I am pretty happy about the way my Midwest Moonlight scarf turned out. This was a fast knit, with an easily memorized stitch pattern. And yet this was my third try at the scarf and one riddled with doubt.
I was not sure about knitting it with a handpainted yarn. The business of the contrasting colors on top of the lacy patterning worried me a bit. But my two previous attempts, each with a different solid-colored yarn, had plainly not worked.
The only change I made from the pattern (by Ivy Bigelow, published in the book Scarf Style) was to eliminate one pattern repeat, yielding a slightly narrower scarf. I was happily surprised by the way the scarf blocked out. The yarn is a blend of 50% silk and 50% merino, which creates a very fluid, ribbon-like texture, a bit more formal than the version in the book.
Not sure I can give this one away. My collection of red scarves could always use an addition.