box contained 7 little poofs of Pecan colored 100% angora. I bandied around many a pattern including the Mrs. Beeton's. I think the a faux Pidge is the perfect solution to show off this yarn. Much has been speculated about the pattern. Evidently the original is made on a loom in their Knitting Atelier. My attempt will be made using size five circular needles and using the stitch pattern from this scarf.
I have rooted around in my button collection and settled on two vintage wood shank buttons for the closure. This scarf was not in my knitting plan but it is too tempting to pass up and, well, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.