This scarf took me way longer to knit than I want to admit. I started it last September! I wanted to knit my partner, Paul, a patterned scarf that looked good from both sides. This pattern fits the bill quite nicely. For some reason, I can never get colors to come out very well when I take pictures. This scarf is really a nice rusty orange color.
The scarf is "His (Birthday) Scarf" by Monika Steinbauer
However, rather than using the yarn and needles suggested in her pattern, I knitted it using Knit Picks "Elegance" (which is 70% Baby Alpaca and 30% silk) and US size 4 needles.
I took me a while to get my mind wrapped around the 18 row pattern repeat. But I think the pattern is very nice.