Beautiful and delicious. And quick!
I think Argosy gives a lot of bang for the buck, especially if you pick a yarn you love. This is a pretty simple pattern that is easy to memorize and fun to knit. I don't often make things twice, but hey -- I will definitely recommend this pattern.
I wish I could just up and splurge on Noro yarns so often, but maybe these things are like candy: it's only fun if you only get it every once in a while.
Pattern: Vyvyan's Argosy, on knitty.com
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Lite 2011, 2 balls
Needles: #6 circs that were annoyingly long, but they're the only ones I've got
Mods: I widened the scarf to 7 blocks wide rather than 5; I like to wear my fingering-weight Clapotis and figured I'd be happier with a wider, slightly shorter, scarf. I got 22 center-panel repeats with just a little ball of yarn left over. I haven't actually measured the scarf, but it is a nice scarf length and I wouldn't want it to be much longer.
Notes: I got lucky with the yarn. Noro usually ends up with awful knots in inconvenient places in the color progression. In 2 balls I only had one knot and was able to successfully splice my way out of any overly jarring color changes. Before I blocked it I washed it with wool wash and conditioner -- between that and the blocking it feels much softer and drapes nicely.
Here we are, blocking:
This is in the room that is still full of cardboard boxes and unpacked stuff, so it's a miracle I had enough room to block this.
And finally, to see all the colors closer together, the cognitively-dissonant pre-blocking shot.
Modeled shots? Maybe when it's not a million degrees with killer humidity (actually it's gotten better around here and I didn't want to hassle anybody with the photography right now).