73 rows @ 450 stitches/row = 32,850 stitches.
73 rows @ 35 minutes/row = 42.58 hours.
finished size (post-blocking): 4.5 ft. W x 6.5 ft. L of loveliness.
I am so happy that I finally picked this project up and finished it. I did grind through those last long rows, however. It is good that I am a product knitter - and thus really, really, really wanted this scarf in my knitters wardrobe - or I never would have finished it.
Some people have written that it is a nice mindless stitch pattern, but damn. This took forever to knit. And it was boring. I find some plain knitting to be relaxing, yet this scarf just felt tedious near the end.
But now it's done and it won't haunt the bottom of my knitting basket anymore - it is free, out in the world, and just where it's supposed to be. Around my neck, worn with quiet pride for all those 32,850 stitches.