Yarn: 2 colorways of Noro Big Kureyon, whose tags are buried somewhere on my desk.
Needles: US9 metal straights given to me by my mom when I first started to knit
Pattern: Sand stitch (K1P1 across RS, K all across WS), alternating colorways every other row.
Plusses: Very pretty, and the two colorways worked well together. Very warm.
Minuses: This stitch pattern curls. A lot. I was too impatient, so it's shorter than I'd like- it's still a good 5.5 feet, but it's not long enough to wrap several times around the neck like my usual scarf.
Overall, nice, but I don't think it will ever be a favorite scarf.